Roadside Giant: The Muffler Man of Groveland, Massachusetts

While I was in the neighborhood during my super-donut-extravaganza, I decided to swing by the town of Groveland to visit with the local muffler man. Incidentally – his name?  Yvon. (Formerly)

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With decades of standing outside and leering under their belts, weather-beaten muffler men have been altered, they peel and need repainting and repair. And as such, each one has different characteristics that make him special.

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Aside from being vertically challenged, (formerly) Yvon looks like a zombie-eyed Billy Mays. His axe – lost to time? Or buried in the unsuspecting skull of a roadside drifter? His eyes… blank white canvases capable of stealing kitten souls with a mere glance.

I visited the zombie muffler man of Groveland and lived to tell the tale.

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Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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4 Responses

  1. Lucky says:

    Excellently creepy muffler man! He looks like he’s beckoning you closer, so he can do something unspeakable…

    But hey, maybe he’s actually got candy.

    (CAPTCHA: escarbuncle. Sounds like a snail malady…)

  2. Trobairitz says:

    Zombie-like, yes, but his shirt almost matches the Tiger in that pic!!

  3. RichardM says:

    Boy, there is some strange stuff in your neighborhood! Did you leave the bike running while taking the picture just in case…letenac

  4. RichardM says:

    “letenac” was the captcha

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