I know it was you, Freddo.

I know it was you, Freddo.

Happy 100th Birthday, Rite of Spring! I shall celebrate by dressing in my finest and taking its performance into my ears, then becoming so shocked and appalled that I spill rioting into the streets, whereupon I shall likely faint.

Happy 100th Birthday, Rite of Spring! I shall celebrate by dressing in my finest and taking its performance into my ears, then becoming so shocked and appalled that I spill rioting into the streets, whereupon I shall likely faint.

Sparton Corporation “Nocturne” Radio on Flickr.
Quite possibly the most beautiful art deco object I’ve ever seen.

Sparton Corporation “Nocturne” Radio on Flickr.

Quite possibly the most beautiful art deco object I’ve ever seen.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Rose window of Catholic chapel on Hart Island, New York City’s Potter’s Field, where over 800,000 bodies lie in mass graves. Source: Antiquarian23 (reddit)

About 2000 more each year, in trenches, the work done by Rikers Island inmates. Former Nike missile base, too. For a little patch of clay in a bay there sure has been the potential for a lot of madness. Oh, forgot: women’s lunatic asylum for a while, too!

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Rose window of Catholic chapel on Hart Island, New York City’s Potter’s Field, where over 800,000 bodies lie in mass graves.
Source: Antiquarian23 (reddit)

About 2000 more each year, in trenches, the work done by Rikers Island inmates. Former Nike missile base, too. For a little patch of clay in a bay there sure has been the potential for a lot of madness. Oh, forgot: women’s lunatic asylum for a while, too!

oldschoolfrp:

Bouncy Bubble Beverage, It’s The Mandatory Thing!

(Paranoia RPG cup by West End Games, provided to cons ca 1990.)

I would have killed for one of these back in the day.

Axes and Axed on Flickr.
Of the several rooms in the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA, I found the artifacts of The Shining to be the hardest to view solely as props of film-making - as if the gravitas of the film had managed to imbue them with the psychic aura of actual murder.

Axes and Axed on Flickr.

Of the several rooms in the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA, I found the artifacts of The Shining to be the hardest to view solely as props of film-making - as if the gravitas of the film had managed to imbue them with the psychic aura of actual murder.

I don’t even want to know which way is up.

I don’t even want to know which way is up.

(Source: shrbr)

destroyed-and-abandoned:

B-36H crash site in Labrador, Canada

This, too, looks like nothing so much as a time machine tucked out of the way hoping nobody finds it until its loop comes around again.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

B-36H crash site in Labrador, Canada

This, too, looks like nothing so much as a time machine tucked out of the way hoping nobody finds it until its loop comes around again.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Nuclear explosion photographed less than one millisecond after detonation

Superheated plasma shooting to the ground along the tower’s guidewires, a jellyfish of pure destruction reaching toward its prey.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Nuclear explosion photographed less than one millisecond after detonation

Superheated plasma shooting to the ground along the tower’s guidewires, a jellyfish of pure destruction reaching toward its prey.

We put forty-eight strawberry plants into raised beds for Mothers Day. Soon they will be joined by lots of borage.

We put forty-eight strawberry plants into raised beds for Mothers Day. Soon they will be joined by lots of borage.

My daughter bought herself a bag of twistable balloons and has taken up balloon-animal menagerie for the moment.

My daughter bought herself a bag of twistable balloons and has taken up balloon-animal menagerie for the moment.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Abandoned West Side Highway, New York City, 1975

Early concepts for the High Line were met with understandable skepticism.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Abandoned West Side Highway, New York City, 1975

Early concepts for the High Line were met with understandable skepticism.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Movie set of Cameron’s ‘The Abyss’, Abandoned since 1989

Haul it out into the Atlantic and lower it down to the seabed alongside the Titanic!

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Movie set of Cameron’s ‘The Abyss’, Abandoned since 1989

Haul it out into the Atlantic and lower it down to the seabed alongside the Titanic!

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Funicular used during communist years in Resita, Romania

COMMUNIST FUNICULAR is the name of my Pussy Riot cover band.

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Funicular used during communist years in Resita, Romania

COMMUNIST FUNICULAR is the name of my Pussy Riot cover band.