December 21, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51, Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

(Or some strangeness from the junk shop).

Yesterday The Thing had a customer with a most interesting request. He was seeking a thoroughly craptastic gift for five dollars or less. It was for his brother in law. I had honestly never given the matter any thought, but the good ol’ junk shop is an excellent place to purchase gifts for that not-so-special-someone: amongst all the treasure to be found are some items if, not outrightly repulsive, are downright odd. Yesterday proved to be no exception. I found an ancient, rusted out vaporizer, we agreed on the asking price of one whole dollar and our intrepid brother in law was on his merry way.

On that note I would like to share a couple choice discoveries I made at The Thing yesterday while rustling amongst the boxes (UPON BOXES) that were delivered recently. Enjoy!

1. One Bag of Floppy Disks With A Most Mysterious Note

I happened upon the note first.

This was a good thing as it enabled me to follow the author’s instructions to the letter. Let’s see what were are to read first, shall we? It looks pretty important.

Whoa dude! It’s one thing to toy with man’s life but his son’s puberty as well?!? As it would happen the Mister possesses a floppy disk reader. Guess what we will be doing this Christmas holiday? I can hardly wait.

Next up, I remember my parents telling that my Kindergarten class held a mock election in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal. Amusingly enough, my none-too-politically-aware classmates voted unanimously for Tricky Dick. I suppose that’s to be expected from a bunch of five year olds, but what about a grown adult who sees fit to erect a shrine to the man whose middle name is Milhous? Yup, you just read me correctly.

2. The Richard Milhous Nixon Shrine To Freedom

Methinks this will have to be made into a postcard. Or something. Ideas anyone?

Miss Heather


2 Comments on READ THIS FIRST

  1. Williamspoint_Greenburger on Mon, 22nd Dec 2008 4:09 pm
  2. You gotta admit–tricky though Dick was–he did less damage to this country than Not-So-Curious George. I was 14 when Nixon resigned. Four years later I registered to vote as an Independent because I was disgusted with both political parties. That’s Dick’s lasting legacy in my life.

  3. mr. belvedere on Mon, 22nd Dec 2008 6:59 pm
  4. unfortunately for us, nixon represented the last real challenge to the absolute power of the military-industrial system (primarily through his handling of the breakdown of bretton woods) and while certainly an unpleasant figure, i think his demonization in the mainstream stems from these semi-populist actions and not from his truly horrific abuses of power (which have been exceeded by every president since…possibly excepting ford)

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