The Vancouver Beetle: that thing again


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Link from Beyond Robson [br].

I feel giddy this morning thanks to an article/post from Only magazine [om] taking issue with the tourist attraction that is the blue Beetle that is covered in crap. The first time I saw it it was kind of amusing in the way a YouTube video of a dog skateboarding is amusing, but once I realized that it’s always downtown and it’s always a three ring circus I started to get annoyed.

So who finds it magical? I refer you to Only who note that it’s tourists in “the blissful state of a holiday who don’t know any better, and are starved for something even remotely interesting.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Kasia (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    There’s a similar car usually parked around 15th and Willow. Just this morning my bf remarked, "I wonder how they brush the snow off that thing." I’d hardly call it ‘magical’ – it’s ‘a curiosity’ at best… and only the first time around.



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