When I was in the Poconos last week, my family all went to a big outdoor flea market.
I don't usually buy anything, but we all love to look at the tons of crazy crap people are selling.
My sister started the idea of having a contest to see who could find the most insane item at a flea market. Of course, "insane" is one of those qualities that's hard to define, but I know it when I see it.
It's always hard to commit to buying something, since there might well be an even crazier thing at the next table. As soon as I saw it, I was pretty confident that my pick was a winner. (see below)
Anyway, halfway into the trip, I finally figured out that I should just start taking photos of the wackiest stuff.
After I saw this ridiculous fancy Ladycat, I started snapping pics:
It's definitely 'magical', but I can't imagine who would hang this plaque up in their home:
I thought this totally 80's Body Rap toy was Vanilla Ice bad & totally hysterical:
Some guy in a scooter & his overly-enthusiastic son were tending a big tent of weapons.
This was their sales display:
This speaks for itself, a sorry bastard flushing himself down a toilet- "Goodbye Cruel World":
Finally, this may (or may not..) be me with my prize find... a breast-shaped creamer cup:
was browsing the table & the nipple cup was turned backwards,
apparently to protect the eyes of the youth. The guy working there
looked me right in the eyes & slowly turned the cup around to face
me. It was only $2, & I immediately told him "I'm buying it."
brother-in-law was standing right behind me as this was happening,
eating wasabi nuts. I turned to look at him, & he simply said, "Game
As an artist, I have to say, it's actually a well-crafted ceramic piece! I can appreciate the artistry as much as the absurdity.
At the end of the week, I fulfilled my promise to drink beer out of it. I don't think I'll post that pic here, though...