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The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.
After four years wandering in the wilderness, Velveteria has reached the Promised Land: downtown Los Angeles, California.
“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.
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.
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.
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