Friday, March 14, 2008

Bubblegum Card of the Week: J.P. Patches

This 1993 card from the locally produced "NW Bands and Labels" series honors J.P. Patches, Seattle's TV godhead clown.

The guy on the right with the greasepaint, crown, mop wig and muumuu is J.P.'s girlfriend, Gertrude.

Read more here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Now I've Seen Everything #3: Creepy Gnome

Read the story, watch the video here.


Friday, March 07, 2008

Bubblegum Card of the Week: Barack Obama

The official Blog's presidential endorsement goes to Barack Obama. Which is pretty convenient, since he already tore Hillary up here in Washington's hot donkey action.

I like how this Topps card has the same design template as the Topps 2008 baseball cards (here's a comparable Ichiro card).

The card isn't even mine--it's on loan from the Eliza Truitt collection. A few weeks ago I was browsing in my favorite baseball card shop when I came across it. Since Eliza's a far bigger Obama supporter than I am, and because she was patiently waiting in the car, I got it for her as a treat.