Where do the buttons next to 17 take you?

The more I look at this chaotic car panel, the more I find wrong with it. There seems to have once been an attempt to organize the buttons logically, but that time seems to be long gone. I wish I knew more about the location and history of this building. Besides the question in the title, a few others I’d like answered is, “How many new floors were built over the years?” “Was it that much trouble to renumber them?” and “How short are the push button wires?”

Riled Rodent Shocks Shoppers

A frame taken from video shows the moment a rat leaps toward a man who was trying to walk past it on an escalator at a shopping mall in Manila, Philippines; image from DailyMail.com.

Shoppers at a mall in Manila, Philippines, were forced to face their fear recently when a manic rat aggressively charged them as they walked down a stopped escalator, the Daily Mail reports. Video posted on the newspaper’s website shows the rat lunging at people as they try to make their way past, prompting the shoppers to jump and sidestep their way to safety. After giving several of the shoppers what appears to have been the jolt of their lives, the restive rodent is seen running down and off the escalator and under a nearby rack of clothing. No reason was given for the escalator being stopped.

“Welcome to Elevator World”

“Welcome to Elevator World.” So opens Mitchell Rose’s 1999 “computer-animated essay on the spatial politics of elevator riding.” In 2000, it won the Grand Prize for Best Short at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

You can see more of Rose’s films at his website, www.mitchellrose.com.