Archive for September, 2005
H2O yeah, you are busted: One of New York’s not-so-finest gives ticket to 2 water bottles. I know what you’re thinking – It sounds ridiculous, but the picture’s right there. I’m as outraged as you are.
I recently came across this painting, by an artist who has devoted a page to the demise of the Little Tavern in Silver Spring. Although I never ate at the Little Taverns enough, I absolutely loved their hamburgers — two-bite sliders similar to those still found at White Castle (“Buy’em by the bag” was the slogan). I didn’t have my first White Castle until the Little Taverns I was familiar with were in disrepair, but memory seems to serve that the fare at LT was far superior.
This page has some other area Little Tavern photos, including the one in Georgetown I knew best. However, none of these pictures really show the trademark architecture in its full glory, which aspired to a sort of Appalachian-meets-Deco kind of charm. Inside, everything was typically miniaturized — the stools, counter, windows. It was like you were Rip Van Winkle who, upon waking from your slumber, hungrily stumbled into a tavern fit for elves.6 comments
I know this is possibly old news for you soundboard fans, but I had no idea that someone made a convenient Flash applet for prank phone calls. I always thought it was some audio nerd with a sampler. I’m tempted to make my first prank call in 20 years. They make it so easy.4 comments
Pittsburgh is one of those cities that people are always telling you is surprisingly great, but you don’t really believe it until you get there and it is. Perhaps these cities really benefit from low expectations. Anyway, I just got back from a week spent there at a work thing, and it was surprisingly great, so now I’m one of those people. My 3 Scuffle picks (and more detail inside):
The Alcoa building.
Former world headquarters for the Aluminum Company of America. Built in 1953, it was meant to showcase the Metal of Tomorrow.
The Warhol Museum.
A staggeringly huge collection of Andy Warhol’s works, in a 7-story building. The pictured piece, Silver Clouds, was my favorite (it’s everyone’s favorite) – 4′ long Mylar pillows that float around the room on air currents created by small oscillating fans. You can walk in amongst them; it’s both funny and peaceful.
Heavy Metal on the Smithfield St. Bridge.
The steel mills are closed now, but this city still has an incredibly…muscular feel.