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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No Beer For You

So here we have an interesting shirt. This lover of beer has passed the elusive Brewology 101 test. One of the most difficult tests of the drinking world. For whatever reason the owner lost their title and was forced to disown the shirt. Or maybe they were disgracefully dismissed from their university… or they drunkenly donated this to the Salvation Army, one thing is for certain. They have a drinking problem…

Found at the Salvation Army in Hazleton, PA

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Karate Blows

This is a curious item. At a church yard sale I came across this book. A few questions come to my mind. 1) What caused the buyer to purchase this book, was his life in danger? 2) Did the book work so well that the buyer needed to sell the item in order to shake th cops? 3) Was this book so useless he’s hoping to sell it onto others as a quick way to make a buck?

Either way we can tell that this book was obviously very helpful to it’s former owner. Let’s hope somebody picks up this treasure and puts it to good use. So watch your back, hide your kids, and beware of deadly blows!

This book of win was found at a Central NJ Church Yard Sale.

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Heeeere’s Failure!!

When most people paint they try to create something beautiful, something lovely. Maybe a peaceful landscape on an spring day… or a picnic on a peaceful hill. Or maybe even a bowl of fruit. Well apparently this artist didn’t get the memo. Instead of painting something relatively calming, they painted a horrifying portrait of Jack Nicholson from the film ‘The Shining’. It’s horrifying in two ways, first the obvious, Jack’s left pupil and eye are painted oddly. Oh… and I guess the second would be that it’s a scene from a very creepy film where the character pictured is trying to murder everybody with an axe. Ah yes… the perfect painting to hang above the fireplace to welcome your friends. Hallmark should hire this guy.

Happy Halloween thrifty followers!

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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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Give Me Five! Oh, wait…

Here’s another gem from a Goodwill, the often sighted awkward religious t-shirt. Sure there are many kinds of these shirts floating around, but it’s always interesting to think how this shirt was donated. Did someone really like the shirt but it no longer fit them? Was it a gift from someone and they didn’t want it? Or was their owner just too afraid to hang this shirt up in their closet due to the slogan on the shirt. You can’t not listen to a shirt with Jesus on it!  At any rate this shirt deserves better – we hope someone buys this really soon to stop Jesus from hangin’ on the t-shirt rack at Goodwill. Maybe it should be folded neatly on a shelf instead, or given the high five it so sorely deserves.

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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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It’s cool to be hip!

I suppose when you’re getting older and you start to see body part after body part either break down or fall off you become very thankful for what you have. Apparently after this person lost their hip they couldn’t gloat anymore with this stylish t-shirt. Oh well, maybe when Grandma gets her hip replaced you can buy this shirt for her. Hip not included.

Found at the Goodwill Store in Fogelsville, PA.

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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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