Monday, June 28, 2010

I wonder how much they made?

New contributor Rachel R. sends in this fab snap from a "Going to China sale." Thanks for sending and have a great time in the big country. A case of Beeman's goes out to her as our little way of saying "thanks."

Richard Serra

Twin massage tables bring to mind some of Richard Serra's less curvy work.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Norman Bates

I'm pretty sure this is the chair that Norman Bates' mother sat in in Psycho. Pretty sure. And now it's being given away for free down there on Tinker St. in Woodstock. Such a deal.

The cod

Long time supporter Peter O'C. sends in this pic from Dennisport in Cape Cod. It looks like they color-coordinated the sign to match the couch, reminding me of something my ma used to tell me when I was a wee young lad: "two uglies don't make a right." Ahhh, the wisdom of the years.

A 6 of Ommegang Witte and a big bag of spicy chips goes out to P O'C as our little way of saying "thanks for the pic."

More clarification and more grilling

Here's some clarification: "free with purchase" is not free. It's just not. No way, no how.
And here's another grill you don't have to buy anything to get. Because it's free. Actually free.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

confusing and cordial

I have no idea what the sign above is all about and plenty of pleasure for the politeness of the sign below.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Green and not green

This study in green is an Ikea sofa bed that looked so pretty in the middle of the lawn and the not green below is a chair under wraps with a note saying that the paint might be lead based to be careful. You gotta love the care and consideration that went in to writing such a note.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The trick is getting them out of the ground

Reader Andrea M. sends in this riddle wrapped in an enigma shrouded in a mystery. Is it the trees that are free? Is all the free stuff gone? The first reader to write in with the best explanation wins a free trip to Jamaica.

And (below) just in time for barbecue season. A big bag of hickory chips goes out to loyal reader Andrea M. as our little way of saying thanks.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sometimes one man's trash is not another man's treasure.

Sometimes one man's trash is simply another man's garbage. Loyal reader Jane "Make mine a Whopper" B.K. sends this in from sunny Baltimore and we're sending her a case of Leinenkugel's as our thanks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

3 free

Above: not always, but sometimes you can judge the quality of the stuff by the quality of the sign. Here, with the ugliest free sign yet, you can.

Above: I love blue but the nice sign belies mediocre stuff.

If this is the kinda crap you have in your house, you hardly need a home alarm system. Really.