Nickelodeon’s “Slime Across America” will arrive in Pensacola today, March 8 2007. At 4:00 PM Central Time kids and possibly some early spring breakers will congregate on the beach-or, to be more precise-at the Casino Beach parking area, to take part in Nickelodeon’s traveling slime time extravaganza.
Nickelodeon’s “Slime Across America” inaugurated at the Nickelodeon Family Suites in Orlando in late, late February and then set off for a 50 city tour across America. As it has wended its way up through Florida-thanks to Ohio, no longer the only electoral laughingstock anymore-and then slithered westward through Georgia and Alabama it will reach Pensacola today. “Slime Across America” is intended to be an interactive mobile road show that gives kids a taste of all makes Nickelodeon such a hit among the school age crowd, especially copious helpings of their iconic calling card: green slime. In addition to the possibility of getting slimed, however, kids can also take part interactive games. There will also be what’s being called a content station where kids are supposed to be able to generate content that may be used by Nickelodeon on the air as part of its new internet-inspired MeTV afternoon show. MeTV is the latest attempt by Nickelodeon to add spice to its thoroughly uninspiring afterschool lineup, featuring interactive games and discussions with viewers through computer webcams. Surely, there are many kids missing Candace and Brent by now.
In order to take part in the Nickelodeon “Slime Across America” on the beach, you have to know how to get there. It’s really not difficult, though it can be confusing. Pensacola Beach, you see, can only be gotten to by first driving through the city of Gulf Breeze. (I don’t know what to tell you; you’d have to live here for that not to just completely boggle the mind.) You get there from Pensacola by driving over what locals call the Three Mile Bridge. The reason for this is that the bridge is roughly three miles long. Once you get across the bridge, you will find yourself in the middle of Gulf Breeze. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. And don’t speed either, the entire town simply one long speed trap. As you make your way through Gulf Breeze you will come across a large sign with a colorfully decorated sailfish on it urging you to veer right. Which you WILL do. You’ll go across another bridge, this one far less than three miles long. As you decelerate to make up for the effect of gravity on the down slope you will see a very depressing sight ahead of you: toll booths. Despite the fact that the tolls were originally put into place to pay for a bridge built in the 1960s, they are still there. And the toll is substantially steeper than it was in the 1960s. Once you pay the toll, just keep driving straight and you will not be capable of missing the Casino Beach parking lot where Nickelodeon’s “Slime Across America” will be waiting at 4:00 PM. That’s Central time, folks. Although most people fail to grasp this possibility, not all of Florida is located in the Eastern time zone. Just the part that destroy valid voting ballots.