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Saturday, August 21, 2010
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This blog thread posted by the Irving Inquisition uses some explicit language, as well as depicting some aspects of life in North Minneapolis that some readers may find objectionable. Reader discretion is advised.
1st Up: The New Target Zone
Much as the Eco Village was several years ago in the Hawthorne neighborhood, so is the area of Jordan around Thomas and Lowry today.
I went out to lunch with a friend to Tootie’s on Lowry the other day. After lunch we decided to walk over to Lowry and Penn and do some window shopping.
The walk to the store and back to the car proved to be a sobering experience to say the least. Blighted properties littered the landscape. Garbage and dilapidation were everywhere.
Here we have an obvious case of absentee landlords and an equally obvious case of apathetic tenants.
While walking down the street and past alleys, my wondering eyes spotted this trash-pocolypse of junk and garbage lying around. It was everywhere.
Take a peek at 3121 Queen. Note the ghetto parking job on the grass. Obviously the garage is out. If you’ve got a 10 foot Elm tree growing out of the concrete, blocking the garage doors, it’s pretty clear nobody is going to be parking that way.
I can only speculate that the owner of this car feels that their vehicle might be safer on the lawn than on the street. I wouldn’t count on it though. Wiggles, the crack-smoking, yard crapping hooker may leave a gift to remember.
Jerk Du Jour: Phone Book People
On the way back we walked past the boarded up Ghetto America, and what do I see?...
Phone books deposited in front of a boarded up business? Seriously, how is that any different from littering?
These guys are on a mission to deliver as many books as possible. It doesn’t matter that there’s no legitimate inhabitants of said property in sight. Got boarded up windows? No problem; Dex and Yellowbook deliver to your door step, or any door step for that matter, regardless of rain, sleet, or snow.
I know Johnny Northside has been talking about these things for years, but still… Somebody actually was paid to put phonebooks in front of a boarded up SA. What the fuck?
Phonebook people… Today’s Jerk Du Jour.
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