Thrift Store Monday, Issue 002: This Ain’t It, Chief

This week, my "thrift" adventure takes place in an antique mall. It's the kind of place you find sterling, china, and Victorian pieces -- next to a secured-like-Fort-Knox showcase of old-ass video games. Look for beautiful and distinctive mint-green jadeite dishes, dating back to the 1930s, popular after World War II -- and Adventures of … Continue reading Thrift Store Monday, Issue 002: This Ain’t It, Chief

The Nintendo Entertainment System Power Set, Part 1

Once upon a time, while perusing craigslist, I came across an ad for a "Nitendo" for sale. It said it was still in the original box, came with several games still in their boxes, and the asking price was pretty good. My own childhood Nintendo didn't survive years of brutality, blowing, and the ultimate crashlanding … Continue reading The Nintendo Entertainment System Power Set, Part 1

Hii Saved Me

I haven't been buying as much crap and trinkets. I'm not losing the passion, I'm just going to the beach next weekend, and have been saving all of my allotted money for the boardwalk arcades and junk shops. So I've been passing up flea market gems, new flavors of Pringles, and the onslaught of bootleg … Continue reading Hii Saved Me

Memories of The Sega Game Gear

Here is the Sega Game Gear, a piece of equipment I once considered to be the pinnacle of technology, simply because I could play Sonic in the backseat. Then again, I once considered a lot of things the pinnacle of technology: 8 bit graphics, the Power Pad, color screens on computers, blue Kool Aid, the … Continue reading Memories of The Sega Game Gear

Putting Nintendo’s Psychic Game To The Test

Taboo The Sixth Sense is a forgotten treasure trove of crappiness. Taboo is a tarot card simulation and random lottery number generator game that was released for Nintendo in 1989. I decided to play the lottery with Taboo on my side. Inquiring minds, Weekly World News, and all three of you reading want to know … Continue reading Putting Nintendo’s Psychic Game To The Test