Get out your dimes, it’s midnight!

September 4, 2011

Blog Guy, if my calendar is correct, you’ve got a major event coming up?

Yes, the celebrated Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, here in Washington DC, is ready to launch our big new season the day after Labor Day.

I just don’t understand that. I always thought the big tourist season is in the summer.

You’ll have to ask the museum’s marketing director, Lamar. It’s something about wanting to avoid having crowds. It’s the same reason we’re only open from midnight to 6 a.m., and why the $20 admission must be paid in dimes. “Anything you can do to keep the tourists¬† away,” Lamar says.

But anyway, our intrepid night owl visitors, their pockets sagging with coins, will find some nice new exhibits this year, such as our glitzy tributes to actor George Clooney and Vice President Joe Biden.

That’s very cool, but it looks like your best new Goofy Face portrait acquisition is musician Neil Young. Trust me, Blog Guy, that’s a show-stopper!

Oh, that’s not an exhibit. That’s just our security camera footage of Neil trying to get free doughnuts after closing time….

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Top left: Actor George Clooney makes a face as he arrives on the “The Ides of March” red carpet at the 68th Venice Film Festival in Venice August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Top right: Vice President Joe Biden arrives on stage to speak to troops at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hana

Right and left: Canadian music legend Neil Young gestures as he address attendees at the Dreamforce event in San Francisco, California August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Don’t like Mr. Young much, no sir, no how. Hope you gave him the “special” doughnuts.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

“I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow.”

“Sweet Home Alabama”
Lynyrd Skynyrd

(This was a good-natured joke, and Young was flattered, he said.)

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

The $20 in dimes and staying up to midnight I could plan for. Heck, there should be less traffic in the DC area at that time, too! Providing there is a lane open around the road construction. The “open air movable” museum bit might make it a bit dicey. Will the $20 provide directions and a body guard?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Uh oh. Is Neil wearing a white hat????

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

$20 in dimes isn’t a lot actually. It’s only four rolls. Now if you really want to keep crowds away charge the admission fee in pennies. I do not think 40 rolls worth of coin is going to sit snuggly in anyones pocket.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

No rolls, ifly. Just loose dimes. Pre-roosevelt ones.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Well that’s just down right diabolical! Well played sir!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

You got that right, One..
Say, can I just get my piggy bank? What if I am a few dimes less? You would still allow me in, wont ya, Blog Guy? (batting eyelids- and NO, I dont have an eye infection!!)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Blog Guy and Lamar, I most certainly hope that you explained to Mr. Young that you don’t offer free doughnuts after closing time. You just keep putting the same doughnuts in the case every day, hoping they get sold someday.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive