Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Run, Jonny Algiers, Run!







Jonny came into existence the same year Forrest Gump popped into the world's collective brain pan. Algiers is the scary little ghetto across the waters, past New Orleans. Jonny had been Johnny, but AOL insisted that I could only use 5 characters (WTF?! to use Etain's parlance), so I made my P. I. into something more like Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op, and settled on Jonny. This was back in 1997, now I could name him Rumpelstiltskin_Wojiehowicz_Algiers and AOL wouldn't bat an electronic eye (yes, I am on the Echelon watch list, I keep using coded words like Rumsfeld sucks donkey dick and my threats of wearing a blood-stained clown suit on the steps of the Capitol (or maybe the local Wal-Mart) and yelling ATTICA! ATTICA! like Al Pacino in DOG DAY AFTERNOON. So there you have it, Jonny Algiers. Photos taken by Dan Szostak, AKA Cousin Slick, who also took the shots of my new business cards. That's the way the mop flops, kids.

10 comments:

Ormondroyd's Encyclopedia Esoterica said...

This being Algiers, Jonny could use a supporting character like Joseph "Kid Twat" Butler, bass player and vocalist on "Object of My Affection" with Kid Thomas Valentine's Algiers Stompers.
"Forget it, Jonny; it's Algiers/"

Kate S said...

Great photos, "Jon".

That's a beautiful place to run if you've got to run.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great pictures. Where is this bridge? I love it.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Shelby County KY, Charles & Kate & Mike. Was a portion of old US 60, and I've been told by my cousin that it will be demolished in the next few weeks. Seems like everything I write about goes away. Hmnn. Perhaps another post on the Cult of Sternberg...

HemlockMan said...

All kinds of cool shit gets pulled down. They're getting ready to demolish one of the coolest steel bridges in NC. They're also getting ready to discontinue and scrap one of the last remaining backwoods ferries in the lowcountry of NC. Alas. Everything goes away.

Steve Malley said...

I remember the days when a 16k modem was bloody light-speed. Actually, I also remember the days of Lady Ada's steam-powered difference engine, but that's getting off the point...

*LOVE* this set of posts!

etain_lavena said...

OK.....hmmmmm....WTF?
whahahahah.....I think I am still asleep cause I could see the words but I am lost:)
Keep save:)

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Bob, I'll be posting on some old movies houses torn down here in recent years. Steve, glad you are liking these recent posts, sorry I've been a stranger on your blog, but I've been on a writing deadline. Etain, WTF right back, you should know my craziness by now...

Sidney said...

I think we could superimpose some space ships in and make that a scene like Roy Thinnes in "The Invaders." Look here.

SQT said...

Love the pictures!