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Postby cfc » Sat May 09, 2009 1:14 pm

"International Jr. Teen Miss Virginia"? Chuck, can you explain this?


No. Rather glad that I can't, actually.

Applebee's--lamest float for the lamest restaurant ever.

This does remind me of the Apricot Fiesta Parade in my hometown of Patterson, Calif.--except that we had "The Portugeuse Rat Patrol!" It was the brainchild of one Mike Mattos, who made a fortune by inventing and patenting a special box for unreeling baling wire to keep it from kinking up and tangling (yes, he was the Baling Wire Baron of Stanislaus County). He had a bunch of WWII-era Jeeps, a couple of halftracks, and his own homemade tank (the cannon shot bubble gum).
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Postby Meteornotes » Sat May 09, 2009 1:15 pm

SharkTums wrote:DIE DUGGAR FAMILY DIE!!!!!


Same!

I have to say, this parade looked like awesome entertainment, other than the evil Duggar family. I hate parades, but I think I would have sat through this one, given the amazing contents. Thanks for posting this!

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Postby I love DW » Sat May 09, 2009 9:42 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Dolly Parton.


That's Dr. Parton to you sir!

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat May 09, 2009 10:57 pm

"Dolly channeling Dio."

That's hilarious! She probably could do a really good cover of "Rainbow in the Dark" though.

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Postby Electerik » Sun May 10, 2009 9:11 am

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Gino's Pizza!!! I eat there every time we pass through West Virginia, which isn't often, but still...


Actually, this is "Geno's" not "Gino's." So I'm betting it's different folks.

In any case, "Geno's Pizza" is every bit as good as their "float" would suggest. ;)
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Postby dandaman » Sun May 10, 2009 10:20 am

^Sorry; hard to tell with the calligraphy. :lol:

This is the one I was referring to: http://www.ginospizza.com/

And here's the one so wonderfully advertised on the truck: http://www.genospizza.com/
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Postby supertrooper » Sun May 10, 2009 10:25 am

SharkTums wrote:
DIE DUGGAR FAMILY DIE!!!!!


I'm glad I'm not the only one. That woman needs to have her tubes tied. I've had enough of that creepy cult family and their ankle length denim skirts trying to invade John and Kate Plus Eight's territory. Even John and Kate are annoying, but at least their kids are cute and don't all have names that start with the same letter.


Also, that was to most amusing collection of hillbillies that I've ever seen. Those "beauty queens" on the pickup truck were real catches. And I don't think that was really Dolly. It was a wax figure from Ripley's down the street.

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Postby Electerik » Sun May 10, 2009 3:19 pm

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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The aquarium doubles as Gatlinburg's central "trolley" station.
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A fairly clever way to tie an aquarium into Tennessee.
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The aquarium is arranged as a straight-line tour, but this is an area you pass several times.
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Per-rahn-ya.
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A man who knew a thing or two about fish.
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I still say aquariums are one of the toughest things to photograph--though my new camera produces much better results than any of my old ones did.
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I am an ugly fish. But I still need love.
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The highlight of Ripley’s Aquarium is their relatively-long "undersea” tunnel.
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Hi, I’m sawtooth shark. I enjoy laying on Plexiglas and inspiring Guillermo del Toro.
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Well, that makes me feel better.
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Now would I do something like that?
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Hey, it’s us!
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You’ll probably enjoy this photo a lot more than I do, because you don’t know that it’s of stingray poop. Oh, sorry.
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I have a friend that worked here as a diver at one point. He said that even though the sharks were very well fed, occasionally they’d still just tear the poo-poo out of a fish that swam by because they’re sharks.
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Yeah, I'm not going near that guy.
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Looking back up towards the entrance. The thing that looks like a ship is the exit gift shop.
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I'm a cute fishy. Would you like to eat me?
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I have no idea why I’m trying to feed the fake sea monsters my candy, but I like how seriously I seem to be taking it.
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Never let it be said that I’m scared of my (photographic) blacks.
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This is a rock, obviously.
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Weedy Sea Dragons and a (closely related) Seahorse.
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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Brainless...or just beyond our understanding?
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All I know is that Misty could stare at them for hours. (As demonstrated in this rather noisy photo.)
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No alien could be more horrifying than this.
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I am your Giant Japanese Spider Crab king! Attack!
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Ripley’s Aquarium has an area set aside for special exhibits. Currently occupying it is the “Lethal Weapons” display.
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It features such lovely sea creatures as this super-venomous Lionfish.
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A dive show going on in the stingray tank.
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The aquarium has two dining options. This is the fast food place.
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Not bad. Unfortunately, the full-service restaurant always seems to be closed when we’re there. Of course, we always go when it’s not busy, so I guess that’s forgivable.
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I believe this is a Cownose Ray.
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One cool thing about this aquarium is that you can actually see the underwater tunnel from above.
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At this point, you have two options...
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...you can exit through the gift shop...
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...or you can start all over. (Um, is that dude wrestling a fish?)
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This is the full-service restaurant, accessible from inside the aquarium or outside.
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Goodbye, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! You may not be the biggest aquarium around, but you’re still fun!
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Postby Meteornotes » Sun May 10, 2009 3:22 pm

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh C'thulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


Best caption ever!

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Sun May 10, 2009 7:23 pm

Let's revue the awesomeness shall we?

Jules Verne reference. Del Toro reference. 2 octopus pictures. Pizza. Big cookies.

Winner! =)

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