Best site of the day

15 March, 2008
Rat Fink

*yawn*

Hey, friends. I overslept today, till 8:15 a.m., and I feel like total garbage for it. Icky. I got up and immediately had a Klondike Bar (an Ohio delicacy). I know not why.

Ok…this morning’s research led me to a great site. Don’t ask me how I get to these places; I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I’m sure many of you can relate: you start on a single page, notice some sidebar links, click on one or two, then you’re following a strange map. One road leads to another, and then you’re like, “How’d I end up here?” Awesome.

But, I digress. Back to the best site of the day. It’s Roadside America – the self-described “online guide to offbeat tourist attractions.” And they ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie, folks. This stuff makes getting in the car worth it. Except…

I have a secret fear of the Muffler Men.

It must be something about their slightly sociopathic gaze or the fact that you can’t really tell if they’re smiling or not. Maybe it’s that most of them aren’t holding anything in their hands anymore, due to vandalism or the passage of time. Regardless, they trip my creepy meter.

Aside from that, Roadside America features some addictive reading. Too much, probably, for busy people like us. The commentary is smart-aleck, funny and embarrassingly true, and highlights places that are right close to home, such as the bizarre Living Bible Museum in Mansfield.

Also check out this wackjob from Hartsgrove. Only in Ohio…

So where are you going this weekend? How about a nice one-day road trip to Holmes County to see an enormous mural of the History of Cheesemaking? I know, I’m a daredevil excitement junkie. So sue me.

Fink out.

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Gabe
Gabe
15 March, 2008 3:01 pm

Those Paul Bunyan mufflermen remind me of Fargo.

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