17
Feb
10

A couple quick details.

The elevator here at the office plays one song and one song only: an instrumental version of Yesterday Once More by the Carpenters. You know the song, “Every sha la la la, every whoa-oh-oh still shines”. What makes this even more awesome is that it plays through the most blown-out, distorted and busted speaker you’ve ever heard. You literally want to disassemble the ceiling panel of the elevator and put that speaker out of it’s misery. It’s like something out of a post-apocalyptic video game where a broken radio squawks on in a haunting static-bathed reminder of the civilization that once was.

The other piece that I wanted to share is that there are men working on the outside of this building. I’m not sure what they’re up to, but this is about an 8 floor office building. Not a small building. They’re on bamboo scaffolding. Let me repeat that. They are outside working somewhere around the 6th floor of an 8 floor office building on BAMBOO EFFING SCAFFOLDING!!! It’s like the Robinson Crusoe/Castaway version of scaffolding, strapped together with some form of cloth or leather strips. I took some photos. You have to see this. There’s not enough money in the world to get me on one of those things, and I’m guessing those fellows are doing it for a whole lot less than all the money in the world.

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