Dec. 8, 2000

The Great American Tchotchke Peepshow
What's a tchotchke you might ask? Some folks think it's Yiddish for junk, but then again it could be treasure. It can be anything ranging from misprinted boxes of Q-Tips to a toilet-seat clock. Wander the Hall of Crap to see if you can spot items already existing in your house.

Monster Cards of the 1950s and 1960s
Before Pokemon reared its ugly head, there were the classic monster cards of the '50s and '60s. Check out this extensive guide to monster, horror, sci-fi and other nonsports trading cards. I'll trade you my Teenage Frankenstein for your She Cyclops.

Gobler Toys
Some of the best toys are ones that don't even exist. Case in point, Gobler Toys. Read the product descriptions of such fanciful playthings as Kiki the Tiki Fashion Doll and the Fu Manchu I Love You doll.

If you like surfing the asphalt on four wheels, you should olly over to Monsterskate. Here you'll find feature interviews with skateboarding legends like Tony Hawk, and get the lowdown on the best places to skate in the U.S. There's also a handy-dandy how-to guide that explains tricks like the piledriver, the touchdown and the lumberjack.

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
While most of us waste time repainting our houses year after year, Grandma Prisbrey turns hers into a work of art using colorful, discarded glass bottles. Take a tour of this magnificent piece of outsider art.
When you step onboard a plane, do you ever think about how unsafe planes really are? Do you even pay attention to the flight attendants when they tell you what to do in case of an emergency, or are you too busy fiddling with your seat? Better start reading articles on if you want to be handy in case of a water landing. Your fellow passengers will thank you later.

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