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The Do Nothing Machine

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.

Welcome Back Velveteria, The Museum Of Velvet Art

Friday, December 13th, 2013

After four years wandering in the wilderness, Velveteria has reached the Promised Land: downtown Los Angeles, California.

Brawny Men of San Francisco Bay

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“The problem is that it doesn’t fit in his hands… you’d have to break the thumb off,” laments Bruce Kennedy as we ponder his wondrous and mysterious giant ax.

Preserving Our American Right To Walk Through A Tree

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Before there were even automobiles, there were holes hacked through the center of California’s giant sequoias. One of the first was the California Tunnel Tree, now part of the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

Bad Dog

Friday, February 15th, 2013

We don’t devote much energy to temporary attractions, preferring those that will actually be there when you drive by. But we would be negligent in our hey-look-at-THAT duties if we didn’t call attention to Bad Dog, a piece of public art that will only hang around until May 5, 2013.

New Top Banana At The Banana Museum

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

When you take over a banana museum, you’d better be ready to wear the banana suit.

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