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I found both seasons of "Reaper" for $10 each at Big Lots (passed on Twin Peaks and House, MD). This is one of those shows that I didn't watch back in 2007, but was always curious about. Because hey, who wouldn't like a comedy about a kid who had his soul sold to the Devil? Then last year I was bored enough to pull up the first episode, and I immediately regretted not supporting the show while it was on the air. Call it "Serenity Remorse" if you will. And yes, I realize that the entire run is available on Hulu, but I can't access Hulu at work, so having the DVDs will provide adequate background noise.
On the boardgame shelf at my local thrift, I found a Gold colored bowling pin with a bunch of John Hancocks on it for $4. I figured it was just some bowling league team's signatures. Got a better look at it once I got home. I may not know much about bowling, but I've seen Walter Ray Williams Jr. on TV. Several other sigs (the legible ones) are from PBA players, too. Around 40 signatures total.
No clue on the resale value but it's pretty dang cool.
Wood is Good, but Danish Modern wood is far better!
I picked up 6 Danish Modern chairs in excellent condition for $200 total at Goodwill. That's $33.33 per chair! These were in excellent shape. We've been wanting to replace are current MCM table and chairs as they are a bit worn and the color doesn't match our buffet.
Though this morn, my wife wasn't sure about them now... So who knows, maybe I'll wind up reselling them (hopefully at a profit).
Found this crazy PoTA Galen bank. He's made out of plastic and in really great shape. Don't know too much about these but when I saw him on the shelf, I didn't even have to think about it -- I just grabbed him, put him in my cart and headed to the game isle. Only $1.99 at GW.
Found a Roomba at the GW bins. No charger, but it had a battery in it that still had a charge and when I threw the switch, all the lights lit up. Took it home, cleaned it up, set it on the floor, and it does start sucking and rolling forward, but it gets stuck when it hits something. Hopefully I can find a charger cheap online somewhere, and the weak battery is the only thing wrong with it.
Since I'm a househusband, this could be a real boon!
Found a paperback copy of Michael Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things." He's not my favorite author among the New-Atheists, perhaps because he doesn't apply his critical thinking to his own weird belief in libertarianism. (I, at least, make an occasional token effort to apply critical thinking to my weird belief in liberalism...) Still, a book I've been wanting to read.
"Forgotten English: A Merry Guide to Antiquated Words" by Jeffrey Kacirk. Looks like fun.
"How Electronic Things Work and What to Do When They Don't" by Robert Goodman. Published in 1999, right about the era when I stopped understanding how stuff works.