Sep 30, 2008

PS3 game!

Hell, I would've settled for a lousy Playstation One game, but then the Jammer's eagle eyes spotted a mint condition copy of Rock Band for PS3 in the Education Section. I think you need all the guitar controllers and everything to actually play this game, but it is still pretty exciting to have a next generation video game come into the junk store. 
I honestly think this was donated by mistake. Tough shit, sucker. It's ours now.

Sep 28, 2008

Bear Booze

The donor of this beautiful bear bottle full of whiskey claimed it was "at least a hundred years old". Well, the 1977 date stamped onto the bottom suggests it might be not quite so antique (or maybe the donor was from the future).
Still, a 9-year-old whiskey from 31 years ago gives us forty years of smokey whiskey flavor to enjoy. That'll get your motor running.

Sep 20, 2008

I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to come in Sunday as well. That would be great. MmKay.

A talking Milton Waddams bobble-head (actually, it's a bobble-waist) figure from Office Space. Push the button at his feet and the voice of Bill Lumberg (?) tell you he's gonna need you to come in on Saturday. This video I found shows a similar figure with Milton's voice.

In related news, we have recently been gifted a red Swingline. 

Part of the original Mike Judge animation that is the basis for Office Space.

Sep 14, 2008

Best Typewriter Ever?

We just may have a new front runner for the race of the best typewriter donation of all time:

That's right! It's the typewriter that types in cursive! 

Sep 12, 2008

Rock In - Rock On - Rock Over -Rock Out

This little Yamaha wooden combo amp just needed a little love and we were throwing down tasty licks by the end of the work day.

Sep 9, 2008

Print Gocco!!!!

Many moons ago, the Jammer spotted and laid claim to a brand new Riso Print Gocco B6 printing machine. New, in the box, all wrapped up, with inks and bulbs and screens and all that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime score. I'm sure he broke it or lost it or sold it for a bag of magic beans or something.

Then, earlier this year, the fates tossed me a bone and I pulled my own Gocco from the heap. I already own one, but if you think I'm letting this baby pass by then you don't know how we do it in the sorting room. This Gocco was yellow (mine is pale blue), in the box, with a few old screens and bulbs that probably don't work. Still a very, very amazing score. 

If you aren't familiar with the Gocco printing machines, they are basically an awesome mini toy screenprinting device from Japan. It can expose the light-sensitive screens and print with the same unit, and because it prints using downward pressure rather than a cross-screen squeegee pull, you can print multiple colors at once.

In recent years, the Japanese manufacturers of Gocco have discontinued the printing products, sending used Gocco printers and supplies through the roof on ebay. I think I'm going to send this one to an artist friend in Philadelphia. 

Sep 6, 2008

Now It Belongs To The Ages

We get a lot of art here at the junk store. Some of it is so bad that it is good. Most of it is so bad that it remains bad. However, this poodle painting, clearly, is fantastic.

Unsigned. No date.

Sep 3, 2008

The old Pen Dispenser

A vintage dispenser of pens. Amazingly, there were still a few old pens lodged in there. Not amazingly, there was also a ton of dust, rust, grime, and mold. It is was manufactured by Jammer Corp! Well, Jamer Corp, anyway, but close enough.

Sep 2, 2008

life-size game of Jenga

We like to stack heavy cardboard boxes floor to ceiling. Some of the boxes are half-empty (hopefully those at the bottom). When things get precarious we secure the boxes with scotch tape. Top Cat and Big Merl almost got buried in an avalanche of cardboard and fabric scraps when this big boy took a tumble. I have to say it was well worth the risks.