Friday, July 13, 2007

The Spindle

The Spindle, a Berwyn landmark (two towns over from where I live) that once made a cameo in the 1992 movie "Wayne's World," will be dismantled to make way for a Walgreens (good, there are none of those around). The sculpture with eight cars sits in the middle of the shopping plaza. I could not be happier that this piece of shit is being dismantled! It is just a giant bird shit catcher. The thing I don't really understand is that there is already a Walgreens in this shopping plaza...why the fuck do we need another one?

44 comments:

NamesAreHardToPick said...

That reminds me of those poor people who have broken cars all over their lawns. That's the only kind of people that thing would attract.

The inside of me said...

Where I live they put old tires in their yard and then paint them bright colors. Thay call that art too.

Christie said...

Um, same could be said for Starbucks. Isn't there one in every grocery store now, and then an actual Starbucks shop right outside of the grocery store. And then another less than a block away. The world is being overrun by Walgreens and Starbucks. Soon it will be like gatorade in Idiocracy. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sassy Blondie said...

That's a shame! Walgreens, CVS, and Starbucks are taking over the world...

chuckdaddy2000 said...

I think that Spindle looks awesome. They should replace every Walgreens with one.

It reminds me of a guy outside of Portland who protested the jail being built across the street from him by burying school busses head first in his lawn.

It's all urban art man, it should have protected status.

Brian in Oxford said...

Does anyone ever climb into the cars and pretend they're driving, like, the 4th one in the stack? Stuck in traffic? Could be worse!

Gorilla Bananas said...

8 cars humping each other isn't art. Have you ever danced with a pole, Jenny?

Jenny! said...

Namesarehardtopick:
Trash! I am suprised that there aren't cinderblocks holding the cars up!

Jenny! said...

Inside of Me:
I could make some art!

Jenny! said...

Chrisie:
So true with Starbucks...it is going to take over the world!

Jenny! said...

Sassy:
Yes, they are!

Jenny! said...

ChuckDaddy:
How does one man bury a school bus??? I think that urban art walks a fine line...I find most of it garbage...although one man's trash is another's treasure!

Jenny! said...

Brian in Oxford:
I think if anyone tried, the enormous seagulls would attack and kill...that is there territory! It is covered with shit, so I don't know who would want to try!

Jenny! said...

Gorilla:
Depends on what kind of pole we are talking about? Have you?

Ed said...

You can never have too many Walgreens!

RAFFI said...

walgreens should paint their walls green. that "attraction" looks like redneck art... maybe i can capture it on canvas using my dick as a brush?

Jenny! said...

Ed:
If only they truly were open 24 hours a day as they advertise!

Jenny! said...

Raffi:
You have more talent in your dick than the redneck who did this!

MyUtopia said...

It represents the demise of the auto industry.

-Papa said...

"..will be dismantled to make way for a Walgreens (good, there are none of those around)..,"

"..The thing I don't really understand is that there is already a Walgreens in this shopping plaza...why the fuck do we need another one?"

So is there a Walgreens around or isn't there, or am I not catching your sarcasm?

Hammer said...

I love that thing. I wonder if they could move it to my yard.

Jealopy Shishkabob! Yum

Paul Champagne said...

I like the spindle ... I'm sure that it will be moved somewhere else ... perhaps the vacant lot across from your house ... i'll call the city council.

I can be naughty too ;)

Jenny! said...

MyUtopia:
It does!

Jenny! said...

Papa:
Sarcasm my dear! THere is a Walgreens there already!

Jenny! said...

Hammer:
I will talk to the Mayor of Berwyn for you and see if they will strike a deal!

Jenny! said...

Paul:
Do I need to teach you to be a good boy??? I would prefer that thing over my neighbors...not a bad idea!

Yoda said...

Because two Walgreens are better than one! Imagine this scenario ... you just got done shopping at one walgreens and you walk over to your car which is closer to the other walgreens ... in a moment of clarity, you realize that you forgot to buy q-tips and how the wax in your ear's been bothering you lately. Now, wouldn't it be charming if you could buy the q-tips from the closer walgreens??

LMAO!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Never heard of Walgreens. I'd have thought the sculpture had some novelty value.

How about a twenty foot model of the shocker?

honkeie2 said...

I want to put a car spike in my yard

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
In that scenario I would be blessing my lucky stars that there were two so close together!

Jenny! said...

Crushed:
That would rock! How have you never heard of Walgreens?

Jenny! said...

Honkeie2:
I can help make one for you...my cars a POS...it could go on top!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

No. But have you ever heard of Morrisons? Or ASDA? Or Tescos?

Jenny! said...

Crushed:
Yes I have! Just giving you a hard time!

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Shit! 4th car from the top...that's my Pinto!!

michael5000 said...

There's a Walgreen's more or less across the street from my house, and talk about your ugly bird-catching pieces of shit! I would LOVE to see it dismantled and replaced with the Spindle, which looks pretty damn cool to me. It's, like, whimsical.

Maybe we could arrange a trade?

Fever Dog said...

Is Walgreens the pharmacy? I think it's sad that however shit and ugly the sculpture might be, art is being dismantled to make way for unnecessary commerce

zen wizard said...

There do seem to be a proliferance of Walgreen's around--I hate going in that place, because whoever their "buyer" is is really good, and I always buy a bunch of impulsive shit I don't need.

A couple years ago, they had on their sign, "We will henceforth stop giving out your private prescription information to third parties."

Huh?

You mean, you WERE??

I don't know if I want every swingin' dick to know how many times I got Viagra. That's between me and MY swingin' dick!

Paul Champagne said...

teach me to be a good boy?

but I spent soooo many years getting that Catholic school education behind me.

Jeanette said...

I'm going to miss the shit catcher. However, I really miss the old pile of garbage that they had up instead (or next to, I don't remember)

snowelf said...

Are you kidding--send us another Walgreens--they haven't built one here in minutes.

:P
Have a great weekend Jenny!!

--snow

Nocturnal said...

That spindle is cool, I like that.

MyUtopia said...

I love Wriggle Field

prelude619 said...

Wow I do remember this in Wayne's World. I didn't know you guys felt like that about it. I actually thought it was pretty cool, but then again I don't have to see it everyday collecting dust.