December 07, 2008
We were just meandering through Wisconsin--an activity I highly recommend!--when we spotted this dude above George's Tavern, est. 1946. He's a penguin wearing a kilt and sporting a fish that looks a like a horn. He just seems so dapper, no?
December 04, 2008
So Dale and I took a road trip to Wisconsin in the Milwaukee area and on our way we passed this wacky house!
This is the front yard. Imagine us just driving by and seeing what appears to be a classic car in a sink hole! There was also an odd collection of brightly colored fire hydrants and all kinds of random things--like the orange jug/bicycle thing.
The tractor, of course, is helmed by Santa with a little help by Frosty. And there's some little pigs behind Santa. I don't get it, either, but I love it all the same.
Comin' round the side of the house is a portion of a boat (that on closer inspection appears to have had the house land on it), a huge skull head (Indiana Jones shout-out?) and a mannequin on a snow machine!
The backyard is a bit of a pop culture graveyard. There's an odd "gazebo" that is actually a piece lifted from some sort of local building (any ideas?), an old mailbox, an old soda vending machine, McDonald's own Hamburglar!, a pirate with a "C" on his hat that I suspect was a Fish 'n' Chips restaurant mascot, a one-way sign, a car hood with a skull on it, a huge biker sculpture, and a little statue of a black child fishing.