A Legoland Discovery Centre – a small indoor attraction based on the tiny plastic brick children’s toys from Denmark – is being planned for metro Atlanta, a broker said Friday.
The company that will develop it – Merlin Entertainment Group of the United Kingdom – may also seek to bring its wax museum brand — Madame Tussauds — to Atlanta, said Howard Samuels, the company’s national broker with Samuels & Co. in Los Angeles.
A fascinating story about Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker, who spent the early 90s working at a Wal-Mart near Six Flags over Georgia (originally published 1/17/96, Atlanta Constitution):
What’s to do around here? “Nothing, ” she responds, with a smile and a puff of smoke from a Marlboro Light. “When I first drove here, I couldn’t believe how far away it was from everywhere.”
Tucker, who has four kids still at home, says she’d move back to the Big Apple “if I won the lottery.” She misses “a noticeable change of seasons” and makes sense of life “with a lot of sarcasm and cynicism.” For her children, “It’s assumed you’ll go to college and carry on your life somewhere else, ” she says. …
A “desperate” Tucker moved from Phoenix to Douglas in 1984, after a failed marriage. Her mother lived here, and “I thought I’d come here, work for three months, get a nest egg and move on.” After a year, she began working at the nearby Wal-Mart distribution center.
According to her official bio, Tucker still lives in Georgia, though I hope she’s no longer toiling for Sam Walton’s outfit.
Now playing at the local cineplex.
I got nothin’!
Republican twat Michelle Bachmann says Bob Dole is anti-freedom because he wants health care reform.
I believe a history lesson is in order:
In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d’Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy, [Dole] was hit by German machine gun fire in his upper right back. His right arm was also badly injured. As Lee Sandlin describes, when fellow soldiers saw the extent of his injuries all they thought they could do was to “give him the largest dose of morphine they dared and write an ‘M’ for ‘morphine’ on his forehead in his own blood, so that nobody else who found him would give him a second, fatal dose.”
Any wonder why most people revile the Bachmann/Beck/Limbaugh crowd?