Sunday, February 10, 2008


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A bowling alley a couple miles from my house, the Broadview Bowl, closed back in 2007.

Recently, the "CLOSED" message on its marquee lost a letter.

What's left on the sign is bad English that is somehow still appropriate, and which carries a strange sense of melancholy.


Boldly Serving Up Wheat Grass said...

Reminds me of a church near my home that had a letter fall of their outdoor sign last Easter. It said "Chris Is Risen." And me without my camera!!!

Boldly Serving Up Wheat Grass said...

(I meant the church had a letter fall from their sign -- not my home that had a letter fall off a sign. Sorry, it's too late for me to be paying attention to grammatical rules.)

Mob said...

I hear an announcer's voice going on about how they "losed their lease, everything must go!" when I read that.

dguzman said...

That is a sad-looking place, losed or not.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's rather glorious in its patheticness. Probably the best thing I have seen today.