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Photos of Car Burnouts in Garnock
October 7, 2001 4:59 PM   Subscribe

Photos of Car Burnouts in Garnock make for a surprisingly good website. Makes me wish I had a similarly simple yet satisfying hobby. I mean, at this boy's I was collecting beermats for some bizarre reason. The kids of today have got it all...
posted by MUD (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Your link isn't working for me, but I'd like to add that the best smashed-up-car material I know of on the net has to be Act One of the "Other People's Mail" episode of This American Life (July 1997).

Richard Lyons, from the band Negativland, tells the story of a xeroxed book he put together for a few friends. It's photos of smashed-up cars in a junkyard, and next to each crumpled car is reprinted the text of a note or letter or list found in the car. The effect is poignant. Lyons describes the photos and reads from the notes and letters found in the cars. (10 minutes)

posted by Zurishaddai at 5:04 PM on October 7, 2001


If the link's a bit dodgy try the Google cache copy.

On a separate note:

at this boy's I was collecting beermats

The missing word there is age and not something straange and disturbing like house.
posted by MUD at 5:12 PM on October 7, 2001


The future J.G.Ballard! Wonderful link. I wish I had the balls to say "sweet", because that's what it is.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:30 PM on October 7, 2001


I saw this site mentioned on Tech TV's The Screen Savers show a while back, but it was only a quick mention between segments so I couldn't find a link to the actual episode. That aside, does anyone else think this "13 year old" uses suspiciously mature vocabulary and sentence structure?

There's little doubt that this Burn Out enjoys one of the finest views North Ayrshire has to offer; indeed, the breathtaking outlook across the Firth Of Clyde, dominated by the Isle of Arran, must be one of the grandest viewpoints in all of Scotland - a fitting location for such a high caliber Burn Out
posted by pheideaux at 5:39 PM on October 7, 2001


pheideaux, you took the words of my keyboard...I think it's an older sibling or parent who is using the child as a stand in...it would be another weird site if it was a 30 year old interested in junk; the kid adds a twist. cool site though.
posted by n'awlins at 6:40 PM on October 7, 2001


The missing word there is age and not something straange and disturbing like house...

or say, knickers...
posted by quonsar at 7:02 PM on October 7, 2001


or bar mitzvah
posted by kevspace at 8:28 PM on October 7, 2001


pheideaux, n'awlins - I agree. Maybe this is how school teachers react when parents do their children's assignments...

He likes expensive name-brand clothing (such as that Paris St. Germain jersey) for conducting his fieldwork. A bit of an aside, but is it an an urban myth that in Scotland you wear a non-local football jersey and you ask for physical harm?
posted by philfromhavelock at 10:33 PM on October 7, 2001


I used to pass the one in the rugby field every morning getting the train into work. Ah memories.
posted by jackiemcghee at 12:51 AM on October 8, 2001


is it an an urban myth that in Scotland you wear a non-local football jersey and you ask for physical harm?

Not entirely. Many is the pub that disallows football colours all together. The real risk comes when entering an unknown pub in your football strip. Accidentally end up in the wrong pub and your time may well be up. Such is life in much of Britain. It's not something to worry about.
posted by MUD at 9:16 AM on October 8, 2001


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