Here is a new idea.
With no money for staff and upkeep of our once-proud state park system, why not knock things down and market the faux ruins?
A second concept, called an “ecological park,” would involve restoration of a historic building as a visitor center, while other buildings may be demolished or restored to a ruined state to preserve the spirit of the history of the property.
The great thing about this is idea is that when the park falls into neglect, nobody will be able to tell!
An “attractive ruin” is a building left intentionally in a ruined state intended to be evocative of the structure’s historical uses.
I like the name Pam Award.
“Ogrodzieniec widok z wi?y obronnej” by Aisog – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 pl via Wikimedia Commons.
Last year there was Scuppy. Now this.
Connecticut seems like a tough place to be a horse.
h/t to whateversusan on this one.
Woodleywonderworks, via Flickr CC
Actually there has been quite a bit of speculation — especially among the chiropractic community — about the effect of children’s backpacks on their spines. Or something.
So I’m not saying it’s not a problem. I’m just questioning whether the General Assembly needs to be involved.
But I do know who could help.
I’m going to reserve judgment.
I’m not going to call this the lunatic bill of the 2015 session. Not yet. There’s a lot I don’t understand about this, I’m sure. But it sounds like a Daryl Dixon and Sarah Palin blind date. (Unless you buy into the whole thing about Daryl maybe being gay.)
It does raise a bunch of questions, starting with: what predators are we talking about? We don’t — officially speaking — have mountain lions or wolves. Except in North Stonington. Black bears? You’re going to drop your bow and bust off a cap in a black bear? Zombies? Is this about zombies?
Anyway, I always thought the whole idea of bowhunting was to even the playing field, a little.
From fascinating NYT story on defeating the psychology and branding of ISIS:
“I want to engage in a long-term conversation to understand a commonly held view of the psychological, emotional and cultural power of I.S. in terms of a diversity of audiences,” the general said. “They are drawing people to them in droves. There are I.S. T-shirts and mugs.”
Close to home, an “emotional support pig” was booted off a plane at Bradley.
No word yet on whether it was actually Patricia Marx whose article on support animals hilariously debunked the whole idea earlier this year.
But which is worse, a pig or a Mile High Club practitioner of self-love (on a Virgin flight, no less)? This man obviously misunderstood “Snakes on a Plane.”
Passenger Robert Phelps shared this photo of the BDL pig debarking.