The Park Sign

In the Dallas Central Business District, across from a Dallas Municipal building (where Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated) is a city park. Long before the downtown block became Main Street Garden Park, the block was a parking garage structure.

At least one of the entrances to the garage had a sign comprised of four rectangular blocks each with one letter, altogether spelling the word PARK. The garage was demolished in 2007 to make room for a city park. The design cleverly included the sign – repurposed for a new meaning of the word.

Still from Robocop (1987)

The 1987 film Robocop was set in Detroit but largely filmed in Dallas. The “historic” PARK sign can be seen at approximately the 39-minute mark.

Google Maps Satellite view of Main Street Garden Park

Scream Vocals in Music

Let’s face it: A lot of the music I listen to features vocals in the form of screaming. However, I do not like cookie monster screaming. Is it a sign of my age that I like one and not the other. Example: If someone in their sixties said “Oh! This song has screaming! LOL!” when hearing my radio, am I now the new version of that person when I object to cookie monster vocals or is that truly just bad music?

The Enterprise NCC-1701-B

In the past, I’ve spent a bit of time wondering why an Excelsior model was used for the 1701-B. I thought it was a budget thing, but it never felt like the Enterprise to me. But today I realized something I hadn’t considered. The six Enterprises versions were on the wall of the 1701-D’s observation lounge. That TNG set with its starship wall feature was built several years before the Enterprise B made its first and only appearance in Generations in 1994. Whoever designed that wall feature must have arbitrarily used an Excelsior Class design – most likely because there weren’t a lot of other options available in 1987.