Jul 27, 2014
Crom might not care about the piddling problems of us mortal (then to hell with you!), but I sure as hell care a great deal about all these awesome Conan paperbacks.
Even better. the miniature Conan sword replica.
Great for crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, hearing the lamentations of the women, and open letters.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 3, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
A look at some of the fluffy cats that have crossed my path here at the Junk Store:
This is a photo from some old book I spray mounted to the wall behind the Frames Bin in the Sorting Room.
This lil puff ball kitten was named Puff Ball and is made out of cotton balls. This picture is from way back in the Junk Store past.
A three-dimensional interpretation of a fluffy calico. The "Little Miss Kitty Pumpkin" plaque on the frame just puts this thing over the top.
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 9, 2014
Jun 5, 2014
Two complete game kits of vintage Lazer Tag got donated so it's all out futuristic warfare in the Sorting Room.
But no Junk Store pick-up game of Lazer Tag could ever match the action in this AMAZING Lazer Tag commercial featuring a dystopian future where skateboarders and musclemen in ATVs (Hawk?) battle it out in a huge concrete bowl. Amazing!
Also this commercial...
May 28, 2014
May 26, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 20, 2014
It's post number 500 for the Tales from the Junk Store blog! And what better way to celebrate than by partying with our old friend Hans. When we last checked in with Hans, he was hoarding ladies' undergarments over by the water cooler. But now I can't seem to find him anywhere.
Wait. Look up.
There's Hans. That rascal somehow got up on top of the sorting room rolling door and is now perched like a gargoyle on PCP. I see he still is sporting those leather chaps. Looks like his collection of donated underwear is going strong, too.
Sort Under: Hans
May 13, 2014
It's time to break out the big guns. The heavy hitters. The truly amazing and fucked-up donations that refuse to be ignored. The kinds of items I immediately think of when I am asked, "What's the craziest thing that's ever been donated?"
Here you go... the Steingraf Katzenfell Bandagen.
That's right. It's some sort of garment wrapping made of a house cat pelt. And the picture on the box is of a kitten that looks pretty frightened. Those wacky Germans and their cat furs.
May 6, 2014
We've had some impressive audio cassette players come through the Junk Store recently. Like this badass Tiffen Pro-Dissolve player that comes in its own hardcase with built-in speaker. Not bad.
Or how about this vintage Sankyo stereo cassette deck with all kinds of knobs and faders and shit. Niiice.
Ok, I just did about 5 seconds of research and I see the Tiffen is a slide-projector controller. However, I'm choosing to still regard it as a bad ass cassette deck.
May 3, 2014
May 2, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Unruly customers are about to feel the wrath of the numb-chucks, yo!
Collapsible heavy steel nunchukas complete with quick-draw belt holster. Time to crack some skulls... most likely my own.
Maybe I should get a little practice in first with this handy-dandy instructional chart:
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 1, 2014
The Jammer and I have worked together sorting junk for well over a decade. We've seen countless coworkers, bosses, and regular customers come and go. We've relocated the Junk Store to a new location, helped launch new Junk programs, seen other collapse, and have witnessed the rebirth of the Heap several thousand times. Change alone is unchanging. That and this thing...
I don't know what this thing is. I don't know what it is supposed to be. I don't know who made it, why they made it, and when it was donated to the Junk Store. All I know is that through thick and thin, purges and clear-outs, OSHA inspections and rodent infestations, this thing is still hanging on the sorting room wall.
Mar 1, 2014
I posted this photo of two Boba Fetts from different eras on the Junk Pirate instagram account a little while back.
It reminded me of one of the all-time classic pieces of Junk Pirate Art, 3 Lukes! It was really awkward when all the characters in the Star Wars action figure line got all buff there for a minute. Look at Luke's legs on the right there! Moisture farmer indeed.