Friday, August 16, 2013

America the Weirdiful: Dinosaurs

Posted By on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Ah, dinosaurs; the quintessential childhood fascination. Apparently, America had a national fascination with them back in the 1960s, and sculptures from this long gone dinosaur renaissance are curiously sprinkled all over the country.


They're everywhere! In California:
click image T-Rex channels his Hollywood side near Palm Springs, Calif.
  • T-Rex channels his Hollywood side near Palm Springs, Calif.
click image Is that a veiny brontosaurus head and neck or are you just happy to see me? Found in Cabazon, Calif.
  • Is that a veiny brontosaurus head and neck or are you just happy to see me? Found in Cabazon, Calif.


In Williams, Ariz., parking lots:
click image Still not sure if those rocks or dino droppings...
  • Still not sure if those rocks or dino droppings...
click image Because what's more American than a skeleton made of chains?
  • Because what's more American than a skeleton made of chains?


Not dinosaurs, but close, can be found at Porter Sculpture Park:
click image Speaking of skeletons, South Dakota may not have dinosaurs but they do have dragons!
  • Speaking of skeletons, South Dakota may not have dinosaurs but they do have dragons!
click image Here we see the indigenous pink Porter dragon, native to this region.
  • Here we see the indigenous pink Porter dragon, native to this region.
click image #ferocious
  • #ferocious

[jump]In playgrounds, scaring the kids:
click image Someone get this Kentucky fellow some Proactiv!
  • Someone get this Kentucky fellow some Proactiv!
click image Put your tongue away, bro. You're creeping out the kiddies.
  • Put your tongue away, bro. You're creeping out the kiddies.

In Charlotte's backyard:
click image This poor, old sap in Cherokee, NC could use a spit shine.
  • This poor, old sap in Cherokee, NC could use a spit shine.

Watching over us near Mount Rushmore:
click image No road and no tourist attraction leading out to it, this one is just a big vegetarian in a field, chillin', for no reason.
  • No road and no tourist attraction leading out to it, this one is just a big vegetarian in a field, chillin', for no reason.
click image This one watches over and makes sure you get to your car safely from the grocery store.
  • This one watches over and makes sure you get to your car safely from the grocery store.


And, finally, in the middle of nowhere with nothing for an hour either way:

click image This dino-sighting is somewhat legit. Found in the petrified forest in Arizona.
  • This dino-sighting is somewhat legit. Found in the petrified forest in Arizona.

Have you spotted any dinosaurs? Holler if so in the comments!

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BONUS: Spongebob's pad, just because.
click image Ohhhhhhh, who lives in a pineapple in Death Vall-ey?
  • Ohhhhhhh, who lives in a pineapple in Death Vall-ey?



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