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A year ago it was a doughnut upside down in the dirt by a curb at Towne and Arrow in Pomona that caught my eye. Now, at Garey and Grove in Pomona, it’s a playing card.

I was walking from my car toward Fatburger on Saturday when I noticed this lone card in the gutter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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  • Ramona

    Well, at least it’s a king, not a lowly deuce.

    As a result, somewhere in the IE there is a poor soul who can’t figure out why they never can win at solitaire.

    Oh, the humanity!

  • DAve

    According to me the secret to Fatburger is to have them squeeze out all the juices before they put the cheese on. Also get the cheddar cheese. Mmmmmm may have to go there for lunch.

    [A meal fit for a king. — DA]

  • Jim

    David – That would explain why your bicycle suddenly grew silent. Time for a stronger clothes pin.

  • JMac

    David, did you notice if there were any trailers for sale or rent nearby? Maybe a room to let as well?


    [Yes, for 50 cents. No phone, no pool, no pets. For the confused: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/miller-roger/king-of-the-road-1164.html — DA]

  • Dave Serbin

    Well, Dang me, dang me! They oughta take a rope and hang me! High from the highest treeeee! Woman, would you weep for me!

    [Dee dee dee deedle-eedle-ee dee dee. Etc. — DA]

  • Bob House

    I think one of the Statler Brothers may have dropped the card —

    “Playin’ solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one

    Smokin’ cigarettes and watchin’ Captain Kangaroo

    Now don’t tell me I’ve nothin’ to do”

    [Thanks for bringing a new song into play. At first I thought you’d said Stater Brothers! — DA]

  • Allan

    * This picture suggests that there’s one person in Pomona apparently not playing with a full deck.

    * In a mind-blowing convergence of street magic and Internet sorcery, David Allen asked: “Is this your card?” Statistically, some of the readers must have thought “that’s amazing, how’d you do that?”

    [Ha ha ha! Your comment is better than my post, Allan. — DA]

  • Ren

    Hey Dave next time you’re in Pomona, let`s play a game of 52 pickup…………B^)

    [Deal. — DA]

  • Bob Terry

    Did anyone bother to contact the City of Gracious Lawsuits….I mean Living, if they are missing either an elected official or a future council member?

    [They’ve had a couple of kings deposed over there, so this could be where they ended up. Sad. — DA]