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Draplin Design Co., North America
February 11, 2009
Giant Haystacks
Posted at 10:40 AM


I bought an old piece of Zero Halliburton aluminum luggage a couple years back, on a trip down to Long Beach junkin’ with Evan. I’ve been using it to travel with since then, and have to tape the sonofabitch shut each time I go, as the old snaps are so worn out, they pop open easily when hucked by some apathetic baggage handler beneath some idling airplane.

And on that old suitcase is the “Swiss Air” sticker you see above. There you go.

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FIELD NOTES, IN TIP TOP SHAPE: : The Field Notes Shop got a tune-up, and man, are we proud. Bryan and I got under the hood of that thing and whipped it into shape. You need those. I sent another “freebie” trinket back to our Midwestern Headquarters today. You know, just another thing “we throw in with each order.” Not telling you what. Place an order and find out. You need these.

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LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE COLORS IN THIS ONE: A nice MId-Century Packaging set on Flickr.

This one got me hungry for a snack of some sort. Sent in by Chris, who, with minimal investigation on our part, we noticed the use of “rooneylooney” in his email and stuff. Interesting. That’s got a good ring to it.

So I went digging a little further, and found his Flickr deal, and man, found some killer stuff.

Prepare to be humbled, you bastards: Stuff like this, this, this, this, this and this!

Venture with caution, as, that’s the kind of talent that makes you go, “Aw hell, my stock just went way down. Damn.” Serious awesomeness.

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BIG DADDY VERSUS GIANT HAYSTACKS: An incredible collection of English wrestling posters.

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FOR THE YOUNGLINGS: The Official Tooth Fairy Kit. Pretty awesome. I remember one summer down state, at some cottage outside of Detroit in Brighton with my mom’s side of the family. I was but a millimeter of meat away from a tooth coming out. I think what finally did it was a Nutter Butter cookie. And yeah, I swallowed the tooth with cookie and all. And my Unca Mike gave me a lot of shit about eating the thing, so that became his job to check my turd the next morning to see if I passed it. Well, I just called home to get the update, and it tunrs out Unca Mike never checked anything, so, that’s how that one goes.

This is the kind of stuff I think about when “tooth fairy” comes to mind. Nice upbringing, eh?

Nevertheless, what a nice, little kit for the youngsters. Nice type!

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COULD CARE LESS ABOUT SNOWBOARDING: But Pat Bridges, well, that’s another story. Colin Whyte of Canada interviews Pat Bridges of Vermont and I read every word. My buddies.

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Those wrestling posters are great. Love that invitation printing on a bandana too‚€”genius shit.

Posted by: alanvalek.com on 02/12/09 at 10:55 AM

great interview w Bridges. completely agree that baker banked slalom should have be recorded. infact we pitched that idea to JakeBC about 7 years ago. ooh well. lets have more brdrx too. bring back racing.

Posted by: james fox on 02/12/09 at 11:14 AM
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