Wednesday, March 26, 2008


As Rudy Vallée and Robert Morse would intone on stage & screen.

Or more plainly, the first woodchuck sighting of the year. This past Monday it was.

Long live Chucky . . .

Saturday, March 15, 2008

FYI: S&H Green Stamps sign on Flickr

On unterkayness--photo of a freakin' S&H Green Stamps sign found posted on Flickr.

According the Wikipedia entry, S&H Green Stamps made their money from the fact that people didn't bother licking all those Green Stamps and putting them in the redemption books.

I doubt they made much off my mom, who I vaguely recall cashing in what stamps she had for sundry items.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Black Velvet Moses

About 10 years ago, I walked into the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Mercury Blvd. in Hampton VA and saw this painting near the kitchenware.

An El Greco-esque black velvet incarnation of Isaac Hayes as Black Moses.

Indeed, a painting of a photo (this one).

So the above are photos of a painting of a photo--recording one of the better moments in thrift store iconography.