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(Omaha World Herald)   The coolest story (and photo) of early-1900s-era advertisements being discovered during a building renovation project you'll see all day   (omaha.com) divider line 31
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2013-03-04 06:37:16 PM
Where's the Ha Ha guy?
 
2013-03-04 06:45:35 PM
If you want to see what it looked like before the facade was removed,  click here (Google Map), go to street view, and rotate to face south.  Pretty neat!
 
2013-03-04 07:54:36 PM
Okay!
 
2013-03-04 09:16:55 PM
I don't want my pesticides to be just.."okay"
 
2013-03-04 09:30:12 PM
Why do I suddenly have the desire to watch Naked Lunch?
 
2013-03-05 12:01:55 AM
Obviously a bunch of pest pictures won't do for a restaurant

Why not?

Representations of pests aren't pests.
 
2013-03-05 12:23:22 AM
www.behindthevoiceactors.com
 
2013-03-05 12:37:23 AM
Fascinating find. It's a shame the reporter didn't dig more into the history and timeline of previous tenants including when those signs were viewed. Subby says early 1900s but i don't see that in the article.
 
2013-03-05 01:30:52 AM
The Bearded Charmer will bundle this with some fuel pump he found around the corner
 
2013-03-05 01:32:34 AM
"Flannery was a complete pest. The guys up here in Sydney tried to settle him down. They tried to look after him as best they could, but he was, I believe, out of control. Maybe it was the Melbourne instinct coming out of him. He didn't want to do as he was told, he was out of control, and having overstepped that line, well, I suppose they said he had to go but I can assure you I had nothing to do with it."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dale_Flannery

Whenever I hear "pest" I think of that quote. Weird.
 
2013-03-05 02:04:09 AM
There's a large old building in our small town where the rear facade still has faded letters indicating the theater it used to contain was part of the Keith vaudeville circuit. 90-100 years old, I'm guessing.
 
2013-03-05 02:26:59 AM
"Special Powder"?

/A little more for Santa Claus
//A little more for Santa Claus
 
2013-03-05 02:58:56 AM
i22.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-05 06:51:33 AM

Cerebral Knievel: I don't want my pesticides to be just.."okay"


they hadn't invented 'improved' or 'super strength' yet.
 
2013-03-05 07:00:18 AM
False facade? Really?
 
2013-03-05 07:13:21 AM
I would totally eat at a restaurant that used those prominently.  But I am from New Jersey.
 
2013-03-05 07:33:11 AM

Neondistraction: False facade? Really?


Holy God, they did say that, didn't they?
 
2013-03-05 08:48:33 AM

steveGswine: Neondistraction: False facade? Really?

Holy God, they did say that, didn't they?


*sigh*

Idiocracy is here.
 
2013-03-05 09:01:49 AM

Neondistraction: False facade? Really?


That's like a real wall....
 
2013-03-05 09:24:41 AM

steveGswine: Neondistraction: False facade? Really?

Holy God, they did say that, didn't they?


It's the World-Herald. They take what they can get for reporters. If Warren Buffett hadn't bought them, they would've gone out of business.
 
2013-03-05 10:49:02 AM

Neondistraction: False facade? Really?


facade |fəˈsäd|(also  façade)noun
the  face of  a building,  esp. the principal front that looks onto a street or open space.•an  outward appearance that is  maintained to  conceal a less  pleasant or creditable reality: her flawless public facade masked private despair.
ORIGINmid 17th cent.: from  French façade, from  face'face,' on the pattern  of Italian facciata.



it's not redundant.
 
2013-03-05 11:53:34 AM

FlashHarry: Neondistraction: False facade? Really?

facade |fəˈsäd|(also  façade)noun
the  face of  a building,  esp. the principal front that looks onto a street or open space.•an  outward appearance that is  maintained to  conceal a less  pleasant or creditable reality: her flawless public facade masked private despair.
ORIGINmid 17th cent.: from  French façade, from  face'face,' on the pattern  of Italian facciata.


it's not redundant.


Then perhaps you could explain the difference between a false facade and a true one?  What makes a facade false?
 
2013-03-05 12:20:33 PM
Wake me when a singing frog gets discovered in the cornerstone.
 
2013-03-05 12:25:18 PM

Neondistraction: Then perhaps you could explain the difference between a false facade and a true one?  What makes a facade false?


when it hides an actual structural wall such as this, i suppose.
 
2013-03-05 12:33:33 PM

FlashHarry: Neondistraction: Then perhaps you could explain the difference between a false facade and a true one?  What makes a facade false?

when it hides an actual structural wall such as this, i suppose.


That's what all facades are.  They are an outward appearance covering up a true structure.
 
2013-03-05 02:21:06 PM
It's pronounced "fay-KADE," you know ...
 
2013-03-05 03:05:10 PM

Neondistraction: That's what all facades are.  They are an outward appearance covering up a true structure.


so, by definition, all facades are "false?" was the facade that was revealed also false?

i'm not trying to be snarky here - at first, i thought that it was redundant and was going to jump all over it, but after reading the definition, i had second thoughts.
 
2013-03-05 10:23:23 PM

FlashHarry: Neondistraction: That's what all facades are.  They are an outward appearance covering up a true structure.

so, by definition, all facades are "false?" was the facade that was revealed also false?

i'm not trying to be snarky here - at first, i thought that it was redundant and was going to jump all over it, but after reading the definition, i had second thoughts.


That's always been my understanding of the word, yeah.
 
2013-03-06 04:10:21 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: It's pronounced "fay-KADE," you know ...


I like to prouynounce it fuh-CARD as in Captain Picard.
 
2013-03-06 03:10:03 PM

Neondistraction: FlashHarry: Neondistraction: That's what all facades are.  They are an outward appearance covering up a true structure.

so, by definition, all facades are "false?" was the facade that was revealed also false?

i'm not trying to be snarky here - at first, i thought that it was redundant and was going to jump all over it, but after reading the definition, i had second thoughts.

That's always been my understanding of the word, yeah.


Yeah, "facade" = "front" and we say "false front" all the time. When somebody just slapped up some painted tin to cover over the old windows/beams/etc that used to be the front of the building, I would say you could call that a "false facade"...although you'd sound like a pretentious jackhole if you did so, because that's some weird alliteration.
 
2013-03-08 01:37:12 AM

iroll: If you want to see what it looked like before the false facade was removed,  click here (Google Map), go to street view, and rotate to face south.  Pretty neat!


FTFU
 
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