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“So, um, who’s up for a beer?”

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Looks like union work to me.
Then there’s the “Frontier Communications” van in the foreground.
No comment.

[Found here.]

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Chopper x 11

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Dude’s doing a horizontal free fall. God forbid his hands go numb.

[Found here.]

Fareed Flintstone

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arguably the most westernized of the muslim nations, however… https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/middle-east/united-arab-emirates/what-you-can-or-cant-do-in-the-united-arab-emirates

Betty and Wilma were allowed to drive, but why did the Flintstonemobile have a steering wheel? BTW, Fred Flintstone ordered the BrontoRibs at a drive-in restaurant, apparently ate them there. He never brought them home, therefore the photo above is historically inaccurate. 😀

[Found here.]

Auto Wash Bowl

Monday, 23 April 2018

“The Auto Wash Bowl was built in Chicago in 1924 by The Newway Auto Cleaning & Service Corp., allowing drivers to run around in circles to clean off the undercarriage. After that, they drove into a stall where they’d get a proper wash by an attendant.”

[Image & caption found here via here.]

When City Planners Compete

Thursday, 19 April 2018

“Make a slight right, then turn kinda left, then turn kinda almost left, then turn right and get into the left lane, then veer north at the light. I’m at 3rd liquor store 9 blocks down on the left.”

If GPS ever goes down, we’re screwed.

[Found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Last Night.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Someone missed the downtown exit and went uptown instead.

[Found here.]

Outside the Automotive Department

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Someone went shopping for a new car. I wanna know how.

[Found here.]

Monday Morning Commute

Monday, 12 March 2018

[Found here.]

Installing A Crosswalk

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

It’s more labor intensive than you think.

[Found here.]

497-519 Broadway, New York City 1853-55 and now

Monday, 5 February 2018

I spotted that in a collection of photos with the description:

Broadway looking north from between Grand and Broome Streets in New York City, 1853–55.

The photo includes visible addresses, so I decided to take a drive down Grand [via Google Maps] and look for 497, 499, 501 & 519 Broadway.

A lot changed in +160 years. Some buildings were razed and rebuilt, others have been refaced, but a few are still there, like the large white building, the 2nd building closer (with the fire escape), and the one on the far right of the top image.

Also note that there is a blurry horse pulling a trolley in the top photo and a car named after a horse in the other, and if the drivers swapped places in time, neither one would know how to steer.


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