Sad news: Ed Grothus, founder and proprietor of the post-apocalyptic surplus store the "Black Hole," has passed away at age 86.
Telstar Logistics toured the Black Hole in Los Alamos, New Mexico during 2006, and we're grateful we had the chance to meet Ed during our visit. To give you a sense of what the Black Hole was all about, here are a few photos we took while wandering the aisles:
This is how we described our meeting with Ed:
Ed was on hand when we stopped by, so we had the opportunity to talk with him and watch his presentation on the perils of atomic warfare. Though he's clearly spent a lot of time in the desert sun, he's a very likable character -- articulate, thoughtful, and passionate about his cause.
This most remarkable and unusual gentleman is gone, but not forgotten.
The Black Hole of Los Alamos (photos by Telstar Logistics)
Ed Grothus (Wikipedia entry)
Ed Grothus and the Doomsday Stones (Esquire magazine, March 20060
Ed Grothus and the Black Hole of Los Alamos
(IMAGES: All photos by Telstar Logistics)