Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bus Stop Blues

WHEN: April 2009
WHERE: Canal and Van Buren bus stop, Chicago, IL
PHOTO: Lauren K. in Chicago
Lauren sez: "I was waiting for the Michigan Ave Express Bus around 2 p.m. in the rain and so was he. ... I left him on the bench. I think I was sadder."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Street Life

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Avenue C, between 10th and 11th, East Village, New York City
PHOTO: Andrew N. in NYC
Andrew sez: "He was just on the top of the barrel like that. Strangely, just a couple weeks later, Sesame Street was shooting just a block away in Tompkins Square Park."
At least, it is "a suh-neeeee daaaay," and thus perfect for taking a little drive.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Law and Order: Doll Victims Unit

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Silver Spring, Maryland
PHOTO and TEXT: Dave N. in Md.
[TITLE] Manchester Gardens, Silver Spring, Md.
Detective Benson ducks under the police tape, joining Detective Stable, who is finishing his coffee.

STABLER: The subject was chasing his cat into the woods behind his house and stumbled across...
BENSON: Still has the tag on.
STABLER: Yeah. Take a look.
BENSON (Reading): "Baby Go Bye Bye." Christ. The irony's gonna be the death of me...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Out of Control

WHEN: March 2009
WHERE: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
It's a hand control for some kind of game, but disconnected it actually has a cool abstract quality.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


WHEN: April 2009
WHERE: Point Breeze, Pittsburgh
PHOTO: Jill in Pittsburgh
Strayed from the flock outside the food co-op, so probably organic and tasty.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Barbie: Chained Heat

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Chicago, IL
PHOTO: Becky, from Toronto

These gals aren't so much lost as homeless, and waiting, probably in vain, at the thrift for forever homes. They're also naked and strung up by their hair, which is about as undignified as it gets for a successful career gal like Barbie. I'm also admittedly gobsmacked by 1. the discovery that Barbie now comes with built-in permanent underpants, and 2. it's a thong.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Out of Luck

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Hollywood Casino, north of Harrisburg, PA
PHOTO: Vicki C., middle of PA
This puppy lost his shirt ... and more.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

America's Hidden War

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Friendship, Pittsburgh
One of those awesomely mysterious pieces of trash: A weekender bag filled with trading cards from the first Gulf War.

Monday, May 11, 2009

This One's For the Ladybugs

WHEN: December 2008
WHERE: Bloomfield, Pittsburgh
Most people like ladybugs, but somebody stomped this one flat in half.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Roll-a-Way Trash Toy

WHEN: March 2009
WHERE: Friendship, Pittsburgh
To my untrained eye, this toy looks like a piece of junk from the get-go, but now it's official. Landfill, ho!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Someone Killed Kenny

WHEN: May 2007
WHERE: Montreal, Canada
PHOTO: Michelle W.

This time it's real.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cage Fighter

WHEN: May 2009
WHERE: Point Breeze, Pittsburgh
PHOTO: Jill in Pittsburgh

A lot going on here: the cage, the rain, the weird face makeup, the missing leg ...