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RavenWorks's Partytown Goodtimes

See also, the fountain of GIFery: The Snarflegank
Oct 21 '14
stunningpicture:

I was at a horse race yesterday when some kid lost his balloon…

stunningpicture:

I was at a horse race yesterday when some kid lost his balloon…

Oct 21 '14
possly:

Woof cuddles <3

possly:

Woof cuddles <3

Oct 21 '14
katzbalger:

Rinami empress… Apparently.

katzbalger:

Rinami empress… Apparently.

Oct 21 '14
obscurevideogames:

arm attack - Monster Puroresu aka Monster Pro Wrestling  
(PC Engine - Lenar - 1991) 

obscurevideogames:

arm attack - Monster Puroresu aka Monster Pro Wrestling 

(PC Engine - Lenar - 1991) 

Oct 21 '14
halcyon-ia:

break the rules

halcyon-ia:

break the rules

(Source: blazepress.com)

Oct 21 '14

darwentheorca:

ursulavernon:

travisellisor:

In honor of Free Comic Book Day, I present my favorite FCBD story ever: “Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur” by Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Ronda Pattison & Jeff Powell

Now get yourself to a comic shop and get some free comics!

This was wonderfully epic.

Delightfully silly and awesome.

(Source: atomic-robo.com)

Oct 21 '14

(Source: weirdnessisgood)

Oct 20 '14
morethanphotography:

Relax by JakeOlsonStudios

morethanphotography:

Relax by JakeOlsonStudios

Oct 20 '14

davidxn:

ravenworks:

davidxn:

budgiebin:

hato-xaq:

budgiebin:

hato-xaq:

budgiebin:

davidxn:

(Watch the video first!)

(Where the hell is the Read More button?)

(Wow, it isn’t available for anything but text posts unless you put it manually in the HTML! Christ on a bike.)

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I mentioned this already on twitter, but it appears the address no longer exists. There is no Ashland St in New Bedford. However, I did find an Ashland PLACE, it’s a small street in a pocket of fairly nice homes between run-down near-ghetto like you tend to get in New Bedford, but it’s only got a few houses on it so I don’t know why google is telling me there’s a #99 in streetview when there is clearly not room for it. How odd.

There’s also an Ashland St in Dartmouth, which is in the greater New Bedford area…given that the highest house number I found on there was 12, though, that falls a bit short of the 187 on the postcard.

I also did a little digging on the Rhode Island Normal School, turns out it’s now called Rhode Island College.

I checked with Max, who’s lived in this area longer than me (I’m an import!) and he said that Dartmouth is probably just as old as New Bedford, so it couldn’t be there. What probably happened is the street got renamed or someone restructured that particular area… which is unusual, but it’s the only thing I can think of for an address that straight up does not exist.

Apparently so. I did a little more digging, and found what is effectively the 1910 New Bedford White Pages. It lists Ashland as running from Robeson St. northwest up to Nauset…both of which still exist on Google Maps. From the info it mentions, I’ve worked out that what was once Ashland St. is now called Summer St. 184 Summer Street, however, is south of where Ashland’s south end was (which was the original Summer St.’s north end; the two are now simply one street), so working out exactly where 184 would be is beyond the scope of my abilities.

Still, this is quite a fascinating mystery to delve into!

EDIT: One thing that I just noticed is that Lillian’s not the addressee listed in that directory at 184 Ashland. According to it, 2 gents named David Connolly and John H Murphy live there.

Could explain why she wasn’t writing Arthur back.

I edited the post apparently after you started typing - I’ve got an alternate theory the writer meant Ashley Boulevard, which is a largely residential main road with the same kind of apartment-houses I live in.

….So if it IS Summer St, I still live nearby and I also know someone who lives a few blocks down. How odd it’s really all very close to my neck of the woods.

This is incredible :) Thanks to both of you for digging these up… Xaq, I can’t believe you found a directory from that time! So it’s definitely conceivable that a 184 Ashland Street once existed and is now part of Summer Street…

As Walter seems to have had difficulty operating a stamp, I wouldn’t be too confident that he got the address right either - perhaps I’m holding a postcard whose addressee never read!

I don’t actually know the details of how these things work, but the fact that something so personal was being given away so cheap immediately made me assume it had been bought in bulk from a post office’s “undeliverable mail” vault! (I can’t find any evidence of the legality of such a thing, but I’m almost certain I’ve heard about it before…)

I’m not sure either… I thought it was illegal to open mail that wasn’t addressed to you, but as it’s a post card, I haven’t really opened anything! I wonder if this communication-challenged person ever wondered why Lillian was ignoring him.

"I asked him to write me back if he didn’t get it, so it can’t be that!"

Wikipedia says that mail that can’t be delivered OR returned (for lack of a return address) is exempt from the sanctity of the privacy of the mail, ostensibly so they can find ‘clues’ to where it should go… but also, it seems like all forms of privacy seem to have an inherent “well they’ve been dead for 50 years by now so who cares” clause :P

Oct 20 '14