Thursday, May 26, 2011

Iowa State University Lecture

...just found out that they have an archive of podcasts!  This lecture, A History of Roadside Attractions, was from back in Aught Eight, presented to the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society of Iowa State University, at their annual awards and recognitions banquet.  It delves into the history of roadside attractions, geared towards a history-minded crowd.  Download and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flickr Photo Sets from the Texas Trip

World's Largest Votive, San Antonio TXWorld's Largest Votive, San Antonio TXPig Stand, San Antonio TXPig Stand, San Antonio TXPig Stand, San Antonio TXPig Stand, San Antonio TX
World's Largest Wooden Nickel, San Antonio TXWorld's Largest Wooden Nickel, San Antonio TXArmadillo, Schertz TXArmadillo, Schertz TXArmadillo, Schertz TXWorld's Largest Pecan (!), Seguin TX
Pecan Plaque, Seguin TXNon-mobile sorta' large Pecan, Seguin TXMobile Pecan, Seguin TXLuling Texas WatermelonLuling TX Watermelon WatertowerLuling TX Watermelon Watertower
What's up, Jack?Luling TexasWharton TXWharton TXTeePee Motel, Wharton TexasTeePee Motel, Wharton Texas

Texas WLTs, a set on Flickr.

Just back from Texas and Oklahoma, with GREAT WLT spotting on the way! Here's the Texas set, but check out the flickr photostream for more from Oklahoma, the Orange Show, and Art Car Weekend 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ready to go!

Luckily, the little Art Car SCOUT got gussied up just before the L.A. trip in December, so this week has been devoted to gettin' stuff cleared off of the palatte.  Yes, it's Orange Show Art Car Weekend TIME!  This year, the parade is scheduled for Sunday, to coincide with a museums conference, so most events are delayed one day from their normal routine.  Can't wait to see all my Art Car friends, and leaving a day early to do some Texas WLT Scouting.  Whoop whoop whoopity-whoop ROAD TRIP TIME!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

From the Onion: World's Largest Website last home of dying Silicoln Valley town

SUNNYVALE, CA—The wonder in 8-year-old Hayley Dunbar's face as she stares out over what locals claim is the world's largest website makes it easy to understand why she and her father, Tom, drove all the way from Eugene, OR to see it.

"Wow, look at all of the links—I can't believe how huge it is!" squeals Hayley, whose family is among the 200,000 people ex-pected to make the trip out to California's Santa Clara Valley this year to catch a glimpse of the marvel. "How did they make a website so big, Daddy?"

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