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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollywood and Ripley's!

Postby chadster » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:34 pm

About a week before this years Academy Awards I made my way to Hollywood where I met up with SuperShawn and Shane for a personal tour of Hollywood that included a stop at Ripley's Believe it Or Not with tickets courtesy of PAL. Thanks Paul!

We started out by eating at Los Tacos in West Hollywood, a 24-hour Mexican Restaurant located next to a 7-11 in a small strip mall. The food there is pretty awesome and all made to order. A meal will set you back about $10 and is well worth it. I had a sampling of enchiladas(yummy) and tacos served with rice and beans. I'd hit it again.

After dinner it was off to find a free street parking spot next to Hollywood High and made our way to the Boulevard, my first ever trip and another mark off the bucket list. I was honestly surprised at how compact everything was, a definite tourist trap but worth going to experience it.

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Here we are at Hollywood and something.
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Ever wonder what's inside? Well, we are about to find out. First ever visit to the franchise and armed with free tickets we were about to believe it....or not.
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Walking into the "Museum" we were greeted by this freak of nature. And of course the first question asked by the guys was "I wonder how big his ***k is"

Good question actually. We looked, but didn't find that exhibit on display.
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You are supposed to look at this and let it play tricks with you.
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Ancient artifacts!
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Hey look, it's another freak of nature, on a wicker chopper. Looks like something OCC would do, you know, something that's not practical and doesn't run?
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Another one of those things you are supposed to look at.
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Ok, this was effed up. Apparently is some country, somewhere, and some group of people, they tape up their feet to be pointed, and then they grow like that or something. I would just have invested in some PeeWee Herman shoes.
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And here we have a one eyed sheep, perfect for jihadists.
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But if the sheep is in use, they have a lamb
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And should it not be your lucky day, you can opt for this.
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Best.ShootingAttraction.Evar
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NBC and MSNBC
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Someone ate a crap ton of Starbursts to make this prom dress, shoes, tux...I wonder what else what got ate...
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Ladies. Single ones. Pay ATTENTION! This chair says I'm HOT!
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Shawn is cute!
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Boob credit!
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Shawn has a new man in his life and is all giddy over him.
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And then we come semi circle to Marilyn. Happy Birthday Mr. President.
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Not too windy today, besides, Shirley didn't have a skirt on.
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Look, it's the Betty Boob, er Boop patent copyright thingy
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yeah....
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um, no. Honestly while it was fun, it took us about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Glad we didn't pay 17.95...
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Did I mention that Hollywood Blvd is kinda tourist trappy?
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How about some stars, after all I came to look at fancy rock with names on it.

Will he win Celebrity Apprentice?
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It's too crowded up in here.
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Miss Piggy!
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Shawn found Dolly! I just wonder why they didn't install two for her...
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So let's walk around a minute. I wonder if this is where Tom Cruise lives?
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Best part of Hollywood.
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Strike a pose
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Where all the celeb's hang out, you know, Kathy Griffin, Regis, Bob Saget
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They were setting up for the Academy Awards and hot a lot of stuff blocked off, but here, we found a theatre.
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I'm not a smart man, but I'd say Jimmy Kimmel is taped over there. And here you can see the work going on. Union workers, takes them two weeks to setup barricades and mobile seating.
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Chinese Theatre, Finally! Another check of the bucket list!
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Shirley's famous!
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In super close proximity is the Kodak theatre, soon to be something else, because Kodak is broke.
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So there's Hollywood, right smack dab in the TMZ
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Comment if you know what American Graffiti is.
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Pretty neat all in all, but as I mentioned, it's a one and done thing really. The only other thing on my bucket list in the Hollywood area would be a TMZ bus tour, not sure why, I just want to do it. Maybe next year.
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Noted.

A fitting end to my Hollywood visit. Don't forget to comment!

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby QueerRudie » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:43 pm

Well, we now know why it is called "Hollyweird"- and with the two of you there, more so.

I don't know what scared me more, the freakshow at Ripleys... or the Tower of Terror at DCA. Interesting photos, though- and very different to see the city at night.

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby sspaz1000 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:03 pm

I missed some stuff last time I was out there. Someday I'll get back there.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby Chrisrad » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:35 pm

I'm commenting because I know what American Graffiti is.. Don't all car guys know? ;)

Nice pictures. Even though I've been to Hollywood many times, it's not something I pay much attention to - kind of like living so close to In N Out. ;) ;)

But seriously, there are lots of things you took pictures of that I didn't know about.




Since it was in your caption, who knows what TMZ stands for (no googling, and it's not just the tabloid show)?
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby eddie200330 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:38 pm

John Denver sang Country Roads. John Ritter was on Three's Company and the Problem Child movies.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby chadster » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Chrisrad wrote:Since it was in your caption, who knows what TMZ stands for (no googling, and it's not just the tabloid show)?

I guess no one knows... :?r

eddie200330 wrote:John Denver sang Country Roads. John Ritter was on Three's Company and the Problem Child movies.


Opps. All that weirdness must of got to me.

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby Chrisrad » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:51 pm

^ Damn.. I can't stand Harvey Levin.. but I guess nobody knows of the "Thirty Mile Zone."

And yeah, I know John Ritter from Threes Company/Problem Child.. and Bad Santa.

*checks IMDB.com - he's also in a bunch of other stuff I've never seen*
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby chadster » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:25 am

Chrisrad wrote:^ Damn.. I can't stand Harvey Levin.. but I guess nobody knows of the "Thirty Mile Zone."


Harvey doesn't bother me all that much as his show and website provide for good entertainment at other peoples' expense.

But yeah, so now that people now what TMZ stands for, who here can tell us what it is?

Shall I give away a Ripley's travel guide thingy for the best answer? Even if it's wrong, creativity counts ;)

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby netdvn » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:08 am

It's the thirty mile area around Hollywood that the paparazzi have free reign over (at least that's what recall it being).

I remember a comedian talking about it on the radio once.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Hollyweird and Ripley's!

Postby QueerRudie » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:35 am

"The Media Zone?" "Twenty Mechanical Zealots?" "Totally Miss Zao?" "Tower Middle Zone?" "Terror Method Zeal?"

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