The Electric Commentary

Thursday, August 31, 2006

That's turning your life around?

Kotera claims to have accumulated the world's largest ball of twine after being touched by God back in 1979. He says he was told to quit drinking beer and turn his life around, he says. About that same time Kotera heard of some people making a giant ball of twine, and he decided he could make a better one.

With leftover twine from a neighbor's farm, he pursued his vision and began to work two to four hours a day on the ball of twine that would come to be called the "Mr. JFK Twine Ball." Now, 27 years and more than 19,000 pounds later, the ball stands in his backyard, about as tall as a person and twice as long.

I salute you, Mr. Kotera, for having the strength to overcome the time-wasting activity of drinking and replacing it with, well, collecting twine for 27 years.

2 Comments:

  • Ball of twine? More like an oval. If its twice as wide as it is long, than it isn't a ball of twine. Sounds like he took to wrapping new strands around, width-wise. I am summarily unimpressed. What is he, episcopalian? (just kidding)

    Seriously though, It would have been much cooler if he tug a big tunnel or made a trash maze, you know, like they always have those cornfield mazes, but if it was made of trash it could exist year round.

    It's Friday, so, ah, ... ninja stuff?

    By Anonymous Phil, at 8:24 AM  

  • By Anonymous john, at 9:57 AM  

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