Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy?

The last snappy or crappy, a happy mustard face on bread, generally got an all-around snappy. It also elicited fond memories of triangular pancakes and other foodstuff we make into funny faces or shapes.

The latest snappy or crappy is also smiling – but with a toothier grin. Meet the giant T-Rex (as if a T-Rex could be anything but giant).

Snappy or crappy?/Ryn Gargulinski

Snappy or crappy?/Ryn Gargulinski

This dude stands on the corner of East Tanque Verde and North Kolb roads in front of a McDonald’s.

Even though he’s not as funky as some other Tucson art, he is handsome and fun. He gets a snappy from me.

What do you think? Please respond:
a. Snappy. Dinosaurs bring back fond memories of visiting natural history museums.
b. Snappy. Dinosaurs bring back fond memories of being mauled by large-toothed dogs and other creatures.
c. Crappy. Just another hunk of junk marring our gorgeous landscape.
d. Crappy. Although I like the dinosaur, I don’t like that my kids insist on going to McDonald’s every time we pass it.



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Writer, artist, performer who specializes in the weird, wacky and sometimes creepy. Learn more at ryngargulinski.com.
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18 Responses to Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

  1. radmax says:

    Mornin’ Rynski! Snappy-my daughter loves this thing. I’m sure that many other kids get their parents to stop here because of it. Shame the food is not as snappy…

  2. Rynski says:

    Mornin’ RadMax – Glad you like the T-Rex as much as I do – but prob. not as much as your daughter does. Yes, I agree that it would be better if the food were as snappy as the glorious dinosaur. Although I must say McDonald’s coffee is not too bad.

  3. azmouse says:

    I like it when they dress him up for Christmas.
    (He looks like he wants to eat the stop light.)

  4. leftfield says:

    Snappy – and the perfect metaphor for the uncontrollable monster that is corporate fast food purveyors.

    • Rynski says:

      hahaha! or the uncontrollable monstrous indigestion one can receive from such foodstuff.
      between this comment and the one about coyotes et. al. being a reflection of society, you surely are a philosopher!

  5. Carolyn Classen says:

    I like the dinosaur replica but I dislike the location, next to busy Tanque Verde (out of context).  It also would look better in a museum display or outside a natural history museum, not next to a McDonald’s restaurant.

    • Rynski says:

      i agree – it’s out of context AND the intersection is too busy to sit nicely and gaze at the dinosaur’s beauty (unless you’re stuck at a red light as was the case with the photo).

  6. Marie says:

    T-Rex is a snappy kinda guy.  I especially like him decked out in his holiday attire, be it a ghostly trick-or-treater on Halloween or with his fuzzy bunny ears for Easter.   

    This particular McDonald’s  has a dinosaur theme running all through it.   On the occasions that we’ve stopped by, we’ve all enjoyed the dinosaurs, emphasis on plural, that are running amok.   

  7. leftfield says:

    Are you aware that some fragments of DNA (or perhaps RNA) were recently recovered from T-Rex remains?  When looked at, it turns out that their closest living relative is…….the chicken!

  8. leftfield says:

    If his neck were fatter, his skin pasty white and smooth; his expression both smug and more menacing at the same time, he would be a dead ringer for Big Dick Cheney.

  9. azmouse says:

    I can see the penguin in Dick Cheney! LOL
    I always thought he reminded me of one of those blow-up punching bags they used to have around when we were kids. The ones with the sand in the bottom…or one of those ‘Weebles’….remember, “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”.
    Anytime Hillary gets mad, she looks like that T-Rex, but do you even think she’s ever at home with Bill? At this point, their marriage is a sham. But if I had to hang with Bill, I’d probably look mean and T-Rexxy too!  lol

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