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Journal of No. 118


September 25th, 2010

The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year @ 08:24 am

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Illinois officials announced plans to demolish a suburban Chicago mall that served as a set for a famous scene in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers."

The mall, which has been vacant for more than 30 years...

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From:freudinshade
Date:September 25th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
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My recollection is that it was the very fact that it was already vacant which let them do their mayhem with it. I'm surprised it's still there, actually.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:September 25th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I knew it was vacant at the time. The making-of material on the DVD has a nice section on that, and how they got the retailers to basically donate product to stock the shelves and let them smash into it. But for it to still be a horrible ghost mall 30 years later?
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From:ajax
Date:September 26th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
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Clearly the properly respectful way to execute the demolition of this civic landmark is to turn loose a bunch of stunt drivers behind the wheels of vehicles purchased by the government under the Cash For Clunkers program inside the mall.

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From:essentialsaltes
Date:September 26th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
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Respectful and sensible. I approve.

Journal of No. 118