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Guest Post: Katherine Marty of Super Happy Funtime Burlesque in Globe, AZ

The Budget Motel — Globe, AZ Katherine Marty hates camping, which is why she has spent the last three years touring the country in a school bus. She tweets @liferstate and posts intermittently on Tumblr: katherinemarty.tumblr.com. Her troupe is probably coming to your city: www.superhappyfuntimeburlesque.com Oct. 21-23, 2013 The Budget Motel in Globe, Arizona is […]

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Tourist Trap: Continental Divide, Ghost Town of Separ, NM

Separ, NM is technically a ghost town, though it does have a small population. It’s exit is home to a few things: a tee-pee; a ton of lizards; an abandoned truck stop; the continental divide; and a supply store where you can buy a bunch of weird crap you don’t need.

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Slab City: The last free place on Earth

In 1942, Camp Dunlap was built on the stretch of desert that is now Slab City in the Colorado Desert in southern California. In 1956, the camp was torn down with the exception of concrete slabs. I think you can connect the dots there. In present day, Slab City is home to a number of […]

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Abandoned Minigolf Course

Rosie’s Diner was a kitschy spot in Rockford, Mich. until it closed in 2011. The dining car remains there today and reportedly sold in an auction in 2012, though it remains closed. Originally the Silver Dollar Diner in New Jersey, the diner was used in several Bounty commercials featuring Rosie the Waitress. The diner was […]

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Whatever happened to Jay Thunderbolt?

Years ago, I read about Jay Thunderbolt. You can read about him in Metro Times here, or listen to a podcast with him here. So the story goes, Thunderbolt’s operated a DIY strip club out of his home in east Detroit. He didn’t charge a cover, and patrons could choose the girl of their choice […]

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