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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 […]

Tips for Better Graveyard Enjoyment

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

A gravestone shaped like a parking meter. A winged goddess grieving for a forgotten President. The fake final resting place of Mr. Accordion.

Binocular Viewers: The Better To See You With

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

They’re called “Scenic Viewers” by some. The man who runs the company that builds the devices calls them “Binocular Viewing Machines.”

Ax Marks The Spot

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Today, the hot attraction is competitive ax-throwing.

Sweet 16: Looks Like a Beauty

Friday, January 1st, 2016

2015 was a year that pundits proclaimed was a downer, but in the Roadside universe it rolled along with few potholes or washouts.

2014: Giant Pegasus And Revolutionary Robots

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Aside from the 50th anniversary of the New York World’s Fair and the enshrinement of the Flying Paper Boy of the Guadalupes, what do we have to look forward to in 2014?

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