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Subject: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/02/07 at 9:04 pm

Do you know of any "muffler men" in a town near you? As classified on "roadsideamerica.com"...there are several basic types:

The Classic
Gas Station Attendant, Golfer, Hamburger Man, Cowboy

Configured with all the basic characteristics, standing 21-22 ft. tall. While shipped clean-shaven, may be customized with a painted mustache or even a beard -- sometimes in the style of the Bunyan model. The Cowboy version of the classic always features a removable Stetson

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/411/njseamufcu2002tw2.jpg


Bunyan
Lumberjack, Woodsman


Configured with most of the basic characteristics, standing 20 ft. tall. The Bunyan probably existed before the Classic. Distinguishing features include a head with a molded wool cap, and a heavy beard. Bunyans are frequently sighted brandishing single or double-sided axes. Shirt may be painted in a red plaid pattern. There is somewhat shorter variation of the Bunyan that wears a hard hat or miner's helmet.
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1492/ilevesmss2.jpg

Indian
Noble Savage, the Big Chief, or the Brave


Shoes and legs are often the same, but other characteristics of the Indian are further removed from purebred M-Man lineage. The head and arm configuration differ, except in cases where May don a single "Brave" feather or full "Chief" headdress. This category is confused by instances of Classics that have been modified to appear as Indians.
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/484/mnbemsmtg9.jpg

Happy Halfwit
Mortimer Snerd, Alfred E. Neumann, S.F.B., Country Bumpkin

The gap-toothed, jug-eared Happy Halfwit is comedy relief among otherwise stern looking M-Men types. This strain shares the M-Man's molded torso/arms and legs/shoes. Sports a straw hat or baseball cap. Original Halfwits were sold in heights as tall as 21 ft. Many of today's survivors are a shorter, neckless variety, closer to 15-18 ft.
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1710/txdalmuflove3vu6.jpg


So, do you know of any in your area of the world?





Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/03/07 at 1:04 pm

There is the Oil Driller in Tulsa.


http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:9NjCCVbYTXIueM:http://www.tulsahomesguide.com/img/tulsa-golden-driller.jpg


I also know Paul Bunyan in Bangor, Maine.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:-uvS2DDZdhFt-M:http://www.husson.edu/userimages/husson-paul-bunyan.jpg




Cat

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/04/07 at 6:12 pm

The only one I can think of is in New MArket Virginia...

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:T7c8m7EqdIS1gM:http://www.travelpost.com/MainImages/NA/USA/Virginia/New_Market/New%2520Market_38679_2_04232006_0504120662_170.jpg

It's Johnny Appleseed.

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: RetroSunnyDays on 03/16/07 at 6:14 am

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/incorrect_username/giant.jpg
Like that?
Thats in Isle of Wight...across the water from where I dwell.

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/07 at 9:57 am


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/incorrect_username/giant.jpg
Like that?
Thats in Isle of Wight...across the water from where I dwell.



wow, that's a pretty cool looking one! ;) 8)

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: RetroSunnyDays on 03/16/07 at 3:16 pm

Woah why are they leprechaun smileys?!

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/16/07 at 3:34 pm


Woah why are they leprechaun smileys?!



In honor of St. Patrick's Day. Around Christmas, they all wear Santa hats and for Easter, they will be wearing bunny ears.  ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Roadside Fiberglass Humanoids

Written By: RetroSunnyDays on 03/17/07 at 8:58 am

lol, ok..I was worried, I thought perhaps the smileys had become reeeeal and put on leprechaun hats and errrr...yeah.

Top of the mornin' to ya!  ;D

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