Every time I'm in Austin, I enjoy driving around and looking at the unique signage of various local businesses, signs which are often works of art in steel, paint and neon or bulbs. Las Vegas, of course, has the most epic signage (and even a graveyard for signs of deceased businesses), and I've been impressed with many of the googie-styled artifacts while visiting LA. On the contrary, every time I'm in my hometown, I'm saddened by the way the custom steel signs of the past have given way to illuminated plastic rectangles. What other cities have large numbers of amazing, steel-fashioned, illuminated signs?
Where can I get fluorescent green translucent polypropylene suitable for injection-molding a case with a living hinge? Failing that, what is the industry term for this luminescent/fluorescent effect? [more inside]
Electric Day-Glo Acid Music? Looking for songs that invoke a feeling of hot pink and neon fantasia that isn't largely electronic (analog synth is oky. Moody is okay but upbeat preferred. Bonus points for songs that reference color in the lyrics.
Mercury safety in a sign shop making neon tubes... [more inside]
So, I just read David Foster Wallace's "Good Old Neon", and I feel like Neal is a creepily accurate description of myself at this point in my life. What do I do? [more inside]
My blinker on my 2000 Dodge Neon has been working only intermittently. Could this be a fuse issue, or would it not be working at all? [more inside]
DC-area MeFites: would you recommend your auto mechanic? I need to get my Neon worked on and would like to not be ripped off. [more inside]
Please diagnose my car problem! [more inside]
In the 80's, which guitarist played a white guitar daubed with paint splotches and Pollock-like streaks of neon pink and green, among other colors? I recall seeing the guitar (probably in a video), but can't place the guitarist or find any images.
What is the meaning of the Asthma Vapineze sign on Fairfax in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Neon bar sign on the blink! [more inside]
name that artist filter: Who's rapping in the Neon Genesis Evangelion Symphony Soundtrack? [more inside]