16 September 2012

Tubular

Those who called my proposal to put oldies in lava tubes cruel will have to reconsider now that there is a hotel which puts trendy travelers in concrete tubes. I’m reconsidering as well - I now think lava tubes might be too luxurious an accommodation.

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  1. The irony of reposing in a sewer pipe and yet there is nowhere to take a crap.

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  2. The engineer Brunel arranged to put horses in a tube. The horses never made it, but there was an organ, some Egyptian necromancers, and some dancing monkeys. Now it's just part of the Tube.

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  3. They fail to take advantage of the architectural possibilities of a u-bend section of piping. Typical unimaginative Germans.

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    1. Things that are, or eventually will be, trendy hotel accommodations: tubes, u-bend piping, shipping containers, some old barrels, a found refrigerator box, Saddam's spider hole, my nephew's couch fort.

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    2. I'm far more interested in the "temporary cathedral" made of cardboard tubes. Like, what's going to happen when it rains?

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    3. I beg your pardon: unimaginative Germans.

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  4. Not related to this post, but I thought you might enjoy this piece of nonsense
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDTuIdRrWIg

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    1. The narration cracks me up: "A nook and cranny place, higgledy piggledy with history".

      It's also higgledy piggledy with demonic forces, necromancers, and strange creatures.

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