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iPhone App: Explore

Monday, January 18th, 2010

In a recent shared nightmare, a huge purple devil head with glowing red eyes chased the Team, shrieking: “The App is not a web site — it’s a focused tool designed to take advantage of the small screen, network availability, smart phone interactive capabilities and geo-location awareness.” When we awoke, everything the head said […]

Pricey Freak Pennsylvania Bound

Monday, January 18th, 2010

An article in Michigan’s Kalamazoo Gazette caught our attention, reporting that an otherwise unidentified Pennsylvania “Dime Museum” — an attraction devoted to freaks and curiosities — had just bought a stuffed two-headed calf in Kalamazoo for slightly under $3,500. Another attraction commodity, the Muffler Man, has experienced wild price fluctuations between $10,000 and $1,000 in […]

Prodigious Porker In Peril, Potentially

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Teako Nunn has a thing for big Roadside statues. He erected a Muffler Man at his RV dealership and an Uncle Sam at his BBQ restaurant — and other oversized eye-catchers as well.

Roadside News: January 12, 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Nebraska Sea Monster – NE | Chilly Curator – PA | Flying Squirrels Evict Indian – VA | Fake Shuttle In Real Danger

No Myopia When It Comes to Stupak Visions

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Some roadside wonders wouldn’t exist without visionaries who insist on building them. We were reminded of that when we learned that Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas will unveil, in April, an attraction named “SkyJump.”

Dead Elvis: Another Milestone Birthday

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Elvis Presley: alive for 42 years, dead for 33 years, and tourist attraction for nearly as long. His tributes grow more fabulous with the passage of time, and he remains one of the few celebrities who can be recognized without his head.

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