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Google’s April Fool’s joke hits me in the nostalgia

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WHY ISN’T THIS REAL?!

This would have made 12-year-old me cry with joy. Since Japan hit April 1 before anyone, they got the first taste of this April Fool’s joke. It’s a joke in the sense that Google isn’t hiring a Pokemon master, but the app itself apparently works! Supposedly. Maybe. I don’t want to spread false information, all I know is I am following the directions on this blog (http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/03/31/can-now-find-catch-wild-pokemon-inside-google-maps/) and it’s not working for me. If anyone can confirm this is real let me know!

Written by mlogli

March 31, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Oh nostalgia, I don’t need you anymore…

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Now that I’m home, I can get to a task that I’ve been putting off for quite some time.

That task would be taking my old shit and getting rid of it.

I’ve decided to try and sell as much as I can on eBay. It’s either that or trying to get a booth at the flea market and getting rid of it there.

Before putting anything on eBay though, I figure it’s worth a shot to see if anyone in my close circle of Facebook friends wants to take any of this stuff off my hands.

So here is the first item(s) up for auction: Pokemon toys!

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Quite a spread

There’s the little action figures that come with the cardboard coins, the bigger talking figures that light up (Meowth said some Japanese gibberish that I still can’t decipher), and the bouncy balls too. There’s that Blastoise keychain as well.

Anyone interested in any piece of this?

Written by mlogli

July 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Mother’s Day at the flea market

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I hope everyone and their mother’s had a happy Mother’s Day this past Sunday. As for myself I ended up getting a little bit of sunburn on the back of my neck out of the deal. That’ll happen though when you spend the Sunday at a flea market.

Wolff’s Flea Market in Rosemont’s Allstate Arena is a fun place to be really. Every Sunday from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. people gather with their random assortments of junk to try and pawn them off on junk-buyers like myself. At times, we’ve found some great items (like things for the dog and an occasional piece of furniture) and other time we got scammed (like rip-off fake cologne and easily breakable items). In fact, last October it was my finding of a Freddy Krueger claw that led to a three-part blog series about finding the rest of the costume in time for Halloween.

Usually I find good things but with the market re-opening again pretty recently (since it’s outdoors it’s closed in the winter) I couldn’t find much. What I did find, however, was ancient Japanese candy.

It was a hard guava candy. It was very odd, but tasted exactly like guava. It grew on you after a while.

I almost bought a real old pinball machine. It would have been awesome. But even though the guy said it worked, I didn’t trust him.

Rule no. 1 of flea marketing: There’s no returns, so make damn well sure things work when you get them.

There were also several jerseys and things, many different items of clothing, but I usually ignore those as well.

Rule no. 2 of flea marketing: Never buy the socks/underwear/bras and panties/most clothing there. Chances are it’s been worn before, ESPECIALLY the underwear (unless you’re into that ladies).

Music and movies are in abundance at these markets, and they usually go for cheap. Where else will you find an Avenged Sevenfold CD for $1? Nowhere, that’s where. And if you’re 7 there’s plenty of Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Seriously, they’re everywhere. Dark Magicians in the house.

Rule no. 3 of flea marketing: As paraphrased from one of the vendors I was talking to, “There’s always kids at the flea market. Some of them are just older.” It’s why the Pokemon cards always get picked apart unless you get there really early.

I don’t always buy though. I usually just like to stroll around and see what random collectibles and things I can find. There was a Merlin toy I saw at this last market for example. There’s also plenty of baseball cards, tables, trays, memorabilia and more. It’s quite a sight.

Rule no. 4 of flea marketing: If your mom threw it out when you were little, it probably ended up at this flea market next to the old NES games and Ghostbusters action figures and the

Of course looking down the entire time will get you sunburned pretty quickly. A small price to pay for the entertainment of the local flea market. Mom got a few things, and the rest of the day was pretty fun (dinner and The Avengers. Always a good combo). But I’m already planning next week’s visit.

Rule no. 5 of flea marketing: Go early and go often. Selection changes every week. Eventually you’ll find what you’re looking for.

 

http://www.bannergraphic.com/blogs/1584/entry/44075

Written by mlogli

May 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm