Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Refrigerator Archives

Or: I Will Post No More Crap on the Fridge, Forever!

Thursday night I accomplished the equivalent of Hercules cleaning the Augean Stables. My task, equally challenging if not involving horse shit, was to de-clutter my kitchen refrigerator, which was covered on all three sides by magnets, newspaper articles, porn star pics, flyers and all manner of assorted bric-a-crap and pop culture flotsam.

Some thing were instantly shit-canned. But, as a card-carrying hoarder/archivist, I had to scan in some of my more precious crap before I could discard it. Herein are some of my discarded posting gems.

First up, a newsbreaking story about how Dundalk's infamous spree-killer Joseph "Joby" Palcyznski demanded cable TV in 2000 so that he could watch his favorite program Atomic TV after kidnapping Tracy Whitehead and the ensuing stand-off with Baltimore County police.

The Joby-Atomic TV connection revealed in "Hostage Times"

"Hostage Times," page two

This was one of my favorite invites to Scott & Kristen's "Atomic BBQ" parties ("Clothing Optional") in "beautiful Nude Essex":

Below is a classic Reverend Fudgie Dobson-designed flyer for the old Cafe Tattoo on Harford Road. Fudgie's flyers were always awesome; his big shoes have been filled of late by the equally brilliant Alex Fine.

At the time, pre-Internet Explosion, The Jim Rose Circus really was "the greatest show on Earth"! This flyer's from Jim & Co.'s Hammerjacks appearance back in the late '90s.

Gallant always stayed on message as a Goody Two Shoes, but Goofus really hit a new low post-Hip Hop Era. Step to the mic, bitch? Hey now!

The Lonely Hog Callers put on a great live show, with a wildman singer who reminded everybody of Dennis Hopper. This is a flyer from their 1996 Frederick show. Alas, The Beatles (tentative) didn't post.

Midnight Moods was a Bump Stadleman DJ promotion at the height of the Ultra-Lounge Craze, 1996, at Club Midnite - which is now the world (tri-state?) famous Ottobar.

I always loved this personal I clipped out of some paper. I wonder if it for real?

The St. Paul's School for Boys Class of 1975 had a 20th Anniversary Reunion on the Brooklandville campus back in 1995. Yours truly attended (first row, second from left, looking very "fierce"!). That's Hampden Junque co-owner (and retired St. Paul's teacher) Michal Makarovich front and far left (how appropriate!) next to me.


Anonymous Barman na wesele said...

Czytam twoje posty. Uważam, że masz ciekawe poglądy

10:39 PM  

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