As the strange cows of Chicago give way to real ones in Wisconsin, NOT began to relax. The gently rolling hills and soothing pastures could only mean one thing - the Harry Houdini Museum in Appleton was nearby. And it gave NOT a chance to go for that bondage purity test point too!
Luckily, NOT was able to escape Houdini and continue on to the Dells where he went from the bondage and underwater tanks of Houdini to the majesty of space. At Tommy Bartlett's Robot World NOT found the 3rd created Russian MIR Space Station capsules. (the other two are in Russia, and in space [though for how long is debatable]). Story has that Mr. Bartlett outbid the Smithsonian Institute for this piece of space history.
NOT was not impressed by the borscht in a tube though. Not enough beet taste.
The House on the Rock brings unusual sculpture and architecture to life. Unbeknownst to NOT, giant lizards are about to pounce. Good thing he can fly!
There were lots of birds there though they must have been stuck up; none of them would talk to him.
And the Steins tried to eat him!
Luckily he escaped to visit on another day!
Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman
Prepared Fall 1999. Last updated June 2006