Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Look Both Ways

This is the sidewalk TIE fighters are supposed to take on the way back to the Death Star.

Be careful crossing the street, boys.


vinnymoe said...

Just think, If the architects of the Death Star had thought to cover THIER vital utility boxs/exaust ports with a vented cast iron cover (first used in a galaxy far away from them in the 19th century) we may well be living in a much different universe today.
Just as well,i would't trust them to deliver a Reliable flying car anyway.

Vegas Blue Stake seems to have way to much time to be cerative.

vinnymoe said...

cerative = creative...or not.
What the heck does Pink signify?

Lavi D. said...

I'd call it magenta.   And I think it might be the intended-dig line.

The_Scum said...

Ah yes, call before you dig...bluestake...whatever the name is.

Every utility gets their own damn color.

It's actually a good thing. I was once digging near Casino Boulevard in Laughlin and called it in. HOLY SHIT! Southwest Gas, Nevada Power, Sprint (Embarq now), Big Bend Water District, Black Mesa Pipeline, the cable company PLUS have a dozen other utilities.

One of 'the other utilities' was an outfit that ran a main internet trunk line from Phoenix to Vegas. I'd have been crucified if I disconnected millions of porn surfers for a week or so.

There is a lot more out there than even I imagined.

The_Scum said...

have = half internet typo world

The_Scum said...

Lavi D. said...
I'd call it magenta. And I think it might be the intended-dig line.

No, the entity doing the digging gets the color white.

vinnymoe said...

Scum is correct. White is marked by the intended so blue stake knows.
Since red is taken pink/magenta seems only proper for a f.o. line dedicated to internet porn.

Lavi D. said...

Fuck, I'm getting old.

I used to work for cable tv back before it was an evil empire.

I used to know that white was "intended dig".

Maybe magenta is a scar.

Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas ... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether.

-Hunter S. Thompson

Dedicated to the other side of Las Vegas, namely; the sprawling, mad, incoherent underpinnings of the world's favorite destination.

That, and the occasional ranting about nothing in particular.