Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Pushed His Button and Turned Him On

This is the visitors center on top of Georgia's Highest peak Brasstown Bald. It houses a museum and the pictures below are of Mr. Arthur Woody (Georgia's first forest ranger) who greets visitors to the center. I call him a "dummy" but I think the proper name is animatron. Mr. Woody helped design and built the original tower on this mountain. He helped build the forests back that had been clear cut by early lumber companies and helped bring wild life back to the North Georgia mountain area. Isn't he cute and doesn't he look real? You mash a button and he starts talking. He looked so life-like that I stood their and pushed his button several times. I was so mesmerized by his eyes that I couldn't tell you a thing he said. lol.

31 comments:

Judy said...

I thought he was real until I started to read your post. I hope you had a nice 4th.

Cindy said...

He does look real. I thought he was at first and then I finished reading the post.

Cindy said...

Forgot to say - I like your new blog layout. Very nice.

Deborah Wilson said...

Dot - that glove on this hand is scary!

I need one of these to put in the truck with me when I (have) to drive to Atlanta. lol

Malyss said...

What a funny and interesting way to explain things to visitors!(Maybe not so efficient, if you don't remember anything because the guide himself caught your attention!...Ü)

UP said...

I missed you last month. I am glad you are back.

Zaroga said...

I have been there in a long time... pre-animation :-) He does look real. I'll have to make sure I visit him.

Miss. Mavee said...

Wow, how amazingly lifelike! I thought he was real when I first looked at the picture.

Revee

Dick said...

A nice man, he only speaks when you want him to speak, isn't that great? lol

PERBS said...

Your title PUN is very funny! Ü I would have pushed his buttons several times also. Since you can't remember what he said, it's an excuse to go back!

I have a blog I occasionally post big photos on also. It is called Just Paulie but it has been awhile since I posted a new photo -- been kinda down after my friend's death.

Daryl said...

I would have been mesmerized too ... missed you . hope all is well

imac said...

Wherrrr bang.lol
Enjoyed this post, truly great.

Tina Leigh said...

Mama that is cool!! I LOVE the new blog look!!

AVCr8teur said...

It must be quite a view from the top. You liked to push Mr. Woody's button, didn't you?! :) By the way, I like your new blog layout.

Carletta said...

Laughing at Dick's comment. :)
Cool post Dot!

Tina- said...

oh what fun..and he does look real.
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Rambling Round said...

Sure does look real!

Rose said...

I thought he was real, also, till I read your commnents!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I guess it's cheaper to make a dummy than to hire a real live worker. Everyone is cutting back!

Neal said...

He looks real to me. Nice post!

Shannon said...

What a cool building.. We recently drove through Georgia on our way to Disney World. I've been there before, but never off the highway. This time we spent a little time there and I just loved it. We stayed in Pooler, then went over to Savannah and Tybee Island the following day. Lovely area, I especially liked the Spanish Moss on all the trees..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, We're home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I'll post in the morning.

It's great to hear from you again. I knew you had almost given up blogging. I miss you and your blogs.

I never have been up to Brasstown Bald--but I know exactly where it is. NEAT!!!!

Hope you had a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

inspired said...

Hi Dot good to hear from you again.. God bless you \o/

Neva said...

What a hoot!

Boots said...

ahaha I have been there and he gives me the shivers LOL, obviously not a Disney creation.

Isnt it beautiful there?

dyana said...

Good post.....
Good photos.........
thanks for sharin with us......

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Hunter said...

HAHA! You got me there, I thought that was real! Nice post, thanks.

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