Rutland

Look Rutland!

Rutland is Vermont’s second city that is largely ignored because it is poor and lacks Burlington’s veneer of respectability. I actually like Rutland more than Burlington and here is why:

Reasons To Visit Rutland

  • Anna Nicole Smith filmed her last movie in Rutland. It was about aliens.
  • The marble quarries in West Rutland are amazing.
  • The city was once growing faster than Burlington and you can see it in the grandeur of the buildings downtown.
  • They have Amtrak service to NYC via Albany, NY.
  • Gil’s subs are amazing and there are several other classic sandwich shops in Rutland.
  • The Holiday Inn has a great complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • You can easily get to Manchester, VT and Killington from Rutland.
  • Rutland has a real fake salt cave you can pay money to sit in.
  • The Rutland Farmer’s Market is AMAZING.

Brutal Boston

Nobody likes this building. Nobody. I personally enjoy luxuriating in the hatred of Boston City Hall while letting the poured concrete crush my spirit. Afterward, I go to Uniqlo and realize I hate Faneuil Hall Marketplace more than anyone could hate Boston City Hall. Abstract monumentalism FTW!

I took this photo on xmas eve on the way to obesify with my family at Durgin-Park. Their pot roast is what food dreams are made of. Lomo-LCA and some 400 speed film. Developing done by the robust OldSchoolPhotoLab.com

A Cold Whole

In an ambitious exhibition featuring two new installation-based commissions, artist Taryn Simon activates the rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix.

You walk into a cold dark room with a window at one end that looks into a refrigerated space full of ice with a hole in the center. If you are lucky, a person will walk into the room and jump into the cold water. It is implied that you should clap as the person jumps in the water. The first time I saw someone jump into the water everyone clapped but the second time nobody did.