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If you made a list of iconic props from classic 1960s TV sitcoms — the genie bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, the shoe phone from Get Smart — then somewhere on it would be the Jughead-style beanie worn by Goober on The Andy Griffith Show. Goober Pyle was the cousin of Gomer Pyle and […]
If you’ve driven anywhere in eastern Kentucky, you’ve seen billboards with the grinning face of Eric C. Conn, “Mr. Social Security.” Conn, by his own reckoning, is one of the top Social Security disability lawyers in the country. He commissioned a self-promotional music video to convince the Obama administration to appoint him to its Social […]
You may have heard by now that the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be closing forever on October 17, 2010 (It would be surprising if you haven’t, since the mainstream media has been all over the story). The museum will certainly be missed (although we thought they’d made a crucial misstep when its […]
In 2009 the city of St. Helens, Oregon, received a small grant to create something that would draw visitors off the highway and into downtown. Avoiding the predictable sign or billboard, St. Helens came up with a novel idea: a miniature version of its namesake, the volcano Mount St. Helens.
Historically, relations between native peoples and the city of Tacoma, Washington, have been downright unpacific at times. That’s apparently in the past now that a 20-foot-tall Coast Salish woman, carved from wood, has been unveiled as the city’s unofficial greeter.
Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania has taken a bold step to reclaim the once proud name of “Angus” from hamburger marketing madmen. That’s because on Friday the school unveiled “Angus,” a 12-foot-tall, 25,000-pound bronze statue of a Braveheart-era Scotsman in full kill battle mode.« Previous Entries
- Looking Forward: Walk-Thru Shuttle, Sidewalk Sea Monster
- Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens
- The Do Nothing Machine
- Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators
- Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax
- Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies