Someone was here.

Pole held together entirely by staples, Frenchmen Street.

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Posted at 3:51 pm in Uncategorized |
 

53 responses to “Someone was here.”

  1. brian stouder said on February 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Now THAT looks like a high school engineering (STEM) project, b’gosh!

  2. Dexter said on February 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    If I had a dollar for every event or gig posted on that pole…

  3. Deborah said on February 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Cool texture.

  4. Danny said on February 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Look, here’s some pizza and coke. Now shut up.

    http://idle.slashdot.org/story/14/02/19/2323256/chevron-gives-residents-near-fracking-explosion-free-pizza

    On another note, I take it someone is in N’awlins. Are you gonna see Ash’s widow (presuming she still lives there)?

  5. jcburns said on February 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Zoom. Enhance!

  6. mark said on February 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Neat. I recognize the fine Turkish tobacco.

  7. Jolene said on February 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Very cool, jc.

  8. Kirk said on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Thanks, JC. That makes all the difference in the world.

  9. brian stouder said on February 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    A great post post, indeed.

  10. Deborah said on February 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

    JC, is that from the same photo that Nancy posted? How did you do that?

    I’m at a Starbucks, there’s a man and woman next to me having a deep conversation. He’s telling her all about his girlfriend and all the things he finds annoying about her. She seems like she’s counseling him, but I can’t believe they’re having this kind of conversation with people all around. He’s relating incidences in bed with his girlfriend. Quite an eaves dropping session for me.

  11. alex said on February 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    That’s why I miss Chicago, Deborah. The conversations here in Hickistan are never as interesting. People here are equally unreserved, but instead of their sex lives and drug usage they talk about their politics and religion.

  12. Connie said on February 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Hickistan. I love it. I grew up in Dutchistan.

  13. brian stouder said on February 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    And if you go north from here in Hickistan, you run into Amishstan – and indeed, those guys look like kurds

  14. brian stouder said on February 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    (Why are kurds always ‘to the north’?)

  15. jcburns said on February 20, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    No Deborah, it’s a photo I took a while back here in Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood, a place which is pretty well summed up with the visual of staples and old cigarettes. And tattoos, piercings, pot and stale beer.

  16. brian stouder said on February 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    so it’s a post post post

  17. jcburns said on February 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    ex post facto.

  18. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on February 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    There’s one of those posts on High Street near the Ohio State campus, or at least was a few years ago.

  19. Connie said on February 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    jc, until you told us I had truly believed you had enlarged a section of Nancy’s photo.

  20. brian stouder said on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I think we can stipulate that JC could do such a stapled post post

  21. MarkH said on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Jeff, that post has been there forever, and a few more like it, I’m sure. Or, at least since the late ’60s when I started frequenting the area.

  22. Kirk said on February 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Fooled me, too, Connie.

  23. coozledad said on February 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Many people will come to the point in their lives when they realize they cannot drink a fifth of Old Mr. Boston for brunch. Some will just keep going until they Noonan.
    http://wonkette.com/542403/peggy-noonan-despairs-that-elites-are-simply-too-decadent-these-days

  24. paddyo' said on February 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Methinks Our Miss Pegs is a touch amnesiac, Cooze — as I recall, wasn’t it her sainted Ronnie who first set the 1 Percenters on their merry way back in the divide-and-plunder ’80s? Y’know, the Gordon Gekko types and such, Greed is good” and all that rot?

    Methinks there is something other than Old Mr. Boston in Pegsie’s crock . . .

  25. Sherri said on February 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    A long time ago, I made the mistake of reading Noonan’s book about Reagan. Hagiography doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  26. Dexter said on February 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Failing to bring along a candidate that has any chance against HRC-16, the Repugnants dug up Ronald Reagan and are bringing him up to speed for the 2016 run. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ScLVa99I-RA/T-CkOoPqkpI/AAAAAAAABSk/PS-qettI9JY/s320/reagan.jpg

  27. Connie said on February 21, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I’m off to bed, expecting nightmares caused by Dexter.

  28. Dexter said on February 21, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Whoa. Still up at 5:10. Pogo the Black Labrador Retriever backed out of her harness and again went on a jaunt. I so much appreciate the local Bryan, Ohio night police officers; they are so good in helping. I can barely walk at all on the icy, snowy streets and walkways and the cop and I went off looking for Pogo in our cars, coordinated by the police dispatcher. After a calm search of nearly an hour, my dog was ready to give up and the policeman grabbed her collar and walked her right up to my van. I am so apreciative of his help…this is the 2nd time in two years I had to enlist police help to capture my bolting pet.

  29. Minnie said on February 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Dexter, I’m so glad you and Pogo made it home. Hope you’re sleeping off your night’s adventure.

  30. Judybusy said on February 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Glad Pogo’s safely at home! And wonderful to hear the police are so helpful.

    We got a proper bit of snow here yesterday, preceded by 2″ of slush. Thankfully, I have the best wife ever, who kept shoveling the slush, so all we had today was 8″of wind-sculpted snow to clear. I’m not able to get out of my street until the plow comes through, which is usually around 4. Sadly, I will miss the funeral of a former co-worker who died suddenly on Sunday at age 57. I am thankful I can work from home today.

  31. Sherri said on February 21, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m still recovering from the US-Canada women’s hockey game yesterday. Unbelievable game. I watched it live, then watched it again with my husband last night. So many twists and turns. So painful for the US women.

  32. Basset said on February 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    We had thunderstorms and tornado warnings last night and my old station (CBS affiliate) went total weather for most of the evening – no damage near us and we missed most of the figure skating, double win.

  33. Dexter said on February 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I was so stoked from the dog-hunt I barely slept an hour and a half and got up and put the java pot on. Now I see USA is losing at the moment in men’s Olympic hockey…gotta click over there and check this out.

  34. Dexter said on February 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Canadian dominance…but the Red Wings on the Swedish team will admonish the juggernaut! GO FOR GOLD! marschera på !

  35. Hattie said on February 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    How about that!

  36. Deborah said on February 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I’m at the airport waiting for my flight back to NM where the high will be 55.

  37. Bob (not Greene) said on February 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Anyone looking for something bizarre to read, this is what I’ve been covering for the past couple if weeks http://mobile.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/2-21-2014/Mandell-guilty-of-conspiring-to-kidnap%2C-extort-Riverside-man/

  38. Connie said on February 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Interesting article Bob, put a perfect example of my frequent complaint. Where the heck am I? Some newspaper web site in some mystery town? Can’t tell from the web page you sent us to, and there is no about us tab. Though I can tell from the story I am in the Chicago suburbs.

  39. Dexter said on February 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaBt0nnV_L0

    even though my ancestors tried to kill him during the Whiskey Rebellion…he damn-sure tried to kill them as well.

  40. Deborah said on February 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Bob NG, I had been trying to follow that story previously but couldn’t pick up the thread. How bizarre.

  41. Deborah said on February 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I’m back in NM waiting for the shuttle to Santa Fe.

  42. Bob (not Greene) said on February 22, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    It was extra weird for me because I know the riverside guy who was intended victim personally. I mean he’s a guy who calls me everyday, multiple times a day. If no one else would have noticed he was missing, I sure would have.

  43. beb said on February 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    tree artisan — Despite the fact that the City is in the process of privitizing trash pick-up, it is holding a “jobs fair.” A co-worker was browsing the title offerings and came across “tree artisan.” a title neither one of us could interpret. I thought maybe it had something to do with topiaries, not that the city maintains any topiaries, So we had to open up the job description – requirements are experience in pruning or removing trees, removing stumps and general landscaping…. So a job as a tree pruner but to call the work Artisan… That’s weird.

  44. beb said on February 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    So Ted Nugent called the president a “subhuman mongrel” and later apologized to all the subhuman mongrels he’d insulted by comparing them to the President. Conservatives are complaining that liberal’s are giving Nugent a hard time but won;t admit that they’ve insulted conservatives like Sarah Palin just as badly. I’ve heard Sarah Palin called many things – quitter, half-term governor, ignorant, a demagog, a gritter and maybe even “ignorant slut” but perhaps I’ve missed a few. As anyone anywhere called Sarah Palin a word on par with “subhuman mongrel”?

  45. MichaelG said on February 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Sarah Palin is a sometime celebrity and sometime TV commentator. Mr. Obama is the President of the United States. I think there is a difference.

  46. Kirk said on February 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    And Ted Nugent is a walking pile of shit.

  47. coozledad said on February 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Kirk: Nugent hisself said if Obama was reelected he would be dead or in jail by now, so that makes him a lying wheel of fuckcheese, too.

  48. basset said on February 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Don’t know why Nugent’s getting any play on here, have you all not seen an obnoxious attention whore before? Let him go back to shooting does over bait for his silly-ass tv show.

  49. brian stouder said on February 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    basset – of course you’re right; except that Ted Nugent – who has essentially threatened the life of the president of the United States (a criminal act) – was an invited guest at the last State of the Union address before the Congress of the United States, plus the Supremes.

    Like it or not, our gaze should turn toward what this man says, and (indeed) why some elements of the elected (presumably therefore ‘main-stream’) Republican contingent within the United States Congress feels the need to cater to nihilistic hate-mongers

  50. beb said on February 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    It’s that Nugent is the invited speaking guest of the Republican gubernatorial candidate for Texas. People are talking about what he’s saying because he’s been designated a spokesman from the Governor-wanna-be.

  51. Deborah said on February 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    A beautiful day in Santa Fe and Abiquiu. Sunny and upper 50s, I feel bad that the Midwest and East coast are in for another excessive cold snap, meanwhile the west coast is in a drought crisis. Weather gone wild. When will it end?

  52. Kirk said on February 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    When God gets tired of punishing us for promoting marijuana and gay marriage, I reckon.

  53. Sherri said on February 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Well, we have both legalized marijuana and gay marriage in Washington, and we’ve had probably the least weird weather in the country. So I guess God’s punishing the rest of you for our sins, hoping we’ll pay attention…

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