I just had to make a couple of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for Swap-bot. One was a science quote and one was about skeletons/skulls so naturally I had to make them both TMBG-related, and this is what I came up with. NO I CAN’T DRAW OK I KNOW PLEASE DON’T MAKE FUN OF ME.
So I’d heard before about this house that Earl designed in Lincoln, which is just referred to as “The Flansburgh House,” because it’s protected by a historical preservation thing, but apparently now it’s for sale! If anyone happens to have a spare MILLION DOLLARS handy. I’d forgotten they actually lived there—built in ‘63, so that means little baaaaaaby Flansy, awwwww. I WANT MY BEDROOM TO BE BABYFLANSY’S BEDROOM. (Firefox is trying to spellcheck that as “BABYLONIAN’S,” haha.)
ALSO THE GARAGE CONNECTS TO THE HOUSE VIA AN UNDERGROUND TUNNEL OMFG.. I’m sure Flans and his brother must’ve played in it all the time—how could you not?? I WANT TO PLAY IN IT AND I’M 31.
Also, it says its “deftly sited between Conant and Old Conant roads,” which presumably has something to do with Flans’s middle name, which is also interesting.I’m guessing they both have some sort of Lincoln historical significance somehow and that it wasn’t just like “OH HEY LOOK AT THIS STREET SIGN LET’S NAME OUR KID AFTER IT.”
Anyway, the house looks pretty nifty!:
Oh god AND just talking about how DLS and Crane have John being UNBEARABLY HOT in the videos but are also soooooooooo sad is without even getting into the fact that yeh lyrically those songs are so sad but musically they’re SO HAPPY, BECAUSE THE FIRST THING WASN’T CONFUSING ENOUGH. GODDAMN YOU JOHN LINNELL YOU’RE FUCKING WITH MY HEAD. STOP IT. No don’t actually stop it because those are two of the absolute most perfect songs in the history of time AND I love seeing how sexy you are in the videos but still GODDAMN.
Do you ever get really really reallyyyyyyyyy turned on watching the videos for “Don’t Let’s Start” or “They’ll Need a Crane” and then you realize that THEY’RE ACTUALLY LIKE THE MOST DEPRESSING SONGS EVER and then you feel all awkward
Oh, and on the subject of how punk TMBG is, did you know that the working title of Lincoln was Lincoln Calling? Cos it’s true and it’s PRETTY FUCKING AMAZING.