Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday Arch Series

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Chew on this for Thanksgiving Day in the US, an occasion on which most of us eat too much and some of us spend much of the day watching football in a turkey-induced torpor. Not me. I'll probably edit pictures in a turkey-induced torpor. Who knows, I might even take some.

The sign is in front of the McDonald's on South Broadway in Soulard. I wonder what D B S stands for. Damn burger slop? Don't buy spinach? Leave a comment if you have other creative suggestions.

The trip to Kansas got canceled. A local family member needed urgent medical attention. So far, so good, and I may be able to say more about it later. However, as a big fan of St. Louis native William S. Burroughs, I was blown away when I found out that the surgeon was named Dr. Benway! boggleboggleboggle... Burroughs wrote: Dr. Benway is operating in an auditorium filled with students: "Now, boys, you won't see this operation performed very often and there's a reason for that.... You see it has absolutely no medical value. No one knows what the purpose of it originally was or if it had a purpose at all. Personally I think it was a pure artistic creation from the beginning.

I hope the art was working yesterday.
I really, really do.


9 comments:

Sharon said...

I love the silver arch instead of the golden ones! Happy Thanksgiving!

brattcat said...

Dubious Beef Substitute.

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet shot. It sort of takes me back in time.

Anonymous said...

Death By Salmonella
Disease Bearing Sandwiches
Diet Busting Substances
Deregulated Beef Scraps

Merry@St. Louis said...

I went to my Urban Dictionary and found a number of definitions either nasty toward women or nasty toward sex.
It's also an Aston Martin; Dominica (where we went on our honeymoon, by the way) Broadcasting Services; [...just waiting for Ed to finish the gravy...]; Deep Brain Stimulation, a treatment for Parkinson's.
Actually I think it stands for Db's Sports Bar on Broadway in Soulard.
Have a great one!

cieldequimper said...

A very different shot. Hope the family member is better. Happy Thanksgiving (as you know, there's no such thing over here).

Paula said...

Hope all is well by this time, Bob.

I have no clue what DBS means but I can say almost missed noticing Archie - I've certainly missed the Arch Series.

I love these new self-portraits. I like to think this kind of work deepens one's character. I'm a little afraid to try it, I'm so used to being behind the camera.

Olivier said...

en réponse a ton passage sur mon post d'aujourd'hui sur "Staten Island", il parait que 95% des "New-Yorkais" (et 98% des touristes) font juste l'aller/retour avec le Ferry et ne sortent pas de la gare. Dommage, car il y a de tres beaux endroits dans Staten Island (mais c'est mal déservis, surtout quand on ne connait pas).

Layne said...

Since I live across the street from this I can tell you with absolute certainty that DBS means DB's... as in the bar next to Dairy Queen.

Wish it was something funny or even creative but not in the least.