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Poof! When Giant Genies Appeared In Ohio

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Already among the rarest of giant roadside statues, the two-faced Carpeteria sign genies were in danger of becoming extinct.

Pandemic Post-Summer: Roadside Attractions Status

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Like a giant, shiny fishing lure on a cable attached to a construction boom, roadside attractions tempt us out from under our rocks, even in times of danger. Certainly 2020 has been full of unparalleled danger, starting with the Covid-19 pandemic. International travel lockdowns meant no flitting off to Tuscany or Paris or Bali for […]

Graffiti Highway Returns To The Soil

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Unexpected casualty of the covid-19 virus: the Centralia “Graffiti Highway.”

Roadside Attractions: Virus Safety Closings

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a glimpse of abrupt changes underway across America’s pockmarked face of quirky attractions.

In Praise of Tinted Copycat Statues

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

J. Seward Johnson passed away on March 10. He made millions as a public sculptor churning out artwork that average Americans loved and almost all art critics loved to hate.

The Elephant Is The Room

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Lucy has long been advertised as “the only elephant you can go into and come out of alive.” She will soon be the only elephant that you can go into, take a nap, and emerge undigested the next morning.

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