Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Whistle Blower

One of my favorite characters here is the popcorn man. On my walk to the subway I always get to see the popcorn man. He has stacks and stacks of various popped foods: puffed rice, popcorn, assorted rice wafers, etc. They are all packaged in ridiculously large bags.

This in itself isn't that impressive, and you can see bags like this all over the place. The fun part is to watch this guy use his little pressure cooker, which looks like a cannon off of Super Mario Bros., to pop this stuff. He blows a whistle as a warning just before he opens it because of the blast.

If you look closely at that feedbag on the second picture, you can see debris blasting out of the back of the bag. The popcorn shoots into this bag at full force. It's a lot of fun to watch. As you can imagine, this is a favorite spot for pigeons.

1 comment:

  1. I hate the cannons. And those guys that pop up and throw wrenches. I hope popcorn guy doesn't throw wrenches.