Save the 76 Ball - hearse http://www.savethe76ball.com/taxonomy/term/213/0 en Live and Dead Balls of Northern California http://www.savethe76ball.com/nocal <p>David Palmer of Pacific Grove, CA spotted a rare and hideous sight last week: a native Californian 76 Ball on its pole, flattened and riding to its grave on a misty coastal highway. <a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/192992096/"><img width="500" height="372" border="0" alt="76ball hearse" src="http://static.flickr.com/75/192992096_a73d2b26d7.jpg" /></a> Bearing all its heavy spherical weight on its face, the poor, disgarded ball was actually caving in on its underside. <a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/192992097/"><img width="500" height="372" border="0" alt="76ball hearse2" src="http://static.flickr.com/66/192992097_765bef1d99.jpg" /></a> </p> <p>THIS is how little ConocoPhillips thinks of the beloved 76 Ball brand. </p> <p> In Pacific Grove, the local ball <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQm2RVUH5E0" target="_blank">still spins</a>... but for how long? And here are some more handsome spheres from along the Monterey Coast. Below: so clean it sparkles! (not like the grubby balls in L.A.) <a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/192992094/"><img width="500" height="375" border="0" alt="76 Ball 1140 Forest Ave" src="http://static.flickr.com/60/192992094_60e08052ef.jpg" /></a> Below: even in thick fog, the blue and orange shine brightly. <a title="Photo Sharing" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/192992095/"><img width="500" height="375" border="0" alt="76 Ball 398 Fremont St Monterey" src="http://static.flickr.com/64/192992095_9e35bf74e3.jpg" /></a> </p> <p>Thank you, David, for your invaluable documentation and devotion to the cause. </p> <p>Visit David's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lighthouseavenue.com/">Lighthouse Avenue blog</a>. </p> http://www.savethe76ball.com/nocal#comment california david palmer hearse monterey pacific grove Tue, 18 Jul 2006 16:48:25 -0700 kim 88 at http://www.savethe76ball.com