Tim Kiser's photos with the 2008-11-26

The 25% of the downtown Dayton Ohio cube-shaped poly(methyl methacrylate) globes that have not gotten somehow knocked askew during these long years.

The 25% of the downtown Dayton Ohio cube-shaped poly(methyl methacrylate) globes that have not gotten somehow knocked askew during these long years.
I'd choke sadly if I found out that it was poorly-raised Dayton Ohio youths or visiting suburban Metro Dayton youths who've been messing with the 3 of the cubes that are screwy. I would want to feel like it wouldn't be stupid-headed of me to feel happy a…
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Nicely-weathered old doorhandles, "Pull."

Nicely-weathered old doorhandles, "Pull."
The golden colour of the plastic is warmly inviting to the human touch. Aged plastics are notoriously unstable and the karma payoff re the apparent thievery of the missing plastic tube is: The thief likely is ongoingly inhaling poisonously sublimating mi…
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Photography tips for hiding the shadows cast by outdoor objects on brilliantly sunny days.

Photography tips for hiding the shadows cast by outdoor objects on brilliantly sunny days.
Prowl around the object until you espy the spot where its shadow disappears. Now the world looks tidily 2D!, perfect for 2D pics.

I like this arrangement of two barrels. Do you notice how a swooping yellow line brightly defines the top of a perimeter f…
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I can still see your porta-let!

I can still see your porta-let!
And too I can hear the thunderously awful noises coming from inside it; maybe a white noise machine could be set up? But please don't think we don't appreciate your efforts thus far.

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In Dayton, Ohio, on November 26th, 2008, in G…
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Decorative awning & decorative neon of the lobby area.

Decorative awning & decorative neon of the lobby area.
Awnings are rarely necessary indoors but some large potted plants and a couple of foodcarts or vendors' kiosks would probably cheer the space up — but I worry that there wouldn't ever, ever be enough pedestrian traffic to justify such an effort no matter…
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Q: Name the year of it. I think I know the answer.

Q: Name the year of it.  I think I know the answer.
Per my best efforts @ internet research — which so often is just about useless anytime there's something ya really want to know, am I right, but anyhow — it appears that the correct answer is:

A: 1977.

It makes sense & I'm willing to believe that it'…
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Sky-printed typewriter paper w/ typewriter, upon a trompe-l'œil plywood scene.

Sky-printed typewriter paper w/ typewriter, upon a trompe-l'œil plywood scene.
It is easy to recognize it as being charmingly whimsical and I like it. I like the nearby trees also.

All of the cumulus are approximately triangular. As pieces of paper become detached they're carried past old gray fields of antigraffiti, by the win…
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Truckers!

Truckers!
The male sees a stranger and he wants to fight. The poofy-hatted foodservice costume does not disguise his dislike for whomever it is he's looking at. Adjacent she-caterer smiles nervously in half-face.

One of the delicate challenges of catered-event j…
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Warm salad loaf.

Warm salad loaf.
I see where brutal urban winds of downtown Dayton have been blasting the hell out of a circular hump of sidewalk landscaping lately. There's an upwardly-aimed light fixture for all of you light pollution activists out there to maybe take note of.

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Mouths and eyes of light-up lambs.

Mouths and eyes of light-up lambs.
There are their pink wet tongues. The face of the smiling one on the left resembles that of an actor or politician or messiah but I can't think of who. Did the lights idea come from a nighttime-sky constellation diagram that the artist saw sometime.

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VERY VERY urban riverfront.

VERY VERY urban riverfront.
I was beginning to muse aloud that river levees would be prettier if they were more treed, wouldn't they, but then I remembered this Associated Press article from 2009 that starts out: "The Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to chop down every tree i…
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All of my necks & chins & stomachs & thighs are swelling up expansively, almost to the point of bursting explosively!

All of my necks & chins & stomachs & thighs are swelling up expansively, almost to the point of bursting explosively!
I cannot rip stinks nor belch quickly enough to relieve the pressure, so turn on the light, I'm full now!

Also ha ha, Hey can I get an E. Ruscha word painting of Full.

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In downtown Dayton, Ohio, on November 26th, 2008, along the…
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Dayton Ohio: depiction of: a piece of: that city's downtown section.

Dayton Ohio: depiction of: a piece of: that city's downtown section.
It gives an okay idea of Dayton's particular weird jumble of charming objects.

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In downtown Dayton, Ohio, on November 26th, 2008, a view from the east side of Red Cross Lane, south of West 1st Street.

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Lib…
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Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.

Old thoughtful ideas for small touches.
Even all of these years later I still get a good and comfey kind of feeling coming from off of the intentions behind the efforts of the people who pieced all of these little details together back in the 'seventies or whichever decade. Do you like the 3 c…
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A telecenter to teletransport us to telewildy telefantastic telefuture times.

A telecenter to teletransport us to telewildy telefantastic telefuture times.
If I'm still alive in 1999?, geez I can't even imagine. The number sounds so scifi huh!

I've been noticing lots of new developments in the area of microwaveable plastics so I predict that that'll continue I guess?, I don't know!

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Name the downtown of the rust belt city seen here; answer: downtown Dayton Ohio.

Name the downtown of the rust belt city seen here; answer: downtown Dayton Ohio.
Had they been pressed to think about the future of this particular city our ancestors'd've maybe hoped that it'd've ended up cheerier & more useful-seeming but the U.S. isn't known for being good at thinking things through, nor at taking practical steps t…
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Old ruined signage.

Old ruined signage.
Jesus was it a bad thunderstorm or something that messed it up so bad. People that have got old pictures of the sign when it was new, PLEASE get in touch with me!, I love old-timey pictures of old architecture, so much!

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In downt…
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An entire skyscraper's worth of windowless façade.

An entire skyscraper's worth of windowless façade.
What a spectacularly stupid idea!, I don't mind saying, dang, tear that down and start over.

Windowlessness's denial of sunlight has depressive effects on humans which reverberate unpredictably through our civilization and we all end up paying for it so…
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