I’m pretty sure I was drawn to this place for a reason – the Cheezy Americana energy is strong. Like the Force is strong in the Star Wars’ Universe. Goofy roadside attractions are all over: Lady in the Lake, Dinosaurs in the Woods, Knights in the Woods, World’s Largest Sundial, Caesars Palace fountain.
If a cat is petrified and dead, was it scared to death?
(Ahahahaa! I crack me up!)
Seriously, folks, there’s a petrified (dead, not scared) cat in Pensacola. No, I’m not talking about Pye, my bi-polar feline companion for whom I occasionally consider finding a new home… she is alive and well and scratching the crap out of my furniture.
I am talking about a dead cat on display, no less, in a museum. Yup, right here in the good ol’ USA can you find such treasures at the local museum as a petrified (dead, not scared) cat on display.
Ah, how I love fake Stonehenges. You may recall my visit to Stonehenge II in Ingram, Texas. The town of Elberta, Alabama, not one to be left out of the Stonehenge fun, proudly displays a 1/3-scale fiberglass Stonehenge. Lovingly named “Bamahenge”, it is one of the coolest tourist attractions in …But, wait! There’s more…
Think about it. If you wanted to bring men to a place called No Man’s Land, what would you do? You would name a town Hooker, and another nearby town Beaver City. If a town named Hooker attracted women, perhaps “working gals”, along with the men, all the better!
When I was in north Texas Hill Country near Kerrville, I would walk through the neighborhood. One day, shortly after I snagged the photos of the giant ant in their front yard (below), this fence and gate showed up.
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (A southern saying indicating surprise or astonishment. And that, my dear Kernutties, is your lesson for today.) Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered there was a Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio. I know! Barney Smith, the toilet …But, wait! There’s more…
Pimpin out spiders is not about dressing up your pet spider, or decorating it’s cage/box/ride. The phrase refers to the original use of the word “pimpin” – as is turning your spider out on the streets for money.