BIRDMAN

win 3

You half expect Lamont Sanford’s red truck to pull up any minute to Ada’s Washer and Repair Shop on Rogers Avenue. The paint on the store’s sign has curled into near incoherence. Abandoned appliances and rusting sundries that may or may not be for sale stand sentry around the perimeter like dozing security guards. With its stacks of sick monitors, VCRs, CD players and televisions, Ada’s is an elegy to planned obsolescence. Tools are still put to use well past their reasonable retirement age like elderly McDonald’s workers.  It is a hospice for the electronic. The vintage disarray is  presided over by a Druid like man