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Two Ghosts Of Christmas Past

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Do you like your Christmas nostalgia sugar-cookie sweet… or frosted with irony? You could satisfy both urges by visiting an over-the-top seasonal display — or you could drive to seasonal attractions that cater to Christmas’s increasingly divergent demographics.

Kids Love Local Rock

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

It’s taken a while, but Rolling Rock finally has some credibility. The 140-ton boulder, which has been a postcard-worthy traffic hazard in Fall River, Massachusetts, for longer than anyone can remember, is now the “official glacial rock” of Massachusetts,

Roadside News: Dec. 11, 2009

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Shoot Out Your Eye for Christmas: – OH | Junior the Barbarian – PA | Junk Towers – Skateboarder Turf? – CA | When Words Fail – MD

Six-Wheeled Hitlermobile at CA Museum

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

California is a huge state, yet offers only a scattering of exhibits of America’s WWII Third Reich booty. Hitler’s beer steins were once displayed at the Nellie Kuska Museum in Lomita, but it closed some time ago.

Artiste a Poor Conductor of Railroad Art

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Plans for a massive train-themed sculpture by spectacle-loving fine artist Jeff Koons may soon be scrapped due to a lack of funding. The $25 million project was originally scheduled for the 2011-2012 season at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A 70-foot-long replica of a real Baldwin locomotive was to be suspended from a […]

Roadside News: Dec. 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Slave Owner Statue – MS | Young Abe Stolen – IL | Office Grizzly Attraction – MT | Multicultural Man – CA

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