The Newtown Pentacle

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Another day, another 20,000 steps.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One found himself scuttling down Skillman Avenue recently, marveling at the ludicrous size of Durst Organization’s latest project on the other side of the Sunnyside Yards in Queens Plaza. Skillman has become rather populated in recent weeks, as the residents of both Sunnyside and Hunters Point have begun exploiting it for exercise and recreational walks.

I look forward to all of you returning to swallowing your alcohol drinks, or sitting in movie theaters, or watching your sports ball again, and getting the hell out of my personal Idaho.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

At the corner of Skillman and Thomson Avenues, the photo above was observed. I have several theories about this scene – postulates, causalities, and so on.

1) Covid. The virus ate away at some unfortunate person from their feet up and all that was left behind was the scalp and hair. 2) Those ravenous rats which the CDC warned the country about the other day, entirely consumed somebody but left their hair behind. 3) Somebody actually heard back from NYS Unemployment and they flipped their wig. 4) Fake news. There is no wig, instead it’s the Democrats, specifically Nancy Pelosi and AOC planting conflict actor hairpieces around Long Island City.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

My reveries about the hair piece were interrupted when one of those sterilized Long Island Railroad trains came rolling by. Oh boy! My obsessive desires to photograph LIRR rolling stock now satisfied, so one pointed his toes towards that fabulous ribbon of municipal neglect known as the Newtown Creek. Again.

It really feels like I’m walking the stations of some highly industrialized cross at this point, btw. One occasionally feels a sharp sticking pain in the back, and exclaims “Ow, my country.”

Note: I’m writing this and several of the posts you’re going to see for the next week at the beginning of the week of Monday, June 1st. My plan is to continue doing my solo photo walks around LIC and the Newtown Creek in the dead of night as long as that’s feasible. If you continue to see regular updates as we move into April and beyond, that means everything is kosher as far as health and well being. If the blog stops updating, it means that things have gone badly for a humble narrator.

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  1. Perhaps you missed an important clue regarding the orphan hair: the tell-tale Lyft thingy that was left next to it by the perpetrator. QAnon tells us that this is evidence of an evil consortium of Lyft drivers, based out of the basement of a DC pizza restaurant,who are stealing human bodies to submit phoney votes and tip the election and leaving just the hair behind. Of course, this dastardly operation is being funded by George Soros.

    I read it on Breitbart so it’s just gotta be true.

    Lawrence Lambert

    June 4, 2020 at 4:21 pm

  2. It’s rather peculiar how these items appear almost exclusively on trails which you often frequent. So I can’t help but speculate that a certain person who has often trod the paths less taken and glutted his mind with forbidden knowledge and arcane rites may be undergoing a nameless, blasphemous transformation. That these found items are merely the orts of an unspeakable repast.

    There have been of late rumors amongst the local folks spoken in hushed, fearful whispers of some thing in a filthy, black raincoat that cannot possibly exist. It is said that this being that warps all the known laws of nature and physics snaps photographs of his victims or their remains before disappearing into the shadows with a piping cry of tekali-li.


    June 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm

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