Friday, March 23, 2012

You make me feel like spring has sprung























Gordian.



















Alexandrian.



















Poop.



















Reflective powers.



















The Peonage shared a diatribe about the utter aesthetic crapitude that is the lakefront. When blessed with a body of water, flat acres of concrete & steel sans greenery (& the number of benches that can be counted on one hand) shouldn't dominate. No one expects the rebirth of Madinat az-Zahra but come the fuck on.
























Like this, unchanged from last year.

At least the Space Casino will save our sordid little burg.



















Due the bad angle, you can't see that this is supposed to be saying music = peace or some other touchy feely bullshit.
























Pretty --



















-- or not.



















Mighty ominous.



















For the record, yes, the chump in the off-camera guardhouse was sporting a pair of macho authority shades but surprisingly didn't accost yours truly for probably illegal picture taking. I'm like the Gavrilo Princip of Parmastan.



















Progress & prosperity?



















Now that's progress.



















Recession-proof prosperity: porn, booze, & The Man.

16 comments:

Laura said...

Great pictures! Wonderfully snarky comments underneath as well-as always.

((Hugs))
Laura

BDR said...

At least it doesn't make you feel like a natural woman, cause then you'd be Carole King.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...this is supposed to be saying music = peace or some other touchy feely bullshit.

Indeed.
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Randal Graves said...

laura, surprised I didn't punish you all with shots of that concrete & steel acreage. Must be getting soft in my old age.

BDR, now there's nothing wrong with getting in touch with one's feminine side.

if, the least they could have done was use something cool, like Bolt Thrower.

Demeur said...

I'm confused. Was that the sparkling brown waters of the Cuyahoga River or the sparkling brown waters of Lake Erie?

Jim H. said...

Slip. You lost the thread, knothead.

Beach Bum said...

...the chump in the off-camera guardhouse was sporting a pair of macho authority shades but surprisingly didn't accost yours truly for probably illegal picture taking.

I'm sure the rent-a-cop had his tazer fully charged.

Randal Graves said...

demeur, obviously the lake. Hard to see water through the towering fire.

jim, egads, that traveling musick troupe is bloody awfull.

BB, can you blame him? I could have stolen his soul.

Tom Harper said...

Uh oh, aliens have landed in Cleveland (picture #9).

susan said...

I especially liked seeing the Cleveland Cliffs sign behind the yacht. In general, civic beautification schemes have fallen over the edge in post-modern North America.

Randal Graves said...

tom, apparently, they have the biggest ball of them all.

susan, I sincerely hope that wasn't a veiled shot at the much beloved free stamp that I pray to Cthulhu never gets blowed up real good by terrorists.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Morning, R.G.!
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Life As I Know It Now said...

I like the picture of the blooming tree. There is a lot of that around here and it is lovely. I want to be enchanted by the world sometimes and springtime is always really good at enchantment. Plus the birds are singing their little hearts out too!!!

S.W. Anderson said...

Again, some really nice photos.

While many might not yearn for a return of Madinat az-Zahra, I, for one, would like to see the halls of Montezuma make a comeback as the go-to place for turistas.

David Barber said...

Hey, buddy. Great photos. Spring has certainly sprung over here...probably piss down all summer!!

If you've got my link on here, please remove it. My blog was infected with Malware problems that I've not been able to remove so I've gone over to wordpress. You've got a link over there. Here's the address.........

davidjbarber.wordpress.com

Later, buddy.

Randal Graves said...

if, no mere musickall self-flagellation shall erase thy sins. The Spanish Inquisition, expect it!

life, there was a bird belting something fierce Sunday morn, thankfully early enough before 45 billion de-muffler'd thumpmobiles screamed by.

SWA, wish to add to your heart-in-a-jar collection, huh.

david, WTF man, pissed off your MP, didn't you. You *did* have all of your posted stories saved elsewhere, too, yes?