Saturday, December 22, 2012

Odds & Ends

We were out and about yesterday because our son graduated from Boise State University with a degree in  Communications with a Video Production emphasis, and he graduated cum laude.  While out and about, we saw a few amusing things here and there. This picture doesn't really capture how small this piece of machinery was, but when my son saw it, his first reaction was, "Wow! Baby's first excavator!"

I have always been partial to clever architectural jokes, like this donut shop in Los Angeles that almost everyone this is familiar with:

They aren't great architecture, ever, but they can be good for a few laughs, and in spite of the fact that Planning & Design Departments around the country are filled with bureaucrats who find these a distasteful reminder of the 1940s and 1950s, or perhaps even because of that, I like them.

Here's a shop that specializes in batteries in Boise. Notice the design of the building, especially the terminals:


  1. I love quirky architecture. We don't have enough of it around where I live. We had a local company lift an entire 18 wheeler onto some posts in order to advertise their company and the local city council went nuts. Fortunately they got to keep it and it looks great as it's on the opposite side of the Phillip Morris artwork.

  2. Congratulations on the U of Washington game.

    I don't know if the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles was preserved. I think not.