Category Archives: sneaking into places

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike part 2 (1989-2000)

Despite a serious lack of sex appeal, the turnpike’s online history is almost as interesting as its physical history. The post I wrote in 2009 had by 2016 become completely defunct– the pictures were outdated and of poor quality relative to what iphones upload by the million to Instagram; half my links were dead; excellent writers made better posts than I had on the same material; and the internet just works better now. At rewriting, the most interesting thing I can share about my experience with the turnpike is witnessing the decline of the tunnel as relayed by exponentially improving technology. Continue reading

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Baxter Avenue Train Station

Though it was built in 1937, by the time I got there, and hadn’t seen passenger service in many decades. The line runs through past the stockyards and at some point it might have been used for livestock or killing floor escapees had holed up there; the rooms still smelled strongly of pigs. I didn’t know it at the time, but I must have passed through the negro waiting room and the ticket office. Continue reading

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Last week I sat down with the unflappable Michael Polston for a Halloween-themed recording of his podcast You Eight It. The podcast, available free here, covers a sordid and sometimes hilarious array of topics: tampons, gas masks, meth, nursery rhymes, … Continue reading

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WWZ not actually a zombie movie. Or a war movie, for that matter.

I would argue that WWZ is not a zombie movie, it is an action movie with zombies in it. This isn’t meant as criticism, I loved the movie, it’s got travel and a ton of great characters and it’s fast paced– … Continue reading

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Brat Albert

Albert Chmielowski, also known as Brat Albert, is a modern saint who lived in Poland working for the good of the poor. He was orphaned young, and as a teenager, he fought in the Polish uprising of 1863 against the … Continue reading

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Where the Asphalt Ends

On a recent excursion to find the now defunct Louisville Falls Fountain, I encountered my first-ever roadslide and had to turn back. Pro tip– they will not call the police on you if you go looking for it, they’ll get … Continue reading

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Extinct Again?

Science Center Triceratops! Louisville had this Triceratops figure by the parking lot of the Science Center for years, and it was a much loved figure around there. Then– it disappeared. The local dinosaur has been missing for years, as noted … Continue reading

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