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When Dino is Finito

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The dinosaur behemoths of yore are long gone, and now it looks like our nation’s old timey dinosaur parks also face inevitable decline and extinction.

Roy Rogers: Happy Sales to You

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

When the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (last located in Branson, Missouri) closed in December of 2009, fans of the cowcouple were concerned…where would the museum’s extensive collection of Western Memorabilia end up? In particular, what would become of the institution’s most iconic (and, frankly, somewhat disturbing) prized possession: the taxidermied hide of Roy’s horse, Trigger?

Maine Topless Coffee Shop Torched

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Arson has destroyed the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine. It was the only half-naked coffee shop in America (not that others haven’t tried), and it had been open for less than four months. The Boston Globe reports that the fire was set mere hours after shop owner Donald Crabtree had appeared before […]

Endangered Species Alert!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Medusirena is a fire-eating, glass-walking, belly dancing Mermaid. (No, her talents are not demonstrated simultaneously!) She performs swimmingly at Fort Lauderdale’s nautical-themed Wreck Bar during Friday night Happy Hour.

Christmas Finally Ends At Fountains Of Wayne

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The dark rumors have, unfortunately, proven true: Fountains of Wayne in Wayne, New Jersey, has closed.

Governor Uses Convention Cover To Ax Lincoln Cabin

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Strange news from the Land of Lincoln. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reported that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, a democrat, flew home on the climactic day of the Democratic National Convention. And then he immediately cut hundreds of state jobs and closed nearly two dozen historic sites and parks — including the Lincoln Log Cabin […]

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