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Oxygenee
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?
Oxygenee
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.
Jaded Prole
That sounds interesting to me, especially as a publisher of working class literature. Good luck in finding those posts.
justabob
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.
Donnie Darko
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.
Jaded Prole
Hah, sounds like he "got 'er dun" early on, sorta like the Liver at Jackfest though he lasted through 'til Sunday morning.
bob_chong
Pikkle's pictures and stories from the mills:
First page

Second page

Third page (mostly camera/film geekery, short on the Pikkle tales)





Barsnake
mr chong!!!

ah - these memories...

*sniff*

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

ah for the lively forum of the past!
Oxygenee
Thanks for unearthing those wonderful photographs Bob, I'd forgotten about them.
Donnie Darko
Thanks, great stuff.
bob_chong
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).
Jaded Prole
Thanks, great photos!
Donnie Darko
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...
traineraz
I still think he's Head, and that neither of them is real.
bob_chong
I always liked this one:

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

Thirsty.Click to view attachment
pikkle
QUOTE(bob_chong @ Dec 1 2006, 12:38 PM) *

I always liked this one:

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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.
pikkle
Awake!

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Asleep…

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Artemis
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.
pikkle
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.
Jack Batemaster
Ces communistes !
Jaded Prole
Industrialism -- Poland is was the most polluted place on earth but China has them beat.

Jack Batemaster
Ce communiste !
Artemis
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.
pikkle
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.
Kirk
Sobering shot. I hear the rivers in China run whatever color is hot that year.
Kirk
You are a root member, why do you forsake us now?
pikkle
QUOTE(Kirk @ Jun 19 2014, 02:58 PM) *

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

I am always here…









pikkle
Down in NOLA, y'all… who's in town? Absinthe House, hurry!!!
thegreenimp
The one year I don't go to Tales…
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