Thursday, March 24, 2011

Roy Batty's Tractor

Many small towns in North America put on some kind of summer fair, complete with a midway, carnival barkers, games of chance, rodeos, live music performances and so on. In Leduc, that annual function is known as Black Gold Days. I enjoyed the midway rides more than the other attractions, but as a semi-rural community Leduc also played host to farm-themed amusements such as tractor pulls; they entertained me as well.

Seen behind Leduc's Black Gold Centre in the photo above is a typical heavily-modified tractor. Apparently it belonged to one Roy Batty. I'm not sure if participating in a tractor pull compares to seeing attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion or witnessing the glitter of C-beams in the dark near Tannhauser Gate, but Batty did seem to appreciate strength. He'd certainly look frightening behind the wheel of this thing.

4 comments:

susan_rn92 said...

LOL! I like the imagery but I think that says, "Roy and Betty."

Earl J. Woods said...

Shhhh...don't spoil it, Susan.

Sean said...

All those harvests, lost. Like *choke* gears down the drain.

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susan_rn92 said...

Ooops, sorry. :)