Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mysterious "Adult Swim" Mural Appears In NoMi...



Photo By John Hoff

For a couple weeks, I've been wondering about a cryptic and mysterious wall mural which appeared on the side of 2230 Washington Ave. N. Finally, a couple days ago, I examined the mural with my friend Connie Nompelis. (No-bell-iss, it's Greek)

Upon further examination, I saw...

The mural had the words "Adult Swim" on the side, click here for their website, which features cartoons for a grown-up sense of humor but isn't really "adult" humor in the more common sense of the term.

A little Googling revealed these murals have been popping up around the country, and at least one individual thought the murals were asking whether traditional Christmas is still relevant in the modern world. So there. Mystery solved.

While I was looking at the building, I noticed this cool star-shaped feature on the exterior. There are so many cool, historical buildings in NoMi and, for that matter, all over Minneapolis.

Too bad we have a Heritage Preservation Commission that is toothless, powerless and, at times, willfully blind and ignorant...not to mention a few of the commissioners who don't even bother to show up for a meeting.

But, oops, that's a different topic for a different post.

1 comment:

Hillside Chronicles said...

There are definitely some boneheaded decisions made by the "Preservation Committee." It was my understanding that it opposed the demolition of 1564 Hillside Ave (the fraud house) for some reason...maybe the windows…