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Perverts’ Mecca

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 30, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Regionalism, Sexuality, 1950's

Carnivorous Buffaloes

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Nothing much about California has really changed since this 1849 warning, has it?

Original article here.

Texas Toilets

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Just in time for Christmas! Visit "Lone Star Western Decor" for all your cowboy-themed toilet gifts. Six pages of items here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 18, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Regionalism, Foreign Customs, Interior Decorating, North America

Sleepy Eye, MN

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[Click to enlarge text]

Wikipedia page here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 29, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Geography and Maps, Odd Names, Regionalism, North America, Native Americans

Mystery Gadget 32

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The original article provides the answer.

But you might also like to visit this site, which shows the item in contemporary use.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 30, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Regionalism, Technology, Nineteenth Century

Follies of the Madmen #260

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Is the falling-down part of skiing really what the resort wants to highlight?

From the Daily Illini for December 19, 1967.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 15, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Regionalism, Screwups, Sports, Advertising, 1960's

Bob Harrington, the Chaplain of Bourbon Street

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The animated mouth of Jesus, who speaks with a robot voice, is tops!

As for Bob Harrington himself, am I cynical for imagining that hanging out with the hookers and party-animals of Bourbon Street was more fun than ministering to Jim and Jane Normal in the suburbs?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 14, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Regionalism, Religion, 1960's

Litigation Through Poetry:  Or, Texas Is Hell

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Source.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Law, Nature, Regionalism, Religion, Poetry, 1900's

Confusion Corner

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A traffic roundabout so jumbled, it earned fame and its own postcard.

Concise explanation.

Longer story.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 06, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Highways, Roads, Streets and Traffic, Regionalism, North America
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