2018-11-16

Signs of the Times #146


COME INSIDE
Unusual & Neat
things for sale

[Window. Troy, NY.] 


 SAINT ATRIPPINA'S
FEAST

[Paul Revere. Boston, MA.]

 YARD
CLOSED

[Door. Boston, MA.]

 NOTICE
PLEASE DO NOT
ALLOW PETS IN
FENCED IN AREA.
SPRING BULBS
PLANTED BY THE
CHILDREN OF
THE 4th GRADE
ELLIOT SCHOOL.

THANK YOU.

[Fence. Boston, MA.]

 LOST
MEDIUM DOG
ELDERLY
REWARD

[Pole. Northeast Ohio.]

 FLOWER Basketts
ROSES

[Wood. Northeast Ohio.]

 LOST CAT
My name is Zuma and I am lost. Please call my humans if you find me.

[Pole. Medford, MA.]

 PLEASE
DO NOT PUT TRASH
IN THIS BUCKET
(ONLY CIGARETT)
BUTS

[Flowerpot. Medford, MA.]

CLOSED
FOR
REPAIRS

[Fountain. Downtown, Minneapolis.]

2018-11-14

Twin City Neon #25

 [Seattle, WA.]

 [Seattle, WA.]

  [Seattle, WA.]

  [Seattle, WA.]

  [Seattle, WA.]

 [Location forgotten.]

 [Location forgotten.]

[Troy, NY.]

2018-11-13

Twin City Doorways #43

 [Linden Hills, Minneapolis.]

[New York City, NY.]

 [Payne/Phalen, Saint Paul.]

 [East 7th Street, Saint Paul.]

 [New York City, NY.]

 [New York City, NY.]

 [New York City, NY.]


[New York City, NY.]

2018-11-08

The Complete Complex Relationship between Senator Klobuchar and the Minneapolis Skyway

[Thanks to Dylan for digging this up.]
Minnesota's Senior Senator, Amy Klobuchar, was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert the other night to plug the upcoming election.

On air, the very same seat where Governor Jesse Ventura once impugned the integrity of the Saint Paul street grid, Senator Klobuchar, who once publicly poked fun at my article about TVs in Minneapolis bars, admitted to having a complex historical connection with the Minneapolis skyway system.

Here is the complete transcript, along with the historical documentation and video evidence..

Stephen Colbert: Let's check your Minnesota cred. Have you ever been immortalized in butter at the MN state fair? 
Senator Klobuchar: That is like your Mount Rushmore. For our audience here. What we have at the state fair is a butter carver who sits in her down coat in a revolving refrigerator and carves princess kay of the mile way and her 10 princesses out of butter and does their butter bust, which is of course their heads, out of 90  loud blocks of butter.  
Every day she does a new one with a tiara and that is the biggest thing in our state fair and really in our state. 
But I have not been in there. 
Colbert: I will repeat the question senator. Have you ever been carved out of butter at the Minnesota state fair. 
Klobuchar: Oh very clear I don't want to evade your question. No, because only Princess Kay can. And I've only been Miss Skyway of March of 1988. And so that would not allow.. 
Colbert: You were Miss Skyway? 
Klobuchar: I was 
Colbert: You buried the lede. What is Miss Skyway? 
Klobuchar: That is if you work in DT Minneapolis, as I did in the past, in the private sector, and every month they would pick someone who worked in the skyway to be Miss Skyway. Then you got your picture in the Skyway News. The skyways of course are these glass enclosed above ground tunnels that connect our buildings. 
Colbert:  Because if you go outside in the winter, you will die. 
Klobuchar: That's right. They're like a human habit-trail. And so I got named miss skyway and I got a dinner for two and twelve helium balloons. But no butter carving.

There you go! Human hampster tubes. The 1980s. Winter smoke screens. Everything you could possible want in a national skyway interview.

2018-11-05

New Saint Paul and Northeast Minneapolis Flags Available, including a Bannerless 1932 Version

[Pure and simple! The way Gladys made her.]
Despite what they say, I am not immune to the principles of vexillology. I understand the futility of having type on a flag designed to be viewed from two sides.

That's why I am proud to announce that I have some "OG" 1932 Gladys Mittle Edition Saint Paul flags in stock, where the Saint Paul crest is shown without the Windsor font "SAINT PAUL" banner.

They're available in the small 2' by 3' size, on sale for $16.

I also have some new Saint Paul and Northeast Minneapolis large size 3' by 5' flags in stock as well! Get yours today, for the low price of $36.

Click on these links to learn more about the long mysterious history of the Saint Paul flag, or the history of the Northeast Minneapolis flag.

[Compare and contrast with banner and with cat.]