Category Archives: hindsight 60/40

rose city retrospectives: the two-bit elegy (addendum!)

track zedd: ranma 1/2: hard battle (selection screen) It’s been brought to my attention that my previous comments relating to the total lack of visual evidence regarding the Pak-Mann Arcade’s existence was, in fact, more symptomatic of piss-poor online dig-duggery … Continue reading

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from the arkives: the disneyland death tour (part two)

The Air Up There: Disneyland’s Express Airtram Disasters One and Deux Fatalities: 43 The Year: 1968 Mortem Methodia: Rotor Malfunction of Two Commercial Sikorsky S-61 Helicraft The Tale of the Toetag: Though discontinued due to financial strains at the crest … Continue reading

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from the arkives: the disneyland death tour (part one)

(Originally posted on 3/28/2001.) It’s probably best to warn you upfront that this isn’t another smear piece on all things embodied physical of the Disney experience. The wisecracking golly-whillickers approach to bitch-smacking the Supermaus has been done to death, and … Continue reading

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from the arkives: the disneyland death tour (editorial addendum edition)

EDITOR’S LOOSE-LEAF RAMBLINGS: I found myself unable to sleep last night, and left nursing a pretty sour case of nostalgic leadgut. These episodes do come on from time to time, and have a kind of terminal verve to them; I … Continue reading

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rose city retrospectives: the two-bit elegy, concluded.

Now, if we’re going to play with the notion that Pasadena’s “Arcade Alley” was a kind of adolescent pilgrim trail in its heyday, then it would be fair to compare the venues in the post below to the scattershot reliquaries … Continue reading

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rose city retrospectives: the two-bit elegy

In the halcyon days of the 1990’s, there wasn’t a better place to grow up than in Pasadena. My memories of those hallmark years of pre-teen ignorance and hot-piss angst play out like an urban callback to Frontierland: all the … Continue reading

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distillation of the fifth day.

It’s at these fragile moments that I realize just how much of my life has been spent in the midst of forced conflicts. I can count no less than fifteen good years spent at war with the frailty of various … Continue reading

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