Friday, December 6, 2013

Circumambulating the Dome in Remembrance and Anticipation of the Rebirth

The Dome.

The effect is a gestalt suckitude.

I believe this is the main entrance?

This landscaping seems a little insensitive to the memory of our 35th president.

Use your imagination.

If you look closely, you'll see a citizen utilizing the public plaza. 

"It is what it is."


Design a ramp that looks like it's for cars, then make it physically impossible for them to drive on it. Devious.

To think, had the new stadium been defeated, this job might not have been created. Now I feel bad.


Monday, November 11, 2013


Want to pay less for fuel? In a pinch, you can use your own urine. 



Wouldn't want the bus to run out of gasoline.

So available!

The deadly dance.

This police determined that the streetlight did not have right-of-way.


Funereal Fridley. 

Trash apparition.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hippies and Striated Concrete: A Match Made in Seward

Note the striated concrete.

It's for sale!

Striated concrete would have been more consistent with the essential character of the neighborhood.

That's what I'm talking about.

Your 5-second break is over, please get back to work.

Too many windows. Not consistent with the essential character of the neighborhood.

That's better.

Yes, very nice.

Great job, everyone.

Everyone is doing a great job.

Striated concrete is my reason for living.

Everyone's a winner.

Very nice, very consistent with the essential character of the neighborhood.

"You have 6 months to fill in your windows with striated concrete or you will receive a penalty on your property tax bill." 

Bricks are out, striated concrete is in, not consistent with the essential character, can we demolish this already?
True story: the windows in this building did not fit the essential character of the neighborhood, so the city ordered them filled in.  

Loving the use of vertical lines and concrete.

Well call me Ishmael, if it isn't the Moby-Dick of tree-bags!

Nice to see the window has been properly blocked in keeping with the essential character of the neighborhood.

Good thing this place is under 24-hour surveillance. I feel safe.

Everything is great. Everyone is doing great.  Everyone keep up the great work.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Old school

Well this has been a little depressing hasn’t it? Sorry. Minneapolis looks so pretty in the old photographs. Maybe it’s because they were on film. It’s a more charitable medium - I can’t deny that. So I thought I’d share some of my film shots of the city. 

The twin cities are often described as unwelcoming to newcomers.

But they're also a place where people are "nice."

Actually they're just like anywhere else these days– you got your roads, you got your buildings. Fact is, our best computers can hardly tell the difference. Midwestern exceptionalists, please give it a rest. 

But we are known for our downtown Skyway system, a privately owned network of hallways that the public is allowed to walk through at certain hours of the day.

A dumpster runneth over. Franklin St.

Artificial baby. 5th St. NE

Architectural feature, Downtown

Car wash, Lowry Ave. NE

I'm sure this was an innocent mixup. Cedar Ave S.

Snow day, 2nd St. NE

Foreboding clown, 14th Ave S. 

Flash flood, Monroe st. NE underpass

Surveillance, 5th Ave. (I think)

Crotch grab, Lake st. 

Bus ride, Hennepin Ave.

Bus stop, 9th St.

Santa trucker, Lowry Ave. NE

Gas station, France Ave.

Little establishment, Northeast.

Young people making a go of it. 
Well, so much for this colorful diversion. Next time, more bags.