|The Sign Says It All|
I write about this topic about every six weeks or so as a way to take a little break from the seriousness of everyday life. Believe it or not, there's a guy who's a photographer for a New York magazine who actually traveled around the country to the tune of 38,000 miles and 40 states and found a bunch of towns with odd names. Needless to say, the dude wrote a book about his travels and it's called, "Passing Gas: And Other Towns Along the American Highway. The "gas" in the book's title refers to Gas, Kansas. I found an excerpt from the book and thought you might get a chuckle out of it. I'll cite a couple of towns here, then to read more about Gas, Kansas and other oddly-named towns.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
- " The people of Ding Dong, Texas, don't know how they became Ding Dongs. And
they're not the only ones."
- "And some towns can't live up to their reputation. A resident of Nice,
Calif., was accused of being particularly nasty. Jay Leno once held up a
Nice Man Arrested for Beating Wife".
click here to get a load of some of the places this guy came across. It's worth the time.