Built way out in the desert in Williams, Ariz., this dusty, life-size replica town of Bedrock Cityoffers tourists the opportunity to wander through dilapidated concrete bungalows that resemble the cartoon homes of The Flintstones and their Stone Age neighbors.
Police were called to an Arizona McDonald’s after they received separate 911 calls from an employee and a customer from the scene of the crime — the crime being entirely different, depending on who was calling. When a couple didn’t receive the hash browns their breakfast sandwiches entitled them to, one of them grew angry and threw her sandwich bag at the store’s manager. An employee then put in an urgent call to 911 to report the “very belligerent” customers, saying, “We need an officer right now,” just as the husband was telling the cops that the same employee was “basically trying to rob me.” (Another customer in the store also called; no word on whose side he was on.)
McDonald’s Employee and Customer Call Cops on Each Other Over Hash Browns (via Grub Street)
I went to Sun City, Arizona to tell the story of the first wave of retirees from America’s post-war baby boom. I wasn’t sure what to expect in a town of only old people, but ended up being inspired by the residents’ vitality and joie de vivre… At a Saturday night dance, people were dressed to impress. It was dark on the dance floor, so I waited by the small patches of light, for couples to dance into them. Donald Smitherman, 98, swung his wife Marlene, 78, around the dance floor, before dipping her for a kiss. “I’ll be 99 in April, and I played 18 holes of golf today,” he told me proudly later.
London-based photographer Todd Antony recently spent some time in Sun City, a retirement city boasting 37,000 residents situated near Phoenix, Arizona, where he came across ‘The Sun City Poms’. They were very happy to be photographed striking their best pose against the immaculate backdrop of their sunny paradise.