Category: Roadside Curiosities
Thanks to my friend Anne and her twin sister Jenny for taking me and my husband here a few weeks ago. The interior is decorated with a vintage chicken kitchen theme. Hee!
And the light-up flashing neon just beckons you in, no? What a great place! Thanks, Anne!
My girl Heather Frampton sent me this from her mobile phone. It’s a crazy religious car–there seem to be a lot of them in her home state of Florida. Wow.
Thanks for thinking of me, Miss Heather!
I saw this at the North Riverside mall in Illinois while waiting for an oil change at the Sears Service Center (incredible service, by the way, I highly recommend that location–the one in Naperville is ass).
Anyway, I’m wandering through the mall and this makes me stop and pull out my camera (if not my wallet) and take a quick snapshot. I seriously just stared at this for a long time, awestruck by it’s hideousness. It’s just so wrong on so many levels. First, it’s an optical illusion (kinda) and then it’s got all kinds of creepy elements (like the tortured soul in Jesus’ armpit) including a bunch of random eyeballs. Wow. Just wow.
A shot of my husband standing in front of the building. And look at that spectacular Muffler Man-esque beach dude. I wonder if he used to stand in front of a beach stand with a hot dog or a coke in his hand.
Around the side (you can see Mr. Beach’s elbow in the picture) there is another elephant and another huge ANTIQUES sign. It’s pretty sweet. I hear there is a real Muffler Man inside–sure wish they’d been open!
Just imagine the treasures inside! *sniff*
This is the Pink Elephant!
I was in Memphis last weekend and saw one of the best roadside attractions I’ve stumbled upon in years! This takes the cake, people! This is the Statue of Liberation through Christ aka The Lord’s Lady Liberty. For a complete FAQ click here.
The statue is rife with amusingly heavy-handed symbolism, including my personal favorite: The Lord’s Lady Liberty is shedding a tear. “THE TEAR represents Lady Liberationâ€™s despair over Americaâ€™s rapid decline from its Judeo-Christian values. She weeps for our nationâ€™s self-destruction as the protective hand of God is removed. Yet, she realizes that there is still hope for America if we return to God through Jesus Christ.”