Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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Next door to the American Airlines Arena are the crumbling ruins of some nameless factory. Accelerating the natural effects of weather and gravity were two friends that I'll call "Basher" and "Crusher".

Basher, seen on the left, is equipped with a big poking jackhammer-thing, while Crusher has a powerful claw. I sat and watched the two dismantle the building for a long time. Basher would reach into the innards of the building, lock on to some major support beam, and then enable the jackhammer. Though I was standing a good block away, the rapid-fire "tong tong tong" from the jackhammer jarred my teeth. Eventually, Basher's strength would overpower the beam, and another truckload of debris would crumble away.

Crusher, on the right, would use its claw to sift amongst Basher's rubble and lift out huge chunks of steel and concrete, setting them in a nearby pile. Just like a crab picking bits of food from the nearby shells and rocks, Crusher picks out the diamonds amongst the rough.

Moments after this picture was taken, Basher lined up his deadly jackhammer with the support beam. After several seconds of terrible noise, the jackhammer tore the beam from its foundation, and all the debris on the second floor came crashing down in a waterfall of brick and dust.

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