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(AZ Family)   We're not saying Arizona is weird, but the state's first governor is buried in a pyramid located in a desert park next to a zoo   (azfamily.com) divider line 52
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2012-09-11 02:04:09 AM
Tag needed

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2012-09-11 02:09:08 AM
What's weird about that? That's the same type of structure the Templars buried the Holy Grail in before entrusting the protection of it to the Priory of Sion.
 
2012-09-11 02:10:21 AM
"We're not saying Arizona is weird" - Well then, let me help you out with that.

ARIZONA IS WEIRD.
 
2012-09-11 02:11:42 AM
Nothing weird there. Valued public servant with a few quirks wants to be buried in a specific spot and have his mausoleum be architecturally based on a fascination of his.
 
2012-09-11 02:15:25 AM
Questions to ask...

1) was he Mormon?

2) was he Republican?

3) who gives a fark?
 
2012-09-11 02:15:38 AM
Son, you got buried with a panty on your head.
 
2012-09-11 02:16:15 AM

Summercat: Nothing weird there. Valued public servant with a few quirks wants to be buried in a specific spot and have his mausoleum be architecturally based on a fascination of his.


You'll notice I said nothing about the man or where he chose to be buried ^_~
 
2012-09-11 02:16:16 AM
Arizona is the Florida of the desert.
 
2012-09-11 02:24:29 AM
It does seem a bit attention whoring to want your tomb to be visible so far and wide.
 
2012-09-11 02:31:45 AM
It's a pretty small pyramid, and not visible from far away.

You won't see it unless you go hiking in the park.
 
2012-09-11 02:35:16 AM

ladyfortuna: Summercat: Nothing weird there. Valued public servant with a few quirks wants to be buried in a specific spot and have his mausoleum be architecturally based on a fascination of his.

You'll notice I said nothing about the man or where he chose to be buried ^_~


Yeah, whereas I wish to be dried out (removing water weight), then shot by a rocket on a least-energy course for Phobos, to eventually be given a properer burial by space explorers.
 
2012-09-11 02:37:03 AM

Summercat: ladyfortuna: Summercat: Nothing weird there. Valued public servant with a few quirks wants to be buried in a specific spot and have his mausoleum be architecturally based on a fascination of his.

You'll notice I said nothing about the man or where he chose to be buried ^_~

Yeah, whereas I wish to be dried out (removing water weight), then shot by a rocket on a least-energy course for Phobos, to eventually be given a properer burial by space explorers.


And at the top of the comment page was an add for Boeing's "Beyond earth"

...wat.
 
2012-09-11 02:41:47 AM
I'm left thinking "How to spot a mason"

sx44.ca
 
2012-09-11 03:10:47 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 03:13:28 AM
farm6.staticflickr.com

View of the zoo from the tomb. Quite a nice park actually. The pyramid is at the far end of the park and barely noticeable.
 
2012-09-11 03:37:31 AM
Anyone remember Legend CIty?
 
2012-09-11 04:31:14 AM
Governor Hunt with Norm Macdonald

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-11 04:38:12 AM
Please oh please give Arizona it's own fark tag now.
 
2012-09-11 05:16:16 AM

farkityfarker: Anyone remember Legend CIty?


What a ridiculous question. Of course we do, you might as well ask if anyone remembers Wallace and Ladmo.
 
2012-09-11 05:21:42 AM

Philbb: farkityfarker: Anyone remember Legend CIty?

What a ridiculous question. Of course we do, you might as well ask if anyone remembers Wallace and Ladmo.


I would've sold my mom into white slavery for a Ladmo Bag when I was a kid.
 
2012-09-11 06:26:45 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Philbb: farkityfarker: Anyone remember Legend CIty?

What a ridiculous question. Of course we do, you might as well ask if anyone remembers Wallace and Ladmo.

I would've sold my mom into white slavery for a Ladmo Bag when I was a kid.


Any one of us would have.

/wife got a ladmo bag. I never did.
//married her to get my hands on it.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:04 AM

LordOfThePings: Governor Hunt with Norm Macdonald


So, now we know how Norm keeps getting his own shows...he's a vampire!

Nah, I like Norm.


I wondered what the hell folks were talking about on a politics thread yesterday.
You learn something new every day.
 
2012-09-11 06:57:33 AM
In his jammies?
 
2012-09-11 07:48:41 AM
That's actually pretty cool.
Arizona used to be cool, before all the nasty old people moved there.
It will be cool again, soon.
 
2012-09-11 08:16:40 AM

jso2897: That's actually pretty cool.
Arizona used to be cool, before all the nasty old people moved there.
It will be cool again, soon.


yeah, they're dying quickly. Phoenix is going to be EMPTY.
 
2012-09-11 08:30:15 AM
Also buried in Arizona, Haji Ali (Hi Jolly), a camel driver brought over from Syria to handle the herd of camels the US War Dept brought over before the Civil War.
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Buried in Quartzsite, AZ off of I-10.
 
2012-09-11 08:32:55 AM

Vertdang: jso2897: That's actually pretty cool.
Arizona used to be cool, before all the nasty old people moved there.
It will be cool again, soon.

yeah, they're dying quickly. Phoenix is going to be EMPTY.


Nooooooo. We've got a lot of friends from down south who won't allow that to happen.


/I won a Ladmo bag circa 1983!
 
2012-09-11 09:34:47 AM
www.global-air.com

This grave in Kansas has it beat. (new window)
 
2012-09-11 09:36:28 AM

DanZero: Tag needed

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No.

A lot of states ask for their own tag but they are still amateur league. Florida is pro.
 
2012-09-11 10:07:14 AM
The Phoenix Zoo is one of the best Zoos I've ever been too. Puts the San Diego Zoo to shame.

My best guess is the Governor was a Freemason...

Yup.
 

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2012-09-11 10:38:50 AM

DanZero: Tag needed

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As a former Zony I agree with this remark.
 
2012-09-11 10:43:26 AM
There's another pyramid a bit south of Gov Hunts, on a hill outside of Florence. Cant remember if thre's a stiff in there or not.
 
2012-09-11 11:55:26 AM
More Phoenix pyramids:

I've been in both of these;
img.groundspeak.com

www.tomassoe.com
 
2012-09-11 12:54:49 PM
To be fair, Papago Park wasn't even a park until the late 50s and wasn't exactly what would be considered "in the city" in the 30s. The zoo didn't open until the 60s. During the time people were buried there, it was scrub desert among some rocks near an Army Reserve (which still exists today) and most of that area wasn't developed until the 50s and 60s.
 
2012-09-11 01:27:56 PM
my favorite part of going to the Phoenix Zoo was looking at that pyramid in the desert, made me feel all 'Gyptian an shiat
 
2012-09-11 01:59:38 PM
yea, so?
 
2012-09-11 04:57:35 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: More Phoenix pyramids:

I've been in both of these;
img.groundspeak.com


This is one of the ugliest faux Frank Lloyd Wright buildings I've ever seen. And I sure hope it's faux.

And it's siting is all wrong sitting next to a giant Fry's and with a BofA in its parking lot. I can appreciate a good church building, but jeez, that thing is hideous. 

Intriguingly, the overhead view makes it look a lot less ugly, though it's still got way too much robot titty going for it.

i.imgur.com
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It's apparently known either as the Capstone Cathedral or the Trendsetter's Church and was built by an televangelist with typical Phoenix bullshiat taste in architecture.

Link

And though I think it's one of the ugliest buildings in Phoenix, some jackass has listed it as 37 on the 50 Most Extraordinary Churches -- Check that out and see what it is being compared to. Link

This church is 38, and is clearly not as pretty as Robot Titty. lh6.ggpht.com
 
2012-09-11 05:18:05 PM

RoyBatty: And it's siting is all wrong sitting next to a giant Fry's and with a BofA in its parking lot. I can appreciate a good church building, but jeez, that thing is hideous.


Hey, at least there's a Taco Bell for when you get snacky.
 
2012-09-11 05:29:48 PM

LordOfThePings: RoyBatty: And it's siting is all wrong sitting next to a giant Fry's and with a BofA in its parking lot. I can appreciate a good church building, but jeez, that thing is hideous.

Hey, at least there's a Taco Bell for when you get snacky.


And I've been to that Taco Bell several times.... usually to reward myself on a well done Fry's shopping experience.

(I have no idea what the hell Taco Bell has done to their menu.)
 
2012-09-11 05:47:49 PM
I saw that and wondered wtf it was. Papago park is actually really nice for hiking
(I live right next to it). Kind of a weird part of town (Van Buren street has it's own umm promiscuous history)
Van Buren turns into Mill Ave when you get to Tempe (Party central-skip downtown Phoenix it sucks, unless
you want to go to Alice Coopers bar/grill there-all the staff have triangles painted under their eyes-took my bible-thumping
mom there and she actually liked it). Go up 1 block and you are in Scottsdale.
All these stupid cities can't get a bus to run between them for the most part. Routes end at the borders.
Phoenix buses are crappy as hell. Get on one in Scottsdale or Tempe or Mesa or Gilbert or Chandler and you feel like a rock star.

Worked the A's spring training at the Muni (Phoenix Municipal Stadium, right next to the zoo)
Walked through the park from my apt. to get there, doggie likes going there too. Jackrabbits, and he can't catch the
gecko's they are too fast for him. No Scorpions here, which is nice. But they are all over the place otherwise.
 
2012-09-11 06:53:21 PM

RoyBatty: Because People in power are Stupid: More Phoenix pyramids:

I've been in both of these;
[img.groundspeak.com image 600x450]

This is one of the ugliest faux Frank Lloyd Wright buildings I've ever seen. And I sure hope it's faux.

And it's siting is all wrong sitting next to a giant Fry's and with a BofA in its parking lot. I can appreciate a good church building, but jeez, that thing is hideous. 


I live right around the corner from this church, interestingly it is run by some ex football player. I was reading an article in the New Times I think (or maybe it was Phoenix Magazine) that talked about all the interesting churches in the Phoenix area. Said it was found by some hippie then some football player took it over in the mid 90s. Every time I drive by this church I think "This would have been cool when I was a skateboarder back in the 80s"
 
2012-09-11 07:15:21 PM

DumbAmerican: RoyBatty: Because People in power are Stupid: More Phoenix pyramids:

I've been in both of these;
[img.groundspeak.com image 600x450]

This is one of the ugliest faux Frank Lloyd Wright buildings I've ever seen. And I sure hope it's faux.

And it's siting is all wrong sitting next to a giant Fry's and with a BofA in its parking lot. I can appreciate a good church building, but jeez, that thing is hideous. 

I live right around the corner from this church, interestingly it is run by some ex football player. I was reading an article in the New Times I think (or maybe it was Phoenix Magazine) that talked about all the interesting churches in the Phoenix area. Said it was found by some hippie then some football player took it over in the mid 90s. Every time I drive by this church I think "This would have been cool when I was a skateboarder back in the 80s"


Hey, fwiw, I live almost literally across the street from the Costco and REI.
 
2012-09-11 07:18:04 PM

DumbAmerican: "This would have been cool when I was a skateboarder back in the 80s"


It's one of the many things I miss from living elsewhere, far too few good decent hills for biking, motorcycling, or driving.

There are some semi-notorious videos of kids screaming down these hills in Oakland and Berkeley. I used to live, right there. Oh well.
 
2012-09-11 07:28:22 PM

RoyBatty:

Hey, fwiw, I live almost literally across the street from the Costco and REI.


No shiat? Let me guess, Summit Apartments? My wife used to live there about 15 years ago or so, she used to work right next to the REI until about 2 years ago. We live two blocks behind the Walmart.
 
2012-09-11 07:48:23 PM

DumbAmerican: RoyBatty:

Hey, fwiw, I live almost literally across the street from the Costco and REI.

No shiat? Let me guess, Summit Apartments? My wife used to live there about 15 years ago or so, she used to work right next to the REI until about 2 years ago. We live two blocks behind the Walmart.


No, I live in the much more fancier sounding name "Palisades" on the other side of the park next to Summit. If I cross the park then cross the street I am at Costco. If I cross the park then pass by Summit then I am at REI.

pal·i·sade (pl-sd)
n.
1.
a. A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
b. One of the pales of such a fence.
2. palisades A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
tr.v. pal·i·sad·ed, pal·i·sad·ing, pal·i·sades
To equip or fortify with palisades or a palisade.


Well, I don't see cliffs or a river near me, so apparently it's named for the fence surrounding the joint.

I would love to see the former Lagerfields bar & restaurant reopen (or be sold and renamed and open), that's one of my personal key tests for when the depression is over.... The idea of having a nice neighborhood bar I could stagger home from.....
 
2012-09-11 09:15:46 PM

farkityfarker: Anyone remember Legend CIty?


Hell yeah! Late to thread but I'm old too!

Remember when Compton Terrace was next to Legend City?



/saw Asia there in '82
 
2012-09-12 12:47:52 AM
Roy, DA, I hope you realize you're both going to have to move now :D
 
2012-09-12 01:39:10 AM

ladyfortuna: Roy, DA, I hope you realize you're both going to have to move now :D


There are probably 1000+ apartments here - I've never seen so many apartments -- but yes if I could move out of Phoenix, I would in a heartbeat.
 
2012-09-12 01:57:48 AM

DumbAmerican: RoyBatty:

Hey, fwiw, I live almost literally across the street from the Costco and REI.

No shiat? Let me guess, Summit Apartments? My wife used to live there about 15 years ago or so, she used to work right next to the REI until about 2 years ago. We live two blocks behind the Walmart.


Hmm. this is all getting WAY too close for home. I live about 2 miles from y'all.
 
2012-09-12 02:01:16 AM

RoyBatty: ...

I would love to see the former Lagerfields bar & restaurant reopen (or be sold and renamed and open), that's one of my personal key tests for when the depression is over.... The idea of having a nice neighborhood bar I could stagger home from.....


If you can stumble a little farther, the Dubliner is fun.
 
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