Sunday, May 14, 2006

Best of Small Town Mexico-The Big Shrimp

You know you are in Paris if you see this:


You know you are in Italy if you see this:

You know you are in NYC if you see this:


And, you know you are in Small Town if you see this:

That's right. A huge shrimp. This is the best-known landmark in Small Town. When you ask for directions they almost always involve the shrimp. As in, "Head towards the shrimp; when you reach it, take a left". Strange.

I have to say though, sometimes when I am driving by it, it is so bizarre to see a huge shrimp water fountain that it some how brightens my day.

21 comments:

Lei said...

Lol! I'd never have known!!!

Stephanie said...

Hey, I want my town to have a shrimp!!!

C. H. Green said...

Hey, I'm from Paris, Tennessee, and we have one of those in our park! We also fall into the small town category too. Love your blog.

Nantie Meg said...

That is so fantastic!! I want a giant shrimp. It's almost like when we were living in Caracas, and there was the ROly-Poly naked family near the mall. Unfortunately they moved the family right before I came down for the summer and we were never able to locate it. But I can atest that the fat naked family was there when I came down for Spring Break.

smartmama said...

love, love, love the giant shrimp- fan of all things kitschy

Grammy said...

I am cracking up! How come you never told me about the giant shrimp? That, my friend, is a noteworthy landmark!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Too funny! Gotta love the directions!

Diane

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Too funny! Gotta love the directions!

Diane

K-squared's Mom said...

And it looks pretty real! When we just got here and people keep telling me to make the turn on the "shrimp", I thought they were kidding! Now, I'm like everyone else. My directions always start from the shrimp!

Nettie said...

What a funny landmark! So, someone woke up one day and said, "Hmmmm, I think I'm in the mood to build a giant shrimp fountain." Too odd!

El Guapo (I hate my name) said...

The Shrimp is looking especially shiny and clean right now because it is an election year, and no one would want to vote for a party that doesn't have the Shrimp looking sharp. If you know where the Shrimp is you can never get lost. All directions revolve around him.

itybtyfrog said...

What a funny fountain!!! That is so odd someone would think of building such a thing. Was the artist's last name "Shrimp"?

Rachelle said...

LOL! I couldn't figure out what that was at first. Now that is funny. LOL!

Anonymous said...

The best one yet!!
Hillarious and clever and at the same time, so weird.
You are quite a blogger.

emlouisa said...

Okay, too too funny!! I grew up in a small town with a gigantic dinosaur! We did the same thing for directions.

Bright One said...

I love the shrimp....now I feel obliged to show a couple of our landmarks! (P.S. if you think a shrimp is wierd wait till you see one I'm going to show you...oh yeah, I live in "Smalltown North!")
Once again I loved your post! : )

jules said...

HILARIOUS!!!

Papa said...

Oh yeah???? You think you got weird monuments. Check out my post for my home town's claim to fame.

Congrats on all your traffic by the way.

handiemom said...

That is so Latin of them to have a shrimp as the center of town. Very creative too..... Maybe someday my town will get a shrimp too!

Tess said...

that is hilarious. a little further down town, is there a large dish of cocktail sauce? heh heh heh

No Cool Story said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
A camaron gigante! I love it!
Oh man, that's awesome:
"Head towards the shrimp; when you reach it, take a left"