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My Terrific Bucket List

Published by Brenda Nelson in Offbeat
August 4th, 2009

Simply, a better kind of bucket list.

A bucket list is a list some people put together of things they want to do before they die. A bucket list, in my opinion is really dumb, because once you have completed it, there is nothing of value left for you to do, except die. With that said, I have put together my own bucket list, a list of buckets.

Metal Buckets

Buckets o' nails by TheGiantVermin.


Metal buckets are always nice when they get wet, bashed around a bit, and become rusty. Here we see some lovely buckets containing railroad spikes, all good and rusty. Presumably the other buckets have rusted out the bottom thus can not hold water any longer. Pity, after all a bottomless bucket is not nearly as useful.

Beach Buckets

Bucket Fun by downing.amanda.


These beauties have the advantage in that they can come in many colors and can be filled with wet sand, and flipped over, to create wonderful sand castles. Every year hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of beach buckets are swept away from their owners. Many wash ashore a short time later but some are pulled out into the ocean and are swept to foreign sands. Perhaps some are floating in the giant sea of garbage that has been reported in the Pacific Ocean.

Hydraulic Buckets

Men in hydraulic bucket by Lori Greig.


Buckets that can lift people up are pretty cool too. I wonder how much they charge for a ride in one of those things? These buckets have to be made out of hard fiberglass and usually have holes in the bottom to let rain water out. Attached to a hydraulic lift they can be controlled by the people in them or at the bottom of the device.

Water Bucket

DSCF2511 by Gary Denness.


When in need of a drink, or putting out a fire, nothing beats a water bucket. As we have learned earlier, a plastic bucket is probably the best for the job. This mans life would not be the same if not for his water bucket.  It might be all he owns. 

Bucket Seats

Me, driving The Wingfield Flyer* by cosmic_spanner.


Individual seats in a car, which separate the driver from the other front seat passenger are called bucket seats, especially so when they are form fitted. While they do not allow for cuddling as the bench seat does, they are certainly more popular. As always, be sure to buckle up. 

Head Bucket

beauty and the bucket by mugley.


When out with somebody more pretty than yourself, a head bucket might come in handy. Not too common, but possibly they are a relatively new thing in the bucket industry, look for them to gain popularity in the next few years. Perhaps we shall see them in new colors.   I would stay away from metal head buckets as they would probably be hot. 

Feed Bucket

Oliver with his nose in a feed bucket - Tooradin by Charlie Brewer.


Probably a favorite of many, the feed bucket is certainly preferred by other animals. I would have to say it is one of my favorites too, I love taking food out to my critters. If you personally do not like feed buckets you might like the bucket next on the list.

Ice Cream Bucket

The Bucket by Brett L..


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream buckets. No matter how old we get, most of us still love ice cream. Nowadays we can buy ice cream by the bucket full, but it use to be we made it in wooden buckets. My favorites are licorice, Butter Pecan, Maple Walnut, and most recently Ginger ice cream.

Garbage Bucket

genie in a garbage can by dev null.


Don’t ever throw away ice cream, eat it all. Use the garbage bucket only for things you cannot eat, or recycle. Garbage buckets tend to get smelly and are not often a favorite bucket of anyones. They are usually plastic, which is not really a good choice, because plastic is porous, meaning it can contain odors and bacteria.  Even my garbage bucket is plastic, I’m tough and a few million bacteria do not scare me. 

Really Big Buckets

Bucket for Scooping Earth by cindy47452.


Usually the front end loader part of a tractor is called the bucket, but they get even bigger than that on earth movers. This bucket is not even as big as they come, it has been neglected for some time. In quarries and mines up north they have huge buckets.

Feel free to make your own Bucket list.  I am tired. 

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  1. Posted August 4, 2009 at 6:51 am

    hehehehe…a very odd article, but I like it nevertheless = )
    I’ve never heard your aforementioned bucket list but I don’t think I’ll be doing that for a while. My bucket list is all in my head.

    Again, nice article : )
    Take Care

  2. Posted August 4, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Wonderful essay. I have a bucket with no bottom and a broom with no bristles. On my list–clean out the shed.

  3. Posted August 4, 2009 at 9:12 am

    B- Nice job…very creative!!!!

  4. Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    A very nice long list of buckets.Of course, I too have got tired. But your article actually contained a bucketful of useful information.No one can deny it.Thanks.

  5. Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Bucket List came from the movie, the Bucket List, a list of things todo before you “Kick the Bucket”

  6. Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:52 am

    very funny and informative…

  7. Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    pretty list of buckets.

  8. Posted August 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Cute article. Nice buckets.

  9. Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    That was one hell of an interesting article.

  10. Posted August 5, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Made me smile.



  11. Posted August 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Can I add a bucket of KFC to the list!

  12. Posted August 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    You have me on buckets, I don’t think I own any. I used to own water buckets but they were metal, and foot tubs which were large buckets make from metal. I used them too, but now I am out of buckets.

  13. Posted May 5, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Here is a great site to create,manage and share your bucket list.


    check it out.

  14. Posted December 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Really cool, creative and original article. How do you paste those photos in with such ease? I tried that once with Flikr and all this extraneous text somehow found its way into my article. Had to delete it (:-P

  15. Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Funny article. Not what I expected!

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