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On 2011-08-15 13:55, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
'Course if you'd like a pyrogy to go with your kubasa, you can drive to Glendon.

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The prairies are full of stupid "attractions".

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Or better, a pierogi and kielbasa with a nice cold glass of Zywiec.

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Or better, a pierogi and kielbasa with a nice cold glass of Zywiec.

Smaczny!


I was wondering if I'd see those spellings. I'm surrounded by Ukrainians and it's pyrogy and kubasa (sometimes kubassa) to us.

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Now I want to go to Piroshky, Piroshky.
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Or better, a pierogi and kielbasa with a nice cold glass of Zywiec.

Smaczny!


I was wondering if I'd see those spellings. I'm surrounded by Ukrainians and it's pyrogy and kubasa (sometimes kubassa) to us.

John
John, I had to go with the Polish spellings. It's in the blood.

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Venice Beach - I honestly thought it was still going to be 1968 down there. Just a load of dingy shops selling tat - sports socks and ganja paraphernalia. No sign of Jim Morrison - or even Val Kilmer.

Grand Canyon - totally underwhelmed. The photographs I took were incredible though... look at digital pic just taken - amazing .... look back up at canyon, pffft. One of the weirdest experiences I ever had. Think I just couldn't get a handle on the scale.
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Venice Beach - I honestly thought it was still going to be 1968 down there. Just a load of dingy shops selling tat - sports socks and ganja paraphernalia. No sign of Jim Morrison - or even Val Kilmer.


Was Arnold at least pumping iron on the beach? Dave Draper?

I would want it to be just like this:
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Anybody familiar with Wall Drug, South Dakota?

Went there when I moved west. Very odd.
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Wizard's Fun House in Kissimee Florida.

It was supposed to be a walk through dark house with a light show at the end, a magic show and miniature golf.

The walk through was boring, the "light show" was incomprehensible, the magic show would have gotten hooted out of an eight year old's birthday party and I threw up on the mini-golf course.

I think they're out of business now.

http://www.bigfloridacountry.com/mysteryfunhouse.htm

Yeah, they're gone now.
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Perhaps I would choose Washington State's Stonehenge replica . . . it's just a pale imitation.

Is it more than 18 inches high?


Well, it at least must go to eleven.


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Anybody familiar with Wall Drug, South Dakota?

Went there when I moved west. Very odd.


I am familiar but haven't been there yet. As far as I can tell it looks a lot like the 10,000 Silver Dollars in Montana. But bigger. They're confused though, as Jackalopes never migrate farther East than the Montana border. They are most prolific in Idaho.
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A jackalope lives under my porch. He claims to be from Atlantic City.
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That's where snipes come from. You know, snipes are notoriously fast, stealthy, and agile, making them extremely difficult to shoot. Especially with colonial era firearms. Those who had the skill to shoot at least two were awarded a certificate from the Hudson's Bay Co., honoring them with the title of "sniper." And that's where we get the term.
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That's where snipes come from. You know, snipes are notoriously fast, stealthy, and agile, making them extremely difficult to shoot. Especially with colonial era firearms. Those who had the skill to shoot at least two were awarded a certificate from the Hudson's Bay Co., honoring them with the title of "sniper." And that's where we get the term.


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A jackalope lives under my porch. He claims to be from Atlantic City.

Stop calling me a jackalope. It's Jack to you, buddy.
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Colonial Williamsburg (a tourist attraction I highly recommend, BTW.).


I agree!

I went every chance I got while stationed in Little Creek VA back in the 70's. LOVED it!
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On 2011-08-15 10:18, motown wrote:
The Colosseum in Rome

Just look at this thing: http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/colosseo.htm

It's old, it's dirty and it's falling apart. There's not even any Gadiators or lions.
The Italians should take better care of this old relic.

What they need to do is hire Frank Gehry to restore it. He'll give it a cool look.
Then they need to bring back the Spectacle that is Rome.
Gladiators VS. Gladiators. Christians VS. Lions (Not from Detroit thought)
Top it all off with some vendors selling Beer, Hot Dogs, Peanuts and more Beer.

Now your talking a first class turist attraction.


I thought the same thing about the Pyramid's in Egypt. Dirty and falling apart. They could use a nice paint job as well.
The sphinx could use a nose job also.
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A jackalope lives under my porch. He claims to be from Atlantic City.

Stop calling me a jackalope. It's Jack to you, buddy.


My jackalope says he knows you from somewhere. His name is Buddy, Jack.
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The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
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I recall going to Moaning Caverns. When it was discovered, its key tourist hook was the ominous moaning of the wind whistling through the entire cave.

Then they built a gift shop directly on top of the intake hole. Oops.
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