massachusetts is weird

mymagicalsuperblog  asked:

Are these American thrift stores? I worked at a Canadian Goodwill for almost two years and I only very rarely ever found anything like these. Top finds from me and stories from coworkers are this diorama of pitchfork-wielding scary bird people made from random pieces of crabs (claws for head/beak), nearly 100 dvds of pornography from one donor, an actual grenade (I was not there thank goodness), and a single large potato which I placed in our fake tree, might still be there.

Anything I’ve added myself is in the states, mostly Massachusetts.  We get some weird submissions from all over the world. 

If my international stereotypes are current, I’m assuming Canadians are too polite to donate gently used sex dolls and headless unicorn statues and place them in the trash where they belong.

lizard-kid  asked:

hey could you recommend some of your favorite thrift shops in Massachusetts or NH?

For weird, any Savers.  I find they have the strangest stuff on the shelves.  I’m especially fond of the one in Natick and Worcester.

For unique, try Boomerangs, there are a few of them in the Boston area that I know of.  A little pricier than other shops but you can find some truly unusual stuff there.  All proceeds go to fight AIDS.

For deals on good, new clothes, I love St. Anne’s thrift store in Shrewsbury, MA.  The churchgoers donate a lot of really nice stuff and the prices are generally reasonable.  Go on a Wednesday to get first dibs.  They have a lot of books and handmade items donated too, like quilts and such.  They’re only open Wed, Thurs, and Sat.

This website is where I go when I feel like going on a thrift adventure.  It’s got listings for just about everywhere!


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what every state is known for [according to me]

alabama - racism

alaska - cold and detached from the usa

arizona - really hot, probably aliens there

arkansas - not pronounced ‘ar-kansas’ which really pisses me off

california - honestly what isnt california known for

colorado - when i was younger i thought colorado was weird because it snowed there but it wasnt up north

connecticut - one of the original 13 states. thats about it

delaware - no sales tax

florida - shaped like a dick, full of old people

georgia - they do stuff but i dont know what kind of specific stuff

hawaii - every middle aged white person’s dream. farther from the us than i always think it is

idaho - potatoes. shaped weird

illinois - my parents lived there. there was a bad tornado there once that my mom always talks about

indiana - my sister lived there once. not much else

iowa - very important state for voting

kansas - the wizard of oz. thats about it

kentucky - fried chicken

lousiana - shaped like a boot

maine - i dont know much about maine but no one probably lives there

maryland - i always assume old people live here too because my grandparents live there but who knows

massachusetts - has that weird tail shape on the east

michigan - when i had one of those old leap pad devices i had a book that included a map of the u.s. and you used the pen to press something and it would tell you something about it. when i pressed both parts of michigan they both said michigan and i was really confused and pissed off. fuck you michigan

minnesota - probably cold

mississippi - also racist. good state for counting

missouri - knockoff mississippi

montana - hannah montana. thats about it

nebraska - doesn’t exist

nevada - las vegas and new vegas

new hampshire - hamsters

new jersey - ive heard it smells weird but im not sure about that

new mexico - also probably has aliens

new york - see california

north carolina - pretty sure everyone and their mom has been to the outer banks according to my school

north dakota - who cares

ohio - corn

oklahoma - shaped like a pot

oregon - full of hipsters

pennsylvania - i live here

rhode island - not a fucking island

south carolina - who cares

south dakota - has the mountain with peoples faces on it i think

tennessee - country music even though it’s not that much in the south

texas - [puts a picture of the statue of liberty on top of a bible] “i’m gonna fuck that”

utah - mormons

vermont - shaped like a v

virginia - more like VIRGIN lmao owned

washington - if the state of washington were a human it would be constantly overshadowed by its more popular predecessor, washington d.c.

west virginia - because we wanted east to be the only direction left out of our states

wisconsin - cheese

wyoming - shaped like a square. who cares

Samwell, Massachusetts is a Weird College Town, there’s no denying that. So of course, there’s a Facebook group called “MAN!!! LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN A SAMWELL MASSACHUSETTS ALLEY!!!!!” where half the posts don’t even take place in alleyways, but whatever.

You have to get permission from a John Johnson to join the group and for some it takes days to weeks to get verified, some more seconds. But afterwards, you get all Keep Samwell Weird content you desire.

Posts include, but are not limited to:

The current state of the Samwell Wishing Bench. Though Samwell University’s motto is “Drink deeply form knowledge’s well” and the mascot is literally a well, it was determined sometime long, long ago that the only wells in Samwell, MA are to be on the University campus and in front of city hall. That’s it. In the late 90s, when the murder occurred at the Murder Stop & Shop, the bus that stopped right across the street from it…just stopped showing up there. However, there was still a bus stop bench that has since been converted into the Samwell Wishing Bench, because we can’t have Wells. It is covered in streamers and has a solar panel attached to it. Please sit down and make a wish!

A tree growing out of a chimney. It may just be positioned right behind the chimney, but for all intents and purposes, the building has sprouted one pine tree. Everyone is proud.

Many delivery doors from Downtown Samwell.

The photo was taken at night, a faded yellow porch light lights the back, as does a neon purple glow. A small chalkboard sign sits in the middle of a sidewalk, propped on an easel. FREE HOTDOGS (on the patio). That last part is squeezed into a corner of the board. There are no hot dogs visible in the photo.

Julio, bartender extoridnaire at Tankard’s (“The Tank” to college students), setting up a chair outside The Tank getting a haircut. Nice!

Flowers! Many flowers!

Many baby animals and concerned commenters. What is to happen to these baby moles and possums? There was once a petting zoo held at the park gazebo! Many baby animals.

A single puzzle piece on the ground.

Posted from outside one of the local pizza places, there’s an incredibly zoomed in photo: there’s a life-sized mannequin of Abe Lincoln in the car next to them. Abe is strapped in. Safety first!

And of course, walls tagged with “Dick-a-saurus”. Apparently, this is Dick-a-saurus #4.

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Many of the posts are courtesy of a B. S. Knight.

December 1, 1923

She’s little and yellow and only a hen, but there are four big geese on the farm of Edgar E. Rich, at Eastham, Mass., who think the world of her. She brought them up from the egg, and puzzling infants they were, too. They grew so fast she couldn’t quite figure it out. And she tried so hard to keep them from going in the water - but they just would! It’s a familiar sight to see the four geese walking about with their adopted mother, honking loudly in apparent answer to her clucks. They’re a devoted family.