On the same day in April 2006 that we visited House of Guitars, we also visited the Seneca Park Zoo. Learn all about the empty exhibits and odd signage that populate this wondrous animal sanctuary!
Ham was kind enough to write up his review of the Salt Museum in Liverpool, NY. Come learn about this Metropolitan Museum of Salt and it’s wonderous gift shop!
I took this picture in May 2006 of what is apparently the Jreck Subs mascot. I’m not sure what his name is, but I’m going to call him “Cap’n Jreck”. I’ve only seen Cap’n Jreck at this one Jreck Subs ever, and I’ve been to a lot of them. He seemed to be made of wood and painted using some sort of “Paint-By-Numbers” set. I really enjoyed the feather in his cap (named Macaroni?), his obscenely large mustache, and his little parrot friend sitting on his boot. I also felt a little sorry for him because it appears that one of his pirate enemies has taken an axe to his face and torso (I’m not sure if his right hand has been cut off, maybe he’s just sticking it inside his jacket). Even with his injuries he still stands in front of Jreck Subs, greeting every customer that comes in. Now if he could only get the employees to put some sort of sign in the window so potential customers wouldn’t be reminded of what other fast food chain is right across the street….
November 26, 2006
In May of 2005 we decided to take a day trip to go explore Cooperstown, NY (which will most likely be made into a page as well). We did a little research and found out that the Petrified Creatures Museum in Richfield Springs was very close by. So, of course, we had to pay this place a visit and find out exactly what it was. As it turns out, Project Absurd would recommend this museum to anyone who enjoys large (papier mache) dinosaurs (in problematic colors) and jars containing squid. What? Read the article to find out!
House of Guitars in Rochester, NY is one hell of a cool place. Every musician worth his weight in guitar picks (and many who aren’t) has visited this landmark since it’s inception so many years ago. We have visited this Mecca of cool several times over the years. There so much jam-packed into this little building that there is always something new to see. What makes this store so absurd? You may be asking. If you visit, you will know. It’s absurdity is also it’s greatness. For in this store are what can only be described as positive heaps of CDs, records, cassettes, t-shirts, posters, videos, DVDs, magazines, and other assorted memorabilia. The heaps appear to have at one time (perhaps mid-to-late1987) had a discernable organizational pattern to them. But the store is organized no longer. Well, only very, very vaguely. This absurdity is is greatness.
2004 saw us take a trip to Magic Forest in Lake George, NY . Visiting Magic Forest is like taking a trip back in time to a theme park of 35 years ago. And we mean this in a good way.
Last June we enjoyed a day of garage sales and capped it off with a trip to Discount Outlet Center which is located somewhere near Bridgeport, NY. Holy uncontrollable shelf-stocking! And holy crazy dolls for sale!