Timing

Of special interest is the notation ‘Untenable situation + timing’ at the bottom. Was this a handy turn of phrase that the writer wanted to remember?

Paris Easter Sunday 1919

Found this photo in the 1915 edition of “The AIT Cycle”, the student annual of the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago. There were three different volumes found in the old Victorian style home where my wife grew up in Francesville, Indiana. When I discovered the photo tucked into one of them, I was intrigued. … Continued

Modern Lovers

Found this in a dumpster by my house. I really like Theron’s use of metaphor, and I’m curious as to what he means by “hospital”.

His Doughnut

I found this in a restaurant in Edinburgh around two years ago. The restaurant has mismatched tables and chairs: our table that evening had a drawer in the side of it, like an old-fashioned kitchen table, and this note was in the drawer along with a folder of stuff that seemed to have belonged to … Continued

Couldn’t get the eyebrows right

Found on the street. An extremely accomplished if rather worrying picture. Let’s hope Ghost doesn’t disappear into oblivion.

Ninja Son

This was found at a small, makeshift encampment where there were many items strewn about. It was very sad to think that someone would have to resort to this refuge in this area known if not for its wealth, at least for it’s established opportunities for the working class.

Chinese John Lennon

I hope Chinese John Lennon can find a way to take the ferry to Hamilton Ontario, otherwise Paul Ming will have to break up the band and form Chinese Wing.

5-9-60

We found this within the pages of a used book. Not sure if the junked cars are functioning as erosion control or something else.

Behind The Curtain

I found this photograph along with a number of others dumped beside a construction fence I passed on my way to my morning run around Lake Merritt. This one stood out as particularly mysterious. I feel like the girl’s gesture is part “come hither”, part “fuck you” and part “ooh, money”. But WHAT is the … Continued

Russian Portrait

I found this portrait (along with a few others) flying down a sidewalk.