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Waltzing Waters Back In Branson

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Technicolor rainbow spritzy liquid spectacular good news out of Branson, Missouri, where Waltzing Waters Theatre has reopened after years in mothballs.

Airstream Ranch: Attraction, Yes; Art, Maybe

Monday, February 15th, 2010

It’s taken two years of legal battles, but Florida’s Airstream Ranch is now officially not a bad thing. But it’s not officially art, either. Three judges from the civil appellate division of the Hillsborough circuit court have ruled that Airstream Ranch can stay, overturning a 2008 decision by the county Code Enforcement Board that ordered […]

Roadside Talk: Livermore Public Library, Feb 21

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Roadside America co-author and web site publisher Doug Kirby is giving a free presentation at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center,  Livermore, CA,  2 pm Sunday, February 21, 2010 (down the street from the World’s Longest Continuously Burning Lightbulb). “Roadside America: No Exit” is part of the library’s Livermore Reads Together program, featuring John Steinbeck’s […]

Valentine’s Day: Cupid’s Cuffs

Friday, February 12th, 2010

We’ve been searching for a suitable destination to recommend for Valentine’s Day. Our choice in the past, the annual VD Dinner inside of Lucy The Elephant in Margate, New Jersey, has been canceled this year due to Lucy’s ongoing maintenance problems. So here’s a substitute worth considering: the “Crimes of Passion Experience” at the National […]

Alaska: Flurry of Oddities

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Who says that Alaska isn’t full of fun things to see — even in the dead of winter? Not us! A sampling of recent news stories lays to rest the notion that there’s ever an “off-season” in the Land of the Midnight Sun….

100 Years, 1 Big Boy Scout

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

February 2010 marks the 100th birthday of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. We congratulate the organization for its long record of channeling youthful male energy into impressive deeds. Thanks to the Boy Scouts of America, there is a monument marking the hole-home of the assassin of Lincoln’s assassin. There are mini-Statues of […]

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