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Re: “Busted! Plaza's Ms. Pac-Man game seized by the state

I'd gladly take these machines off their hands for a reasonable price. I hope the Plaza owners see this.
email me,

Posted by sparr on 08/04/2011 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Beltline eastside trail: Good news... and bad news

Two million dollars for 4-8 ramps? What The Fuck? I'll build the damn things myself for one one hundredth of that price, to code.

Posted by sparr on 12/14/2010 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Nearly 200 tires dumped along Beltline remind us why Atlanta can't have nice things

Someone did make a tire sculpture, as part of the Art on the Beltline project. A competing art studio group petitioned the Beltline authorities to have it torn down.

Posted by sparr on 12/10/2010 at 1:51 AM

Re: “CoLaboratory collective and APD having trouble, well, collaborating

I think part of the misunderstanding is some of the Adair Park residents think that the noise shouldn't reach their homes, while that isn't a factor in the legal part of the dispute at all. 60dB at the fence is still going to be plenty audible a few hundred feet away, and if it resonates with part of a building then even more so.

You don't have to knock on CoLab's door. You could call them. Troy has given his phone number to your neighborhood association president, who I expect would give it to you.

Posted by sparr on 08/26/2010 at 11:58 PM

Re: “CoLaboratory collective and APD having trouble, well, collaborating

Calling CoLab's location "West End" is no worse than calling Sandy Springs "Atlanta". If you live in West End, you know where the boundaries are. If you live 20 miles away, there is no such place as "Adair Park" or "Mechanicsville" or "Westview". To the average Atlanta resident, "West End" is comprised of everything within a couple of miles of the West End MARTA station, in the same way that to the average non-resident "Atlanta" is comprised of everything within XX miles of the perimeter.

Posted by sparr on 08/25/2010 at 11:17 PM

Re: “CoLab: 'adult dance hall' or artist collaborative?

Every night club in town is operating an adult dance hall without a license. No one can even GET the license, there's no office in the city that issues them. It's a law that is enforced less often than jaywalking.

CoLab DOES let people sober up before driving home. Why do you say they put people at risk?

I've been to almost every event CoLab has hosted, and I am pretty sure that they have never sold alcohol.

I look forward to your thoughtful and well reasoned replies. Or not.

Posted by sparr on 08/25/2010 at 11:10 PM

Re: “CoLaboratory collective and APD having trouble, well, collaborating

I think it says something about the lack of neighborliness endemic to most parts of Atlanta that some of CoLab's neighbors called the cops without ever talking to the residents. In my apartment building I have 5 adjacent neighbors, and have knocked on two of their doors to ask them to quiet down on a couple of occasions. They were considerate and accommodating. What sort of mindset does it take for your step one (as opposed to, say, step three) to be police intervention?

PS: I'm with Branwyn32 on the age ratios. There are as many young girls as young boys. I'm also 28.

Posted by sparr on 08/23/2010 at 8:08 PM

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