July 29th, 2010

Dead Dog Cat

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I used my mother's birthday gift to purchase a number of items via Amazon.com, and the first that I've read from this is Osprey Warrior #49: Landsknecht Soldier 1468 - 1560. This particular artist I've complained about previously, but this book is better than some of the others in this series that I've seen, so that's pretty good, and the data's not bad. I'd rate this one from among the other Osprey books I've read as only fair.

Last night we visited with the Weinsteins, having dinner out. They were kind enough to bring us something from the San Diego Comic Con: a Firefly book, and several pieces of paper money, props from the show! Nice.
Dead Dog Cat

starting something of a meme:

If you've been here, bold it:

Things You Don't See Every Day:

•Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Ala.
•The Beer-Can House, Houston
•Benewah Milk Bottles, Spokane, Wash.
•Biosphere 2, Oracle, Ariz.
•The Blue Whale, Catoosa, Okla.
•Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon, Calif.
•Cadillac Ranch, near Amarillo, Texas
•Carhenge, Alliance, Neb.
•Desert of Maine, Freeport, Maine
•Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas
•Dinosaur Park, Rapid City, S.D.
•Forbidden Gardens, Katy, Texas
•General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Forest, California
•Geographic Center of the U.S., Lebanon, Kans.
•Golden Driller, Tulsa, Okla.
•Gorilla Holding a VW Bug, Leicester, Vt.
•Graceland Too, Holly Springs, Miss.
•Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend, Iowa
•Jimmy Carter Peanut Statue, Plains, Ga.
•Jolly Green Giant, Blue Earth, Minn.
•Land of Giants, Unger, W.Va.
•Leaning Tower, Niles, Ill.
•London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
•Longaberger Basket Headquarters, Newark, Ohio
•Longhorn Grill, Amado, Ariz.
•The Lost Sea; Sweetwater, TN
•Lucy the Elephant; Margate City, NJ
•Miracle Cross Garden; Prattville, AL
•Mystery Spot; Santa Cruz, CA
•Oldest Bob's Big Boy; Burbank, CA
•Paper House; Rockport, MA
•Paul Bunyan Statue; Bemidji, MN
•Porter Sculpture Park; Montrose, SD
•Shoe Tree; off U.S. 50 in Nevada
•Snake Alley; Burlington, IA
•The Spud Drive-In; Driggs, ID
•South of the Border; Dillon, SC
•The Thing; Dragoon, AZ

Record Holders:

•World's Largest Ball of Twine; Cawker City, KS
•World's Largest Ball of Twine #2; Darwin, MN
•World's Largest Baseball Bat; Louisville, KY
•World's Largest Bottle of Catsup; Collinsville, Ill.
•World's Largest Buffalo; Jamestown, ND
•The World's Largest Light Bulb; Edison, NJ
•World's Largest Pez; Burlingame, CA
•World's Largest Rocking Chair; Cuba, MO
•World's Largest Santa Claus; North Pole, AK
•World's Largest Thermometer; Baker, CA
•World's Largest Truck Stop; Walcott, IA
•World's Smallest Church; near Syracuse, NY

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2006404,00.html#ixzz0v6wiIlp6