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The worst wax job in the world?

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Blog Guy, I need to make use of your legendary travel advice. I really enjoy visiting bad wax museums, but I fear I’ve exhausted the list.

Bad? I think that pretty much describes all wax museums.

wax iran hitler 340Nonsense, some are much worse than others. Have you been to Lonnie’s House of Wax, in Beech Grove, Indiana? Their latest figure is either Mamie Eisenhower or Justin Bieber, you take your pick.

Okay, I guess you have a point. Have you been to the one in Tehran?

No! They have a bad wax museum?

Awful. How’s this for what appears to be a World War II tableau? Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and, from Russia…

Joseph Stalin?

Nope. Vladimir Putin.

wax roosevelt 240Wow! Now that’s bizarre! What about the quality of the figures themselves?

So if a dumbass just signs his name…

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Here we go again.

jesse james 280Having recently blogged about people willing to spend lots of money for stuff like Lee Harvey Oswald’s actual coffin and Bernard Madoff’s actual underwear, I now learn that a very rare autographed photo of Jesse James will be auctioned, probably for something north of $20,000-$30,000.

I just don’t understand stuff like this.

This is the same Jesse James whose Wikipedia entry calls him an “outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer.”

Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln…

Please help me think this through, because I could be all wrong. Last night, there was a grand and glittering celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, which is today.

President Barack Obama was there along with other big names, as befits a guy who is on our money even though folks don’t have much of it these days.