Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
JUST CLICK ON THE SCAN AND PRINT HIM OUT FOR YOUR VERY OWN USEFUL PROTEIN
If you want a smaller one just use this smaller version to print out.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The funny thing is that lady is letting a squirrel drink Coca-Cola from a bottle.
You know, I wonder if Squirrel Town had a little squirrel mayor or a little squirrel sheriff. Maybe there was a little squirrel school house with tiny little squirrel students. If they had a school then they probably had a little squirrel church with a little squirrel congregation. More I think about it they probably even had a little squirrel fire department and they might've had a little squirrel . . .
Ok, I better quit before I go nuts!
Friday, August 24, 2007
It's been slim pickings lately, but I did find this snapshot from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair of the Sinclair Dinosaur exhibit in a bag of old photos.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Unfortunately, this Missouri roadside landmark will be closed forever on September 3 thanks to a new hiway expansion. The Wheel Inn has been serving the Guberburger, Soozie-Q fries and many other tasty treats since 1947.
Check out this opening day photo back in 1947.
Here's a menu from a few years back that I'm glad I saved.
Here’s a few photo and article links.
Article about the closing
Roadfood.com article & review
Kansas City Star article
If you’re near Sedalia or happen to be passing thru between now and September 3, be sure to stop and grab yourself a Guberburger, Soozie-Q fries and a Cherry Coke before it’s too late!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Last weekend I got back another piece of my childhood when I found this Mr. Mouth game. I loved this game when I was kid!
The game starts once you flip the little white switch and Mr. Mouth begins spinning his head while opening and closing his mouth. Up to four players can play as you try to use your flipper hand to flip a plastic chip into his mouth. First person who successfully feeds Mr. Mouth all of their chips wins the game.
Mr. Mouth was also a fun toy to play with as he sometimes acted as an evil monster out to eat army men and Star Wars figures. I remember how funny it was to watch my dog, Bluebell's reaction to him as she wasn't too sure why he kept snapping his big mouth at her.
I paid $9.99 since for him at the flea market and the box has the original price tag from 1977 and back then it cost $9.88. How about that, he's only worth eleven cents more 30 years later!
Here's the link for the original patent.
Mr. Mouth, Mr. Mouth. He just can't keep his big mouth shut!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The Ozark Deer farm was once located at Lake of the Ozarks, just outside of Eldon, Missouri.
The cards shown here, are from the 1950's and I’m not sure how long this tourist attraction was in business, but I believe it disappeared from the roadside by the mid-60's.
It looks like it was a fun place, especially if you had the chance to meet Bambi, Rudolph and of course a 5-Legged Ox!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Relax? Forget it! Concentrate on my sketch? Forget that too, ‘cause all I can think about is this buzzing housefly that zooms back and forth from lamp to lamp bugging me to death!!! I keep thinking about getting up to fetch the fly swatter, but that would take effort and remember I’m trying to relax here. I even resort in trying to grab him right out of the air, like that guy who stacked quarters on his elbow in Happy Days. After a couple of misses I quit trying, because who knows where he’s been! Yuck!
Finally, he lands smack dab on my sketch book and starts running all over it. Oh, I was tempted to close my sketchbook and smash him between the pages. I bet he would’ve made a nice little splat of abstract art, but I really didn’t want fly guts all over my page. So what do you think I did? Grab the fly swatter? Open the back door and shoo him out? Use Superman Fly Paper from one of last year's posts? No, I grabbed my camera and took his photo instead!
Why take a photo of a housefly? I have no idea, because just a few seconds earlier I wanted to murder the little guy. Looking at the photo up close he’s really colorful and shines like he’s made of polished metal. This little creature is actually kind of cute in his own disgusting way. Now that I’m in the office typing this post, he’s probably in the other room flying all over the place buzzing up a storm, but I don’t have the heart to flatten him with the swatter. I guess I’ll just have to shoo him out the door.
Sorry for this odd and out of the norm post, but I just had to blog about it. Since I’m not too sleepy, I think I’ll go watch that Vincent Price classic, The Fly! Good night!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Originally they were created by the company International Fiberglass and they didn’t get their name until the extremely popular book and website Roadside America labeled these giants as Muffler Men.
I’ve met a few of these big guys in my travels and here are the snaps to prove it!
Lake Ozark, MO
Lake Ozark, MO
Osage Beach, MO (This MM is no longer here)
Rapid City, SD
Burbank, IL (The Frankenmuffler Man)
Muffler Men are good people, but sometimes they’re a real pain in the neck! Every time you meet one, you get a crick in your neck from always looking up at 'em.
For some more info and fun sites on Muffler Men, check out these links.
Muffler Men Home Page
Roadside Architecture-Land of the Giants
2004 Post-Dispatch Article
Muffler Men Flickr Group
Tilting Trailer Patent for transporting Muffler Men