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Archive for April, 2009

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We Might Be (Cardiff) Giants

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Fans of phony biblical giants and sideshow hooey will be pleased to know that an exhaustively researched book about the Cardiff Giant has now been published.

Monumental Grumbles

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Never do anything to a monument until everyone who might get upset is dead.

Economy Down? Get Dolled Up!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

In these days of recession and high unemployment rates, there’s one field of professional endeavor that has a cheery future: if you can handle the challenge, why not apply for the rewarding job of Doll Hair Stylist?

Roadside News: April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Seals Seek Pirate Battle Booty – FL | God of California Wine – CA | Wild West Town Rescued – WY | Alternate Universe Ocean Liner – CA

Obama Head Rolls: TX to SD

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

The world’s largest head of Barack Obama is about to hit the road. Other Lead heads watch for arrival of new President. It’s the latest (and reportedly last) in a series of similarly over-sized presidential noggins sculpted by David Adickes. The head will leave his studio in Houston, Texas, take a serpentine journey through 10 […]

Budget Woes For Less Than Literal Art

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

You can blame the economy, but even in a good year communities can be spending-averse when it comes to abstract sculptures for public spaces. Giant Teeth, Bedrock City, AZ Take Neptune Beach, Florida, for example. Its city council just voted down a $250,000 proposal for “Pathfinder,” a 26-foot-high series of metal rings that would swivel […]

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