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Greg Nog
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« Reply #325 on: Jun 09, 2011, 11:30:08 AM »

They make my stomach get an erection!
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« Reply #326 on: Jun 09, 2011, 11:32:08 AM »

Which can be painful, mind.
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« Reply #327 on: Jun 09, 2011, 11:44:44 AM »

My other thought was, if I could get to Yugoslavia with a camcorder, I could probably make a hella neat-looking low budget dystopian scifi flick on the cheap. Who needs production design when you can just drive out and use that brutal concrete shit?
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« Reply #328 on: Jun 09, 2011, 02:59:03 PM »

MOAR!



Monument in Bulgaria

My other thought was, if I could get to Yugoslavia with a camcorder, I could probably make a hella neat-looking low budget dystopian scifi flick on the cheap. Who needs production design when you can just drive out and use that brutal concrete shit?

Ugh, I just seriously wish that we would take a few million dollars a year and just build huge dystopian sci fi monuments around the U.S. and just leave them to rot.

Actually, build them in California and sell weed at them = PROFIT
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« Reply #329 on: Jun 09, 2011, 04:20:24 PM »

Ugh, I just seriously wish that we would take a few million dollars a year and just build huge dystopian sci fi monuments around the U.S. and just leave them to rot.

This is yet another reason why I wish Obama would finally live up to that socialist reputation he's been branded with. We could be building all kinds of crazy fucking modernist shit right now.
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kyle
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« Reply #330 on: Jun 09, 2011, 04:30:07 PM »

This isn't as isolated as I wish it were, but it is very creepy and bizarre.

ht.

I'm going the next time I'm in Lexington

Dogg, what are you talking about? Whatever it is, you didn't actually, you know, post it.

http://creationmuseum.org/
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« Reply #331 on: Jun 09, 2011, 04:36:10 PM »

Ugh, if I ever went there I think I would become very, very angry.
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« Reply #332 on: Jun 09, 2011, 04:44:09 PM »

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Around the corner you’ll find fresh made burritos with all your favorite fillings, walking tacos, taco salads, and a full line of Coca-Cola products.

Walking tacos! Evolution?

God's plan for your stomach is junk food and Diet Coke
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« Reply #333 on: Jun 09, 2011, 04:47:44 PM »

Haha, I actually reposted that already a few pages back. Ooops!


Seriously though, those Yugoslav and Soviet monuments are like the best Post Rock covers ever.
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« Reply #334 on: Jun 09, 2011, 07:15:11 PM »

Haha, I actually reposted that already a few pages back. Ooops!


Seriously though, those Yugoslav and Soviet monuments are like the best Post Rock covers ever.

I was going to say, the first time I saw those images, the link said "Russian Monuments." I guess somebody got factchecked.
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kyle
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« Reply #335 on: Jun 10, 2011, 04:22:24 AM »

Haha, I actually reposted that already a few pages back. Ooops!


Seriously though, those Yugoslav and Soviet monuments are like the best Post Rock covers ever.

I was going to say, the first time I saw those images, the link said "Russian Monuments." I guess somebody got factchecked.

Yeah some people had problems with referring to Yugoslavia as "Soviet". You can read the comments in the link if you want.
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« Reply #336 on: Jun 22, 2011, 07:04:49 PM »

Seriously though, those Yugoslav and Soviet monuments are like the best Post Rock covers ever.

Speak of the devil:



http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15539-unknown-mortal-orchestra/
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« Reply #337 on: Jun 22, 2011, 07:05:36 PM »

Can't say I blame them, really.
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« Reply #338 on: Jun 29, 2011, 01:30:12 PM »

I saw this post on the Chicagoist blog the other day and realized the church in question was right along the route I've been taking when doing the full bicycle commute lately. So this morning I stopped and took a picture. The area is fenced off and does not look safe so I doubt I'll be doing any intrepid urban exploration.



Don't miss the companion post about adjacent Sherman Park also. It's really something. I tried cutting across the park on my bike a while back--there are paths, and these beautiful old stone bridges across the lagoon--only to find out that the entire center of the park is a path-free group of baseball diamonds. Check out the Google maps link and you'll see what I mean.

Also be sure to click through to the WBEZ photos of the church from just over a year ago. It was really something, once.
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« Reply #339 on: Aug 28, 2011, 04:59:47 PM »

The horde went exploring at an old neglected overgrown supposedly "haunted" cemetery in our town today. I took a fuckload of pictures; I won't bore you with all of them but I'll post a few. Unfortunately my actual camera had a dead battery so they are cell phone pics.  

The cemetery is called Bachelor's Grove. Here is one site about it that is fairly factual. Here is another site about it but this one is all whooooooo, ghosts, spooky.

Here is a spooky story about the cemetery. When I uploaded these pics to Facebook, Facebook's face-recognition prompted me to tag a friend where there was no face. whooooo, spooky





















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« Reply #340 on: Aug 28, 2011, 05:42:15 PM »

wooo! Hella pretty light in that last one.
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« Reply #341 on: Aug 31, 2011, 10:02:51 AM »

Hey, how come nobody told me that there's a Kowloon Walled City level in Call of Duty: Black Ops?!

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« Reply #342 on: Aug 31, 2011, 11:14:38 PM »

Hey, how come nobody told me that there's a Kowloon Walled City level in Call of Duty: Black Ops?!



Whoooooooooaaaaaaaa.

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« Reply #343 on: Sep 01, 2011, 10:48:23 AM »

And it's not even like, a place that looks like Kowloon. It is Kowloon by name. What's really impressive is that the Walled City is presented as it stood during that time -- late 60s early 70s. It wasn't quite the solid block of slum that it became in the 80s -- the buildings were still coming together, and that's how it is in the game.

At one point, as you come out of a stairwell onto a roof, a jet liner roars just over your head. Kowloon Walled City was adjacent to a busy airport, so this is factually correct as well. Nice touch.
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« Reply #344 on: Sep 01, 2011, 03:20:31 PM »

Pre-Coruscant
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« Reply #345 on: Sep 12, 2011, 10:09:47 PM »

A friend of mine and I visited an abandoned motel in Atlanta, Texas. It wasn't terribly creepy, or isolated, but the vulture perched atop the sign gave it that impression:



More here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/revjdevans/sets/72157627649997444/with/6134523639/
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« Reply #346 on: Sep 13, 2011, 06:36:14 PM »

Great pics!
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« Reply #347 on: Dec 14, 2011, 06:17:05 PM »

Just came across these pictures of a never-finished, abandoned amusement park in China. Seemed worth posting here.
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« Reply #348 on: Dec 14, 2011, 08:31:37 PM »

Yes! Awesome!
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« Reply #349 on: Dec 14, 2011, 08:57:22 PM »

Especially shrouded in the Beijing super-smog!
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