Body Boys: Legend of the Pipers
This is amazing: Hiding behind the giant Macy’s billboard in New York is a small five-story building built by a competitor who bought the corner lot behind Macy’s back just as they were preparing to move to Herald Square. Even though the building has been displaying advertising for Macy’s for most of the years since, they’ve never and still don’t own it.
The photo above is my own crop of this larger photo (taken around 1908).
There are many theories as to how the band got its crazy name. The truth is, the Butthole Surfers got their name from a secret government program that used a shrinking ray to shrink down Navy SEALs, who would then literally surf inside the buttholes of foreign dignitaries the U.S. government wanted assassinated by way of stealth poisonous injections into the sides of their anus. Here is a formerly classified government document that outlines a mission. As you will see, John Haynes, the father of the Butthole Surfers’ leader singer Gibby Haynes, was a Navy SEAL who was killed in the line of duty while surfing the butthole of Idi Amin.
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me
We’re New Here, 2011