I was in Ripley's recently. I was going to write a post with a whole bunch of not-so-exciting observations, such as the camera in the wax guy's hand has been removed, possibly stolen, but either way, they really need to replace it with a digital camera. I know it's an old couple, but even my grandfather has been trained to use a digital camera, so apparently film is officially extinct.
Anyway, there is a new exhibit right near the entrance, which has apparently achieved widespread fame:
This is not just a portrait of a great man. This testimony to our nation's first ever black president is made out of no more, and no less than 12,784 gumballs. Yep, you heard right. Gumballs.
It's kind of like the old favorite there, this picture of Lincoln:
This remarkable portrait of the Great Emancipator is made completely out of pennies, all different shades. It's a pretty neat way to make his portrait, when you think about what is on the face of the penny.
And yet, wouldn't you say that this is a far more respectable way to memorialize a great person and his accomplishments?