In 1933, a seamstress by the name of Mary Elliot Wing, inspired by the scriptural accounts of the "Noachian deluge and promises of subsequent apocalyptic eras," conceived of a mobile dwelling that was "capable of quickly adapting to a world of rapid changing environmental and social conditions." And, thus, the first modern mobile home was born. And it was good.
The Genesis of the Land Ark is presented in this Los Angeles museum so eclectic that Nic Harcourt said, "I say eclectic more often than any person in this universe per given hour, and I must consent that this is worthy of another use of that word ‘eclectic.’ Stay tuned for The Postal Service on ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic.’" (Well, he meant to say it.)
The Museum of Jurassic Technology (although there was no technology then) presents expertly detailed dioramas of the different forms and functions of these Noachian marvels, which makes you think twice before honking your horn for how [expletive deleted] slow the things travel when driving uphill. But hey, you better not honk because following the apocalypse, mobile homes will be your crumbled mansion’s God.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology is located at 9341 Venice Blvd., in Culver City. Hours: Thurs., 2 p.m.-8 p.m., and Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. For more information, call (310) 836-6131 or visit www.mjt.org. Price: $5 adults, $3 children, students and seniors.