Bizzare and bizzarer redux

Elvis statue on a fire truck

Click on Elvis for the original post and story.

It’s not every day that you stumble across a giant Elvis perched atop a retired fire wagon in clear public view. Only in Portia, Arkansas will you experience this phenomenon. So bizarre is this, we are sending you back to an earlier post to re-experience the experience, so to speak.

When in the course of human events this sighting does occur, one has this compelling urge to pull over and gawk in disbelief. Also to even ask questions if someone is available to comment. Alas, no comment target presented his or herself, but all was not lost.

Not to worry in this case. My passenger, a raconteur and grizzled newspaper editor, with years of “rode hard and put up wet” experience was cognizant of the edifice and explained it to me. Turns out, it is a business promotion. All is revealed in the Weekly Grist edition of May 1, 2011.

Old chevy protruding from Garage

Click on Gulf to see the protruding Chevy

As bizarre as this is, the sister story is at least as bizarre, or perhaps even bizzarer. Around the same time I was cruising on US Highway 70 on the northern outskirts of North Little Rock, Arkansas when I spied the backside of a “bustle-back” 1950 Chevrolet protruding from the side of a sign festooned garage.

Surrounding the garage was a duke’s mixture of everything from used plumbing parts to old steel-wheeled John Deere tractors. Go to the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com to see this bizarreness. You will be culturally edified and thank me later.

Thanks for dropping by,

Joe Dempsey
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind

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