Randomly Wednesday

Random thoughts for a Wednesday afternoon:

  • I hadn’t really thought about it before (maybe because Winston-Salem has big leaf vacuuming trucks, so we just rake ’em out to the curb) but leaf bags are a pretty brilliant marketing scheme.
  • Note to the Charlotte Observer: daily newspapers in real World Class Cities™ don’t generally do quarterly front page updates on how big their penises skylines are getting. Oh wait. This was a story about a postcard company. Right…
  • There’s a lovely photo of an old Colonial store on Endangered Durham today. If you haven’t visited this site, you should. It’s very instructive as to how “urban renewal” over the years has generally meant “urban removal“. I don’t think a lot of people realize how big the second wave of this trend is growing nowadays, either.