Louisville Magazine

AUG 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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140 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.19 BOARD BACK 10 Things We'd Like to Smash A prize-winning pumpkin at the Kentucky State Fair Bourbon rickhouses (they're all gonna fall or burn anyway) Every. Single. Mosquito. The heat index All the red lights on Broadway Schnatter's share of Papa John's A tower of mint julep glasses (if yours aren't broken already) "Compassion" Any radio playing a Tony Malito ad The mirror outside the Science Center (just kidding, but wouldn't that be fun?) Illustration by Shae Goodlett Broken Glass Everywhere Smash Time, which recently opened on Preston Highway, allows people to vent their rage by throwing objects at a wall or destroying them with a sledgehammer. Co-owners Meagan Cullen and Brian Larson created a safe space for the destruction — smashers wear coveralls, face shields, hardhats, gloves and closed-toe shoes. So far, most customers have crushed computer monitors or printers provided by Smash Time, though some folks have celebrated divorce by breaking an "Our First Christmas" ornament or framed photos. "People come out of there very sweaty," Cullen says. A snow shovel scoops up the aftermath. The idea for Smash Time was born out of a bad day at school. "Brian's daughter came home and she was super-frustrated," Cullen says. "She said, 'I just want to break something.'" — Jenny Kiefer

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