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Antique Automotive Junkyard - Nottoway County, Virginia, January 2015: So, I’m not going to reveal the exact location of this place, but about an hour southwest of Richmond there is one of the most amazing collections of old cars sitting in the woods that I’ve ever seen. This particular place has been a junkyard for many years, and as more and more cars were placed there over time, a forest basically grew up around the cars. There is also still an active repair shop and used car lot operating out of the front building (I’ve had a little bit of car work done by the owner). This junkyard has an absolutely amazing array of cars and other stuff, spanning from almost brand new 21st century cars to 1920s cars. They use an abandoned passenger train car for their wheel storage rack. There are dozens of 1940s and 1950s cars lined up next to each other, some of which look like they’ve been sitting there for 50 years. There are half a dozen pretty nice Chevrolet Corvairs, as well as an entire field (well, now more of a forest) of Ford Mustangs, all of which are from 1968 or earlier. There are also some quite rare 1960s and 1970s muscle cars, and a good number of weird slightly more modern cars. More posts to come from this place, which we visited almost exactly two years ago now. Again, I will not give away the exact location, but I hope you can enjoy these pictures!

Adventures from today:

Horses escaped out the back gate, trotted around the block to the front gate, waited until they realized we couldn’t open the padlock because we hadn’t thought to grab a light when we were grabbing halters and ropes and grain, went around to the side gate that isn’t locked, waited nicely to be let back in

On April 21, 1967, the 100 millionth GM vehicle rolled off the line at the plant in Janesville – a blue two-door Caprice.

There was a big ceremony, speeches. The lieutenant governor even showed up. Three days later, another car rolled off that same line. No one gave two craps about her. But they should have, because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car – no, the most important object – in pretty much the whole universe.

She was first owned by Sal Moriarty, an alcoholic with two ex-wives and three blocked arteries. On weekends, he’d drive around giving Bibles to the poor “gettin’ folks right for Judgment Day.” That’s what he said. Sam and Dean don’t know any of this, but if they did, I bet they’d smile.

After Sal died, she ended up at Rainbow Motors, a used-car lot in Lawrence, where a young marine bought her on impulse. That is, after a little advice from a friend. I guess that’s where this story begins.

And here’s where it ends.

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“Outta This World Coffee” (all my lot names in this neighborhood are ridiculous, puns, or random number strings). If Clara owned a coffee shop, it would probably look a lot like this.

I don’t even wanna think about how long I’ve been trying to decorate this lot. Well, not so much decorate as trying to come up with a reasonable floor plan…

Curtain closer to rising on Upper Sackville arts centre

A cultural group in Upper Sackville, N.S., can begin fundraising for a multimillion-dollar arts centre now that a site for the facility has been secured.

The municipality has given the Cobequid Cultural Society the go-ahead to use land next to a future park-and-ride lot on Margeson Drive.

Rae Smith, a founding member of the organization, said there are big plans for the site.

Ideal location

The proposed arts centre would include a 750-seat theatre, a 200-seat dinner theatre, an art gallery and a youth space.

“We went to that size to make it economically viable and be able to bring in shows,” said Smith.

The municipality has also agreed to allow theatre patrons to use the 500-car parking lot in the evenings.

Smith said the location makes it ideal for both the local community and people driving in from St. Margaret’s Bay, Windsor or Truro without having to travel into Halifax.

$22M cost

“Just drive right up to the theatre, have dinner and go to the show,” said Smith.

“There’s just nothing outside the city, and it’s almost impossible to get into the city and find a parking spot.”

The new complex could cost up $22 million. Smith said there are corporate sponsors willing to step up now that there’s a site, and the society hopes to get some financial assistance from various levels of government.

Kira [Rey] was cast as a scavenger on the junk planet. An alien junk dealer was introduced into the mix, but Kira initially works in a used car lot of sorts for an elderly father figure, a former Republic pilot. Watching the spaceships coming and going all day long, Kira daydreams of leaving her dusty backwater planet. A mothballed Millennium Falcon is among the ships on the lot.
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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ok, so this was clearly supposed to be Wedge, right?

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“On April 21, 1967, the 100 millionth GM vehicle rolled off the line at the plant in Janesville – a blue two-door Caprice.

There was a big ceremony, speeches. The lieutenant governor even showed up. Three days later, another car rolled off that same line. No one gave two craps about her. But they should have, because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car – no, the most important object – in pretty much the whole universe.

She was first owned by Sal Moriarty, an alcoholic with two ex-wives and three blocked arteries. On weekends, he’d drive around giving Bibles to the poor “gettin’ folks right for Judgment Day.” That’s what he said. Sam and Dean don’t know any of this, but if they did, I bet they’d smile.

After Sal died, she ended up at Rainbow Motors, a used-car lot in Lawrence, where a young marine bought her on impulse. That is, after a little advice from a friend. I guess that’s where this story begins.

And here’s where it ends.”

–Chuck

Christmas light war

Henry watched as Dipper fluttered around the house making final preparations. Below him, Mabel continuously shouted directions and pointers, working as they both were from her grand design.

He looked to the old man standing next to him.

“Stan, are you sure this is a good idea?”

“Look kid, I’m not losing ‘Best Lights Display’ to anyone let alone that asshole in the used car lot and his stupid fucking robot Santa.”

Henry frowned. “Isn’t this cheating?”

“It’s not cheating unless you get caught!”

Henry blew out a breath. “Yeah Stan but literally everyone in town knows about your nephew. The literal demon.” A pause. “Who can do anything he puts his mind to and-”

Stan waved a hand at Henry in dismissal. “Yeah yeah yeah, yeesh kid, you worry too damn much. It’ll be fine-”

“Grunkle Stan!” Mabel yelled from across the yard, arm slung around a panting Dipper. “We’re ready!”

Great sweetie!” Stan shot a smirk at Henry and then turned to look at Dipper. 

“Light it up kid!”

The resulting light display could be seen from space in the forty five seconds it was on. It also resulted in Stan, Mabel, and Henry wearing sunglasses and being unable to see for a week after.

The worst part about it, Stan thought as he convalesced in the living room, was that Henry wouldn’t even say “I told you so.”

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On April 21, 1967, the 100 millionth GM vehicle rolled off the line at the plant in Janesville – a blue two-door Caprice. There was a big ceremony, speeches. The lieutenant governor even showed up. Three days later, another car rolled off that same line. No one gave two craps about her. But they should have, because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car – no, the most important object – in pretty much the whole universe. She was first owned by Sal Moriarty, an alcoholic with two ex-wives and three blocked arteries. On weekends, he’d drive around giving Bibles to the poor “gettin’ folks right for Judgment Day.” That’s what he said. Sam and Dean don’t know any of this, but if they did, I bet they’d smile. After Sal died, she ended up at Rainbow Motors, a used-car lot in Lawrence, where a young marine bought her on impulse. That is, after a little advice from a friend. I guess that’s where this story begins. 

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it’s interesting, to hear supergirl tell cat ‘you are the most arrogant, self serving, mean-spirited person i know.’ Because with everyone else? All that she’s saying is pretty new, never heard before. Except, we’ve already heard Kara say something like this to Cat before-when Cat’s mother was in town, and then Kara accidentally lost control of her temper yelled at Cat why are you so mean? Sure, not nearly as bad as what she told Cat this time, but it shows that these thoughts don’t just appear from thin air. They exist, in a small dark part of herself that Kara’s afraid of, that she never wants anyone to ever see, and so she buries it. Except, that isn’t an option this episode, because sometimes Kara is just so filled with pain and rage and hurt that for a fleeting second she wants everyone else to hurt with her, and then she remembers why she never wants that for anyone, but the thought is there. It happened. And we got to see all of it on display.

And honestly it’s a little bit why I’m so annoyed at James this episode at the end “Just to know that you have this anger inside of you..”

You have someone who lost everything, her family, friends, language, culture, her entire world, everything, (also let’s not forget astra just died like a week ago)  and you’re surprised to learn that she has a dark side, and is capable of a lot of anger?????? It’s the fact that while she is capable of such hate and anger, day after day, when she’s not under the sway of a synthetic chemical specifically designed to hurt her anyway, she chooses light and smiles and sticking up for random little girls on the street and laughter.