Day Trip To See Dead Animals
A couple of weeks ago your PopCulteer made his way North, to a magical land called “Wheeling.” There we found a civic center-sized outdoor sporting equipment store called Cabela’s. What makes Cabela’s so interesting is not only the wide assortment camping, fishing and hunting tools and accessories, for which I have no use, but they also feature, spread throughout the store, ridiculous quantities of taxidermied animals.
Here’s a quick photo essay that may entice you to visit. Before entering you are greetied by the epic scupture seen above. You may recognize it from a previous Monday Morning Art. The squeamish among you may find the idea of marching around hundreds of dead, stufed animals to be distasteful, but actually it’s pretty cool. With the name plates at the base of each animal, it was like walking through a giant set of 1960s Aurora wildlife model kits. And there is a huge outdoorsy superstore in there, too. If, like me, you have no use for “the outdoors,” be advised that they also have action figures and fudge.
Not only is the above joke stolen from Groucho Marx, but I also posted this picture with the same gag on Facebook more than a week ago. Sorry.
Pride Week wraps up Sunday with a full day of activities at Haddad Riverfront Park. Check out this schedule:
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Haddad Riverfront Park & Kanawha Blvd
8:00 am – 10:30 am — Vendor / Exhibitor Setup
9:00 am — Morning Blessing
11:00 am — Big Gay Dog Show!
12:30 — Parade Line-up (corner of Pennsylvania Ave & Kanawha Blvd, under the I-64 bridge)
1:30 — 15th annual WV Pride Parade
2:30 — Welcome
2:35 — Miss Pride 2011 Olivia Knowles
2:40 — @tmosphere
2:55 — David Wood
3:25 — Ms. L-Pride 2011 Nikki Plantation
3:30 — Broadway
3:45 — Mister L-Pride 2011 Heath Michaels
3:50 — Ace Reign
4:20 — Mr. Pride 2011 Michael B.
4:25 — Long Fork
4:40 — Pride President Rodney Harvey, Presentation of Awards
4:50 — The Nanker Phelge
5:20 — 2011 Pride Parade Grand Marshal Pepe N. Johnson
5:30 — Phoenix
5:45 — Deborah Greathouse
6:15 — Stonewall
6:30 — Thanks for coming!
Next Week In PopCult
Look for RFC 132, Sunday Evening Videos, Monday Morning Art, an edition of Cool Comics with a local slant and a special MEGOMeet photo essay in the PopCulteer.