Sunday, February 27, 2011

Attack of the Killer Garage

I made a very modest attempt at gleaning the garage of 20+ years of collecting. I have at least 4 large bins of stuff I will be selling bit by bit.

I did opt on keeping my infamous box of Darkie Toothpaste (now known as Darlie Toothpaste) - we need to be reminded from time to time how very, VERY bad some ideas were and still are.

I stole this image off the internet. Mine is like the one directly in the center - the bright yellow box with the old timey minstrel face. I originally purchased it in 1990 because no one in the states believed it actually existed.

When Colgate purchased the original company, Hawley & Hazel, they changed the Anglo name to Darlie; however, the original cantonese name still remains: Haak Yahn Nga Gou [้ป‘ไบบ็‰™่†] (Black Man Toothpaste). 

Amazingly, this is one of the best selling toothpastes in Taiwan.

On a brighter note, I found some of my old Macintosh games from the early '90s. I liked graphic interactive games the best - still do, actually. If you click on the pictures, you'll end up on ebay where you can bid on them, if you're so inclined. The two below are pretty rare titles, and more like interactive art than video game.

The Residents' Freak Show:

 The Residents' Gingerbread Man:

In case you've never heard of The Residents, here's a sampling from YouTube:

A few of the computer generated scenes from this video are in the Gingerbread Man video game.


koma said...

I love the Residents and have the Freakshow book and tons more Resident

So Cal Peeper said...

There are Resident collectibles? Like a giant eyeball with a hat?

koma said...

I have old record catalogs, and paper ephemera, old flyers, several collectable books, refrigerator magnets, record labels never glued to records, stuff like that - collectible to some at least...

koma said...

..oh yea, t-shirts, carry bags with Eyes and Mr. Skull, posters galore,
2 copies of the 'history of the Residents' (with Gary Panter Cover art , a calendar, old fan club newsletters, a Cryptic Guide to the Rez (with Mark Mothersbaugh from DEVO
cover art), not to mention certain rare records,CDs, picture discs etc... you know stuff like that - no pottery statues of them... but they are probably out there - they have released tons of merch...

You can delete these 'comments' if you are not interested - Cheers!