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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:47 pm

I love shit like this. We're so conditioned to be used to everything being far too drab. The endless identical silver cars, buildings with little colour or thought to the exterior. I know we have a lot of soul-destroying problems, but I don't understand why western designers have embraced bland soulless design so heartily.

I know the easy answer is "money" but I don't think even that fully explains it.


There are a ton of new buildings in town, and just like all the McDonalds remodels, they're all done in Brutalism style.

Now, I know Brutalism has its admirers. But I absolutely despise it and these new ugly ass buildings are so beyond eyesores as to make me actually make faces whenever I drive by them.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Büge » Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:00 pm

Now you got me thinking of those two houses in Santa Monica that are like,

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Or, to put it another way,

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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:52 pm

Friday wrote:McDonalds remodels


OMG they remodelled ours lately too. It's not just the style - other than a last minute addition of some red panelling, the whole thing is an incredibly fucking ugly combination of coffee brown and wet concrete grey, mostly the latter.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:08 pm

wow, you got red paneling?

here's the three in chico by the way. in all their terrible, depressing glory

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at least no.3 has SOME design beyond "this is a prison. you will die here."

except it's right across the street from the cemetery I guess
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:55 pm

Huh. TIL our Google Streetmap hasn't been updated since summer 2019. So that's the old version.

Here's the best pic I could find that's current. That search seemed to show that this design theme is Canada-wide. 1. 2. 3. at least the last one got some bricks.

I can't tell if yours are worse or not. All that grey on ours is REALLY horrible.

What I REALLY noticed from the 1-2 times I was in the new one was how oppressive the INTERIOR space is.

It's dark, both with low lighting and dark coffee-ish walls, and in spite of a mostly-open design, it's somehow claustrophobic with the inside of the outer walls being broken up by stubs of false wall poking in, like you're in the jaws of something. Seriously, it's actively hostile.

Of course if the intention was to keep kids from lingering inside, that obviously wasn't working, since the second (?) time I was inside like 3-4 months back, some kids were hotboxing their booth with masks off (oh goody).

Not that I go to McDonald's more than 1-2 times a year anyway, but I sure as hell ain't been back since that.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Sat Dec 25, 2021 6:32 am

Hmm, I'd say they're about equally bad imo opinion. I haven't actually been inside one of mine yet, since I quit all fast food that isn't In N Out or "fuck, I want a McFlurry, guess I'll go through the drive through" so I can't comment on the interior design. Yours sounds horrible in that "industrial Chipotle awful" style.

I don't know who the fuck is in charge of the new redesigns at McD corporate, but goddamn I miss the old red tops. Like a lot of kids, I have good memories of going to these places and honestly it would have been nice if someone didn't decide to just make them look and feel as horrible as possible.

They even repainted the fence on yours to be more depressing. It's incredible.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:11 pm

Friday wrote:They even repainted the fence on yours to be more depressing. It's incredible.


Well that at least is just bare wood that's turning grey with age. :D
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:13 pm

Well that at least is just bare wood that's turning grey with age. :D


No no, I mean the low metal fence just behind the bus stop. If you switch between 2019 and 2021 on google street view, it goes from painted white to painted slate grey.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:33 pm

Friday wrote:
Well that at least is just bare wood that's turning grey with age. :D


No no, I mean the low metal fence just behind the bus stop. If you switch between 2019 and 2021 on google street view, it goes from painted white to painted slate grey.

ahahahah you're right omg
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:09 pm

French dealers' game is on point

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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:11 pm

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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine)


Years later the four countries that voted against have reversed their position and now support the UN Declaration.


So they all reversed, but I think that club of four that voted No is pretty fuckin' lulzy.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:42 pm

NZ is the only one which surprises me even a little.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:52 pm

Yeah, at the time (2007) the US and Australia were obvious gimmes. Like, I'd have been surprised to find out either of them voted yes. Canada is obvious now. NZ does have a long history of treating the Maori like second class citizens (or worse) though. I read that it was like, last week when finally for the first time a Maori person (woman) with a chin tattoo was allowed to read the news.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:57 pm

Yeah, I mean, NZ's not there yet, but at the same time, the Maori have had more direct access and input to the NZ political system in recent decades (and throughout the 20th century, though at the same time that's a low bar) than any indigenous peoples in the other three countries.
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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:17 am

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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby Friday » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:55 pm

@Mongrel and others who appreciate classic pin up girls

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Re: The New Imagedump Thread

Postby beatbandito » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:11 am

Okay, maybe traditional moms of the Era had a point about skirt length.
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