The Journal of American Rocket Science is written by one Robert Roscoe. An award-winning residential and historic preservationist, Bob works often with his architect-partner to produce award wining projects that make his clients, city inspectors and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul happy.
But Historic Preservation isn’t Rocket Science. That is why once in a while he dons his hat as editor of The Journal of American Rocket Science.
Where do his ideas come from? It’s hard to say, although his satire comes from an infinite array of sources. The common thread is a sane version of a particular reality that departs from insane circumstances… like the time many years ago, when the prelates in the Vatican were in the process of selecting a new pope. This was when the long tradition of popes came solely from Italian origins and he mused “Why not pick a Polish Pope?”
Strangely enough, he approaches his other main project, photography, in a similar way. His photographs depict disintegrating urban environments all over the world. His work depicts intriguing compositions that bring an abstract aesthetic out of the disheveled reality.
To see his work, visit his other web sites:
In mid-February 2014, Bob Roscoe and Doug Mack noticed an announcement for the Preserve Minneapolis’s February 2014 Breakfast With a Preservationist event somehow carried the 20014 date. So the pair pondered by e-mail what would be the issues in historic preservation and city planning 18,000 years from now – in 20014.MORE »
- The Hostess Company launches a rocket to the moon to make a smiley face of Twinkies on the lunar surface.
The Journal of American Rocket Science has reported scores of British four-masted warships sailing westward in the Atlantic Ocean on course toward the United States. The Journal has uncovered secret British intelligence that reveals Britain has long harbored an opportunity to re-take the American Colonies after their humiliating surrender at Yorktown on October 19, 1871, to the Colonial military forces which ended the Revolutionary War.MORE »
Comedian Jon Stewart just returned to The Daily Show after twelve weeks, according to Stewart, preparing for an upcoming film. But informed sources within the Journal of American Rocket Science contend the comedian was working as a laborer harvesting potatoes in an Idaho farm field to supplement his declining income. The reason? Republican Party leaders’ out-of-touch bizarre rambling in mainstream media, provide the American public with more laughs and smirks than the professional comedians can muster. “Some of those outrageous statements show more imagination than we can come up with,” claims a TV writer for a leading political humorist.MORE »
If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Minnesota.MORE »
RT Rybak wins an unprecedented Academy award for his showmanship as Minneapolis mayor – quits mayor job to be Oscars master of ceremonies. Of course, he body surfs into the crowd at the end of the show.MORE »
December 21, 2012 – the day the Mayan calendar tells us the apocalypse will happen. The 5,125 year cycle stipulates the whole world as we know it will be destroyed by a fiery explosion. Well—not quite the whole world.MORE »
Today’s women do know what they want: security and protection!MORE »
Challenged by the media to add more specificity to the Republican campaign’s health care vouchers solution, US House Representative Paul Ryan will announce tomorrow he has established all of the deMORE »
Minneapolis has long been tagged as a city that erases its history, but city officials are planning to do something about it. They decided to create interpretive centers where forgotten parts of the city past could be recreated and interpreted.MORE »