Treasures Road Show - The Tacky Treasures Road Show is modeled
after the PBS program "Antiques Road Show," except that in
this case the question the appraiser always asks is, "Do you have
any idea how tacky this is?" >> more
Heads - What is it about big heads? All around this grand nation,
we see monuments to people in the form of larger than life sculptures.
Can we come up with a more subtle metaphor for a person's alleged greatness?
Apparently not. >> more
the Headless Chicken - In 1945, "Mike" was the name
given to a chicken who was headed for the skillet, but not enough of
his neck was cut off, and he survived -- for eighteen months. >>
Cars - Art car artists take the the concept of a car as an
extension of oneself to its illogical extreme. They make cars covered
with buttons, they write messages all over their cars, they make it
look like their favorite animals .. and how I admire them for that.
and Recordings - Books and music are sources of inspiration,
education, entertainment, and relaxation. Here are some books and recordings
that each fall short of these goals, in some way or another. >>
and Pepper Shakers I'll Never Use - Aren’t salt and
pepper shakers supposed to improve the taste of food? Then why is it
that so many of them are in such poor taste? >> more
Trays I'll Never Put My Smoke Out In - Smoking is an ugly habit.
So, no wonder that the ash tray creations here are in poor taste, though
sometimes entertainingly so. >> more
I'll Never Use - Here are some particularly ugly mugs I've
acquired in my travels. >> more
Couch List - Most birders keep a life list. I keep a couch
list. Here's why. >> more
Mangin's First Law of Tourist Behavior - I came up with Mangin’s First Law of Tourist Behavior after a few years of contending with the tourists on my way to and from work at the Library of Congress. >> more
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