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“HEY BUTT-HEAD, I I DREAMED I WAS AT SCHOOL LAST NIGHT. DO YOU THINK THAT COUNTS FOR ATTENDANCE?” - Beavis

There’s an entire generation walking around that have the deliriously funny Mike Judge to thank for being a tiny bit less intelligent than we could have been thanks to hours of consuming Beavis & Butt-Head in the 1990′s. It’s been a long time since the less-than-dynamic duo muttered and snickered their way into our hearts but thankfully sophomoric morons age well and many of us are ready to revisit Cornholio & Co. Ok, but here’s the bad news. There isn’t a single home video release out there, VHS, DVD or otherwise that contains all the original episodes uncut, AND has the music videos. Largely due to the licensing rights being insurmountably expensive now (and have been for ages) and societal shifts in what makes people nuts, the only way to really see episodes completely as they were is through fan made off-the-air tapes which usually give up quality for content. These early home video releases therefore make a decent alternative, and while they aren’t quite the same experience they are inexpensive and durable, and hey, you can’t have it all. SO, what’s it gonna take to convince your kids you are even lamer then they thought you were? Only $9.99 at our Noblstown Rd. location buys you 9 tapes plus a copy of “Beavis & Butt-Head Do America” just for good measure. We’ll leave it to you to defend your politically incorrect nostalgia to your family, but hey, you’re still ok by us. It’ll be Friday again eventually thrifters, until then, HANG IN THERE!

IF SOFIA COPPOLA AND WES ANDERSON DESIGNED A CHAIR TOGETHER, IT WOULD PROBABLY LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS…

Not everything mid-century was modernist, all due respect for the Eames inclined. The 60′s and 70′s also saw a continuing decorator interest in styles like Hollywood Regency, and (as we see here) pseudo-rococo and faux art-deco pieces that featured mad blends of both classic touches and contemporary materials and forms. Basically, all that fantastic “shabby-chic” you see designers throwing around gets it’s foundation right here. As shown in the photo, our Noblestown Rd. location has just received this particularly outrageous interpretation of said themes, a cushioned high back chair that is absolutely screaming for some TLC. With some love and attention this could really be something fantastic, and at a price of $44.99 we are hoping someone will do just that. The weather is just not on our side the next few days so why not stop by and check it out? Have a great one thrifters! 

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Labor Day Getaway Day 2 - 1 September 2012

  • Thrift Center - 504 Front St. Santa Cruz, CA

This morning I decided to research the best thrift stores in Santa Cruz (using yelp of course) and I narrowed it down to three. I only got to hit this store but as you can see, it was definitely enough to satisfy my craving.

Not only was there a massive selection, but today was a half off everything day, which of course resulted in a huge come up (: Thrifted a lot of great stuff for me and my loved ones (Pictures to come soon). But for now, here’s a preview of what it was like.

It was a two story store and literally right next to the downtown strip. Really good for me since my family got to do their shopping (at Gap, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters & etc.) while I got to do mine. I’m definitely coming back here and I highly recommend.