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SPIKEY SAYS:

SPIKE
WHAT'S A WEIRD MUSEUM YOU WANNA GO TO? MAKE ONE UP IF YOU FEEL LIKE.

I'M STILL ON BREAK. I'VE READ FIVE BOOKS AND COUNTING. MORE TO COME.

COMMENTS:

jmluvsbob
Aww, this is really cute. I do wonder what happened to Speedy though that made him need crutches. But weird museums are really cool. I’d probably want to go to a video game museum or something. Video games are fun. Or if there’s such a thing as a cookie museum, I’d go for that. And I’d hope they sell cookies there too.
SPIKE
There's totally absolutely 100% more than one video game museum. Video games are an essential part of human history

It seems there's a cookie museum in Singapore and it's cute the whole way through. Now I know what I wanna do someday
There's some really cool ones in Philly. Mütter museum is a big one that's cool. "Are you ready to be disturbingly informed?" Is their slogan, lol.

Tulsa has the Woody Guthrie Museum, went there the other day, and it was pretty neat. They also do rotations of other collections, right now it's all about Springsteen.
SPIKE
a medical museum huh, you could get some really good reference photos from there and some really great brand new sources of paranoia too
Kevin_Redcrow
Here's a museum I made up years ago.

You would require roughly the space as that aircraft junkyard in the Southwest (Arizona?).

I call it, "The Museum of Elementary Schools".

Each exhibit would be a real school, with the interior just as if the building was still in use but everybody gone for the day.
SPIKE
dude! my favorite game Kentucky Route Zero has a museum of dwellings that's sorta like that, and there's all this other stuff going on in the museum that's really great to think about but I won't spoil it, check it out though it's a really good game if you haven't played it, I dig the idea of a museum of elementary schools though cuz it'd be nostalgic but empty schools are creepy plus elementary schools feel so big when you're there but as an adult you realize everything is tiny
Kevin_Redcrow
Well, my idea is that the schools would be furnished and supplied as if still used. Except for cafeteria food...I take that back; gov't cheese lasts forever.

The lights and plumbing would all work. There would be realistic touches like desks arranged differently in each classroom; some in perfect order and others not. A broken crayon here and there, etc.

Of course, maintaining this museum would be insane expensive, but it's fun as a concept. .
ReagentNein
I want to go to the mustard museum! I got a catalogue for it and everything with a fancy mustard set once
SPIKE
yum any museum where you can eat obscure things is a win in my book
The university here in Tucson has both a mirror museum and a video game museum, kinda (more like academic collections open for public tours, but still cool--I think the mirror lab helped on that new space telescope!).

Saw that Guthrie Museum last year, it was real inspiring. The big aircraft junkyard is in Tucson too, I think, but I haven't been yet. My all-time fav weird museum is the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, 100% bizarre and beautiful.

Spike, what books did you read? Any you'd recommend?
SPIKE
a mirror museum, I'd love to go to that one! I like mirror mazes a whole lot. there's one that shows up at the carnival that's full of kids with greasy fingers so it's not too hard to navigate but one time I went to a legit one that gave you gloves and that shit was trippy as hell. this was many years ago.

I love museums of weird art. experimental stuff is the best

the books I read are some real good ones, first off I'll recommend The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson for being mad unsettling and the best description of social anxiety I've ever read in a book. I'm reading Heat by Bill Buford and it's been a fun ride, used copy so whoever had this before me went through and helpfully marked all the good recipes. a good look into those really high class kitchens but also those family restaurants that got the best food you'll ever eat. and I read Life for Sale by Yukio Mishima which is made by the last ten pages, whole book is a setup that pays off so beautifully at the end...there was one more I forgot, but Hill House is my favorite of the three, which I think is predictable considering what this comic is like
In Los Angeles this place called the "Museum of Jurassic Technology." It was dedicated to talking about Cryptids, outdated modes of scientific thought/pseudoscience, dogs that were launched into space, and whatever else the owners thought was interesting/on theme. In spite of its content, it wasn't particularly mean spirited about its subject matter either. They presented everything with with about the same amount reverence as any other museum.

I only went there once a once, but it ended up being on the brain a lot. I wouldn't mind going back at some point.
SPIKE
yeah that's mad cool, pseudoscience is some nasty stuff but it's also cool to learn about cuz it seems to make its way into pop culture anyway and you sure can make jokes out of it...cryptids are also awesome as hell

old science before they cared about safety was some crazy shit. my buddy is a chemist and the stuff his older coworkers do is fucking insane