Jimmy Smith Park
February 21, 2009 9:26 PM   Subscribe

Jimmy Smith Park. Breadcrumbs so you can find your way back: Jimmy Smith Park -> About -> Rivers Park -> Dreams about Drunks -> The evolution of previously.
posted by xorry (11 comments total)
I clicked on every link and still have no idea what's going on here.

Anyway, here's Jimmy Smith Organ.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:44 PM on February 21, 2009

[This is the shit.]
posted by pmbuko at 10:42 PM on February 21, 2009

xorry, I don't get this.

The first link is cute, but it's also the second link and later MLK Jr. is forced to channel Kanye West and then it's on to Winston Churchill and the kind of humor only obviously fake moustaches can provide, which is not the best sort of humor, really, don't you think?
posted by longsleeves at 11:07 PM on February 21, 2009

whiskey tango foxtrot
posted by smoothvirus at 11:18 PM on February 21, 2009

I don't see what's so mysterious about it. Some small town city council had a crappy little 20 foot strip of land flanked by a highway and some nasty looking drainage creek that they otherwise couldn't use for anything, and somebody had the bright idea that if they stuck a park bench and a plaque there they could call it a park. That these young kids decided to call them on their bullshit in such a hilarious manner is all the better.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:09 AM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

And let me also add that as a kid growing up in North Carolina, making fun of the strange and arbitrary (and sometimes inappropriate) nature of the local historical landmarks/plaques (e.g.) was a common thing.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:19 AM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

I thought it was all great, from the well-scrubbed, Sesame Street-style singing students, to the Kanye-channeling Martin.

Like Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese though, I was expecting a park where a Cat could Walk on the Wild Side. Someone needs to name a park after the maestro of the Hammond Organ.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:12 AM on February 22, 2009

Thanks for exposing me to Michael Gregory.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 6:26 AM on February 22, 2009

That's pretty awesome petermcdermott. Hell, someone should just go around dropping off weather resistant hammonds at random parks. Instant rockout!
posted by xorry at 7:47 AM on February 22, 2009

We have Jaco Pastorius Park here.
posted by mike3k at 7:55 PM on February 22, 2009

From the same people who brought you previously.
posted by 3.2.3 at 9:38 PM on February 23, 2009

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