Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Corpses, Tombstones and Orangina

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #178: Advise And Dissent features mention of a few off the wall things.

First, S. P. Dinsmoor and his Garden of Eden.

I covered it on the blog back in December of last year.

It's a weird place.

Samuel Perry Dinsmoor (1843-1932) was a Kansas school teacher and is best known for his sculptures at his cabin known as The Garden of Eden.

You can see the Linoleum kitchen floors Dana mentioned here:

Dinsmoor's corpse is on display.


Dinsmoor not only has his body on display, but he used a photographer's trick of double exposing the negative so that he could have a picture of him looking at himself in the crypt.

I know this seems like nothing now, but in the days before photo shop, this was pretty dang impressive.

Today, I can make a picture of Ron Jeremy looking at him in the crypt and it takes just 20 seconds:

And it looks like I spent just 20 seconds on it.

But that's not the point. The point is that this dude was a visionary. A weird visionary.

Here is a photo tour of his place:

Dana also mentions Ken drinking Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla back in 2006. It has been covered on The Experience before.

That post talks about when the drink was mentioned back on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #5: Bed Buggin':

Ken: I'm drinking a straight up Coke Black Cherry Vanilla.
Dana: Jesus Christ!
Ken: What?
Dana: That's the most complicated flavor I've heard of in my life.

Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla and Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla were varieties of Coca-Cola that were launched in January 2006 just one month before Ken sipped one during the Snydecast.

Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla was available in 20-ounce, 2-liter, and 12-pack can forms.
Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla was intended to replace Vanilla Coke. However low sales figures prompted the return of Vanilla Coke (now Coca-Cola Vanilla) in the summer of 2007.

Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla ceased production at that time.

You can read that here.

They also mention Orangina on this new Snydecast. Its is a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices.

It comes in a bottle that looks like this:

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