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The image above was from Eric Baker’s daily mega blast. Can’t go wrong. I’m telling you, this guy has the line of some pretty awesome stuff. I’m always blown away. Sure, I find a couple gems here and there, but shit, this guy is alway on fire. And the spider deal above, well, it’s smokin’. Fishing line or something?

I hate spiders. But I also kind of love them. I like the idea of them. Lots of legs, lots of eyes, kinda scary, kinda sinister.

As a kid, I wanted a tarantula. Mom and dad put the ol’ kaibosh on that one real quick. Then, in my my skateboard years, I remember reading about some pro kid who had a tarantula, and the thing got out of it’s cage, and how he had to slowly and systematically dismantle his whole room to find the little bugger. Man. No fucking way. Reaching into dark corners and shit. I sweat just thinking about it.

You get me and a spider in the same room, and, well, I outweigh them pretty well, so, they usually get the shitty end of the stick. I always go the extra mile to shoo them away, even trapping them and letting them free outside. But hey, if that little shit’s in the tub or up above me on the ceiling or under the covers, it’s all-out war and I don’t mess around. Sorry, arachnids.

And hell, Gary eats them whole. How about that? Gary don’t give two shit about them…the furry legs, fangs or any of it. There you go.

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BEST THAI FOOD IN PORTLAND: And on Sandy Boulevard, even! Chaba Thai! Enjoyed some pad kee mow last night! Better knowns as, “Drunkard’s Noodles.” So good. “Medium” hot.

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ALWAYS GREAT: “Soda Caps-Unused & Cork Lined” Make sure you scroll through all of ‘em. There’s some gems on the bottom. (Sent in by one Chelsea Nordstrom. Thank you!)

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SOMETHING COOL FROM WISCONSIN: Film Festival logos usually suck, but that ain’t the case for the Wisconsin Film Festival. (Thank you, Mr. Kaufman!)

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FROM 1967, PEOPLE: A kick-ass flickr set called,“1967 Motorcycle License Plates.”

Home, man. Can’t remember who sent this one in. I’m terrible. I know this much: They are of the finest quality of human beings. Upstanding citizen. Strong in heart. Keen mind. And some other things.

There Are 9 Comments

It is a firecracker/sparkler spinner thing.

Posted by: Johnny on 09/23/09 at 9:27 PM

Planet Propaganda out in Madison, Wisconsin did that film fest identity - http://www.planetpropaganda.com/work/?workID=650

Nice posters too!

Posted by: Brent on 09/23/09 at 11:11 PM

Why, I think that Spider’s Web up there is some kind of firework. At least, that’s how I’m reading the directions — pin to rail or post, must spin freely, light touch-paper, stand well back.

When was the last time someone called a “fuse” a “touch-paper”? Only in England.

“Must not be held” catches my eye. I’m going to go put that on something. Maybe on a T-shirt. Or a mug.

Posted by: Grant on 09/24/09 at 12:10 AM

that label is from a fireworks package.

Posted by: Jess on 09/24/09 at 8:51 AM

that label is from a fireworks package.

Posted by: Jess on 09/24/09 at 8:51 AM

that label is from a fireworks package.

Posted by: Jess on 09/24/09 at 9:00 AM

Did you see the Kansas license plate in there? Genius.


Posted by: Reilly Brennan on 09/24/09 at 11:20 AM

You guys seem to be slightly addicted to old plates, packages and ads. See here my finding from an old garden house: http://www.betonblog.de/2006/01/28/ganze-sachen-esex-und-e605/

(unfortunately in german but feel free to use the photos on your blog or flickr account)



Posted by: betonblog on 09/25/09 at 9:34 AM

$12 for a bottle cap! You can buy an entire case for 6!
What’s new Draplin?

Posted by: Michaylira, Mark on 09/29/09 at 8:55 AM
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