Tuesday, May 4, 2010



This locker was discarded to the curb when someone three blocks away moved. It was cleaned and painted by me to abstractly resemble a Police call box. Doctor who used the façade of a police call box to mask the outside of his TARDIS. “Dr. Who” was a time lord of infinite incarnations in the science fiction series “Dr. Who” He was a remnant of an ancient race of time lords and episode to episode he was tossed through time and space in this craft (TARDIS) to solve problems that occurred in the fabric of time.

TARDIS” stands for Time And Relative Distance In Space, and acronym, and is what he named his interdimensional spacecraft.

Incidentally, TARDIS is somewhat a neophyte homonym to “Tart Us” and that is exactly what I keep in it, spices that TartUs foods, and meals, as well as other forms of savory spices not as tart.

Abstract thinking question? Is the TARDIS the spice of life? Variety is said to be the spice of life. I know how to TARTUS by how to TARDIS works I could not really say for sure, at least not in this same essay. That essay would be of another dimension of word processing document and written another time, and published throughout time or never at all, the difference of being I am not sure of at the moment.

God Bless,

Thomas Paul Murphy

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

These are the instructions I wrote for myself before I painted it. It is good to write instructions for yourself before you do something, even if you don't follow them exactly.


1. Make a cardboard stencil and use darker paint and small brush to paint box panels 4 strokes per panel

2. Three horizontal bars on top. third one down should be BLACK

3. Mask around top window and use gray paint in peanut jar and sponge on stencil for windows

4. Also sponge a place for a plackard slightly smaller than panel for second one down in front. Should be gray

5. Just paint bottom of the thing below the door darkish blue

6. Mix up a similar color only a little more darkish blue and pretty much sponge the whole thing

7. Stencil spray TOM’S TARDIS on top with white spray paint

I don't think I used any spray cans. Don't like to, the last time I used a spray can was when I painted the Vinyl tile in the bathroom white with Rustoleum plastic primer, but that is a different story.

The top light is a mason jar painted with stripes and held in place via a round magnet that holds the mason jars lid to the metal top of the locker.

Ineresting enough I saw one of these full size call boxes on 05/06/2010, it is the in the lower picture at the following site and is red: http://wisconsinnaturepictures.blogspot.com/2010/05/todays-picture.html

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

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