Some of you watching this one may notice my moniker in the closing credits as “intern” (unless of course you're far too crocked or stoned by this point in the show to register much of anything).
Actually I'd been itching to work on the show in some capacity for a while, and as it happened one day I went over to their spread (344 S. Dunn, the tearing down of which I'm still righteously pissed about), and was informed by B that he was about to edit said episode and could really use some good insert shots of the various “god” personages for the Viewer Mail segment at the end. He gave me a copy of the letter and explained the whole deal, and off I went with camcorder in hand. Had to look all over downtown to track down pictures of all of those folks, and the vast majority turned up in places that don't even exist anymore (White Rabbit, Bookcellar, the original top floor of MCPL), but I... [More...]
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when filling station attendants pumped gas, and we didn't have GPS for navigation or easy internet access for quick fact-checking. Hard to believe, but that's how things were in 1993, for us anyhow, as demonstrated in ROX #44.
For the record, Tulip Trestle is 2,307 feet long and 157 feet tall. It's one of the longest steel-girded railroad viaducts in the world. When it was built in 1905, it was almost certainly the longest in the country, but it has been surpassed since then. It's located in Grenne County somewhat to the east of Bloomfield and to the west of Solsberry.
We drove out there and shot some video on the 23rd of October, 1993. We discovered it was difficult to capture the immensity of the structure on camera. Don't look here for stunning cinematography, but it was a nice little adventure. I'm especially happy with... [More...]