MOH as one of America’s Great Roadside Attractions

I just received an email from someone who works at (an American Express Publishing site):
Currently we're putting together a photo gallery feature about America's Roadside Attractions and we're including the Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego. I'm working on collecting photos of the museum— overall interior and exterior shots are best. Please send a selection photos as soon as possible by the end of today/tomorrow morning at the latest.

Hmm. What should I send them?

Update: "Fred in na gadda da vida" suggested I send them this picture, which he kindly created. But I'd already sent them the three images on the 'About the Museum' page.


Posted on Tue Aug 30, 2011


A picture of your house? A picture of my house? A picture of a LEGO house from LEGOLand? That East River flooding picture from a few posts below explaining the Museum was wiped out by Irene, but you're going to rebuild?
Posted by Tah  on  Tue Aug 30, 2011  at  07:58 PM
Hmm. Are you certain of their bona fides? Maybe you should ask them how much they charge to include you in their 'gallery'.

Okay, mebbe I'm just suspicerous by nature.
Posted by Chakolate  on  Tue Aug 30, 2011  at  08:01 PM
I figure you should just cobble together an image of a small, but robust museum with all of the MoH's identifiers on board. :cheese:

Oh! And don't forget to include a pic of the 40 ft Jackalope out by the parking lot! 😉
Posted by daveprime  on  Tue Aug 30, 2011  at  08:16 PM
You just KNOW some poor schmuck is gonna try and find the place, or worse, plan a trip to San Diego just to visit...

But yeah, the topic's come up before, hence the pictures in the 'about' section.

I do wonder how easy it would be to create an ACTUAL Museum of Hoaxes, though. Lots of vacant storefronts in this economy. Most of the historic photos have passed into public domain (avoid the Fairies). Jackalopes are relatively inexpensive. Tidy up the blurbs about each of them, and you're set!
Posted by Robin Bobcat  on  Wed Aug 31, 2011  at  12:26 AM
Oh, I should also mention that a lot of those 'travel' sites and catalogs often charge for the privilage of being included in their listings. Some of them get downright scammy. We've had a few faxes come in to our hotel asking us to please 'confirm your hotel details', things like address, phone, etc. In fine print at the bottom, it details that submitting your information means that you're agreeing to be charged a hefty monthly fee for a minimum of two years blah blah.. Yeah, seems legit..
Posted by Robin Bobcat  on  Wed Aug 31, 2011  at  12:33 AM
I think Alex should definitely open a real Museum of Hoaxes and then hire all of us to work there! That way I could get a work Visa for the states lol
Posted by Nettie  on  Wed Aug 31, 2011  at  04:08 AM
I like that idea, Nettie! 😊
Posted by Smerk  on  Wed Aug 31, 2011  at  04:57 AM
>>Jackalopes are relatively inexpensive.

I've already got a jackalope! I've also got a life-size reproduction of the piltdown man skull, and a collection of Bigfoot action figures! Plus, quite a lot of other hoax-related stuff actually.

>>I think Alex should definitely open a real Museum of Hoaxes and then hire all of us to work there!

I'll do it if someone gives me the money! You'd think some rich person would be able to give me the money and use it as a tax write-off.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Aug 31, 2011  at  06:08 AM
There must be some rich benefactor out there for you Alex. Maybe we could put an ad in the personal columns? Don't wait till they come to you, let's go find them!
Posted by Nettie  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  02:42 AM
*checks pockets*
*points at DavePrime*
Posted by oppiejoe  on  Thu Sep 01, 2011  at  02:47 PM
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