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Posted by: Oxygenee Oct 29 2006, 10:04 AM

The poet of the steel mills. I miss him.

I can't find his wonderful pieces on life at the mill in the archives - I think they may fall into the period where many threads are missing. Did anyone save them?

Posted by: Oxygenee Nov 5 2006, 09:02 AM

Helloooo? Anyone?

What I'm looking for are the two or three depressed but brilliant posts Pikkle wrote describing life at the mill. From recollection, they were in fact after 2001, so they should be indexed, but despite repeated searches, I can't find them.

Posted by: Jaded Prol Nov 5 2006, 03:19 PM

That sounds interesting to me, especially as a publisher of http://Partisanpress.org. Good luck in finding those posts.

Posted by: justabob Nov 5 2006, 04:31 PM

Pikkle, come back!

He is registered and was here not that long ago. He always cracked me up. I remember one very long and seemingly serious dissertation regarding some political issue of the day. He then stopped in mid sentence and said, never mind I'm fucked up on percocet again.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Nov 5 2006, 06:03 PM

I met him at the NYC party in 2002, seemed like a nice guy. Unfortunately he was already blind drunk by the time everyone showed up, and passed out about an hour into the party so nobody got to talk to him much. He was wearing a PBR shirt. Not a T-shirt, but a nice looking button down, that had the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo all over it.

Posted by: Jaded Prol Nov 5 2006, 06:07 PM

Hah, sounds like he "got 'er dun" early on, sorta like the Liver at Jackfest though he lasted through 'til Sunday morning.

Posted by: bob_chong Nov 30 2006, 04:10 PM

Pikkle's pictures and stories from the mills:
http://www.feeverte.net/archive/2002-2003/messages/6539/7132.html

http://www.feeverte.net/archive/2002-2003/messages/6539/7141.html

http://www.feeverte.net/archive/2002-2003/messages/6539/7147.html






Posted by: Barsnake Nov 30 2006, 09:25 PM

mr chong!!!

ah - these memories...

*sniff*

first don walsh, then pikkle, - now bob chong posts!

ah for the lively forum of the past!

Posted by: Oxygenee Dec 1 2006, 07:28 AM

Thanks for unearthing those wonderful photographs Bob, I'd forgotten about them.

Posted by: Donnie Darko Dec 1 2006, 12:41 PM

Thanks, great stuff.

Posted by: bob_chong Dec 1 2006, 02:14 PM

Sorry it took so long for me to get around to finding them, Oxy. A few weeks back, I had remembered that the thread in question (or a related thread) had discussed cameras, the Hexar in particular. Knowing that keyword couldn't be in too many threads, I knew I could find Pikkle's stuff, if it still existed. But then I forgot to go back and do the actual search until yesterday.

BTW, was I the only one who thought Pikkle was Head (initially, at the time).

Posted by: Jaded Prol Dec 1 2006, 02:21 PM

Thanks, great photos!

Posted by: Donnie Darko Dec 1 2006, 03:45 PM

QUOTE(bob_chong @ Dec 1 2006, 10:14 AM) *

BTW, was I the only one who thought Pikkle was Head (initially, at the time)?


I thought he was Head too until I met him. Both seemed to have that twisted esoteric sense of humour and both were from Michigan. Go figure...

Posted by: traineraz Dec 1 2006, 07:44 PM

I still think he's Head, and that neither of them is real.

Posted by: bob_chong Dec 1 2006, 08:38 PM

I always liked this one:

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Posted by: pikkle Dec 19 2013, 09:49 PM

QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Nov 5 2006, 10:03 AM) *

I met him at the NYC party in 2002, seemed like a nice guy. Unfortunately he was already blind drunk by the time everyone showed up, and passed out about an hour into the party so nobody got to talk to him much. He was wearing a PBR shirt. Not a T-shirt, but a nice looking button down, that had the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo all over it.


I still have that shirt too!

Posted by: Absomphe Dec 19 2013, 11:52 PM

I never thought I'd admit this, butt I've missed the Pikkle. abs-cheers.gif

Posted by: pikkle Dec 20 2013, 05:05 AM

Det är sant, jag är fortfarande vid liv!

Gone but apparently not forgotten. Went out for a pack of smokes, saw some crazy bright lights in the sky and now a set of fat ugly sisters who have zero talent are on tv all the time and Urkel is in the White House… wow, time travel sucks!

How are things since I've been here last? Did you get that mess cleaned up in the corner yet? I like what you've done with the place, it seems so… the same. Good. Like I never say: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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Posted by: pikkle Dec 20 2013, 05:26 AM

QUOTE(bob_chong @ Dec 1 2006, 12:38 PM) *

I always liked this one:

IPB Image


Ah, my buddy Lavaughn. He'd walk the lines, bobbing his head up and down and every now and then stop, turn his head slowly to stare out into space and would let out a silent, tortured scream. Was the eeriest thing I'd even seen. If you came upon him he'd snap out of his spell just long enough to talk to you in a slow, simple voice, almost child-like but once you turned to walk away, the head would start a bobbin again. Always did his job. One time he set his own shanty on fire and lost about twenty dollars in quarters that he kept in a duffle bag because he took the bus to work. The company paid him for his lost change even though the fire was his fault. The union looked out for guys like this. Heard that a woman broke his heart years ago. That's why he was like that.

Posted by: pikkle Dec 20 2013, 06:06 AM

Awake!

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Asleep…

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Posted by: Artemis Dec 20 2013, 08:31 PM

The poisonous sky reminds me of a photo I saw recently of China choking on its industrial might. They're going down; they'll take Walmart right down with them.

Posted by: pikkle Dec 20 2013, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Artemis @ Dec 20 2013, 12:31 PM) *

The poisonous sky reminds me of a photo I saw recently of China choking on its industrial might. They're going down; they'll take Walmart right down with them.


That one is from the steel mill in Cherepovets, Russia. Russia taught the Chinese everything they know about the environment.

Posted by: Jack Batemaster Dec 20 2013, 10:38 PM

Ces communistes !

Posted by: Jaded Prole Dec 20 2013, 11:32 PM

Industrialism -- Poland is was the most polluted place on earth but China has them beat.


Posted by: Jack Batemaster Dec 20 2013, 11:48 PM

Ce communiste !

Posted by: Artemis Dec 21 2013, 12:17 AM

QUOTE
Cherepovets, Russia

I thought of Mongolia; the buildings don't look like anything I've seen in the U.S. Even Gary, Indiana isn't that bleak. Striking photo, though.

Posted by: pikkle Dec 22 2013, 01:06 AM

QUOTE(Artemis @ Dec 20 2013, 04:17 PM) *

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Cherepovets, Russia

I thought of Mongolia; the buildings don't look like anything I've seen in the U.S. Even Gary, Indiana isn't that bleak. Striking photo, though.


A working group of us mill folk went over there a few years ago and I can say, if you would like a taste of Soviet Russia, Cherepovets is a good place to start. I wasn't there pre-break up, but minus a few (very few) of the Western style stores I encountered, I'm pretty sure not much has changed since the 1950's when this Stalin-esque nightmare was finally up and running full bore. Not even a McDonalds from what I could tell. I saw smoke of virtually every color in the rainbow pouring out of stacks at various places of the plant (and the land on which the plant sat was itself larger in area than that of the city proper.) I remember at one point in one of our many endless tours we were in a tunnel between mills and the group stopped at a very large hatch, like one you'd see in a submarine only larger, and I asked our tour guide what it was for… her reply was some to the effect of "that was for when you were going to bomb us." It appeared to still have been well lubricated and very functional.

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for the photo… any photography was frowned upon by our Russian handlers while we were there… as were questions. But the photo was quite indicative of the view we had for several weeks, and the residents had their whole lives. If you think the cold war is over, you are probably very much not so correct, comrade.

Posted by: Kirk Dec 22 2013, 02:20 AM

Sobering shot. I hear the rivers in China run whatever color is hot that year.

Posted by: Kirk Jun 19 2014, 10:58 PM

You are a root member, why do you forsake us now?

Posted by: pikkle Jul 13 2014, 01:41 AM

QUOTE(Kirk @ Jun 19 2014, 02:58 PM) *

You are a root member, why do you forsake us now?

I am always here…










Posted by: pikkle Jul 19 2014, 08:03 PM

Down in NOLA, y'all… who's in town? Absinthe House, hurry!!!

Posted by: thegreenimp Jul 19 2014, 10:26 PM

The one year I don't go to Tales…

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