April 8, 2007

Vivid Austin.

A video rental store:

mural

A hot dog place:

Inappropriate hotdog

I love the hot dog's "I couldn't help it" expression. Hold the mustard!

Juicy sunshine:

mural

Yeah, you know you want a tattoo:

tattoo devil

The devil's making you want it.

Let's take a closer look at this ATM:

Inappropriate ATM

From this fabulous mural of fabulous Austin, a detail:

mural detail

And another:

mural detail
Why are you looking at my breasts?

Free speech (at the Spider House):

stickered refrigerator at the Spider House

Where not everything is bright and hot:

Spider House

Some things are cool and languorous:

Spider House

Ah.

14 comments:

Russell said...

Automatic teller machine machine?

Ann Althouse said...

Russell: I can't believe I did that. I was actually thinking about how it's ATM and not "ATM machine" as I was writing that. Congratulating myself for knowing better. Somehow I made myself write it!

Corrected.

peter hoh said...

Loving the green in the last photo. Mmmmm. With temps forecast to dip into the teens tonight, I'm jealous. Spring teased with me and my garden, but then the temps dropped and everything is brown. And frozen.

Maxine Weiss said...

You should have just stayed and planted yourself at the Four Seasons and walked along the lake.

No need to bother going anywhere else.

Peace, Maxine

Paul Snively said...

"Ach, it's so stimulating being your hat!"

Fen said...

ATM Machine

PIN Number

SSN#

in_the_middle said...

Not that this is a 'job', but it's refreshing to see someone like you totally distracted from their typical work here and only be able to post photos rather than pick up the NYT beckoning at you.

I feel a certain connection, as I read your blog, looking for witty retorts and only finding photos of that dirty little Texas town and really I should be working and not making sentences so long.

Jeff said...

Hmmm, I see Feministing is branching out into banking.

Maxine Weiss said...

I want Althouse to start her own radio station, and she can.

http://www.live365.com/broadcast/landing2.live

But no Mammas and Poppas, and no Bob Dylan---he took drugs.

No druggies.

Peace, Maxine

AJD said...

Congratulating yourself. An Althouse speciality!!!

Extra fitting when it's misplaced. Go Annie!

Ann Althouse said...

Would AJD recognize self-deprecation if it bit him on the ass?

Susan said...

That first picture reminds me of the old Peaches record stores with their big painted record album covers.

Elizabeth said...

I do want a new tattoo. How'd you know? I'm waiting to give blood this month, then maybe I'll give in to the devil. (You can't give blood for 12 months after getting a tattoo-but I really, really want the latest blook bank giveaway, a black t-shirt with a fleur de lis, and the phrase "I bleed Black and Gold" so no tattoo until the donation is made.)

Demian said...

Anyone recognize the naked guy in the Mural, carrying bongos and a bong? Matthew McConaughey. Remember his disturbing-the-peace arrest a few years ago in Texas, where he was stoned, naked and playing bongos at a buddy's house? Very funny pop-culture reference. Kudos, Austin.