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March 17, 2009

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Wade

You should call her and interview her now.

Stephanie

The only downside to the writer's museum was that they didn't have a bar at the end of the tour.

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    Kitsch, Roadside Attractions and Malls

    • Awkward Family Photos
    • Garage Sale America
      The companion website to Bruce Littlefield's brilliant book about the magic of garage sales.
    • Bureau of Communication
      Wacky pre-worded communcations for every occasion, including "Happy Divorce" and "Grievance Letter" with Ad-Lib type room for your own special personalizations.
    • Jancee Dunn Blog
      Pop culture/rock critic wrote a great memoir about being a writer for "Rolling Stone" and VJ for MTV. Most importantly, she hits the 70s and 80s right on the head, particularly with her descriptions of JcPenny's, where her father spent his career. Her blog has great photos from 70s Penny's catalogs, as well as links to her essays, etc.
    • Disco Museum
      Brilliant. Check out the entry on Paul Jabara, a fairly unknown singer songwriter who wrote for Donna Summer and more. He was also the person who created the red ribbon to bring awareness to HIV.
    • Roadside Architecture
      The author spends much of her time traveling across the U.S. taking photos of giant faux food displays, neon signs, fairytale villages ala "Rock City," old diners and malls and pet cemetaries. Nothing short of genius and addictive.
    • Bad Fads
      After buying a squishy porcupine type toy for Shane and I -- I mean Nate and I -- to play with, I remembered the wonderful Koosh Ball of the late 80s. Shane didn't remember this, so I Googled the term and came up with this great page -- the Museum of Bad Fads. Excited to see that there is a reference to Sea Monkeys, my personal favorite. Though they are not a "fad" -- they are a lifestyle!
    • Roadside Pop Culture - Flickr Photos
      Flickr pictures of various "tourist traps" across America. OK, Vulcan isn't a trap!
    • Dead Malls
      The guys that run this website travel the country documenting malls of bygone times. I love it!
    • Florida's psychic to the stars
      Gary Spivey has an amazing silver afro and a gift for seeing the future. Of course he's from my homeland of the greater Tampa Bay Area, Florida.

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