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Snapped this dead gas station building while on the fly on La Cienega just north of La Tijera coming back from a job fair near the airport yesterday afternoon.

This isn’t my first time seeing the awesome installation of the bones-only version of the winged Mobil Oil mascot, but it was my first time passing one during which I had a camera that I could bring to bear on it. It wasn’t until viewing the image at home that I found the four-year-old campaign placard on the pole in the foreground and thus the title.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."