The Newtown Pentacle

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weirdly afar

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Long have I harbored secret ambitions to some sort of throne, but ironic hubris would strike from its lurking perch. Rough hewn, this specimen was observed recently on Northern Blvd. in Queens, at the thoroughfare’s junction with 34th Avenue.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This is a difficult retail location, of course, which requires some showmanship and the grandiosity of this chair (obviously a showpiece) made me think about the sort of home decor into which it might blend.

One might expect to find a cheetah on a leash wandering about.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I jest of course, as my personal space looks like a server room, and hums audibly. Personally, I’d love to have one of those Frankenstein lightning things going in the corner, but my little dog objects to the sound of electrical discharges.

Which is how I’d describe this chair- upholstered electricity…

Written by Mitch Waxman

March 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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  2. Could you please tell me what the name of the store is, or their phone number, that you had for the “throne” chair?



    May 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  3. […] the fullest sensation of joy, please check out this Newtown Pentacle post: “Weirdly Afar“, from March 25 of […]

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