Will the U.S ever host another worlds fair?

Friday, September 1, 2006 10:15 AM
I wonder why Knoxville was ground zero for wigs? Are there a lot of bald people in that part of Tennessee, or an overabundance of synthetic hair?
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Friday, September 1, 2006 10:23 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ Synthetic hair is a byproduct of alcohol distillation? Just a thought... :)

"Rocky Top, you'll always be, a Gator vic-to-ry, good ole Rocky Top..."
-bill, enjoys teasing Vols fans with Phil Fulmer jokes...

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Friday, September 1, 2006 11:06 AM
The WF in St. Louis was the Ice Cream cone. Hot Dogs were at a baseball game in New York.
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Friday, September 1, 2006 11:10 AM
I know of quite a few byproducts of alcohol distillation but I never knew hair growth to be one of them!
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Friday, September 1, 2006 9:19 PM
The America's Cup Yacht Race is a legacy from the very first World's Fair that was held in London, England in 1851. The America was the name of the yacht that won, and the Trophy was euphamestically named "America's Cup". ;)
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Friday, September 1, 2006 10:03 PM
I strongly disagree with those who say that a World's Fair is no longer relevant in our modern world. There is a difference in seeing something on TV or the Internet, or seeing it in person. There is an excitement and vitality that exists when you get many nations together exhibiting their best. Perhaps modern world fairs will have to have a different focus, theme, or approach, but in a world where it seems there is so much conflict and disagreement, a world's fair could be a positive thing.

Heck, we have an event in Louisville, KY this week called Worldfest where there are performances and artwork and food from many different countries, and it is well attended and enjoyed. Such a thing on a massive scale in a world's fair could be really exciting, and not something you can get on TV, over the Internet, or even at Epcot. A world's fair does not have as its sole purpose a need to showcase new technology. It can exhibit the best that each country has, and allow us to enjoy it in a personal and hands-on way.

I would love to see another world's fair in the U.S., although it is more likely one will come to Toronto. I know I will be there.

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Friday, September 1, 2006 10:07 PM
Been running my Still for a few years now. Never got any hair in my shine :)

Chuck, looking around for feds

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Monday, September 4, 2006 7:05 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar The Simpsons "Wigsphere" epsiode is on as I type this. (here at least)

Gotta love syndication. :)


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Monday, September 4, 2006 9:36 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I wonder why Knoxville was ground zero for wigs? Are there a lot of bald people in that part of Tennessee, or an overabundance of synthetic hair?

Maybe because it's in between Dollywood and Nashville? :)

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 9:28 AM
Don't think I've ever seen a "mullet wig" before!
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 11:25 AM
I think it should be noted that the World Expo is not the same as the World's Fair. Different folks.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 11:39 AM
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Rob Ascough said:
Don't think I've ever seen a "mullet wig" before!

Joe Dirt. :)


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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 2:57 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of all the Dolly Partons, Tammy Wynettes, and other country gals down in those parts.
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