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offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2020-11-18 17:31 [#02606898]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 04:06 [#02606909]
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and, i shit you not, my great-grandfather was the architect
of the wang theater


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 07:10 [#02606921]
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1925 - The Metropolitan Theatre

Opened in 1925, "The Met," as it was called, was developed
by Max Shoolman and designed by Clarence Blackall, a leading
American theater architect. Blackall also designed 12 other
major Boston theaters, among them the Emerson Colonial
Theatre and Wilbur Theatre, as well as the Copley Plaza

At that time, The Metropolitan was hailed as a magnificent
movie "cathedral," reminiscent of the splendor of a Louis
XIV palace and was considered historically the most
important Boston landmark of "the Roaring Twenties." Rivaled
by few other theaters in the world, its glittering crystal
chandeliers and imposing columns and doorways of imported
marble formed an elegant setting for thousands of patrons
who came to be entertained by motion pictures, big bands and

clarence, there's the chap. his wife was named emma and we
named our yellow lab emma because that seemed an appropriate
yellow lab name and one day we're out for a dogwok, whole
family actually, and some other boy yellow lab peels off
from his party and joins us; follows us home. then it's kind
of like: uhhh, hmm, this is not our dog, now what? and some
phone calls

i brought it up with my mum actually, a month or two back,
forget what made me think of it, but she immediately
provided some additional context: oh, yeah, when we finally
got the dog's owner on the phone he still seemed pretty

anyways, since we had this dog for two or three hours, and
we had wife emma, we obviously began to call him clarence.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 07:19 [#02606922]
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to me it is the wang centre. the wang theatre. but my
ancestor who designed it knew of no such wang; to him it was
the metropolitan theatre. but my age, it goes full wang just
as i'm born. throughout most of my life, it is wang. but
then the great wave starting in the 00's, every local
landmark being bought out for naming rights -- citibank
wank! -- no, wait! boch car dealerships!

so, again, to me, it is the wang centre.

1925 - The Metropolitan Theatre

1962 - The Music Hall

1980s - Wang Family Gift Funds Restoration

1990s - Wang Center for the Performing Arts

2006 - Citi Performing Arts Center

2016 - The Boch Center


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 07:54 [#02606923]
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getting hardcore lost into dog stories now, sorry

i was ten or twelve or something and because we're too young
to be left home alone mum drags us along to see her friend
-- jeez, i remember the name, because it was something like
PAT SAJAK but not the game show host, a woman that drove a
black range rover and owned a yellow lab named sassy, cool
fucking dog, i'd throw a frisbee and that dog would jump
with such amazing talent. just like, wow, that was some
complicated acrobatics and how about this. and this. and the
dog is just nailing it. then it's too hard and she crashes
to the ground awkwardly and i feel horrible

anyways, much better dog story -- we are visiting PAT and
walking SASSY and similar to previous story, a dog simply
joins us. it is a samoyed, they are medium-large dogs with
incredible white floof everywhere. my sister, like ten or
eleven at the time, had just learned how to braid hair. so,
this samoyed followed us home to PAT'S HOUSE, and my sister
promptly began braiding the dog's fur, braids everywhere,
all sorts of directions. then the samoyed wandered off, he
hadn't gone far, clearly knew his way home, to this day it
gives me giggles thinking how the owners reacted when their
dog came home with all sorts of braids in his fur


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 08:22 [#02606924]
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chris cunningham clearly has some sort of obsession with
moving physical form, and then you get into stuff like
matthew barney's drawing resistance. ten years before i saw
any of that, though, i'm twelve years old, or something, and
throwing a frisbee for this unusually brilliantly acrobatic
dog, liberating like watching a talented free-runner, and it
was quite moving and how can i move like that too


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-19 09:04 [#02606925]
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i should be more descriptive. i'm eight or ten or twelve or
something, i've thrown frisbees for dogs before, but this
dog is a freaking champion goalie. reliable precision.
trying all sorts of things, trying to fake her out. i overdo
a slow-thro and she simply sits still as it falls completely
obviously too short. but then i'm like: ok, this is cool,
let's go. so i start, you know, throwing much more playful
pitches. up here! no over there! and the dog is like... if
it were a human, it would be... i dunno... like doing a
kickflip and a twist and grabbing a football as you're
toroising.... or, best i can find on utubez


offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2020-11-19 16:58 [#02606927]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-20 02:40 [#02606931]
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offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2020-11-20 04:29 [#02606932]
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offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2020-11-20 12:40 [#02606934]
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wang wang wang wang


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-11-20 21:56 [#02606945]
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offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-11-21 01:45 [#02606946]
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