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God Fingers: Claw Inspiring

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

City council members in the Southern California town of Bellflower are hoping that the “fingers of God” will attract foot traffic to their downtown district this summer. They recently approved the temporary installation of Invitation/Decalogue, a 26-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Mucan, which is intended to represent God’s hands and The Ten […]

Land That Space Shuttle…Right…Here

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

In late 2008 NASA announced that the Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor Space Shuttles would be given away when they were retired. It accepted proposals from any attraction willing to pay the transportation and upkeep (an estimated $30 million apiece), and wound up with two dozen hopefuls.

Atomic Cannon and Mule Gun: Alternate Universe Arms

Monday, June 8th, 2009

The outdoor “Cannon Walk” at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is anchored at its west end by “Atomic Annie,” one of America’s arsenal of forward-thinking guns that fired nuclear warheads. Now Fort Sill has become the place to see two of the America’s most inventive weapons, because just down the street from Annie is the new U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum and its star exhibit (at least to us), the Mule Gun.

First Post-Iraq War Museum

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The race to lock down the telling of 21st century American history has started in an unlikely place: the small town of Hobart in southwestern Oklahoma. It’s there that the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is opening this weekend to much fanfare, and a concert appearance by Wayne Newton. The four-star general (retired) […]

Roadside News: March 13, 2009

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Chicken Empathy Museum – LA | Giant Buddhist Goddess – OK | Meteorite Comes Home – AZ | VA is for Lovers of Large Bladders – VA

Kin Demand Geronimo Bones

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Where are the skull and bones of the great Apache Indian leader Geronimo?   We asked that question years ago, and even carried a Geronimo skull proxy with us on the road to see if it could mystically lead us to the real thing (it couldn’t). It did lead us to this shrine in Tawas […]

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