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Posted: 7/4/2002 7:25:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2002 7:29:30 PM EDT by Kar98]
[url]http://www.roadsideamerica.com[/url] Featuring The Petrified Cat: [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/mt/MTVIRcat.jpg[/img] the first Wal-Mart: [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ar/ARBENwalmart.jpg[/img] the mysterious Ghost Parking Lot: [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ct/CTHAMcart.jpg[/img] Muffler Man and Friends: [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/tx/TXDALmufwit1.jpg[/img] and the 22ft. Donut: [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ca/CAINGdonut.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:32:36 PM EDT
Mmmmmmm giant doughnuts
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:42:18 PM EDT
Take them to your local range or a gun show!
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:46:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:51:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Washington D.C. Utah's nature parks Yellow Stone New York City
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Yeah, but everybody knows [i]those[/i].
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:55:20 PM EDT
Show them some of the things that mean the most to us. The Alamo WTC Statue Of Liberty Mt. Rushmore
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:56:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 7:59:01 PM EDT
I went to a class a couple of months ago and there were a couple of guys from Newcastle, England in it with me. Two were prior military and 1 had no firearms experience. He was predictably quite interested when I told him I was going to the range on the weekend. I asked him to join and he quickly replied "absolutely!". He burned through my mini arsenal that I had with me including my M4 and Kimber. The class was in Texas, and his only complaint was that I didn't have a SAA for him to shoot. A little while into the shooting, another gentleman arrived with a single padded case that held a 1st generation SAA that he had rebuilt and was using as a shooter. While my British friend could do nothing but stare with a rather goofy grin on his face, I asked the man if he'd be willing to trade a couple shots from my M4 for some rounds out of the Colt. He said yes and my friend commenced fire. Afterward, and for the next two days all he could talk about was how he got too shoot a Colt Peacemaker in Texas and how his friends back home were going to be jealous. I was glad to have been the one to make that possible for him and I think I may have turned a fence sitter into a genuine pro gunner.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 8:21:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2002 8:25:53 PM EDT by Kar98]
Apparently, my intentions in posting this might have been misunderstood a tad. I love the things and sights one can find once the big cities are left behind. The 1930s motel, or the soda and icecream store from the 50s, the log cabin built by some trapper in the period of the French and Indian Wars. All that Europeans know about the US, they know from TV and from old 19th century adventure books and newer, 20th century pulp fiction rags. They think everything here is about glass and steel towers, McDonald's, smog, traffic jams, crime, rap music. Even if they visit the US, this might be all they see. Those people just see the surface, if that. They have no idea about American values, they assume we're just big mean bullies and illiterate savages. [i](dammit, now what was the point again I was getting to?)[/i] Aww-right! Fsck them Euro-trash foreigners, if they think we're that shallow, too bad, and see if I'll care. [beer]Happy Fourth of July Everyone[beer]
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 8:32:15 PM EDT
In tulsa we take them to the home of the 900 foot Jesus (Oral Roberts University) Show them said Jesus hands and then take them to see the Golden Driller. Old Oil statue. The up to Claremore for the WillRogers museum and JM Davis Gun museum.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 8:41:25 PM EDT
hey kar98? what's the story behind that parking lot?
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 8:44:48 PM EDT
Full auto [50] [heavy] [rail]
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 9:03:22 PM EDT
Take em' to the red light district.
Link Posted: 7/4/2002 9:07:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By quietshoez: hey kar98? what's the story behind that parking lot?
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Hamden, CT In 1978 the folks at the Hamden Plaza shopping center made a rash decision, and perhaps they've been kicking themselves for it ever since. In that year they commissioned those iconoclastic nuts at SITE ("world famous for its innovative designs," a plaque proclaims) to build The Ghost Parking Lot Project, a blend of consumer totems and double-take public art that has only grown more disturbing with the passage of time. The Project consists of twenty 1960s and early '70s junker cars, including a Beetle, a couple of station wagons, and an open convertible, buried under asphalt at various depths in a cul-de-sac in the Plaza parking lot, far from the stores but right up against Rte 10. The plaque explains that the purpose of the Project was to take "two typical ingredients of a suburban shopping center, automobiles and asphalt, and transforms them into another frame of reference." While this Pompeii parade may have been a telling Statement in 1978, it has since decayed into a crusty eyesore -- exactly the kind of Sci Fi End Times effect we appreciate. The asphalt on top of the cars is crumbling -- torn up by skateboarders and the elements? -- and exposing rusting sheet metal beneath. Weeds grow wherever the rot is most pronounced; abandoned shopping carts litter the area. Another plaque explains the work was "Conceived to generate dialogue in the community based upon an iconography of equivocation and ambiguity." It is probably interesting to hear how that dialogue has evolved as both the asphalt and America's sense of irony has deteriorated. The entombed cars, by the standards of today, are small: imagine the towering lumps resulting if what was buried were Expeditions and Humvees. There are still a few available parking spaces [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ct/CTHAMparking1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ct/CTHAMparking2.jpg[/img] (Ghost Parking Lot: Hamden Plaza, RT. 10, Dixwell Ave., Exit 60 Wilbur Cross Pkwy. 1/4 M north of parkway, west side of street.)
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:44:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Washington D.C. Utah's nature parks Yellow Stone New York City
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Yeah, but everybody knows [i]those[/i].
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Ok! [img]http://www.libertysoftware.be/cml/cadillacranch/ranch/thChipon_horse78jpg.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.libertysoftware.be/cml/cadillacranch/ranch/crabtr.htm[/url] Cadillac Ranch. Right here in Texas.
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Great Place to learn your Bible too, spray painted all over the place......
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 1:10:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:02:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Kar_reich Im sure these friends of yours are from Germany so why not take them to you local Klan meeting that you are a member of.
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tsk tsk, legs. If you're gonna troll his posts, at least make it funny, like he did to you! lol, plumbers... -legrue
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:26:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Kar_reich Im sure these friends of yours are from Germany so why not take them to you local Klan meeting that you are a member of.
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Look at the kettle callin the skillet a klansman! LMAO! I always tell foreginers the Space Needle is a giant water well, and the elevators are pumping mechanisms...
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/5/2002 12:40:27 PM EDT by legrue]
Out west of Denver is the small town of Golden, CO (yes, where the original Coors brewery is). Also in Golden is the Colorado School of Mines. Above the school on the side of a mountain is the school's "M", which is white and lit at night. I tell visitors who ask that the "M" is for mountain because small planes flying up the valley used to hit the mountain at night. About half believe me :) -legrue
Link Posted: 7/5/2002 12:35:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue: Out west of Denver is the small town of Golden, CO (yes, where the original Coors brewery is. Also in Golden is the Colorado School of Mines. Above the school is the school's "M", which is white and lit at night. I tell visitors who ask that the "M" is for mountain because small planes flying up the valley used to hit the mountain at night. About half believe me :) -legrue
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LOL!! I'll have to remember that one.
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