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New Owners Hope Banana Museum Will Make Banana Bread

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

The next time that someone tells you that newspapers are irrelevant in the Digital Age, tell them that a newspaper just saved The Banana Museum. In March 2010 it was revealed that Ken Bannister’s Banana Museum in Hesperia, California, was closing. Its vast collection of bananabilia was for sale on eBay. There were no buyers. […]

Attention Big Birdwatchers

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Bald Eagle The mascot of Florida’s Hillsborough Community College is the hawk. The campus newspaper, sports teams, e-mail accounts, all have “hawk” somewhere in their titles. It seemed reasonable that the college would want a hawk statue, and it recently spent a reported $28,000 to erect a large one outside of the library on its […]

Let’s Go Day Glow (Part 3)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If you’ve found Parts 1 and 2 of this series illuminating, then you are ready to behold Roadside’s top sights that “Fluoresce to Impress”! Ultraviolet Apocalypse The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery in Munster, Indiana is a peaceful shrine set upon bucolic grounds. But if you enter the three-story Grotto of the Holy Mother […]

Missouri’s Dogged Love Of A Dog

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Lewis and Clark, continental explorers, were big news during their extended 2003-2006 bicentennial (we stumbled across tributes to them in dozens of city parks and museums). It got so crazy, we thought, that North Dakota even erected a twice-life-size statue of “Seaman,” their dog. Lewis and Clark have since faded from public view — they’ll […]

April Fool’s Day: Horses Staged in Virginia

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Fiberglass artisan and prankster Mark Cline sent us pix of his latest in a series annual April Fool’s installations.

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