Tag Archives: brutalism

The Coronaball Run, Day 4: Little Rock to Fort Smith to Oklahoma City

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This is the fourth installment of my series about driving cross-country during the coronavirus crisis. Click here for first post, here for the second post, and here for the third post. On day four we left the south … Continue reading

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Synathesia Alert!

Fenster writes: Umami: No umami:

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A Tour of the Long Beach Civic Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The architectural degradation of our government buildings during the 60s and 70s is both fascinating and depressing. What mass hysteria gripped the Establishment of the time? Did no one object? What can and should we do with the legacy … Continue reading

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I Graduated From a Monkey Prison

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In 1972, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the fourth installment in the series, was released. When the film begins, humans have enslaved the apes but eventually the apes rise up in revolution against their oppressors. There … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Santa Ana Civic Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the comments of my last post, Sir Barken Hyena said that, “SoCal is stupid nice.” Well, parts of it certainly are. On the other hand, some areas are architectural wastelands. This especially seems to be the … Continue reading

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