Honesty is no way to get rich


The Museum of Atlantis is opening! Take the AI-guided tour of empty rooms and missing evidence and a well-stocked gift shop.

I was a bit disappointed, though. At one point they show a gallery of promoters of the myth, featuring Graham Hancock and Edgar Cayce and Madame Blavatsky, and you’d think they’d have learned. When there’s no evidence, just make it all up! Don’t show empty rooms, fill ’em up with dioramas and animatronics and cheap mannequins and wall signs! Learn from the modern master, Ken Ham.

I’m still reluctantly impressed at the Ark Park’s brilliant strategy of filling empty rooms with empty crates and announcing that the animals were inside.

The Museum of Atlantis could be a fabulous money-maker, all you need is imagination and a gullible public…and the US has the latter in great overwhelming masses.

Comments

  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    Is this a real building? The whole AI tour thing is giving me “Willy’s Chocolate Experience” flashbacks from earlier this year.

  2. StevoR says

    Do they have the eponymous Space Shuttle orbiter there? I’d love to see that!

    The space shuttle is now on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

    Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Atlantis

    Nope. Well, that’s misleading advertising on their behalf then but I’m kinda glad that spacecraft has a far better and more apt home.

  3. StevoR says

    I wonder if they have adequate flood insurance there? Unlike a certain Kreationist poor excuse for a “museum” :

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kentucky-noahs-ark-encounter-sues-insurance-company-over-heavy-rain-damage/

    Oh and what’d’ya mean everyone else immediately thinks of the myth rather than the orbiter when they hear the word Atlantis?

    Incidentally, I do think that done right a museum dedicated to the Atlantis mythology from the ancient Greek legend to modern day SF – and let’s not leave out its tangential mentions as the rival of the empire of Hiva in the old Mysterious Cuitie sof goldcartoon – could be fun and intresting done right and not taken as , erm, gospel..

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    … promoters of the myth, featuring Graham Hancock and Edgar Cayce and Madame Blavatsky…

    No Robert E. Howard? Sack and burn the place!

  5. Robbo says

    a museum for Stargate Atlantis?

    cool! we can all take a trip through the Stargate to the Pegasus Galaxy!

    just stay away from the Wraith!

  6. KG says

    It could actually have been an interesting museum if they had gone through the history of the myth (which goes back in written form at least to Plato), and the political uses made of it.

  7. says

    Just a silly thing I feel like sharing:

    Got a Changeling: The Lost setting of my own that features “Port Atlantis,” a poorly planned theme park/tech expo/aquarium thing (think Epcot Center, but all the stuff is excited about oceanpunk sci-fi or something) that was built on the Texas Gulf Coast. As the business journalists in the fictional world liked to say, it sank. It’s been bought, partially restored, and now is the mortal-world side of a bustling Goblin Market. When mortals look at it, they just see a bunch of knockoff Star Trek/Wars cosplayers holding a flea market or convention.

    Though as usual with Goblin Markets, they don’t take mortal currency. Be wary when you shop among the fae.

  8. says

    “Photo: Answers in Genesis.” Except it’s not a photo at all, it’s obviously a drawing/painting. Just one more layer of cdesign proponentsist bullshit…

  9. vereverum says

    Actually, I guess that the Ark Park has made it to the big time. A picture of the ark is used as clickbait for The worst tourist traps in each state listing.

  10. Matthew Currie says

    It would be very economical to run a menagerie along with the museum, though. It would, of course, be populated by cryptozoological creatures whose existence is similar to that of Atlantis. Feeding and cage cleaning expenses would be quite modest, and the pools for Nessie, Champ and Ogopogo safe for wading.

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