Category: Flotsam

Baltic Shoplifter? 0

Baltic Shoplifter?

I went to the saturday auction by myself yesterday, but I picked up this little figure for Teresa. Some guy at the auction thought she “looked Lithuanian” but didn’t explain why. I think Russian?...

Be the life of the party (until you’re not) 0

Be the life of the party (until you’re not)

When I was a kid, some comic books would have ads proclaiming that you could “Throw your voice”; as I recall, it strongly implied that I could do things like make my mother think...

Our new doorman 0

Our new doorman

My parents used to have one of these croaking frog greeters, I think it started to grate on their nerves, so they turned it off, eventually the batteries leaked and it got thrown away....

Be your own boss! Help people avoid butt splinters! 0

Be your own boss! Help people avoid butt splinters!

At first glance, I thought this old magazine ad was suggesting that I should start a career in the exciting world of toilet seat repair. Back then, toilet seats were made of wood, and...

My shovel dug up his granddaddy 0

My shovel dug up his granddaddy

  Clearing some sticker bushes in the way back of our property, and dug up this HUGE shovel head. It must have been for moving… coal? sand? gravel? I don’t know… It would take...

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Behind Mount Rushmore

Drive around behind Mount Rushmore, it’s a handy navigational aid. But why are they naked? I found this at a garage sale yesterday, and put it in with the pile of other crap Teresa...

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Dig or dig not, there is no try.

Just moving some dirt down by the creek, and look who turns up. Lovable green and wrinkly Yoda. Don’t know how long he had been in the dirt, but he is in pretty good...

Mystery Barrel SOLVED 0

Mystery Barrel SOLVED

I got this at one of those antique/cool junk malls yesterday. The idea in my head was to use it as part of a whimsical Rube Goldberg garden irrigation system, it didn’t have the...

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Amazon’s dumbest idea yet

Doesn’t Amazon know, out of the tens of thousands of people getting Amazon packages in this particular style of box with the whimsical suggestion on it, at least one idiot is going to send...