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the blue diamond motel

from fire walk with me, twin peaks posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

In the Twin Peaks prequel Fire Walk with Me Leland Palmer arranges a rendezvous through Teresa Banks with two other women at the Blue Diamond Motel but then ‘chickens out’ when he sees that one of the women is his daughter. This flashback was filmed at the Mount Si Motel in North Bend.

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portrait of basquiat being welcomed by the metropolitan police

from banksy, jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

A queue of fairgoers in line for a Basquiat-themed ferris wheel is the second of two pieces here by Banksy that takes a jab at the Barbican Center’s exhibition for Basquiat whose art career started in the New York graffiti scene of the late 70s and early 80s.

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portrait of basquiat being welcomed by the metropolitan police

from banksy, jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy’s ‘Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show’ featuring a character appropriated from Basquiat’s ‘Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump’ appeared in the Barbican Tunnel just before the September 2017 opening of a Basquiat showcase at the Barbican Center in London.

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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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