July 16, 2006
So yesterday I went to a small reunion-ish bbq for people from Event Zero. It was hosted by Patrick, who lives near Davis Square where they were having their ArtBeart festival, music, food, and lots of booths of local artists and craftsfolk. Ksenia and I explored there a bit. I learned that the Someday Cafe is in danger, which bummed me out. But they had a bubble gum machine thing that dispensed cool buttons for 50 cents a pop. That was put there by shuddemup.com (Some of the buttons shown here.) I love small art dispensed from vending machines. I got a cropped comic panel with a viking going "Flee! Flee!"
Hedbergism of the Moment
I rent a lot of cars, 'cause I go on the road, and when I drive a rental car, I don't know what's going on with them, right. So a lot of times I'll drive for like ten miles with the emergency brake on. That doesn't say a lot for me, but it really doesn't say a lot for the emergency brake. It's really not an emergency brake, it's an emergency 'make the car smell funny' lever.
--Mitch Hedberg. Been there done that...actually had a Cheech and Chong-seeming-moment coming back over the border from Canada with smoke pouring from the rental minivan.
Thus endeth the week of Mitch Hedberg quotes!
Link of the Moment
Boingboing had a link to some galleries of Ghost Rooms, where sometimes you see the remnants of a floor and ceiling hanging off what is now the side of a building.
I remember seeing something like that, in Salamanca, NY (funny name, given how the links are Spanish...) When they were tearing down the old parsonage, or whatever you call the house where the priests live. There was a bathroom cracked open to the sky, with the tub and toilet still there, and I remember thinking (must have been around 7 at the time) that it was kind of intimate thing thrust open to the world.