Past Mazes

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2013

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noahmaze_001 The brilliant bearded British biologist who boarded the brig named the Beagle was a natural selection for a corn maze. We celebrated his 200th birthday, his astounding whiskers and our shared Darwinian characteristic of carrying our brains around in cases called skulls. Our mazegoers never faced a more challenging game yet Mike barely grew enough pumpkins for all the winners.
The Homeric epic poem The Odyssey is the foundation for "space operas", 'road movies', and a ubiquitous touchstone for the west's greatest literature, rock music and comic books. Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey are the oldest works in western literature and 29 centuries later, they are still 2 of the best. Our Maze illustrated the Cyclops, Polyphemus and Odysseus in a scene from the great Homeric tale. Mazegoers were challenged to beat Odysseus's time of 10 years to return home from their own Odyssey.Louis Armstrong's station in the history of jazz is umimpeachable. If it weren't for him, there wouldn't be any of us."- Dizzy Gillespie  Mazegoers were Maestros as they played jazz standards and more on our musical fences. Music, from our ears to yours!" Julia was, hands down, our most popular guest star. She was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, American Public Media's Splendid Table, Vanidades magazine, and in the August/Sept. 2007 edition of Saveur magazine as well in the Boston Globe and a mention in the NewYork Times. Ristorante DiPaolo, The Blue Heron, and Bub's Barbecue featured some of their gustatory treats at the Corn Cafe on selected weekends in honor of Julia. mmmm.
maze_006The candidates were all ears. Mazegoers hit the campaign trail to hustle votes in the corny states (Upchucky, Massiveshoefits, etc.). Mudslinging (courtesy of Hurricane Ivan) and the giant butterfly ballot with the spudzooka voting stylus rounded out our comprehensive electoral college experience. Corn was a King in 2003. The death mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun, provided the inspiration for a challenging maze. It also gave us an excuse for building a tomb and sarcophagus encasing Mike's mummy. Swept away by Egyptomania we erected a 1/20th scale model of the great pyramid of Khufu made with over 1 mile of bailing twine. Photos of our rendering of Tut appeared in middle eastern newspapers!
"Oh, make no mistake, the Babe is still here, still out in the land, his shadow enveloping his sport, as well as his country, in a way nobody — in any profession — has ever been able to duplicate. He is still the most memorable man who ever wore a uniform. He is Babe Ruth, the greatest of all time." (Source: Mike Barnicle, ESPN)  "He had the most famous face in the world. If he appeared out of the grave today everyone would know who he was." (Source: Ray Robinson, New York Times)  Mike and the Babe appeared together in HBO's "The Curse of the Bambino". The Babe also made it on ESPN's SportsCenter as one of the "top ten plays of the day".Before there was a "DiVinci Code" there was our Mona Maze. Leonardo's subtle beauty is arguably the best known masterpiece in the world. It's been copied, praised, and parodied for centuries. Here was our contribution to that growing body of work, perhaps the largest copy ever made. The Mona Lisa maze was featured on "Ripley's Believe It or Not". Our inaugural maze was based on the 2000 Massachusetts quarter. It was 4 acres. Subsequent Mikesmazes have grown to 6 and now 8 acres in size.