The Squeaky Robot

A Meddling Robot in a Human's World

Posts tagged “UK

South Bank

Posted on July 19, 2012

If you’re reading this, I suggest you continue while listening to this.┬áSets a mood. I had plans. They went away when I jogged along the South Bank. “Give me the meanest face you got.” Oh, Nikon FM, how in love with you I am. These are the nastiest, sickest, illest, dopest, bossest preteens South Bank’s undercroft has ever seen. Please, allow me to explain: And then the big kids move in. Read this about “the UK’s most prominent skate spot”: its history, its present, and its precarious future. I’m of the belief that subcultures need to persist, particularly the subcultures of street art and British punk. Paintball needs to stay, too. They’re like pepper in a loaf of white bread.

Exodus

Posted on July 17, 2012

“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong century. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back…