In 2009 I partnered with Volume One’s Eric Rasmussen for an episode of “Weekend Getaway”. Our objective? To tour western Wisconsin’s vast collection of fiberglass animals.
You know exactly what I’m talking about…
There’s the Orange Moose at Black River Falls, the (former) Heckel’s Steer, the Northside Eau Claire DQ Mouse, Chatty the Talking Cow in Neillsville.
Most of them hail from Sparta’s Fastkorp. Fastkorp is a fiberglass zoo; the grounds are littered with the carcasses of molded beasties — whales, bears, even more moose. While we were there, a dinosaur was enjoying a final coat of paint.
The story was one of those “Judd Apatow Classics” –- get along as you go along. No problem for Eric, and I’ve learned long ago that if you just keep the camera rolling, good things happen.
Eric and I teamed up three more times for stories since then; shopping for the Perfect Xmas Gift that winter, another Weekend Getway on western Wisconsin “Highpoints”, and a campout together for the first run of my series “Campendium.” All of them were tremendously enjoyable ventures which I hope managed to entertain viewers and still inform.
Speaking of camping, stay tuned for part 25, “Full Body Tan.”
Here’s a clip of Eric and my efforts – technology willing…
Posted under Artist? Scientist? Philosopher? Camera Guy?
This post was written by sbetchkal on September 27, 2011