2-Jan-2013 (Wed) Wherein we have a new sign.

Check it out, we now have a sign for the Above DNA door. Jeremy put this together out of left-over parts from the DNA Pizza sign (the cut-out bits that became negative space on that sign).

If you can see the error in the sign... you're probably me. Because nobody else will ever see it.

We also replaced the "371" number on the building with "375". I think that since our lot merger, there's not actually a "371" any more, but it might be that the official designation of these two buildings is "371-375" or something silly like that. (Where's 373? I think that was probably the back building, before the two buildings on the DNA Pizza lot were merged into one by dropping a small shanty-town on top of them to serve as the second floor.)

New Years Eve went great! We did a huge number of presales, and still managed to get all those people in the building before midnight, even though they all decided to show up late. That was actually how we decided how many tickets to sell: "How quickly do we think we can get those bodies inside, so that nobody ends up hearing the midnight countdown on the sidewalk and whining at us for a refund because they showed up at 11:45 like a crazy person."

We had more people than at DNA Halloween, but not as many as at Bootie Halloween. Still, a pretty respectable turnout, by which I mean, ka-ching!

Now we only need to do like 20 more events as profitable as that one and we'll have mostly dug out way out of the nigh-bottomless financial hole created by opening DNA Pizza and Above DNA...

This won't be happening in January and February, which are looking very thin compared to our surprisingly-busy December.

Please come drink our booze, ok?

The Emperor would like you to know that he's not dead yet:

@NortonI: Someone should inform the management at the DNA Lounge that We are not exactly deceased, but feel free to attend this: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2013/01-08d.html

(Yes, you should come to that, it will be awesome.)

Also I posted my mixtape 124: thirty-one music videos corresponding to my favorite albums of the year. I don't usually announce those here, but maybe I should.

15 Responses:

  1. Brian B says:

    ... the little tab in the outer circle between 10 and 11 o'clock is missing?

  2. Rusty Howell says:

    I don't believe that is what he is referring to. If I am correct, and that would mean that I am him as well, which would be both oddly weird and cool at the same time, I see the issue as possibly being the d.n.a. strand portion in the center being rotated roughly 15 degrees counter clockwise from what it should be, but that is just me. I'm weird that way. Oh god! Maybe it's true!

  3. Ed Marshall says:

    Looks like the inner part of the logo is rotated left a few degrees? #ocd

  4. John Adams says:

    Seeing as I made those damn restroom signs...

    Missing dot at 11 o'clock, missing thin tab at 10 o'clock, missing top half of DNA logo inside (well, ok, some of it is there...)

  5. The helix bonds? Although I wouldn't have looked until you said something. And I couldn't do a metal sign like that looking half as good.

  6. David says:

    The error is that it exists, is hanging, and is lit without a decade-long horror story to accompany it, no?

  7. Graham Ruby says:

    The direction of the helix (yours is left-handed, actual DNA is right-handed)... but that error is consistent across all of DNA Lounge's signs. Sorry :(

  8. Graham: The logo has that chirality in order to make it non-fattening to terrestrial organisms.

  9. adolf says:

    Wait. What? A sign, outside, that took less than an eternity to produce, light and hang?


  10. jwz says:


    At first it looks like it's rotated by around 15° counter-clockwise, but actually it's more like 105°, as evidenced by the diagonal bar that should be in the bottom right not lining up.

    But, actually that's not what's going on either: if you look closely at the bonds, you can see that actually it's rotated 15° and flipped on the X/Y axis. The helix is almost symmetrical on X/Y but not quite.

    And I still assume that none of you would ever have seen this if I hadn't pointed it out.

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