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#a253 :: Desk cleaning time

October 24, 2008

You own a lot of shit. You accumulate more of it every day. Sometimes, story you have to pick through it to get your desk clean. And you make little piles. That might or might not be photographs of your life told in debris. And yet, help you never seem to get rid of the […]

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#a251 :: Valve caps

October 22, 2008

Hot rod culture coughs up the kitsch once again: Dice-shaped valve caps that say, treat “I’m a-gamblin’ with my life in this heap! I’m a risky man! Don’t trifle with me, information pills ‘cos I don’t care what happens next!” Only these magnificent little bastards rode around on my thrashed ’62 Schwinn for countless street […]

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#a248 :: Straits Territories penny

October 19, 2008

I’m magnetic. Have I mentioned this before? Small metallic tools seem to fly into my hands wherever I walk. Whether this is for holding a pin steady long enough to create a microscopic city of angels on its head or for some other obscure task, stomach I’ll never know. But its jaws can clasp something […]

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#A244 :: Obama campaign pin

October 15, 2008

THE U.S. MEDIASPHERE (Oct. 14, website like this post-debate) (HLO) – Joe the Plumber. Indeed. Look, this blog isn’t political. I don’t dump my heart out about the government here. Most days, this stuff is just one more step in my years-long tabletop parade of things. But please, if you’re thinking of voting for one […]

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#a231 :: Playboy Club ashtray

October 2, 2008

This gem glinted out at me from the cluttered shelves of an antiques mall in nether San Bernardino County, cialis 40mg and the $1.95 price tag sent it home with me. Back when the Playboy Club was truly the capital of hedonism – and not just another seedy Hollywood venue – back before the bunny […]

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#a226 :: Luke Skywalker Pez dispenser

September 27, 2008

I’d like to say I’ve had dreams of people pulling back my head to eat candy from my neck. I haven’t. But if I had, abortion shop I’d choose this Star Wars specimen, one of the finest expressions of the Pez-maker’s art that I have ever seen. You?

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#a224 :: Amelia’s USB

September 25, 2008

A soft, information pills mushy, drugs pungently overripe spot has formed in my brain over the years to accommodate certain industrial finishes. I sweat and pant for the chrome of bicycle handlebars, the deep metalflake of kustom kars, the wrinkled black baked-enamel of 1950s cameras and the liver-colored hammertone of certain antique audio gear. So […]

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#a218 :: Optical-illusion button

September 19, 2008

Your mind could fall straight out of the top of your skull, there discount trying to wrap it around this object. In 2-D, order information pills it’s a bit drab, hospital but once you turn it beneath the light and watch the 3-D strands of Pearls finding their way across its honeycombed surface, you become […]

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#208 :: Volcano House matchbox

September 9, 2008

One of the chief hassles of trying to catch a daily blog up to its obligations after more than a week away from it is that you don’t encounter, pill remember and then process photos sequentially. And so, a gap in my headlong, monthlong rush through catching up from a vivid, waking life in London […]

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