May 24, 2007
Here are a few snapshots I took last weekend in Norman, Oklahoma.
I know nothing about Skateland or the history of this sign. I just know it's a beautiful example of Googie architecture and it's in remarkably good shape.
I've always enjoyed the word 'land' as a suffix. Put it at the end of anything and I'd shop there. It creates such a great mental picture. Imagine what a real Skate Land would look like. The sun would be a disco ball and there'd be lots of hills with sidewalks snaking everywhere. And staple songs of the roller rink of my youth would constantly blare... Devo's Whip It, Adam Ant's Goodie Two Shoes, Journey's Open Arms and of course The Hokey Pokey and The Limbo. Skateland take me away!