August 1, 2017

Vertical Indianapolis, part 2.

"Radio Radio":


"Hot Values":


"Bigger Than Elvis":



Michael K said...

I love old hardware stores. They are hard to find these days.

Ann Althouse said...

"I love old hardware stores. They are hard to find these days."

I have a whole big series on that hardware store, so just wait. It was Meade's favorite thing about the whole trip (not counting the seeing of family members).

Tim Wright said...

I once worked for a hardware store trades magazine. My favorite part of the job was traveling around and talking to hardware store owners. I always loved the smell of an old hardware store when you walked in the door. Lowes andHomeDepot are sadly lacking in the smell department.

BTW, posting about fountain square, have you watched the Good Bones show on hgtv? F. Square is one of their haunts. Tim

Michael K said...

Matushick's Hardware was my favorite place when I was a kid.

My father bought my first shotgun there when I was 9. They had everything.

Clark said...

I couldn't help noticing that both the Hot Values Plumber and the figure on the left in the Scaramouche post are depicted rather blatantly as dressing right.

PSM said...

Reminds one of "I'm on a Mexican"

Ann Althouse said...

"Reminds one of "I'm on a Mexican""

I thought of Elvis Costello & The Attractions - "Radio, Radio."

Ann Althouse said...

Radio is a sound salvation
Radio is cleaning up the nation
They say you better listen to the voice of reason
But they don't give you any choice 'cause they think that it's treason
So you had better do as you are told
You better listen to the radio

David53 said...

Tool Rental makes me think of politicians for some reason.