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Winter’s here!

It’s getting chilly out! I haven’t looked for trash for a while, but I did make it out last night and found a few things.

This pile of stuff looked like it was a result of some basement cleaning. I wonder if there’ll be a little bump in interesting trash in the next week or so as people go into their basements to get their Christmas stuff and decide to get rid of some old junk that’s been sitting around for years.

Here’s some of the junk that was in these bags and boxes:

I carried home 26 of these 1980s MAD and Cracked magazines. I tried reading a couple but they really aren’t very funny. I think when I was 8 I might have found it funny, and that’s probably around when this guy got them.

UPDATE: I ended up recycling these. I figure that recycling the paper was more valuable than having a few more MAD Magazines in the world. To all those selling MAD Magazines: they’re now slightly more rare! Bump up the price!

There were a bunch of old game CDs (a lot of which were for demo versions) and I took home these two. The left is extra levels and demos for some really old games like Doom. The right is a game called “Nerves of Steel” which looked exceptionally bad (the tagline is: “Do you have nerves of steel?). I looked it up and someone described it as the “worst [shooter] ever made.”

There were lots more magazines but I could only take so many. I figured these old computer gaming magazines might make for some good collages.

Another pile of trash I came across on Papineau.

I found this pogo stick, which seems to be in fine shape…

UPDATE: Given away on CL

and an old power drill. I like the look of these old drills. I’m giving it away to someone who wants to make it into a steampunk gun of some sort.

UPDATE: Given away on CL



I also found this doohickey wrapped up in plastic. I have no idea what it is but it’s pretty heavy and seems to be in fine shape other than a minor rust spot in the middle. Maybe I’ll try to give it to the guy who’s taking the power drill.

UPDATE: still sitting in my staircase

That’s all for now!

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