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It may not signify a cosmic shift in thinking, but it’s nice to see that the organization Americans for the Arts has chosen a flying saucer as one of the top 40 “best public art works in the United States and Canada” for 2010.
Astoria, Oregon is not only “the former canning capital of the world” but also has a claim to fame as a movie location for many scenes in the 80′s kid adventure film The Goonies. Now Astoria is looking to cement its place in pop culture history by hosting a 4-day festival commemorating the 25th anniversary of this tale of treacherous, trap-infested treasure hunting.
Gibsonton, Florida may soon be home to one massive marble boot, which is being created to honor the memory of a beloved character in the town’s history: 8-foot 4-inch giant Al Tomaini, who, with his petite and legless wife Jeanie, founded the famous freak-and-fishing-friendly resort Giant’s Camp.
Now that we’ve absorbed a bit about the science behind fluorescence, let’s see how black lights and glow-in-the-dark effects add psychedelic pageantry to many leisuretime activities. Eerie day-glo exoticism is a popular feature at haunted houses, mystery spots, and classic amusement park “dark rides” (many of which have undergone klutzy re-branding, Kennywood’s “Garfield’s Nightmare” being [...]
Gary, Indiana is unlikely to make anyone’s list of the world’s most idyllic vacation spots. But two enterprising Chicago entrepreneurs have convinced scores of music-loving tourists to undertake a four-hour peek at the bleak by booking a spot on their King of Pop Hometown Tour.
overs of down home colossal kitsch are kicking up their heels upon receiving news that the restoration of Seattle’s iconic Hat ‘n’ Boots is nearing completion. The well-loved, once derelict Western Wear trio is all spruced up and ready to serve as the centerpiece of Oxbow Park in suburban Georgetown.« Previous Entries Next Entries »
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