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Roadside News: Jan. 19, 2009

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Tower of Pallets | Train Wreck Coffee Shop | Massive Coronary | Nickel Guy Honored

Who Lost That War Of 1812 Anyway?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The U.S.A. did. As a result of the United States’ extreme lack of winning, Britain got to keep Canada. And now a big sculpture has been unveiled in Canada to remind everyone of that fact.

Canada Outhouse Costs $2 Million

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Since its unveiling on September 3, a multi-million state-of-the-art outhouse in Alberta’s Banff National Park has become both a tourist attraction and a source of heated debate in the usually Frozen North. The biffy — as it’s called locally — uses green technology to produce its own power, heat, and hot water, and is decorated […]

One-Log Homes – The Green Dilemma

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

There are few effective “green” lifestyles, where a person can limit their detrimental impact on the environment, reduce their carbon footprint, or make any difference whatsoever. It’s all feel-good marketing crap. You’re really just another planet consumer, unless you’re ready to lie down in a mulch pit right now, and let Nature take over. And […]

Big Stick Debate Redux

Friday, May 9th, 2008

An article in the Mesabi Daily News reports that there is agitation to move the so-called World’s Largest Hockey Stick from downtown Eveleth, Minnesota, to a spot near the Hockey Hall of Fame, out by the interstate. Something about the story seemed familiar. Hadn’t we read this before? We had. Turns out that the exact […]

Shame of the North

Friday, March 28th, 2008

An editorial in the March 25 Niagara Falls Reporter lambastes America for its wimpy approach to tourism in the face of a Canadian juggernaut. It notes that not a single new tourist attraction has opened in Niagara Falls, New York, since 1982, and that was a shopping mall that didn’t survive the 1990s. “In the […]

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