8-26-12

October 24, 2012 at 8:44 am | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Got wood!

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$av-on Indians

February 17, 2011 at 5:11 am | Posted in anchorage, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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A friend tipped me off about these signs, on the corner of the old roller rink building at Benson and Arctic Blvds. in Midtown.  The business they adorn is a discount flooring and cabinet store.  My friend was sort of glib about it — saying, “It just seemed weird that there was no context provided — nothing else, a slogan or snappy saying indicating what the cartoon native youths were doing there, what possible connection they had to anything.”

I assume this is the logo for Mohawk Carpets sold within.  But it doesn’t say that’s what it is.  It seems kind of tone-deaf of the business that put them up — if it is a Mohawk Carpet logo and a deal they made with Mohawk, they could have said, “No, thanks.”  Or, “How about a sign with just the name Mohawk Carpets?”.  Like the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and other remnants of a less enlightened era, imagery like this isn’t going away until people start to raise a stink about it.

Or am I over-reacting?

10-19-10 [from the archives, September 2006]

October 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Gidyup, li'l tubers! Sterling, Alaska.

10-12-10

October 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Posted in anchorage, art, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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The sign is all that remains. Now all of the theaters where I saw the great movies of the 1970s are closed and/or razed.

Closed, September 2009.

5-29-10

May 30, 2010 at 3:23 am | Posted in alaska, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Fill it up, baby!!!

3-3-10

March 4, 2010 at 4:16 am | Posted in alaska, anchorage, photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Snow dump -- now taking your calls and comments?

8-5-09

August 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Motel sign and Bible-thumping vacuum cleaner store, Seattle.

Motel sign and Bible-thumping vacuum cleaner store, Seattle.

3-28-09

March 30, 2009 at 6:03 am | Posted in photo du jour, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Burger Jim sign.  Continues to be a fascinating subject (?).

The Burger Jim sign. Continues to be a fascinating subject (?).

10-28-08

November 2, 2008 at 3:35 am | Posted in photo du jour | Leave a comment
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Part of sign at an infamous Anchorage flop house.

Part of sign at an infamous Anchorage flop house.

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