Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
Excuse me? I’m supposed to pay you so I can walk out there and look below my shoes into eternal bottomless nothingness? That’s not how it works. You offer to pay me four million dollars to walk out there, and I still say no. Not even if you throw in a t-shirt that says, “Mom and Dad visited the Skywalk and aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!”
And I really don’t want to be the poor guy who runs the snack concession at this site. “Yessir, a nice chili dog before you go for your skywalk?” Tim Gaynor reports:
Members of the media get a view from the Skywalk after dedication ceremonies at the Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Arizona, March 20, 2007. REUTERS/Jeff Topping
No, thanks. No matter how many exclamation marks you put beside it, an invitation like this just isn’t too enticing.
Some folks in Lithuania are offering a visit to Hannibal Lecter’s home as described in the novel and movie, Hannibal Rising. For $131 you get to tour the capital and visit a nearby estate for a “Hannibal feast” and a meeting with “Lecter.”
Dear Blog Guy,
I plan to go to Europe, but I’d like to visit some places that aren’t wall-to-wall tourists. Any suggestions?
Well, Traveling Gal, two words for you: Crazy Guides. This Polish tour company shows visitors “the communist way of life,” which pretty much means you don’t have to worry about getting on a waiting list.
This may end up being my favorite quote of the month: It is a perfect opportunity to combine holidays and dental care.
The place is Croatia, which is already a popular vacation destination for sunseekers, and is now tempting tourists with the offer of cheap dental work. One promoter told us the dental services on offer are cheaper than those in England, while the quality is the same… I know what you’re thinking, but don’t say it. It’s too easy.
We warned you here yesterday: the party’s over in Bangkok. If you’re one of those decadent people who travel the world going from coup to coup looking for laughs, cross Thailand off your list. The country’s new military rulers have said go-go dancers and other entertainers who are posing with tanks and entertaining the troops were no longer welcome.
Okay. Probably a bad time for four actors dressed as Japanese superheroes to arive promoting an action-hero show movie opening next month.