Looking through novelty pop culture records is sometimes like reading your notes after a night of heavy drinking...
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Every since I saw this soiled pants monstrosity it's been haunting my nightmares, daymares and well, he's pretty much scratched my psyche. I figure the only way to rid myself of it is to spread it around ala "The Ring".
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I had the Corgi Scannertron as a kid, these futuristic vehicles were what I really hoped to drive to work someday. The realisation that my childhood expectations would never come to fruition combined with the $50 price tag made me leave the mall without it....
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Don't want pesky customers bothering your booth? Do what this fine vendor did and put up a @#%king Nazi flag. During my two hour trip to this flea market, I never saw a customer grace his booth and I watched.
I'm sure that this fellow is nothing more than a military collector/dealer but what if he isn't? That's the thought that likely went through everybody's head that day. These pictures were taken from a distance because of that and my underlying cowardice, I don't like getting hit.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It seems Toys R Us and Wal-Mart utilized a simple plan when clearing out unsold (translation : almost all) merchandise from Tim Burton's best forgotten reimagining of Planet of the Apes, they simply sent it to every flea market, toy show and antique mall I visit. The girl (I'm too bitter to look up and see her name) was only sold in Canada, absolutely nobody cares....
Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Why I love Flea Markets: Never in my life did I think I'd find something the other morning let alone these uber cool Brazillian Marvel Superhero figures at the Vintage Videogames booth. I covet these but don't have the stones to hunt them down on Mircado Libre, so this was a happy find.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Oh yeah, a sofa with it's own bar area, no more getting up to mix a drink. The lazy folks of the "Mad Men" era had the right idea.
I'd have bought this were it not for the overwhelming odor of cat pee and the sound realization that I haven't been able to stomach liquor since Kurt Cobain was alive. I guess I'd just put chips in there...
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
No Sunday afternoon in my family is complete without a visit to the amazing tickle trunk that is the junk gypsy, a seemingly endless steel shed filled with wonder and the owner is a super nice man, let's see what's inside today:
Sorry the picture is blurry (the lights not too good inside the old gal) but these are TV repair manuals from the early 70s, so if the volume goes off on your Phillips, call me, I can help.
That's todays journey to the Junk Gypsy, look for more adventures as an ongoing series, until they tell me to stop taking pictures....
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
I collected these as a kid, I'll admit it and it was hard to resist picking these up. Luckily for me, I keep a scowling image of my normally delightful wife's face on my phone as a grim reminder of the consequences of hoarding.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Baskin Robbins gave these Condorman posters away when the movie ran and it hung proudly in my room that year, I had not thought of that since 1982. For some reason, the sight of the poster filled me with nothing but positive vibes, like an old friend, it was nearly impossible for me to resist hugging it.
Despite this, I'll pass on revisiting the film, my Spidey sense tends to tell me it likely hasn't aged well.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Let me paint a picture, I collect department store catalogs and I don't see them often in the wild. So when I saw an old Canadian Tire catalog on the top of this box I instinctively shoved both my hands in.
That's when I discovered that the box was 99% crusty ol' second hand pornography. Did I mention I've got a germ thing? I set my hands on fire. Who the f*ck buys old jackrags in broad day light at a flea market?
Monday, June 6, 2011
When Phil submitted the previous cat stroller pic to me, I simply took it as the act of a random weirdo but my world was changed rounding the corner of an outdoor market yesterday. There it was, a stroller made specifically for a cat.
Perhaps I'm a touch naive, as I'm hyper allergic to them, but is this a common thing in the world of cat people? I mean, this is an animal that to my knowledge, is perfectly happy being left alone, for long periods of time. Why would someone need a device to bring them to places they have zero interest in being?
L'il help Cat Fancy subscribers? My head hurts.
In "just my luck" style, the woman who owned this device not only seemed balanced but was super friendly and made sure to take the top down so I could document this cat's simmering rage.
If you see a Cat Stoller in the wild, PLEASE send me pics.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
One thing that's littering this great flea market nation of ours is the piles and piles of unsold Jar Jar Binks merchandise, truly we shall never see an end to Gungan sightings at toy shows, flea markets and garage sales in our lifetime. So, we might as well have fun with it, send me your Jar Jar in the wild shots, mesa wants them.