Question of the Day

What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?

I’ve gone full Holden Caulfield and hate movies now. I think the last time I went to see a movie was the second Hobbit movie. That barrel scene though has pretty much put me off going back to the movies. (WTF was Peter Jackson thinking?)

The Welcome to Cleveland Sign on a Roof in Milwaukee

The troll level is high with this guy:

For 27 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”

“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness, which I tend to be pretty good at,” Gubin said Tuesday when I stopped at his place in Bay View to see the sign.

Gubin, a nearly retired photographer, has an art studio in this building that once housed a movie theater here on the corner of Delaware and Rusk avenues. And his living quarters are where the balcony used to be.

And above that is the roof, where he was having lunch one day in 1978 with a woman who worked as his assistant. Taking note of all the low-flying planes, she said it would be nice to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. “You know what would even be better?” Gubin said.