Friday, January 1, 2010

Pickled culture

During my recent visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and in particular the Weird & Wonderful section,  I found that one phrase transcends most language boundaries (there are a lot of tourists at the museum any time one visits. It's like walking into a United Nations convention. Very cool, though).


 "Oh, look! A Bart Simpson specimen!"

Out came the mobile phones, capturing the image of museum whimsy amidst the pickled species.


  1. I reckon the curators had a quiet bet and chuckle amongst themselves to see how many noticed the pickled Bart *snort*.

  2. ROFL that is too funny :D I'm going to have to look more closely at the specimen displays at our museum from now on.

    Happy New Year Lisa. :)

  3. Heh, heh! Quite likely, Jayne!

    Happy New Year to you too, Marita! :-)

  4. ROTFLMAO! I've not seen the Bart before. Seems to be a quirky museum thing to put out of place things in exhibitions though. Canterbury museum have a very tiny supermarket trolley drawn in to the background in their Asian gallery for one thing...a few other bits and pieces around the place too...well did when i was working there.

  5. More of 'em, I say! Museums are cool places -- doing this just adds to them, I reckon, Sandy. Wish I'd seen that trolley when I passed through Canterbury Museum about three years or so ago.

  6. I was back there last week to have a browse again, never thought to look and see if it was still there, i suspect it is though :-)

    I loveeeeeee museums :-) just would like to get overseas to see some of them over there! Just gotta hang around till i win Lotto ;-)