Incorporated in 1871, the village of Arcade in Wyoming County, New York houses roughly 2,000 inhabitants, including Mayor Paul Burkett, village clerk Pam Beiersdorf, and whatever uncredited third grader designed this site.
True to the modern-era implications of the village's name, the Arcade page looks like a video game, albeit of the early-'80s educational variety. Animated GIFs lend the fire department and justice court the dignity they deserve. Passers-through would be wise to avoid speeding tickets and other municipal infractions, lest they run afoul of caricatured police officers and end up incarcerated in a broadly sketched jail cell with a masked cartoon burglar.
TOTAL WRECK - crazy-eyed hound is covered in cobwebs, has a vespiary on back, graffiti on side and savage thirst for boat fuel. Frankly, I'm in over my head. He's in room 115 at Motel 6, yours free. 555-2851
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
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