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November 16, 2007 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Miss Rockaway Armada. A photonarrative.
posted by loquacious (21 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coral Cache link, in case the server falls over.
posted by loquacious at 5:35 AM on November 16, 2007


Related: missrockaway.org (the raft itself); Flickr; NY Times article. More Swoon; more Chicken; more Polaroid Kidd. To set the mood there are the lyrics to Sailing Down My Golden River.
posted by ftrain at 5:55 AM on November 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


Raft? I thought it was a junk.
posted by Tube at 5:58 AM on November 16, 2007


I have no idea what I'm looking at, but I like the photos.
posted by DU at 6:01 AM on November 16, 2007


I want to go there and be ten years old and have adventures. And I'd like Mark Twain to narrate.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:44 AM on November 16, 2007


WTF St. Louis?
posted by wfrgms at 6:45 AM on November 16, 2007


That original link photo looks exactly like my long-cherished inner image of the Duke's boat. (The Duke and King had a boat of some kind, right?) (Don't tell me if they didn't, I want to keep cherishing my inner image.)
posted by bovious at 6:49 AM on November 16, 2007


Wfrgms, the Arch is a National Monument. Therefore, we get the NPS rolling around with Hummers and the occasional overzealous park ranger harrassing people about their camera gear. Um, what else was I gonna do on the arch grounds besides take pictures - lick the fucking monument? During one of the free concerts they have on the arch grounds, a friend of a friend peed on the bushes instead of pissing himself in line for the portajohn. He's now on the Federal Sex Offenders list.
posted by notsnot at 6:52 AM on November 16, 2007


hot hippy boat sex
posted by photoslob at 7:05 AM on November 16, 2007


The follow-up was lush, ftrain. Polaroid Kidd is so tight.
posted by podwarrior at 7:24 AM on November 16, 2007


Really awesome. You need a lot of money to act that poor and romantic...but still awesome.
posted by Skygazer at 7:45 AM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Weird. I was reminded of the junk shop in "Garden State" for a moment. I'll probably forget about this by tomorrow, too.
posted by Tommy Gnosis at 7:49 AM on November 16, 2007


Sweet!
posted by mwhybark at 7:57 AM on November 16, 2007


That boat makes the baby OSHA cry.

Perhaps not the right organization, but still..
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:02 AM on November 16, 2007


Beautiful work swoon.
posted by greenskpr at 8:37 AM on November 16, 2007


Neat. My roommate was the admiral.
posted by iamck at 8:56 AM on November 16, 2007


Sweet, Sweethaven
God must love us
We the people
Love Sweethaven

posted by sourwookie at 9:22 AM on November 16, 2007


This is how we will all live when the ice caps melt.
posted by bottlebrushtree at 9:59 AM on November 16, 2007


Cool. I didn't know about Cementland!
posted by zsazsa at 10:11 AM on November 16, 2007


The story of the coastguard repeatedly trying to help them out was amazingly cool, especially after all the CG bumbling that's coming to light around here. I also knew an artist called Jen Kitchen, though I can't really tell if this is her or not- I haven't seen her since I gave her a ride to Burning Man in 1996.

Anyway, cool post- some lovely pics.
posted by oneirodynia at 10:16 AM on November 16, 2007


notsnot: Um, what else was I gonna do on the arch grounds besides take pictures - lick the fucking monument?

i used to skip school and mime on the arch grounds.

and now i'm a mefite. go figure.


/threadjack
posted by CitizenD at 11:37 AM on November 16, 2007


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