Featuring the bastard color known as "Reitman blue," strongly suspected to be the result of mixing a very large batch of multi-color leftover paint all together, the unsightly houses at 26th and Penn Ave. N. are classic Keith Reitman: an ugly, slummy, unsafe, off-color eyesore smack dab in the middle of everything.
These houses were ugly before the tornado. Now they are...
...ugly heaped on top of a pre-existing foundation of ugly.
Somebody sent me this photo more than a month ago, but between giving cute names to the cavorting goats who scavenge in the smoldering trash heaps outside the FOB while I pull guard duty, to taking pain killers after dental surgery in a Third World country, to frequent internet outages, I just haven't gotten around to publishing these photos.
Oh, well. I strongly suspect the buildings look about the same today as they did back in September.Lack of progress is another Reitman hallmark.
Exhibit A: Reitman's Ugly Ass Chocolate Building with its Sharpie marker address numbers.
Oh, please note how one of the window boards wasn't the right size, so somebody slapped another long, little board right next to it! And on the house next door, one of the window boards looks WAY TOO BIG, but nobody cut it down to size.
I've seen better construction by American soldiers who had nothing more than a Gerber tool, nails and a FREAKING ROCK at their disposal. Just sayin'.
Keith Reitman, you embarrass North Minneapolis but not as much as you embarrass YOURSELF.