Can you help me find the photo that got away?
June 16, 2008 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Can you help me track down the photo I didn't take in the Disneyland area? (Description of the photo may be NSFW depending on where you work.)

Around the first of May I was driving up Walnut St. in Anaheim and directly across from Disneyland was boarded up convenience store. The sign said $express, which we of course turned into an entire weekend of Sexpress jokes. Sadly, I left CA without taking a photo of this magnificent store.

I went back last weekend and intended to photograph the Sexpress only to learn that it has been torn down. So now I don't have my Sexpress sign and feel like my photo album will have a big Sexpress shaped hole in it.

I can't be the only one to vist Disneyland and giggle like an adolescent at the Sexpress, but I haven't had any luck tracking down someone else's photo of the Sexpress sign.

Does anyone have a picture of the Sexpress? Do you have any suggestions on how to track one down? What kind of world do we live in where a Sexpress across the street from Disneyland goes out of business?

Thanks in advance for any help!
posted by Sheppagus to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
I don't know where this was taken, but it fits your description.
posted by dersins at 10:53 AM on June 16, 2008

Another one.
posted by triggerfinger at 11:24 AM on June 16, 2008

The photo dersins linked to was taken in Chicago, by a friend of mine. :)
posted by me3dia at 12:00 PM on June 16, 2008

I don't think disneyland seels newports :)

You might try posting in Disney-related Flickr groups.
posted by crickets at 12:01 PM on June 16, 2008

The photo dersins linked to was taken in Chicago, by a friend of mine.

Ha! The internets, she is small!

Anyway, Sheppagus, I found that with a google image search for "sexpress." (For obvious reasons, "$express" isn't quite so useful. If you can stomach wading through an awful lot of non-work-safe imagery, you may be able to find the right $express...
posted by dersins at 12:21 PM on June 16, 2008

Is there no way to include a dollar sign as a character in one's search string? Unicode or something? If not, why not? This sort of thing has bugged me before.
posted by squarehead at 12:55 PM on June 16, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the answers so far (and for opening my eyes to a whole new world of juvenile Sexpress jokes). The linked Sexpresses are lovely, but my Sexpress had a permanent freestanding sign that allowed it to remain after the Sexpress itself was long gone, not the removable banner kind of sign.

I tried the google image search before posting. I waded through a lot of gross images and couldn't find what I was looking for. It occurred to me that there HAS to be someone else out there who photographed my specific Sexpress and can share the shot.

I considered posting to a Disney group, but worry that my semi-obscene request might offend Disney's general demographic.
posted by Sheppagus at 2:23 PM on June 16, 2008

Google has street view for this area, I wasn't able to spot anything by dragging the little man up Walnut and yeah it's a crappy car-cam shot but if you found it you'd have an address to punch in.
posted by sweetmarie at 3:40 PM on June 16, 2008

I don't know, but in the interest of propagating additional sources of juvenile humor, last time we were at Disneyland we noticed a hotel down the main road a bit called the E_OTIC MOTEL. Whether the missing letter was an "X" or an "R" is up for debate.
posted by mmoncur at 2:04 AM on June 17, 2008

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