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2012-08-01 09:37:28 PM  
"It's so hot, we need to sell the shiat we sit on to cool off some, y'all"
 
2012-08-01 09:37:58 PM  
Hey great, 703 miles of crap.
 
2012-08-01 09:38:05 PM  

Indubitably: "It's so hot, we need to sell the shiat we sit on to cool off some, y'all"


"Too hot for periods, yo"
 
2012-08-01 09:38:46 PM  
White trash. Everywhere.jpeg
 
2012-08-01 09:40:01 PM  
It's like Craigslist took a 690 mile crap.

// With as many hookers and gloryholes
 
2012-08-01 09:40:24 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
I love garage sales.
I am looking for a few good men...

and a pair of gently worn comfortable pumps.
 
2012-08-01 09:40:36 PM  
You know what, getting people off the same boring interstate to see some of the county is pretty cool. I'm ok with this.
 
2012-08-01 09:41:45 PM  
I'm not a huge fan of yard sales but this would be a pretty cool way to spend a weekend.
 
2012-08-01 09:42:21 PM  
images.wikia.com
I have the strangest woody right now.
 
2012-08-01 09:43:58 PM  
College football memorabilia sold by people that didn't graduate high school?
 
2012-08-01 09:44:49 PM  
I'm running a booth in Tennessee. I bought 1000 pairs of sunglasses made in China. These things literally break ten minutes after you put them on. Something with the face oils. Whatever. At $10 a pop, I'm gonna be a very very very wealthy man.
 
2012-08-01 09:46:18 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: College football memorabilia sold by people that didn't graduate high school?


Where are you going to get your black velvet portrait of Paul Bear Bryant?

"Cries real tears at every loss! Bleeds crimson and white at every win!!!"
 
2012-08-01 09:49:43 PM  
I don't know.
If you travel the entire road and stop at each location, you might get lucky and find a used book.
 
2012-08-01 09:50:01 PM  
images.wikia.com
He looka like a man.... from Alabama
 
2012-08-01 09:52:08 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: I don't know.
If you travel the entire road and stop at each location, you might get lucky and find a used book.


It's called a "couch leg".
 
2012-08-01 09:52:20 PM  

Ashtrey: You know what, getting people off the same boring interstate to see some of the county is pretty cool. I'm ok with this.


"Me too. Picker's dream, really..."

P.S. Old stuff is cool, man.
 
2012-08-01 09:53:01 PM  
Technically, isn't it a yards sale? I mean, that's not one single yard, but a bunch of yards.
 
2012-08-01 09:55:03 PM  
And 687.3 of those miles will be baby clothes, unwashed vases that haven't seen light in twenty years, old picture frames, broken folding card tables, broken Tonka trucks from nineteen years ago, a Big Wheel that smells of vomit and mold, and thousands of creepy old ladies who finally found someone to talk at while you just walk away when you see the faded prosthetic leg that used to belong to 'Aunt Edna, God Bless Her Soul.'
 
2012-08-01 09:55:05 PM  
Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!
 
2012-08-01 09:57:58 PM  
up. grew up. yeesh...

/you mean that preview screen means something???
 
2012-08-01 09:58:16 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Technically, isn't it a yards sale? I mean, that's not one single yard, but a bunch of yards.


I still give it possession, since possession is nine-tenths of the law, mind you, so, I'd say: "...isn't it a yards' sale? I mean, that's not a single yard, but a bunch of yards'...sales..."

;)
 
2012-08-01 10:02:15 PM  
I'll be doing this, through Kentucky.
If I disappear, don't send anyone. It's likely a trap and we'll all be dead.
 
2012-08-01 10:04:20 PM  

Dahnkster: I love garage sales.
I am looking for a few good men...

and a pair of gently worn comfortable pumps.


Huh? Wat?
 
2012-08-01 10:04:58 PM  

taoistlumberjak: I'll be doing this, through Kentucky.
If I disappear, don't send anyone. It's likely a trap and we'll all be dead.


Comma error.
 
2012-08-01 10:04:58 PM  

spentmiles: I'm running a booth in Tennessee. I bought 1000 pairs of sunglasses made in China. These things literally break ten minutes after you put them on. Something with the face oils. Whatever. At $10 a pop, I'm gonna be a very very very wealthy man.


What if you don't put them on your face?
 
2012-08-01 10:05:04 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: broken Tonka trucks from nineteen years ago


Hey, if it's one of the old ones made out of metal, I'd take it. You could kill someone with one of those! Not quite as good as an old rotary Western Electric telephone but still quite deadly.

/Pretty much all consumer goods made before the 80s could serve as a weapon
 
2012-08-01 10:05:08 PM  

taoistlumberjak: I'll be doing this, through Kentucky.
If I disappear, don't send anyone. It's likely a trap and we'll all be dead.


Or it means you found the bourbon, and we should all come find you.
 
2012-08-01 10:06:24 PM  

Allen. The end.: Mr. Potatoass: College football memorabilia sold by people that didn't graduate high school?

Where are you going to get your black velvet portrait of Paul Bear Bryant?

"Cries real tears at every loss! Bleeds crimson and white at every win!!!"


I want that. I have no problem with being a crazy Alabama fan.
 
2012-08-01 10:07:41 PM  

Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!


What are you saying, that this thing is popular?
 
2012-08-01 10:11:29 PM  
www.outsidebozeman.com
 
2012-08-01 10:15:12 PM  
I actually expected "yard sales" to be a euphemism for some long public appearance schedule by the presidential candidates. I couldn't believe at first that people had 700 miles of sh*t to sell.
 
2012-08-01 10:20:20 PM  
Oh good. I'm looking for a couple of soft boiled egg holders shaped like little chickens.
 
2012-08-01 10:20:32 PM  
I think it's a great idea, especially as far as getting folks off the interstate. So many places went to rot after the interstates went in. This is a good way to remind people there is more to the country than the asphalt and billboards of the interstates. I wish there was a Left Coast version.
 
2012-08-01 10:23:55 PM  

nytmare: Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!

What are you saying, that this thing is popular?


I came back from Georgia to Alabama on Monday people where already setting up, go figure.
 
2012-08-01 10:28:15 PM  

nytmare: Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!

What are you saying, that this thing is popular?


Immensely. It's gotten bigger every year around central Kentucky. Schools and churches use it as fundraisers. And it's 95% crap. It's like a there was a 50-car pile-up of flea market vendors that left a trail of debris all over the shoulder.

/also, if that was sarcasm I missed it. Meter might be broken.
 
2012-08-01 10:32:16 PM  

Campanula: nytmare: Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!

What are you saying, that this thing is popular?

Immensely. It's gotten bigger every year around central Kentucky. Schools and churches use it as fundraisers. And it's 95% crap. It's like a there was a 50-car pile-up of flea market vendors that left a trail of debris all over the shoulder.

/also, if that was sarcasm I missed it. Meter might be broken.


That is a very good description.

/Harrodsburg.. Danville ... Yeah
 
2012-08-01 10:35:33 PM  

Dahnkster: [images.wikia.com image 301x399]
He looka like a man.... from Alabama



Take Alabama man to the bowling alley where he drinks heavily and chews tobacco.
 
2012-08-01 10:35:49 PM  

consider this: I'm not a huge fan of yard sales but this would be a pretty cool way to spend a weekend.


Lot of random cool antique shops along 127 in Michigan too. Since they don't get hit up *that* often and have a huge pool of stuff to draw from from farming family house and barn estate sales and whatnot they often have legitimately cool stuff.

Of course, that's significantly north of the northernmost point of this sale apparently. Oh well.

/first two years dating my SO when he was away at school involved many hours driving on 127
//two each way, good times
///still together

avratt: I think it's a great idea, especially as far as getting folks off the interstate. So many places went to rot after the interstates went in. This is a good way to remind people there is more to the country than the asphalt and billboards of the interstates. I wish there was a Left Coast version.


That too.

If you go off 127 in mid-Michigan, there's a guy who runs a small music shop with ridiculous reptiles in his house on the second floor. Alligator to Komodo Dragon at one point. He won't take anymore, because while he's a awesome impassioned nut about music and reptiles he knows the limitations of space... but every time a random exotic lizard is confiscated he ends up getting a call and works to find a good home for it in a zoo. That's how he ended up with most of 'em.

Funny thing: he checked things out beforehand, and the city bans barnyard animals within city limits (What Is: Sign That The Biggest Parking Lot and Store In Your Town is Tractor Supply Company, Alex) but the alligator was legit. Heh.

That's the kinda stuff you just stumble upon, though.

/we just went in to buy some guitar strings
//the Komodo is in a zoo
 
2012-08-01 10:37:26 PM  
Shadow, I'm from Lawrenceburg / Frankfort area. So now we know there's at least a 40 mile long corridor of continuous trashiness!
 
2012-08-01 10:40:35 PM  

Campanula: nytmare: Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!

What are you saying, that this thing is popular?

Immensely. It's gotten bigger every year around central Kentucky. Schools and churches use it as fundraisers. And it's 95% crap. It's like a there was a 50-car pile-up of flea market vendors that left a trail of debris all over the shoulder.

/also, if that was sarcasm I missed it. Meter might be broken.


Mostly not sarcasm. I also wonder, do people who don't actually live on the road come over and set up in any vacant spot they can find along the shoulder?
 
2012-08-01 10:42:14 PM  

Campanula: taoistlumberjak: I'll be doing this, through Kentucky.
If I disappear, don't send anyone. It's likely a trap and we'll all be dead.

Or it means you found the bourbon, and we should all come find you.


And now you've ruined it for me.
 
2012-08-01 10:42:58 PM  
I'm telling you....yard sale people are beyond bizarre. You get to see a wide variety of the human race.
cheap ass people
people who think they are swindling you
people that are easily swindled
nasty ass husband/wife looking for more junk to clutter their mobile home
people that have no intention to buy anything that are bored
people that get off on telling you "no deal"

It's actually pure comedy. Maybe I'll start a documentary or a show about these weirdos.
 
2012-08-01 10:43:52 PM  
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I hope they have Christmas stuff
 
2012-08-01 10:46:35 PM  

nytmare: Campanula: nytmare: Campanula: Ugh. My hometown straddles 127. I grew trying to find new and interesting ways to avoid being home the first weekend of August. THE EMERGENCY LANE IS NOT A PARKING LOT, PEOPLE!!!

What are you saying, that this thing is popular?

Immensely. It's gotten bigger every year around central Kentucky. Schools and churches use it as fundraisers. And it's 95% crap. It's like a there was a 50-car pile-up of flea market vendors that left a trail of debris all over the shoulder.

/also, if that was sarcasm I missed it. Meter might be broken.

Mostly not sarcasm. I also wonder, do people who don't actually live on the road come over and set up in any vacant spot they can find along the shoulder?


Sometimes, but frequently people will clump together to try and draw more traffic. Landowners in good spots (think intersections, and businesses and churches with shoulder-side parking lots) will mark off plots and sell space to vendors. It has become pretty big business for people who do antiquing or flea market sales. The downside is that you start seeing ads on the roadside for rental spaces a month or more in advance...
 
2012-08-01 11:02:16 PM  

litespeed74: I'm telling you....yard sale people are beyond bizarre. You get to see a wide variety of the human race.
cheap ass people
people who think they are swindling you
people that are easily swindled
nasty ass husband/wife looking for more junk to clutter their mobile home
people that have no intention to buy anything that are bored
people that get off on telling you "no deal"

It's actually pure comedy. Maybe I'll start a documentary or a show about these weirdos.


My subdivision had a sale every year growing up.

The worst people were the "early birds" who showed up at 7 in the goddamn morning and started tearing through stuff as we were putting it out on the tables.

Also, one time a person left a clipped-wing-parrot in the middle of our dead end street. Since we *knew* all our neighbors and the thing couldn't fly, the only other explanation is that someone just dropped it off there. People suck.

But I got spending money as a kid selling my stuff and popcorn and lemonade, and it gave me an incentive to get rid of toys and whatnot I had no need for anymore without my mom having to forcibly grab it for a Salvation Army run. Of course, whatever we got out my mom bought back because she needed it and it was a good deal. Such goes the circle of life in suburbia.

/that bird woke up the whole house when my dad left for work at 6 every morning
//so childless family friends took it in
///still alive and squawking, a decade plus later
 
2012-08-01 11:03:38 PM  

EngineerAU: Guntram Shatterhand: broken Tonka trucks from nineteen years ago

Hey, if it's one of the old ones made out of metal, I'd take it. You could kill someone with one of those! Not quite as good as an old rotary Western Electric telephone but still quite deadly.

/Pretty much all consumer goods made before the 80s could serve as a weapon


In high school I worked in a hardware syore with 6 other high school kids. The game was to find a product you COULD NOT kill someone with. Since acceration to ludicrous speeds or just ramming it down someone's throat was against the rules, we only found 3 things.

I forgot what they were though.
 
2012-08-01 11:10:13 PM  
Also, I'm not gonna go out of my way for a garage sale ever again after being dragged out with my mom. On my way while riding a bike, sure.

Estate sale auctions of the everything-has-gotta-go-now kind in rural or semi-rural areas, though... Some awesome stuff. Last one I went to was a favor for my dad who wanted me to bid on a train... I ended up with $5 in vintage furniture and shoes, sold the shoes and some furniture for $40, still using the rest.

And if the auctioneer is good, it's just damn entertaining. The one I went to had a partially rebuilt 60s Mercedes as the main draw, and the description of that began with a meditation on how life is fleeting ('partially' rebuilt) before he started the bidding and ending with playing 4 or 5 bidders off each other, then just 2. The guy who won looked like he didn't know what the hell he just did. Twas great.
 
2012-08-01 11:25:29 PM  
USA, USA! Heh
 
2012-08-01 11:25:43 PM  

spentmiles: I'm running a booth in Tennessee. I bought 1000 pairs of sunglasses made in China. These things literally break ten minutes after you put them on. Something with the face oils. Whatever. At $10 a pop, I'm gonna be a very very very wealthy man.



You're going to gleefully sell people faulty items, then brag about it online? WTF is wrong with you, dumbass? Is this acceptable amongst white trash?
 
2012-08-01 11:27:37 PM  
Wrong thread. Still. USA, USA!
 
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