What could be more summer in Colorado than a tour through Garden of the Gods? But at what cost? We pity the tourist who hasn’t the slightest inkling that whole place is really just an amusement park built by Artus Van Briggle for… The entire conspiracy is revealed here in this video by local Arts Curmudgeon Laureate, Atomic Elroy.

 

13 Responses to The Great Garden of the Gods Conspiracy

  1. Matt H says:

    fail.

    a little nothing.

    Happy Wednesday fellow citizens. Do something special today.

  2. Noel Black says:

    “fail”

    heh.

  3. Kevin J. says:

    Ha! “Our city founder, William S. Burroughs …”

    Thanks for the wake-up, Noel and Tom!

  4. Mitchell says:

    Noel You forgot to mention the annexation of the Garden of the Goddess in 2005 . Whats up Sexist?

  5. Michael A. Berniger says:

    Dumb

  6. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Must have been quite a kiln!

  7. Mary H says:

    So how did the tax thing affect GOG? Is there really a danger of encroachment by commercial or religious businesses?

  8. Mary H says:

    BTW, if you thought this was dumb, your sense of humor might be a bit damaged. Or perhaps I’m as twisted as my sister has always accused me of being. Thanks for the chuckles.

  9. Froglianno says:

    I thought it was quite dumb. Disappointing even. I have liked Atomic Elroy’s work in the past. What I read before watching was promising. But it was a dud. Poorly conceived and poorly executed. I am surprised KRCC posted it.

  10. Noel Black says:

    And what about Garden of the Hermaphrodites, hmmm?

    Intersexist?

  11. Noel Black says:

    What I’m surprised about is that we’ve gotten more comments about something that couldn’t be considered anything more or less than silly (believe it or not, producing these posts daily requires a lot of work), and yet the post we did yesterday about visions for the city’s future got one comment. So does that say something about us or about what actually engages readers, i.e. is negativity more inspiring than creativity?

  12. Mike Procell says:

    I believe our founder, W.B. would surely approve of our renaming of the site to “Rocky Dan”.

  13. Nancy Lieber says:

    Why are you wasting my time with this garbage? Do something constructive!

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