Slow-turning ceiling fans

While I was watching Casablanca the other day, I noticed something I’ve always noticed and envied: the slow-turning ceiling fans in the Blue Parrot. I also notice the slow-turning fan in that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where the monkey eats the bad dates. I’ve always wanted my ceiling fans to turn as slowly as the ones in these movies. It looks good, it wouldn’t be too cold, but it would keep the air moving a bit. Here in turn-of-the millennium Texas, our ceiling fans are always too high-powered even on the lowest setting. Nobody here can ever use a ceiling fan’s highest setting because it will shake itself loose from the ceiling and ricochet around the room, breaking windows and causing serious injury.

Someday I may hire an electrician to make the super-slow fan thing happen for me.

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