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Pill Poppin’ Truckers and Frankenstein Monsters

I’ve been sitting on the couch lately, doodling while watching trash on my Roku streaming box. I dumped Netflix over a year ago but hung onto Amazon’s Prime Video. It’s got a lot of popular movies, television series and compelling … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove of Trash

I’ve written before about my favorite home entertainment device and the wonderfully weird channels found on it, but I’ve recently uncovered a Treasure Trove of Trash that I did not know existed, and it was right under my nose!

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Boxerbear at 4th and Bainbridge

Here’s another fine example of the urban phenomena I call Truck Mascots. This fellow was adorning a commercial garbage truck making a pickup around 4th and Bainbridge.

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Waterlogged Olympians and Huey Lewis Shoes at 13th and Kimball

Spotted on the corner of 13th Street and Kimball in South Philadelphia – a hardback semi-autobiography of Michael Phelps and a two-tone shoe that was probably the height of fashion in the 1980s.

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The Archetypal Truck Mascot

The other day I chased after a garbage truck dressed in my pajamas. What it was doing in my pajamas I’ll never know.

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The Truck Mascot Two-Fer or Halloween Ain’t Over

I haven’t seen a proper example of a truck mascot (i.e., a discarded stuffed animal or toy lashed to the grill of a large truck) in quite a while. I’ve had to settle for stuffed animals attached to pickup trucks … Continue reading

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Truck Mascots – The Family Guy Edition

I spotted this Truck Mascot on 12th Street in what is known as Center City in Philadelphia. It’s a Peter Griffin doll from Family Guy, and he looks relatively new to wind up as the mascot on a commercial trash … Continue reading

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At Circle Thrift

Is it an ashtray? A very heavy mask with no eye holes? An object d’art? Trash or treasure?

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Comics Will Rot Your Brain!

Despite my love of comic books, there used to be a breed of comic magazines with lurid covers that Dr. Frederic Wertham was probably right about. They probably would rot your brain.

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I find your lack of faith…disturbing.

Walking to work on trash days I’m noticing a certain disenchantment with my favorite of all holidays before the day has even arrived!

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