May 22, 2003


Remember those machines you'd see at amusement parks that would, for a quarter, compress a lump of wax into a figure for you? In 30 seconds, you'd have a hot, waxy dolphin or a giraffe or a shark that smelled not unlike some sort of industrial accident? I used to get one of those every time I went to the Aquatarium on St. Pete Beach to see dolphins jump in a tank. Now defunct, the dolphins there were sent off to another death tank like Treblinka or Dachau or some such facility. It was a horrible place for an animal.

Anyway, I still have one of their damn dolphin sculptures. This site celebrates the machines that made those odd souvenirs.

Posted by Jeff at May 22, 2003 07:33 AM | TrackBack