Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Don't go there...because you can't

Much like Brigadoon, the mysterious Scottish village that appears for one day every one hundred years, now we have the mysterious English village of Argleton that appears only on Google maps.
Of course, Argleton is not the only phantom town in the world. Maine is the home of non-existent Suckerville, where I'm guessing real estate sales are always booming. And right in between Tampa and St. Petersburg in Pinellas County is an area that's known as Toytown, which consists of neither toys nor a town, but just an old abandoned landfill. That's just fantastic, isn't it? If you ever want to teach children what real disappointment feels like, I can think of no better way than to load them up in a bus, tell them you're going to Toytown and then pull into an abandoned landfill and exclaim "Here we are, kids!".
Oh well. We'll always have Funkytown.

1 comment:

Wildhair said...

Let's meet up on the Island of Misfit Toys.