Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

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Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:12 pm

So I was reading up on a couple of locations in New York that are used a lot in movies and came across this little article, that I figured AA (as an aficionado of New York History) might appreciate.

5 Alleys and Small Streets in Chinatown Tell the Neighborhood’s Vibrant History

Then figured, heck with it, I'll make a whole thread. So post things that AA might like.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:32 pm

I didn't actually live in Chinatown, but I lived close enough that I went to high school there.
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Post by robinson » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:54 pm

You never know what's going to happen, then some shit happens nobody saw coming, then later somebody says they knew it was coming, then some new shit happens nobody saw coming, rinse and repeat

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:32 pm
I didn't actually live in Chinatown, but I lived close enough that I went to high school there.
I have never been to New York (unless you count one trip that I barely remember when I was 8 or 9) thus I have never been to New York's Chinatown. I have always been curious how similar/different it is to San Francisco's Chinatown, which I have visited many times.
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Post by Witness » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:03 am

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Source & more neo-Impressionist stuff by Juan del Pozo: https://www.juandelpozo.net/nyc-paintings

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Post by Witness » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:35 am

Of course the unsurpassable grandaddy of all train paintings is Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway from 1844:

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What a masterpiece!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:41 am

Too bad about the flood damage. :BigGrin3:
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Post by Witness » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:31 pm

This one is also high on my list:

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Post by Witness » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:01 am

Another one by Monet:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am

Much as I like the impressionists in a general way, when it comes railroad art I prefer the kind where I can appreciate the technical details of the equipment.
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Post by robinson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm

That's what she said
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Post by sparks » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:34 pm

(appropriate Mom joke here)
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Post by Witness » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:43 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am
I prefer the kind where I can appreciate the technical details of the equipment.
The inevitable jokes having been done: photography has largely taken car of that.

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Post by Witness » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:17 am

Pst, Abdul, just saw this:
Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city’s West Side and confirmed that the unusual resident is there as reported on social media.

Officials couldn’t say how the creature got there.

City officials say alligator traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will swim into one and be safely removed.

Guglielmi says the animal was expected to be trapped “and relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation.”

Alligators favor warm weather climates such as Florida but have been known to survive temporarily in the cold through a process similar to hibernation.
https://www.apnews.com/86555ffa50ea4c36b59f710d32efa9e6

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:49 am

Someone's former pet perhaps?
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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 am

A selection of my boyhood model trains and a Mamod Steam Traction Engine, lovingly preserved with their original packaging by my sainted Mother since the 1970s and recently returned. All are still in full working order. :)

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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:51 am

Mmmmmmmmmm Steam Traction Engine.

I would like a video of it working. With you on the ground stoking it with little, eensy weensy tools.

Come on. Really. Make it work, so to speak.

eta "Hornby"? :lol:
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Post by asthmatic camel » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:31 am

You're on! I have a few things to do today, but if I can find some methylated spirit along the way I'll fire her up.

And Hornby Model Railways have been around forever and are still going strong. (Check out today's prices for a loco!) Mamod, too are still alive and kicking: they're not cheap, either. :)
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Re: Abdul Alhazred Appreciation Thread

Post by ed » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:45 am

asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:31 am
You're on! I have a few things to do today, but if I can find some methylated spirit along the way I'll fire her up.

And Hornby Model Railways have been around forever and are still going strong. (Check out today's prices for a loco!) Mamod, too are still alive and kicking: they're not cheap, either. :)

You need to get a little plastic person to fall in front of it and scream piteously.

Also show how the thing works. Thanks
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:18 pm

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