Raymond Walsh

Raymond Walsh is a cubicle-escapee who writes about quirky getaways, offbeat attractions and unique adventures on his blog Man On The Lam. A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, CANADA, he's currently traveling the world looking for his next oddity fix.

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Chopper Talk: Learning to Fly a Helicopter

I kinda wish I had showed more love to my Atari. I grew up in the pinball era, so aside from some sporadic Pac Man and Space Invaders action, that Atari I had as youth played dust collector while I shelled out my hard-earned paper route quarters at the arcade. Plus part of me has always thought video games were more of a substitute for the real thing. Why sit on a couch and pretend when you can be …

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Is This the World’s Manliest Car?

To truly appreciate Louie Mattar's pimped-out 1947 Cadillac, you have to appreciate the time invested in it. Louie bought the Caddy brand-new in 1947 and spent the next 7 years decking it out at a cost of $75,000. Seventy-five grand may not seem like a huge amount, but that was in the 1950s. Adjust for inflation and Louie would have spent over $660,000 in today's dollars. What did …

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