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Archive for April, 2010

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Catch Our Drift: Sand Dunes

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Even those of us who are landlocked can enjoy the silica splendor of America’s impressive and oddball inland dunes.

Harvey Was A Boat Before He Was A Rabbit

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Visitors to Harvey the Giant Half-Human Rabbit (at Harvey Marine in Aloha, Oregon) may notice a small wooden board stretched from leg to leg between his knees.

Dick Tracy Statue: Newspaper Gumshoe Bronzed

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Crime cannot escape the long arm of the law, so comic strip supercop Dick Tracy should be at home everywhere.

God Fingers: Claw Inspiring

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

City council members in the Southern California town of Bellflower are hoping that the “fingers of God” will attract foot traffic to their downtown district this summer. They recently approved the temporary installation of Invitation/Decalogue, a 26-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Mucan, which is intended to represent God’s hands and The Ten […]

Gnome Toppled By Bigger Gnome

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

In the world of real, living gnomes, gigantism is a fatal defect. You’d get stuck crawling into your tree. You’d be easily spotted and either eaten by some forest carnivore, or captured and probed by some mad scientist or aspiring P.T. Barnum.

Titanic: Unsinkable in Pigeon Forge?

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The attraction vortices of Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, have their cultural critics. But without them — landlocked meccas of God, Elvis, the flag, and toilet seat guitars — America would be without what are now its two largest Titanic museums, housed in lookalike giant replicas of one-half of the doomed luxury ocean liner. […]

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