The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
The First 100 Days
Wirtz, Virginia - The premiere issue of The Daily Screw appeared on the Internet on February 10, 2003. The first 100 days have seen 100 regular issues and three special editions. To date there are over 7 megabytes of information including approximately 500 photos.
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This is reprint of an article that appeared in the March 6 issue of The Daily Screw:
Napoleon Face Corkscrew
Argentina - Here's something that could start a whole new trend at corkscrew get togethers. Forget those finger puppets. Just start grabbing corkscrews, hold them in front of a light and cast a shadow on the wall. Then start using your inkblot test skills to name the object.
A creative seller from Argentina took a peg and worm and held it up to the light to come up with this imaginative description: "Rare mini iron corkscrew "Peg and Worm" design. The peg that is stored in the center of the worm can be removed and inserted into a hole at the top of the worm for use. The handle has been carefully worked, once it´s placed under a light, cast the shadow of NAPOLEON, the chin, the nose, lips, hat.
The corkscrew offering is headlined "Peg and Worm Napoleon Face Mini Corkscrew."
What's next? Corkscrews casting shadows of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini, Saddam?
The answer to the question "What's next?" appeared on the Internet this week:
Louis XV Face Mini Corkscrew
Argentina (Again!) - The seller from Argentina describes this latest offering as "Rare mini iron corkscrew "'Peg and Worm' design. The peg featuing a 'Fleur-de-lis' that is stored in the center of the worm can be removed and inserted into a hole at the top of the worm for use. The turtle shell top of the corkscrew has been carefully carved, once it´s placed under a light, cast the shadow of LOUIS XV, the chin, the nose, lips, hat (see photo for details). Origin: France ? Dated: 1890? Long: 5". Handle: 3.50" Excellent conditions."
It sold for $361.59.
Have you cast shadows of your corkscrews?
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Yesterday Alf Erickson and Watcharee were married in Florida. The couple make their home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Bangkok, Thailand. Alf is the founder of the Patpong Corkscrew Club, owner of the Screwy Tuskers elephant polo team, developer of corkscrew balloons, and a daily recorder of life's events on his corkscrew-balloon website. More important, however, are the accomplishments of his bride. The Daily Screw has swiped a number of photos of the Watcharee for a special edition: Watcharee
©2003 Don Bull, Editor