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Friday, July 17, 2009

Zoo Atlanta free weekend coming up. Yipee.

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Two weekends from now, on Aug. 8 & 9, residents of Atlanta and Fulton County can visit Zoo Atlanta for free.

For some reason they're calling this event Family Days. As someone who lives down the street from the zoo, I can attest that every damn day is family day. An out-of-town observer might reasonable conclude that adults are required to bring a baby stroller in order to gain entry.

Anyway, if you live in Atlanta and/or Fulton or you're a government employee for either of those jurisdictions, bring your ID  (or a utility bill) and you won't have to pay the $19 daily admission fee. Each adult can even bring up to three children.

Hold on a second — nineteen dollars! Holy merde. The best zoo I've ever visited is the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, which has the world's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert and a full-size aquarium —all for $11.50. I've never understood why anyone would throw down 19 bucks to visit a zoo that could fit comfortably inside a Wal-Mart.

Oh, yes, I just remembered why. It begins with a P, ends with A and has AND in the middle. So, you Family Days freeloaders, don't forget to leave a donation — Give so they stay.

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