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He said that they'll cure

No interesting or fun side-effects like alligator transformation or turning into a puddle of goo or anything yet. Sorry to report. I'll let you know if that changes.


Later in November I walked all the way to East Lansing, paying a return visit to one particular place. You'll see photos of that today and tomorrow, all going well.

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The parking lot of the former Biggby #1, and obviously long before that, an Arby's in East Lansing. That's not my car in the parking lot there. I don't know whose it was. After I'd been photographing a while --- without going into the actual building --- someone came up and asked if I needed anything and maybe it was him, but then, where was he for the half-hour or so I spent circling the property?


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Looking at the overhang and the now-empty sign.


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What's left of the front room, with the fieldstone wall and everything.


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Looking ``out'' and through the front window.


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You'd hardly know it ever had a Trivia Question of the Day blackboard there, would you?


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Tile floor partially torn up and revealing an earlier tile floor beneath it.


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It looks to me like directional arrows to, I don't know, guide people swiftly through the Arby's line? Except this is pointing out the door so I guess it was there for people who'd finished eating and didn't know where to find the exit?


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The remains of the dining room. Our last visit we sat around where the leftmost pipe was.


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Looking from the front into the dining room (left) and ordering counter (right).


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The modern-art sculpture that I don't actually know was demolished, but that I don't have hopes for.


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The overhang and empty sign, with East Lansing in the background. The apartment building there is new, not two years old.


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Panorama view of the building from the west side. Someday I will take a panoramic view that works.


Trivia: In October 1910 William Randolph Hearst announced a prize of $50,000 for a flight from coast to coast that took less than thirty days. Source: First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane, T A Heppenheimer.

Currently Reading: Thurber: A Biography, Burton Bernstein. Not a word about the short-lived cartoon The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, just because the series came out a year after the book was finished. Tch.

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