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uss pueblo

from north korea, totalitarianism posted in history by pete_nice

The USS Pueblo started life on the shores of Lake Michigan, at the Kewaunee Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, on April 16, 1944.

After several twists and turns, she found herself as a "spy ship" hovering around the Tsushima Strait in the Sea of Japan. On January 23, 1968, the North Koreans attempted to assassinate the president of South Korea. Feeling a bit overzealous, they sent a sub out to capture the Pueblo as well.

For 11 months, 82 crewmen were held in captivity. They were subjected to a show trial and found their images used for propaganda, so they constantly gave the middle finger to the camera, telling the North Koreans it meant "Good Luck" in Hawaiian.

The crew was released in December of 1968. Today, the Pueblo is moored in the Potong River in Pyongyang as a museum ship against the imperialist capitalist overlords.

Currently, it is the only US Navy ship commissioned that is being held captive.

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great northern hotel (interior) / blue pine lodge

from twin peaks posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, WA pulled double duty in Twin Peaks as both the interior of the Great Northern Hotel and the interior/exterior of the Blue Pine Lodge where Pete and Catherine Martell lived along with Josie Packard.

Outside you can still find the log where Laura Palmer's body was found, and a plaque commemorates the pivotal scene in the pilot episode.

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the roadhouse

from twin peaks posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Right behind The Roadhouse is the tiny cabin that was used as the exterior of The Bookhouse. Interior scenes were filmed at The Old Place in California.

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the bookhouse (interior)

from twin peaks posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

The exterior of The Bookhouse is a building just behind The Roadhouse, but the interior is a California location. The scenes in the first season of Twin Peaks were filmed at The Old Place, a restaurant outside of Los Angeles.

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the roadhouse (interior)

from twin peaks posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

In the Twin Peaks pilot episode the interior scenes at the Roadhouse were filmed at the Raisbeck Performance Hall in Seattle before the set was recreated on a sound stage for later episodes.

The exterior shot of the Roadhouse is thirty miles east in Fall City.

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