That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

September 9, 2014

Truck fire leads to death investigation in Hampton –

Filed under: Hampton,newmarket fair mall,what — Anita @ 11:12 pm


Firefighters apparently did not realize the smoldering truck they extinguished at about 4 a.m. Tuesday also contained a deceased occupant.

Police are now conducting a suspicious death investigation after officers were called back to the scene when a body was discovered shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the Sears Auto Care Center parking lot in the 5200 block of West Mercury Boulevard.

“At the time (of the fire), weather conditions were pretty poor,” Hampton Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Price said. “The deceased person was not discovered at that time.”

Several inches of rain fell throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, in Wakefield.

“They responded to a vehicle fire on Mercury Boulevard and it’s being investigated as we speak,” Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Jeff Pereira said. “That’s all I can tell you now.”

The body — which was still inside the 2006 Dodge Dakota when media arrived Tuesday morning — will be transported to the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Police could not determine the identity of the victim because of the condition of the body, which was burned, Hampton Police Division spokeswoman Cpl. Mary Shackelford said.

Police are still determining the identity and whereabouts of the vehicle’s owner.

Investigators are still determining whether the incident is a criminal matter, Price said. The deceased person’s identity will be made public if police determine the incident was criminal in nature.

Tuesday’s incident was the second within a week on the Peninsula in which a body was found inside a burning vehicle.

On Friday, Newport News police found the body of 28-year-old Portsmouth resident Jermaine Custis in the trunk of a car found near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 12th Street. Firefighters initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire, though it was put out by an employee of a nearby lumber business before officials arrived.

Newport News officials found Custis’ body after checking the car. They said the body did not appear burned, with fire damage confined to the car.

While Hampton police are talking to officials with neighboring law enforcement agencies about the case, Shackelford said Tuesday it would be premature to make any connection between the two incidents.

Staff writer Andrea Castillo contributed to this story. Brauchle can be reached by phone at 757-247-2827.

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June 10, 2014

“The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City | VICE United States”

Filed under: what — Anita @ 1:21 pm

The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City | VICE United States.

April 2, 2013

“Caldor – Asset Protection – Numerical Analysis – YouTube”

Filed under: caldor,dead chains,what,You Tube Garbage — Anita @ 6:45 pm

Caldor – Asset Protection – Numerical Analysis

via Caldor – Asset Protection – Numerical Analysis – YouTube.

Caldor - Asset Protection - Numerical Analysis - YouTube

This vid is like Jerkface Audit Man vs. Man Who Knows Way Too Much Info Audit Man.

ooo, but there’s bloopers.


This Ames one from 1996 is also pretty enjoyable. It’s drowning in middle school nostalgia:

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En employee trying to steal Cover Girl makeup…

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Caboodles in the security mirror reflection!

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…and a backpack purse!

Waffle House Employee Faces a Year in Jail for Criminally Stupid April Fools Joke

Filed under: Hampton,what — Anita @ 11:23 am

Waffle House Employee Faces a Year in Jail for Criminally Stupid April Fools Joke.

Police in Hampton, Virginia, spent hours investigating an early-morning report of a robbery at a local Waffle House, sending out officers to do a door-to-door neighborhood canvas, sweeping the scene for evidence, and even bringing in the K-9 unit to help track down suspects.

But it was all just a joke.

Of course, everybody is like “…she’s 20?”

March 26, 2013

“1970s Bloomingdales Was a ‘Sexual Meeting Ground'” (Jezebel Article)

Filed under: what — Anita @ 8:12 pm

1970s Bloomingdales Was a ‘Sexual Meeting Ground’.

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Here’s a delightful 1970s news story on Bloomies being the hottest pick-up spot in town. At all hours you could catch young people cruising — in the sports section, mens department, and at the cheese counter over a wedge of brie. Once matches were made, the hipster couples of the UES would sport Famous Amos T-shirts to shop for chrome and glass furniture. So hot.

March 18, 2013

The Hot Mess that was Hot Topic’s website in October of 1999

Filed under: what — Anita @ 12:07 am

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March 7, 2013

Food Lion / Coca-Cola promo w/ Michael Jordan – YouTube

Filed under: commercials,what,You Tube Garbage — Anita @ 4:00 pm


Food Lion / Coca-Cola promo w/ Michael Jordan – YouTube.

I <3 this cheesy commercial so much.

December 14, 2012

Artistic Renditions of the “Toronto Ikea Monkey”

Filed under: what — Anita @ 12:54 am

So, earlier this week there was an adorable little monkey wearing a coat running around an Ikea in Toronto. Unfortunately, since its kind is illegal in Toronto, he is now sitting in an animal sanctuary, away from his mommy.


This widdle monkey has sparked a lot of artistic renditions all over the internet this week:


One girl on tumblr has an tattoo of the monkey.

This tumblr user painted the poor monkey in a painting titled, “Why me?”.

Here is my contribution to the Ikea Monkey art:

Poor widdle Ikea Monkey

//edit, December 15//

Here is another one

October 12, 2011

“500 interesting 1988″ (photos by flickr user conrado4)

Filed under: Retail/Mall fan websites,what — Anita @ 5:26 pm

Get Some Film!, originally uploaded by conrado4.

I absolutely love this guy’s 1988 photos. In this set you’ll see a ton of old Domino’s Pizza pictures.

January 2, 2011

2010 in review

Filed under: what — Anita @ 12:28 am

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.

In 2010, there were 29 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 336 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 21mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 2nd with 474 views. The most popular post that day was My Baby!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for williamsburg va, new belk logo, dead malls, patrick henry mall, and coliseum mall.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My Baby! June 2005


Staunton Mall, Staunton, VA September 2008


Tower Mall Info? April 2007


Becker Village Mall (Roanoke Rapids, NC–Dead Since 2002?) June 2006


Belk (Williamsburg, VA @ Windsormeade Marketplace) November 2007

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