Super Train Station H

Jul 28

MACY*S at Westfield South Shore by The Caldor Rainbow on Flickr.You know, I always intended to take a photo of this absurdly outdated Macy’s i’d drive by on the highway, but never got around to stopping to do so before it got remodeled.
I have no idea how this early 1960’s signage manage to last to the 2010’s, but luckily someone else was obsessed enough to grab a photo of it before they tore it down.

MACY*S at Westfield South Shore by The Caldor Rainbow on Flickr.

You know, I always intended to take a photo of this absurdly outdated Macy’s i’d drive by on the highway, but never got around to stopping to do so before it got remodeled.

I have no idea how this early 1960’s signage manage to last to the 2010’s, but luckily someone else was obsessed enough to grab a photo of it before they tore it down.

Kentucky Fried Chicken; Newburgh, NY by The Caldor Rainbow on Flickr.Holy crap! It actually says “Kentucky Fried Chicken” on it! They’d never let that fly nowadays!
This has gotta be from the 80’s how’d this slip through the corporate cracks!
(god im so dorky)

Kentucky Fried Chicken; Newburgh, NY by The Caldor Rainbow on Flickr.

Holy crap! It actually says “Kentucky Fried Chicken” on it! They’d never let that fly nowadays!

This has gotta be from the 80’s how’d this slip through the corporate cracks!

(god im so dorky)

You know, that last post of mine makes me feel kind of sad, because I went to a Toys R Us a few days ago.

All I wanted was a Nintendo eShop card.

I couldn’t find one. I’m sure they had them, they just weren’t sensibly placed enough for someone who came SPECIFICALLY for that thing to be able to find them.

I even said “okay, i’ll wander around the video game section for 30 more seconds and unless an employee asks me if I need help, I’m leaving.”

I ended up leaving empty handed.

I went to the Best Buy that was on the other end of the strip mall and left with exactly what I wanted in under 2 minutes, and mind you this was a Best Buy I had never even been inside before and I was still able to get what I wanted THAT fast.

Sigh.


The Caldor Rainbow

This site is so obsessive and stupid and nostalgic that I have absolutely no choice but to hold it close and nuzzle it gently.
I’m only enough to remember when these Toys R Us stores were being revamped into the early 90’s version.
It’s absolutely incredible and awesome that above and beyond 20 years later some of these 70’s style stores slipped through the cracks are are still in such pristine condition.
This is stupid but somehow part of me wants to cry.

The Caldor Rainbow

This site is so obsessive and stupid and nostalgic that I have absolutely no choice but to hold it close and nuzzle it gently.

I’m only enough to remember when these Toys R Us stores were being revamped into the early 90’s version.

It’s absolutely incredible and awesome that above and beyond 20 years later some of these 70’s style stores slipped through the cracks are are still in such pristine condition.

This is stupid but somehow part of me wants to cry.

veederp:

I warned you

Oh you.

veederp:

I warned you

Oh you.

[video]

Jul 27


Abduction Malfunction by Keetah-Spacecat

Nothing like waking up on board a spaceship to find that you’ve been turned into an alien, huh?
Luckily the aliens were actually friendly and simply wanted to play video games with me. The transformation was just a harmless and temporary side effect of the radiation from the ship’s engines.
Keetah did this incredible painting for me nearly a year ago and today it occurred to me that I never posted it here on Tumblr.
I especially love the little helper robots trying to figure out what to do with my sock! This was a super fun painting! Thanks Keetah!

Abduction Malfunction by Keetah-Spacecat

Nothing like waking up on board a spaceship to find that you’ve been turned into an alien, huh?

Luckily the aliens were actually friendly and simply wanted to play video games with me. The transformation was just a harmless and temporary side effect of the radiation from the ship’s engines.

Keetah did this incredible painting for me nearly a year ago and today it occurred to me that I never posted it here on Tumblr.

I especially love the little helper robots trying to figure out what to do with my sock! This was a super fun painting! Thanks Keetah!


Padarn, Snowdon Mountain Railway by Conlaoch MacCaithmhaoil (Blaidd-yr-Ogov/Svartøyul on Flickr.

Padarn, Snowdon Mountain Railway by Conlaoch MacCaithmhaoil (Blaidd-yr-Ogov/Svartøyul on Flickr.

mariamsitchinava:

untitled on Flickr.

mariamsitchinava:

untitled on Flickr.

Jul 26

“This book came out WAAY before you were born. it’s called The Giver.” — Someone no more than a year or two older than me who thinks I’m WAAY younger than him just because he’s my manager.

“Did you know that Spongebob is almost thirty years old? It came out in like, 1990 or something like that.” — Some kid at work.

marycapaldi:

Glimmer and Shimmer
Clean sketch commission of two firefly characters. They’re brothers!

Aww.

marycapaldi:

Glimmer and Shimmer

Clean sketch commission of two firefly characters. They’re brothers!

Aww.

Jul 25

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Vegetarian ≠ 1%er with an elitest chip on their shoulder.

Just saying. Please don’t characterize us all as foppish rich folks who spend our money on luxurious novelty foods to feel superior to people who eat meat.

Cause most of us aren’t, and we’re fighting to make it just like everyone else. Especially those of us from places that have a cultural tradition of not eating meat.

http://vikinglumberjack.tumblr.com/post/92855909053/animalwelfarists-can-vegans-stomach-the -

animalwelfarists:

Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

fracturedrefuge:

Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it’s keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food…

Okay, every word of this is true, and they’re some stuck up, self important anaimal rights extremist vegans who think they’re better than everyone else who probably need to take a look at this and think for a while to themselves.

But please don’t frame this as though to blame vegetarians and vegans as being uniquely responsible for the exploitation of consumerism, this post as I reblogged it hasn’t, but I’ve seen other examples where they TOTALLY do.

Resources are also being needlessly destroyed and degraded by large scale commercial production of livestock, that doesn’t mean everyone who isn’t a vegetarian should be made to answer for their “responsibility” for that either.

And odds are the minerals in the devices used type this up were harvested from areas consumed by conflict, and for which the wealth in procuring these resources totally bypassed the people who live in those lands.

There’s no excuse to ignore human suffering, but please be real with yourself, if you’re wearing clothes, sitting behind a computer or smartphone, and have a fridge and cupboard stocked with food, theres an EXTEREMELY likely chance that a large number of people either directly or indirectly got inexcusably screwed in the process of those things becoming yours to enjoy.

It would pretty much take forfeiting “modern” life, and moving to the forest and growing and hunting everything you wear and eat to not be partially responsible for this messed up web of exploitation we’ve been suckered into depending on. (If you do actually do that you’re awesome by the way, you’ll just never see this post. Lol)