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Oreo won the Super Bowl blackout. 

Agreed.
Also noteworthy: At the end of Oreo’s library-centered “Whisper Fight” commercial (anyone else turned off by the violence in it?!), viewers were driven to Instagram.
However, on Instagram: Oreo’s recreating Instagram fans’ photos into either cookie or cream renditions — in conjunction with fans tagging their Instagram photos with #cookiethis or #cremethis? That’s just weird. 
May I present, from Oreo’s Instagram gallery, exhibit A: Oreo’s photo of an Instagram user’s mouth … rendered by Oreo in “Oreo creme.” 
Um, weird, right?
I rest my case.

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Oreo won the Super Bowl blackout. 

Agreed.

Also noteworthy: At the end of Oreo’s library-centered “Whisper Fight” commercial (anyone else turned off by the violence in it?!), viewers were driven to Instagram.

However, on Instagram: Oreo’s recreating Instagram fans’ photos into either cookie or cream renditions — in conjunction with fans tagging their Instagram photos with #cookiethis or #cremethis? That’s just weird. 

May I present, from Oreo’s Instagram gallery, exhibit A: Oreo’s photo of an Instagram user’s mouth … rendered by Oreo in “Oreo creme.” 

Um, weird, right?

I rest my case.

Abandoned, in Mexia, Texas. (Taken with Instagram)

Abandoned, in Mexia, Texas. (Taken with Instagram)

Same building: different side *and* different ghost sign. The previous photo shows the back of the building, which most people probably don’t see. If you missed it, check it out — it’s pretty awesome.   (Taken with instagram in Corsicana, Texas)

Same building: different side *and* different ghost sign. The previous photo shows the back of the building, which most people probably don’t see. If you missed it, check it out — it’s pretty awesome. (Taken with instagram in Corsicana, Texas)

I like it here. (Taken with Instagram at Smith General Store in downtown Corsicana, Texas)

I like it here. (Taken with Instagram at Smith General Store in downtown Corsicana, Texas)

Two ghost signs on the same building. Bonus! (Taken with Instagram at Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Texas)

Two ghost signs on the same building. Bonus! (Taken with Instagram at Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Texas)

Meeting a friend for brunch on the east side of town gave me good reason to drive around the area east of downtown Houston (east of Minute Maid Park, for baseball fans!). I wish I knew the back story behind this building, which appears to be empty, and its ghost signs.
Among the words I can make out are “No dust. No dirt.” And: “5 ¢.” “Metro.” Odd combo. 
(Taken with instagram, with no filter.)

Meeting a friend for brunch on the east side of town gave me good reason to drive around the area east of downtown Houston (east of Minute Maid Park, for baseball fans!). I wish I knew the back story behind this building, which appears to be empty, and its ghost signs.

Among the words I can make out are “No dust. No dirt.” And: “5 ¢.” “Metro.” Odd combo. 

(Taken with instagram, with no filter.)

At last, pleased to add this pic to my ghost sign series! … Had time today to drive by this building — the former Waddell House Furnishing Co. building — before I leave this side of Houston. Sadly, it’s a disused building. What future does it have?
Bonus: captured a bird in flight!
(Taken with instagram, with gotham filter.)

At last, pleased to add this pic to my ghost sign series! … Had time today to drive by this building — the former Waddell House Furnishing Co. building — before I leave this side of Houston. Sadly, it’s a disused building. What future does it have?

Bonus: captured a bird in flight!

(Taken with instagram, with gotham filter.)

Via utnereader:

Musical obsession of the day: world’s longest marimba (sort of) played by an autonomous wooden ball (sort of). As Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG puts it: “Landscape-scale musical instruments are an unfortunately under-explored typology. We need more wave organs and forest xylophones, more Aeolian harps and conspiratorially whistling infrastructures.”

Looks like this is a promotional piece for a (Japanese?) mobile phone brand, but still cool.

Reimagining Toronto’s public transit system:
The Toronto Transit Commission is said to be considering the idea of selling naming rights for its subway lines and stations. In response, the helpful folks at Torontoist have chimed in to offer several station-renaming suggestions, including one for Christie station — to be known as “Mr. Christie,” in acknowledgment of Kraft Foods’ Mr. Christie’s cookie brand. 
Read the rest (including Ossingston station, dubbed “Hugo Bossington”): Welcome to Your New SUBWAY(TM) System, Toronto.
Well done, Torontoist.

Reimagining Toronto’s public transit system:

The Toronto Transit Commission is said to be considering the idea of selling naming rights for its subway lines and stations. In response, the helpful folks at Torontoist have chimed in to offer several station-renaming suggestions, including one for Christie station — to be known as “Mr. Christie,” in acknowledgment of Kraft Foods’ Mr. Christie’s cookie brand

Read the rest (including Ossingston station, dubbed “Hugo Bossington”): Welcome to Your New SUBWAY(TM) System, Toronto.

Well done, Torontoist.

And the roadtrip adventures continue …
The extra-awesome double ghost sign in Gonzales, Texas.
Related: My earlier post here about this ghost ad, and posts about other ghost signs here.
(shared via Instagram, this pic with no IG filter) 

And the roadtrip adventures continue …

The extra-awesome double ghost sign in Gonzales, Texas.

Related: My earlier post here about this ghost ad, and posts about other ghost signs here.

(shared via Instagram, this pic with no IG filter) 

Roadtrip adventures, continued …
This pair of attached buildings in Shiner, Texas, just earned my top spot for favorite ghost sign, so far. The building on the left, covered in nailed-on sheets of painted tin, says, among other things, “Feed Store,” “Purina Chows,” and “BABY CHICKS.” The building on the right was a “hatchery,” per its sign. Seriously awesome, no?

Roadtrip adventures, continued …

This pair of attached buildings in Shiner, Texas, just earned my top spot for favorite ghost sign, so far. The building on the left, covered in nailed-on sheets of painted tin, says, among other things, “Feed Store,” “Purina Chows,” and “BABY CHICKS.” The building on the right was a “hatchery,” per its sign. Seriously awesome, no?

Roadtrip adventures, continued:
A faint “J PLACE” ghost sign — painted on the side of the dilapidated wood building — remains behind the “CHUDEJ PLACE COLD DRINKS” and “PEPSI-COLA” metal signs. Very cool.
(Location: On Highway 90, somewhere between Schulenburg and Flatonia, Texas.)

Roadtrip adventures, continued:

A faint “J PLACE” ghost sign — painted on the side of the dilapidated wood building — remains behind the “CHUDEJ PLACE COLD DRINKS” and “PEPSI-COLA” metal signs. Very cool.

(Location: On Highway 90, somewhere between Schulenburg and Flatonia, Texas.)