Talking Polaroid Camera

Wow! Who wouldn’t want a camera that could TALK to you?! That’s right this Polaroid OneStep Talking Camera has “talking features”.*

*See instruction booklet inside of box. Wait! This box didn’t have a booklet! Noooo!!

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Shot Glass Wedding

When two people love each other they usually end up getting married. Weddings are a wonderful celebration for family and friends. But lets not forget weirdos. They get married too. And what happens when the odd folk get married? Well they give out little gifts like this. This specially made shot glass commemorates their sacred vows to each other by making light of their own lousy gift. Maybe all of their friends liked to drink, but all we know is someone ‘cherished’ this item so much that it ended up on a shelf at Goodwill. Oh well, it was a good try. Let’s hope that marriage lasts longer then the recipient’s love for this shot glass. Yee-haw!

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I’d rather fight than… look like an idiot? Wait, what!?

What’s the next best thing to getting into a fight and getting a black eye? Pretending you have a black eye with purchase decal, wow!! For just 25 cents for 4 decals you too can promote fighting and black eyes to your children! Well you’ll just end up looking like a complete idiot I’m sure, but seeing as this isn’t a real ‘modern’ product I can imagine this being a bit of fun years ago. It’s not real convincing, but this odd set of decals might be a tad useful for Halloween… if the40-50 year old decals still stick.

Found at a yard sale in Central, NJ

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Ace’s Rockin’ Fiber-Full LP

So while searching for some good records we came across some odd records. A big box full of Demo LPs or Self-Made albums by those hoping to be the next big “thing”. Well by looking at this box it’s easy to tell that they didn’t have what it took. But at least their failure gives us some joy in the form of some very odd and unique artwork.

I present to you Mr. AceLover. It seems obvious by the cover he has created (or even more sadly paid someone else to create) that he loves his beans. He loves them so much that he just had to show his excitement of them by plastering cans all over his album cover. Right behind is ecstatic face of course. Too bad Goya never backed him like he hoped, maybe they didn’t believe in the power of hip-hop styled recipes. And while we will never know what musical wonder this record holds inside, we hope there was a rockin’ track with a recipe for a wonderful bean dip. Or failing that a rap about chili.

Found at the Goodwill near Asbury Park, NJ

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A used breast pump…

Sorry for the lack of a witty and clever title. I just can’t think of any for this one… honestly, who would think it would be a good idea to re-sell a used breast pump? Sure maybe you can’t use it anymore and you donated it. But ah! I hope they gave that thing a good scrubbing… This definitely goes into the creepy pile. Thirsty anyone? Yeah – I didn’t think so.

Found at the East Brunswick, NJ Goodwill Store

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America’s Funniest Board Game!

Do you love the wit and antics of Bob Saget? Well then this game is for you! This board game includes a state of the art 90-minute long VHS tape! And over 250 clips of embarrassing home videos! Wow, what a bargain for only $1. The yard sale we picked this up from seemed to be stuck in the 90’s. VHS VCR REQUIRED.

Front of the box


The back of the box


Found in Old Bridge, NJ at a Yard Sale

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Don’t Copy That Floppy! …or Touch It!

So this is not too out of the ordinary is it? An outdated technological desk accessory in a thrift store. Not uncommon at all. However this one is special and deserves a fail, why you may ask? Because it’s locked and does not include a key!

There are two of these at this local Goodwill, one is unlocked with no key, and one is locked without a key as well. There isn’t even a prize of mystery floppies inside, only a taunting empty space. Well I guess they won, this really is a secure way to store your 3.25″  floppies… if you could open it up that is.

locked disk cabinet

“Locked Floppy Disk Bin” found at the East Brunswick, NJ Goodwill Store for $4.99

Helloooo Nurse!!

We found a group of these beauties while thrifting the other day. They probably have a thing against gingers. Who wouldn’t want to show off this lovely lady?! Booiiiyoinngg!

‘<3 Angels’ shirt – Found at the East Brunswick, NJ Goodwill Store

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