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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-05-09 10:14:08 AM
Maybe I'll visit.

Web site here: http://www.museumofpf.org/.
 
2014-05-09 11:50:38 AM
To be fair, it's just barely in Kansas, and the Kansas state government has nothing to do with it as far as I can tell.
 
2014-05-09 12:17:12 PM
The sign in front of the T-Rex reads "Tyrannosaurus Rex - or 'Tyrant Lizard' and better known as T-Rex -- is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur that first showed up nearly six thousand years ago. The T-Rex's fearsome teeth allowed it to eat virtually every vegetable known on earth, even when being ridden by the fattest of Jesus' disciples. The T-Rex went extinct like all dinosaurs when the great flood of Noah exposed the T-Rex's tiny little arms that couldn't help him swim to the Ark."
 
2014-05-09 02:05:16 PM
 
2014-05-09 02:15:14 PM
That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.
 
2014-05-09 03:43:29 PM
... for some values of "science".
 
2014-05-09 03:52:00 PM
Cool.  Maybe I'll take my son there this weekend on our way to Powell Observatory.

/yeah, we got some science.
 
2014-05-09 03:57:12 PM
Museum at Prairefire

Oh boy, I hope they have their sprinklers installed.
 
2014-05-09 03:58:02 PM

Solid State Vittles: That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.


My understanding is that the KCK area is like Northern Jersey, but with less Newark.
 
2014-05-09 04:12:15 PM

Solid State Vittles: That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.


Can confirm, grew up a couple blocks from where this thing will be put. Prairiefire area has some crazy-strange looking buildings going up.
 
2014-05-09 04:15:57 PM
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2014-05-09 04:22:17 PM
We've reached the Point of Know Return.
 
jvl
2014-05-09 04:27:28 PM

flaminio: We've reached the Point of Know Return.


Well... Carry On.
 
amo [TotalFark]
2014-05-09 04:33:03 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Yes, there is science in Kansas. Awesome science.

/even a part of the soundstage


Came here to mention this. The Kansas Cosmosphere has the finest collection of flown U.S. and Soviet space equipment outside of Washington D.C. They even have the actual Odyssey command module from Apollo 13. The place is friggin huge. Too bad it's in the middle of shiatlick, Nowhere.

While you're there, be sure to visit the salt mine just 15 minutes away, which also contains a ton of cool Hollywood memorabilia, including Batman's suit.

The Bestest: Solid State Vittles: That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.

My understanding is that the KCK area is like Northern Jersey, but with less Newark.


KCK is in Wyandotte County, just north of Johnson County, which is very much as Solid State Vittles described. KCK and the 'Dotte are... well... yes. Jersey without the guidos. Think a little more "hold my beer and watch this."
 
2014-05-09 04:33:39 PM
Everything will have either the mention of fictional representation or created on the fourth day.
 
2014-05-09 04:36:01 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Yes, there is science in Kansas. Awesome science.

/even a part of the soundstage


We did find Pluto.

/before the rest of you snooty scientists decided it wasn't a planet.
//You're just jealous.
 
2014-05-09 04:40:07 PM
Maybe they've risen above the noise and confusion.
 
2014-05-09 04:48:49 PM
Damn, this was completely off my radar. Definitely a must-see next time I'm up there.
 
2014-05-09 05:15:40 PM
You mean someone in Brownbackistan knows about the existence of "science"??? I thought they had outlawed science in Brownbackistan?
 
2014-05-09 05:19:41 PM
Article headline:  New science museum to open on the "prairie"
Accurate headline:  New "science" museum to open on the prairie
 
2014-05-09 05:31:05 PM
Leftist propaganda.
 
2014-05-09 05:59:37 PM
As an extra fark you to the Brownbackistani's, this museum should have a Ken Ham wing with an audio tour guide featuring Ken Ham descriptions accompanied by a laugh track.

/Would probably attract people for the opposite of mocking it
//Maybe they'd stay and learn something from the real museum?
 
2014-05-09 06:01:40 PM
Isn't a science museum known as a museum?
 
2014-05-09 06:17:32 PM
Tremolo:

Can confirm, grew up a couple blocks from where this thing will be put. Prairiefire area has some crazy-strange looking buildings going up.

Pining for the good old days of just having the big black building there on College and Metcalf?
 
2014-05-09 06:38:27 PM
Yep, trust Fark to start flinging insults even when TFA is about a real, positive thing.

Ya done me proud!
 
2014-05-09 06:44:35 PM

amo: OtherLittleGuy: Yes, there is science in Kansas. Awesome science.

/even a part of the soundstage

Came here to mention this. The Kansas Cosmosphere has the finest collection of flown U.S. and Soviet space equipment outside of Washington D.C. They even have the actual Odyssey command module from Apollo 13. The place is friggin huge. Too bad it's in the middle of shiatlick, Nowhere.

While you're there, be sure to visit the salt mine just 15 minutes away, which also contains a ton of cool Hollywood memorabilia, including Batman's suit.


Hutchinson and Wichita, KS, easily make for an interesting weekend if you are in the area for scientific and industrial history.  The NASA museum down here in Houston is bigger but the displays aren't really that more creative than what you could see in the KCSC.
 
2014-05-09 07:26:35 PM
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/ Totally forgot I made this for just such a thread
// fail...
 
2014-05-09 07:51:56 PM
First gay marriage in Arkansas and now science in Kansas?!?!?

Fundies' panties must be in so tight a bunch that they can't breath.
 
kth
2014-05-09 08:27:10 PM

Solid State Vittles: That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.


The Johnson County schools are generally very good. The X5 brigade wants little Johnny to get into a good school, and that means learning actual science.
 
2014-05-09 08:54:43 PM

Solid State Vittles: That part of Kansas isn't about Jesus riding dinosaurs or waiting eagerly for The Rapture.  It's about McMansions, soccer moms, golf courses, BMW SUVs, bloated expense accounts, big-box stores, well-manicured lawns, and extreme suburban ennui.  They vote Republican purely for the tax cuts and then feel bad that they're not doing right by their rich gay neighbors, but oh well, tax cuts.


Stop stealing my jokes.
 
2014-05-10 09:03:59 AM

amo: OtherLittleGuy: Yes, there is science in Kansas. Awesome science.

/even a part of the soundstage

Came here to mention this. The Kansas Cosmosphere has the finest collection of flown U.S. and Soviet space equipment outside of Washington D.C. They even have the actual Odyssey command module from Apollo 13. The place is friggin huge. Too bad it's in the middle of shiatlick, Nowhere.

While you're there, be sure to visit the salt mine just 15 minutes away, which also contains a ton of cool Hollywood memorabilia, including Batman's suit.

Skip the salt mine. The memorabilia is minimal and you spend most of your time looking at how a salt mine works. The space museum may be better than the Smithsonian (at least equal). I could have spent all day in there.


Dameson: Isn't a science museum known as a museum?



Nope.
 
2014-05-10 05:40:04 PM
I guess the next news from Kansas will be a town changing its name...the city of Liberal is probably
planning to change its name to "Conservative"....wouldn't surprise me.  ("Dear Aunt Em:  Hate you.
Hate Kansas. Taking the dog. Dorothy.")
 
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