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The Villain
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Personal Diorama by The Villain

August 13th, 2007 7:30 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make a diorama depicting a significant personal event.

If you've been paying particularly close attention to the Praxis, you may have noted that I currently live in Chicago, that I didn't used to live in Chicago, and that I don't like that I currently live in Chicago.

I've been making artwork on this topic since I moved here a year ago, to include two songs, an installation, an audio tour of my apartment, countless little illustrations, etc. etc. Some of you might wonder, "Why doesn't he just move back to San Francisco already?!" -- This is none of your concern (ie. my diabolical scheme to conquer the world relies on planting myself in the Midwest for another year-and-a-half). But I just can't help but continue to bitch about this infernal place (apologies to those faithful Chicagoans who may read this). So I made a diorama.

This diorama displays the City of Chicago, the filthy, wretched place that it is. The illustrious Sutro Tower sits amid the detritus, elegant and pristine, but completely out of place. It has been transplanted here by nefarious means, and awaits it's chance to return to Mount Sutro where it belongs...

(This is metaphor for my situation, if you haven't picked up on that.)

But, I am proactive. I will affect my fate. I am sending this diorama, by trusty USPS, back to California. Stay tuned for updates on this little box's future adventures!

- smaller

Sutro Tower in Chicago

Sutro Tower in Chicago

Behold the fair Sutro Tower, cast against the pallid skyline of the infernal Chicago!



Oh, no! It's a vicious monster, rampaging through the diorama city! Run little Sutro Tower, Run!

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fear not
posted by Sean Tabs on August 13th, 2007 8:42 PM

Come on now, nobody will believe that that's a real mustache! How you shrunk our beloved Sutro Tower, we'll never know :(

It's the moustache that gives me super powers.
posted by The Villain on August 13th, 2007 8:46 PM

Oh yeah... I could claim that task too...


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posted by YellowBear on August 13th, 2007 11:36 PM

That ROWRRR photo is great!

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posted by Ian Kizu-Blair on August 21st, 2007 10:52 AM

SFZero was born in Chicago! So it can't be that bad, right? If you have some adventure time the #1 Sam, Ian and Sean thrift store is at 50th and Kedzie.

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posted by Sean Mahan on August 21st, 2007 2:17 PM

An even better adventure would be getting onto the roof of 5326 S. Greenwood Ave. Unless the unthinkable has happened, there'll be a metal cafe-style table folded up and waiting for the return of candlelit Scrabble matches, cigarette-tossing games, urban tanning, etc.

Hyde Park
posted by The Villain on August 21st, 2007 3:16 PM

Give me a tip for how to break into 5326 S. Greenwood. Or will I have to just enlist ninjas?

I could do it
posted by The Vixen on August 21st, 2007 9:12 PM

You know it.