May 20, 2013
A Weblog by Bradley Cain
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Hello Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO!
Remember when admission to Worlds of Fun was $14.95 and such awesomeness as the AMC Incred-O-Dome Theatre, Omegatron and the Wobble Wheel still existed?
Theme Park Maps has a great collection of propaganda from the park’s 1980‘s heyday.
Maps and brochures from most theme parks across the US are also available if you care not to recall the teenage horror of centrifugally-vomiting inside the Finish Fling.
[IMG via themeparkbrochures.net]
Posted by Bradley under Kansas City
I recently discovered some cool pics of Bannister Mall looking rather unseemly on one of my favorite websites Abandoned But Not Forgotten.
Who doesn’t enjoy a little urban exploration now and again?
It’s worth taking some time navigating the other areas of the site including the always haunting perma-furnace known as Centralia, PA.
[IMG via abandonedbutnotforgotten.com]
Just a reminder that our very own hometown of Kansas City will be on display for all to see tonight on FOX when American Idol stops by for round two of auditions.
Special thanks to last year’s winner David Cook for putting us on the map!
Maybe you’ll see someone you know?
Or someone you want to forget.
The show starts at 7:00 PM CST.
[IMG via meagan383's Flickr]
Technology & Pop Culture visits the Great Phallus of the Midwest tomorrow for the “Change We Need Rally” with Barack Obama.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Change We Need Rally with Barack Obama
- National World War I Museum
at Liberty Memorial
Intersection of Main St. and Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64108
- Saturday, October 18th
- Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
See you there! Or watch this blog for updates as they happen!
And in the interest of political neutrality on this blog here’s a link to John McCain‘s next rally in Belton, MO:
Apparently Antioch Mall was the home of the very first Showbiz Pizza in 1980.
My inner child just cried.
Like the time I looked up Mitzi Mozzerela’s skirt and was horrified at the vagina-less pneumatics that were there. Ahhh, memories.
Anyway, I only mention all of this because those creepy singing robots (AKA the Rock-afire Explosion) have been known to sing other, not-so-kid-friendly songs.
I stumbled upon the Antioch Mall connection while doing some background research. And if you have some cash to spare the original creator of the bots will program any almost any song you like.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane courtesy of some very devoted people.
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- Challenges Inc
- CNET's Buzz Out Loud
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- Jay Luna
- Kansas City Lawn Service
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