Friday, November 28, 2008

Feeling The Power

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(hand dryer, Gaffney, South Carolina)

It's now post-thanksgiving and we're stuffed. Don't know how or why, but it's well past midnight now and Missy and I are on the interbot. Wednesday, we took a thirteen-hour drive up to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Athens, Georgia. The weather was gorgeous and made for a perfect road trip...

...we saw the giant peach-shaped water tower while passing through Gaffney, South Carolina. From certain angles, the water tower looks more like a giant ass than a giant peach:

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We stopped at a FRIENDLY'S restaurant in Huntersville, North Carolina, for breakfast. I started to obsess over this really funky-bad Photoshop job on this little advertisement for their snowman ice cream dessert thing:

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We went through a couple of tunnels to get to West Virginia before winding up at the TAMARACK welcome center, which boasts "The Best of West Virginia"...

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Missy posing in the children's play area:

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"I like turtles"...

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After 13 hours of driving we ended our trek by adding on a couple more hours of (virtual) driving playing SUPER MARIO CART on the Wii, along with Missy's brother JOE and other people from around the world, via the on-line gaming mode:

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2 comments:

Glue&Glitter said...

omg that snowman ad is fantatsical! I love that they decided to make that kid's head so gigantic. Nice choice.

RANCHO COCOA said...

I know! I couldn't get over how ridiculous it looked...and I couldn't stop looking at it, thinking about how I, with my limited Photoshop skills, could have probably done a way better job. On the other hand, I've already spent so much time talking about it that one could argue that the ad was a veritable success...