Fifteen would be too much
April 11, 2007 10:22 PM   Subscribe

Most of these photos could have been taken in rural-anywhere, but there's something about a roller-skating rink DJ that just screams rural America.
posted by three blind mice at 10:47 PM on April 11, 2007

This great, thanks!
posted by amyms at 11:06 PM on April 11, 2007

is* great
posted by amyms at 11:07 PM on April 11, 2007

Alexis: Meth, or does she just like The (International) Noise Conspiracy a lot?
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 12:15 AM on April 12, 2007

Some good photos here. Thanks for the post!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:31 AM on April 12, 2007

And thirteen wouldn't be enough, I guess.
posted by kcds at 5:46 AM on April 12, 2007

When I drove across country "off-highway" these are the kinds of places I ate. The waiters were interesting, the locals engaging, and as William Heat Moon observed, you can tell the quality of the food by how many calenders are on the walls. A five-calender+ dinner was a keeper.
posted by stbalbach at 5:52 AM on April 12, 2007

These are terrific photos. Sensitive to their subjects, and not patronizing. There's another world out there, and in many ways it's a pretty good one. Thanks very much for this. Brought back a lot of memories of growing up in Kansas.
posted by MarshallPoe at 6:03 AM on April 12, 2007

I would rather lose my money playing this than by gambling at any table in Vegas.
posted by Kibbutz at 6:19 AM on April 12, 2007

This is where I grew up. Warsaw. Geezee wow. I could be at that site all day. The photographs are great. Thanks for the link.
posted by billysumday at 6:27 AM on April 12, 2007

City folk had the three martini lunch. In my hometown it was all about pie. You covered the weather, how the folks were doing, throw in a little gossip in a hushed voice and an arched eyebrow, turn and greet when you hear the screen door open. Then, whatever business at hand over lunch on ceramic plates. Followed by a handshake and pie. Maybe lemon (if there's any left). The meringue has formed little amber beads in the heat.
posted by hal9k at 7:59 AM on April 12, 2007

Those are amazing. Great post.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 8:11 AM on April 12, 2007

These are really great!
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:27 AM on April 12, 2007

Awesome photos.
posted by byronimation at 9:07 AM on April 12, 2007

aren't you a bit old to be trick or treating?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:41 PM on April 12, 2007

Awesome. 14 possible Mefi meetup locations! Now excuse me while I go book a ticket to the US of A for that road trip I've been planning.
posted by lodev at 12:51 PM on April 12, 2007

OK, let me be the fart in the room: there are too many photographs online. I wish the digital camera had never been invented.
posted by kozad at 4:45 PM on April 12, 2007

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