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In the Mood For… Twin Peaks, Part I: A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

You may or may not be aware of my out-of-control infatuation with the early-’90s television series Twin Peaks.

Earlier this week, I took a sort of unplanned escape to the (non?)fictional town of Twin Peaks. I was Audrey Horne, accompanied by Agent Cooper. We drank coffee, ate cherry pie and doughnuts, and of course, Angelo Badalamenti provided the soundtrack to our travels. We documented our trip, and I am posting two photo series here on Ribbon Around a Bomb. Part I focuses on some of the aspects of Twin Peaks which have be described as “quirky,” “small town,” and “soap opera-esque.” The photos in Part II were curated based on their relation to mysticism, darkness, and postmodernism.

tp welcome trees

“Diane, 7:30 am, February twenty-fourth. Entering town of Twin Peaks. Five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. Never seen so many trees in my life.”

tp twedes 1

“You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchet-man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely: revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method… is love. I love you Sheriff Truman.”

tp thumbs up

“This is, excuse me, a damn fine cup of coffee.”

tp road
“Nothing beats the taste sensation when maple syrup– collides with ham”

tp ronettes bridge
“I like to think of myself as one of the happy generations.”

tp coop

“This must be where pies go when they die.”

tp cherry pie


“Surefire cure for a hangover, Harry. You take a glass of nearly frozen, unstrained tomato juice. You plop a couple of oysters in there and you drink it down. Breathe deeply. Next you take a mound and I mean a mound of sweetbreads sauteed with some Canadian bacon and chestnuts. Finally some biscuits, big biscuits, smothered in gravy. Now here’s where it gets tricky, you’re gonna need some anchovies. You take —”

tp diane“Diane, it struck me again earlier this morning, there are two things that continue to trouble me. And I’m speaking now not only as an agent of the Bureau but also as a human being. What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys and who really pulled the trigger on JFK?”

tp twedes 2
“Cooper, you remind me today of a small Mexican chihuahua.”

tp donut 1
“That Gum you like is going to come back in style.”

tp diner
“Black as midnight on a moonless night.”

tp coffee
“Fellas, don’t drink that coffee! You’re not gonna believe this, there was a fish in the percolator!”

tp donut coop
“Jelly doughnuts? Harry, that goes without saying.”

tp nadine house
“Cotton balls! By God, those things’ll be quiet now!”

tp sign“Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.”

tp mural of pie
“Diane, if you ever get up this way that cherry pie is worth a stop.”

tp welcome to tp
“Thanks to Jade, Jared decided not to kill himself, and he’s changed his will leaving the Towers to Jade instead of Emerald, but Emerald found out about it, and now she’s trying to seduce Chet to give her the new will so that she can destroy it; Montana’s planning to kill Jared at midnight so the Towers will belong to Emerald and Montana, but I think she’s going to double-cross him and he doesn’t know it yet. Poor Chet.”

tp log
“Coop, I may be wearing a dress – but I still put my panties on one leg at a time if you know what I mean!”

Not enough TP for you? Check out Part II.

4 comments on “In the Mood For… Twin Peaks, Part I: A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

  1. TommyTopHat
    August 17, 2013

    Mmm, doughnuts. 😀 These photographs kind of remind me of Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods, which also had quite a lot of small-town strangeness in it.

    Thought you’d like this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/TwinPeaks

    • ribbonaroundabomb
      August 18, 2013

      You should totally watch TP! And that link… I love the Buffy/TP connection because I’m obviously a big Joss Whedon nerd too.

      • TommyTopHat
        August 18, 2013

        Should I watch the film, Fire Walk with Me, before the actual TV series, or after?

  2. topiagould
    August 20, 2013

    amazing! x

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