Monday, July 12, 2010

Fossil Fuels

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I went over to Collinsville, Illinois, yesterday afternoon for the annual Catsup Festival. This suburban town is home to Brooks Catsup, a local brand considered a delicacy by some back yard grillmasters. The company created the world's largest catsup bottle, disguising the plant's water tower.

I ran into Erika, the proprietress of The World's Largest Collection Of The World's Smallest Versions Of The World's Largest Things. The has a traveling exhibit of what I just said, collecting photos and miniatures along her way. She's from Lucas, Kansas, which is way out there. We've met at the festival before. Her vehicle (Kansas license plate ART CAR) is a celebration of gas-guzzling American life. She's a genuine original.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

Waouhhh Quel capot de voiture !! Magnifique

cieldequimper said...

Genuine original all right, thank heavens for people like her!

Steffe said...

Looks like an interesting woman, when can we see a portrait of Erika?

brattcat said...

Oh, yeah! No bones to pick with you on this one.

Chuck Pefley said...

Catsup festival?!?!?? Well, I guess it's appropriate if they make it there.

We've a number of art cars locally, too. Amazing what a few do for personal expression -:)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

you made me smile. great photo and what an interesting event