Yesterday's adventure through the Picc-a-Dilly Flea Market proved excellent. My number one acquiration was four unopened packs of Topps Pee Wee's Playhouse Fun-Pak cards. This was maybe too exciting for me to deal with. Each Fun-Pak comes with 1 sheet of tattoos, 3 trading cards, 1 sticker, 1 wiggle toy (one of those deals where you turn it one direction & see an image & turn it another direction & you see another image) & 1 activity card. All designed or at least art-directed by Gary Panter. I'm dying! I also got about a hundred Wacky Packages cards for $2 (deal on the meal!), a pack of Desert Storm cards (mostly for the intact wax pack so that i can copy the exact measurements & create my own.), this Blackstar Alien Demon toy that i was totally obsessed with as a kid & bunch of other cool junk.
Also included in today's feature is major kudos for this spot right near our house here in Eugene. Papa's Soul Food Kitchen & Blues Joint is always packed & the food is GODDAMNED GOOD & the right price. You can get giant mason jars of kool-aid as well, which is pretty funky if you ask me. It's just about perfect excepting that i'm not so excited by the blues & the clientele isn't so soulful either, a bunch of tighty whities actually, this being Oregon & all. But i was there, so it works out. Also in the world of Funkanopolis, you should check out this show "THE HISTORY OF FUNK" hosted by the Rickey Vincent Uhuru Maggot. http://www.kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_histo.htm It's just about the best show on KPFA, especially because it isn't a bunch of whining about desert nations & their oily, explosive troubles. But speaking of politics, i also recommend KPFA's GUNS & BUTTER http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=13 & AGAINST THE GRAIN http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=47 . I counter their socialist propagandizing with the also totally awesome Alex Jones show. http://www.infowars.com/ He's out there smashing the New World Order, which sounds good to me. I figure if i listen to a wide mix of news & opinions I can at least figure out what agendas are being perpetuated. Politics are quite difficult for me to make my mind up about these days. My back-up argument is "F*CK THEM ALL". In a way, it's quite relieving.