IT’S BEEN A long hot summer, but it’s winding down, only three weeks left, and here we are at the last day of August , which means The Brick House’s monthly allotment of Associated Press photos is toast. If we don’t use up those images, they don’t roll over to the next month, and that’s a waste of good Associated Press imagery, not to mention The Brick House’s operating expenses.
Hmm Weekly has been placed in charge of burning those unused subscription photos. This month we invite you to contemplate: HELL.
This April 3, 2009 file photo shows U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, left, stands with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at Palais Rohan in Strasbourg, France. A new biography of French First lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, “Carla et les Ambitieux” or “Carla and the Ambitious”, quotes her American counterpart Michelle Obama as calling life in the White-House “HELL”. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
It is usually the famous who do the autographing, but GI’s swarm all over HELLs Angels at a U.S. airdrome in England on Feb. 3, 1944, to put their names on the Flying Fortress before its take-off for the United States and a tour of aircraft assembly and other war plants. Hells Angels, one of the most famous Fortresses in the U.S. Army 8th Air Force, has made 49 raids, dropping more than a quarter of a million pounds of bombs on enemy territory and fighting through many battles with Nazi planes. (AP Photo)
A supporter of Ratko Mladic lights up a flare as others chant songs at a protest against Mladic’s arrest in central Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Gen. Ratko Mladic, the ruthless Bosnian Serb leader charged with orchestrating Europe’s worst massacre of civilians since World War II, was arrested at a relative’s home in a tiny Serbian village on Thursday after a 16-year hunt for the architect of what a war-crimes judge called “scenes from HELL.”(AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)
Actress Lorielle New arrives at the world premiere of “Drag Me to HELL” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
This is a photo of the soon to be complete Triborough Bridge taken from the Queens side of New York City on July 7, 1936. The bridge links Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. HELLs Gate Railroad Bridge is in background. (AP Photo/Rudy Arnold)
HELL no – In this photo taken March 17, 2011, Rev. Chad Holtz poses for a photo in Durham, N.C. Holtz was fired from his position as pastor from a church in Henderson, N.C. after posting on his Facebook page a defense of a forthcoming book by megachurch pastor Rob Bell, in which Bell challenges millions of Christians’ understanding of the afterlife. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)
J.C. Olsen, Ole Olson and Ole Stephen Olsen Jr., now that the new HELL Poppin has played 650 performances on March 15, 1940, they all think they’re Napoliln Bonepatre at the Winter Garden. (AP Photo)
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, of Ga., poses next to a 45-pound epoxy cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull in his Capitol Hill office in Washington, May 12, 1995. The original skull was found in the HELLs Creek Formation of Montana. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
On the roof of Seattle Raft and Kayak with an assortment of retired Kayaks ‘Vacation to HELL,’ survivors, Todd Gillman, left, Shane Robinson, middle, and Andrew Oberhardt, in Seattle, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)
An unidentified U.S. Army personnel wears a hand lettered “War Is HELL” slogan on his helmet, June 18, 1965, during the Vietnam War. He was with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defense duty at Phouc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)
An Australian soldier stands as Australia’s Governor-General Quentin Bryce, unseen, attends the Commonwealth Memorial Service at the Cape HELLes in Gallipoli, Turkey, Saturday, April 24, 2010. Ms Bryce will attend ANZAC Day commemorations in Gallipoli in western Turkey on Sunday on the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. The annual Anzac Day ceremony remembers the forces of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps under British command who fought a bloody nine-month battle against Turkish forces on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
Arnold Belkin’s widow Patricia Quijano Ferrer, left, and Wotti Strouss hold a painting Belkin did in preparation for his 1972 public mural “Against Domestic Colonialism,” which hangs on the wall of a HELL’s kitchen playground in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. Preservationists and community members are looking into whether the rare mural can be restored. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
In this 1970 file photo, Jimi Hendrix performs on the Isle of Wight in England. “People, HELL & Angels,” out Tuesday, will be the last album of Hendrix’s unreleased studio material, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix’s music during his brief but spectacular career. That ends a four-decade run of posthumous releases by an artist whose legacy remains as vital and vibrant now as it was at the time of his death. (AP Photo/file)
Norwegian-born Marion Raven, singing partner of Rockstar Michael Aday, popularly known as Meat Loaf smiles during a press conference in Hong Kong,Monday, Sept.4, 2006. Meat Loaf and Raven are here to promote his latest album “Bat Out of HELL III-The Monster Is Loose”. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Dick HELLer, the man who sued to overturn Washington’s handgun ban, arrives by bicycle to pick up his gun registration, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Washington Metropolitan Police headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Amber Yust poses for a photo outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Yust filed a claim against the DMV saying the clerk who handled her application for a new driver’s license sent her a letter calling her gender change “a very evil decision” that would condemn her to HELL. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Valerie Margensterer, left, and Phyllis Geist register appropriate fear as a dragon pokes its nose at them during a ride through the “HELL-N-Back” house in the amusement park at Rockaway, New York, Feb. 16, 1953. (AP Photo/Ed Ford)
In this Sunday, June 17, 2007 file photo, people wait in line as a ride spins overhead at the 12th annual Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Mich. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, an appeals court said police didn’t violate the First Amendment when they threatened to ticket Christian evangelists at the Arab-American street festival in suburban Detroit. The 2-1 decision drew a pointed dissent from a judge who called it a “blueprint” to stifle speech. Members of a group called “Bible Believers” were pelted with water bottles and rocks while carrying a pig’s head and telling Muslims they were “sick” and would “burn in HELL” for their beliefs. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
In this Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, travelers make their way to departing trains at Penn Station in New York. With major repairs starting Monday, July 10 that will disrupt schedules and create what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo termed a “summer of HELL” for commuters, the nation’s busiest train station has become the latest example of America’s inability, or unwillingness, to address its aging infrastructure. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Rhonda Abercrombe, left, and Renetta Cason talk to a friend as they prepare to leave a rap concert that ended with dozens of injured at the Long Beach Convention center in Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 18, 1986. The tour featured the band “Run DMC” and was known as the “Raising HELL Tour”. Two other similar concerts in New York and St. Louis have been marred by violence this summer. (AP Photo/Jim Ruymen)
Brian Johnson, of the band AC/DC , appears on a video screen at Petco Park to deliver a congratulatory message to former San Diego Padres’ pitcher Trevor Hoffman, who used the band’s song “HELL’s Bells” for his introduction during his playing career. Hoffman’s jersey was retired in a ceremony prior to the Padres’ baseball game against the Florida Marlins Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev eat burgers during an unscheduled visit to Ray’s HELL Burger in Arlington, Va., Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
A giant figure conceived by Austrian artist Andre HELLer spouts water, on Thursday, April 8, 2010, in Wattens in the western Austrian province of Tyrol. The giant marks the entrance to Swarovski’s Crystal Worlds that houses a wide array of crystal creations. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Ethnic Chinese burns joss sticks in front of a 26-foot-high giant paper statue of the Chinese deity “Da Shi Ye” or “Guardian God of Ghosts” during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Bukit Mertajam, northern Malaysia. Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010. The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when prayers are offered to the dead and offerings of food and paper-made models of items such as televisions, refrigerators and sport cars are burnt to appease the wandering spirits. It is believed that the gates of HELL are opened during the month and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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