Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wrecking 101: How to tow away a car

Step 1: Make nice with the customer. 
Step 2: Scooch the bed into place.

Step 3: Grab the "chains."

Step 4: Pull the chains.

Step 5: Hook the chains to the axle of the customer's car.
Step 6: Put the car in neutral.
Step 7: Start pulling the car in...

Step 8: Put the car back into park.

Step 9: Prepare for horizontality.
Step 10: Move the bed up off of the ground.

Step 11: Grab more chains for the rear axle. 
Step 12: Make bed plum.

Step 13: Move the bed back into place.

Step 14: Give your customers a ride home (only if absolutely necessary).

Step 15: Ride into the sunset.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tending to the poles

The utility poles along Madison are prime targets for both graffiti artists and band promoters.  Here, this gentleman from the bldg. across the street is tending to one of their poles, presumably covering up graffiti, concert posters, rust, etc.

I took the following photos less than 5 minutes after the one from above:


Let's try the other one...


But it feels so smooth...

Wet paint?

Graffiti artist? Band promoter?  Just a man interested in utility poles?  We may never know...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Breaking News: Neil's on fire

Breaking news (these photos were taken just a few minutes ago): Neil's, the venerable bar at Madison and McLean on my block, has caught on fire.  More information to follow...   


Neil's during happier times.