auto wrecking

California Gothic
  • There is a cloud today, just one. You look at it with a faint flare of hope; It is pure white and holds no hope of rain. You get out your umbrella to encourage it. It’s an airplane trail.
  • It rained last night, and the entire town is hungover. Streetlights blink red, confusing every driver who dares to approach. Half your city is without power. Auto wrecks litter the sides of streets, but each only involves one car. “We really got soaked last night!” They say, smiling behind their sunglasses. There was less than an inch of precipitation.
  • You go into the Valley. You don’t know why you’re here. The road stretches on for miles in front of you, and everything is flat and dead as far as the eye can see. The speed limit is 55, but the truck you are behind is going 30. You pass a sign that tells you there will be a passing lane in 18 miles. The regret grows in your stomach like the piles of tumbleweeds crowding the fences. Free them. Free yourself.
  • You have been in traffic for two hours. None of the signs look familiar anymore, but you haven’t moved. Where are you? Where is the city? All the houses look the same, but there are no more exit ramps. You realize you don’t know what your Freeway number is, and you know true fear.
  • “Let’s go to the beach!” They say. “The beach is great!” It is March, and the water is too cold. “We’ll have so much fun at the beach!” You are already at the beach. The beach never ends. The beach is eternal.
  • You have been driving for nine hours without stopping. You are still in California. There is no escape.
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1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
John’s Auto Wrecking Odessa, Minnesota Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site.

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1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine by Greg Gjerdingen
Via Flickr:
John’s Auto Wrecking Odessa, Minnesota Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an all-time favorite of mine, as well as my bestfriend’s. We loved a lot of the same things, almost like twins. In February 2012, she was in an auto wreck that took her life at the young and heartbreaking age of 18. I miss her every single day, and I feel this token of my appreciation to our mutual love for the movie will help her live on, and carry me through hard times. I love the simplicity of it. (Will repost when healed.)

Done by Mike TV at Bright Ideas Tattoo in Avondale, Arizona.

We’re gonna need a bigger museum


ONLY SURVIVING JAWS SHARK ACQUIRED BY THE ACADEMY MUSEUM 

The Academy Museum announced today that it has accepted into its collection a major gift of the sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 Jawsshark, donated by Nathan Adlen. The monumental Fiberglas model is the fourth and final version made from the original mold. Created for display at the Universal Studios Hollywood at the time of the film’s release, the prop remained a popular backdrop for photos until 1990, when it was moved to the yard of Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, a firm in Sun Valley, California, that regularly bought or hauled used vehicles from Universal Studios. With the business slated to close in January 2016, owner Nathan Adlen has made a generous gift of the historic prop to the Academy Museum.

The shark model will join the Museum’s unmatched holdings—including an underwater apparatus and fin used in Jaws and Jaws II—as the largest object to enter the Academy’s collection to date.

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mark-of-the-moon  asked:

Hi there! I was just wondering how the audio in your collab videos is so clear? Is it because of the microphones you use or because you use Skype/Google+? I'm asking because anytime I try to Skype with a friend, we have a hard time hearing each other. Thanks and I love your videos! :3

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They met during social interaction in Algebra class.
She was expressionless at first, but then “smiled” to indicate submission.
He rearranged his facial features to appear “friendly.”
After determining that their popularity status was comparable,
they decided that a “relationship” would be mutually beneficial.
They were careful to be seen together
at the local fast-food franchises.
He had a stylized speech pattern.
She used all the newest slang.
When they talked on the telephone,
they had troubled generating conversation stimulus.
They programmed “arguments” into their “relationship”
to make their lives seem “meaningful.”
They could act “really mad” or “happy” or even “sad”
according to the current pre-fabricated social circumstances.
He had programmed his “personality”
to conform to adolescent trends.
She had synthesized her “emotions”
based on accepted teen sex-role characteristics.
They had copied all aspects of their behavior
from what they had observed in society.
Ego complex, insecurity syndrome
Oo yeah, they were really “goin’ gud.”
They were killed in an auto wreck as they were driving to and fro.
After drinking two beers, he was pretending to be “drunk.”
While the local popular radio station
played the newest pre-designated, youth-oriented “top-forty hit,”
he was decapitated in an explosion of flames and glass fragments.
Her body was found crushed into the dashboard.
A mini-cam report described them as “fine youngsters.”
They never got a chance to fulfill their “career dreams.”
They were killed in an auto wreck as they were driving to and fro.
After drinking two beers, he was pretending to be “drunk.”
While the local popular radio station
played the newest pre-designated, youth-oriented “top-forty hit,”
he was decapitated in an explosion of flames and glass fragments.
Her body was found crushed into the dashboard.
A mini-cam report described them as “fine youngsters.”
They never got a chance to fulfill their “career dreams.”