Ann & I were invited to the Bohemian Beer Garden by Denise & Chris.
Chris mugs (or is it muggs?) as shenanigans surround him.
John eats a pickled tomato (from Guss’) as Amy whips out some travel Scrabble.
Shappy eats a pickled tomato.
Shappy plants one on Cristin.
Hoffman plants one on Ann.
As the sun went down we stopped by Cristin and Shappy’s, ostensibly to pick up Kerry’s copy of the Airport Tetralogy. But what we found was so much more:
The VHS tapes include The Blob, Phantasm, Tootsie & The Brady Bunch. The red plastic device is, indeed, an 8-Track player.
And here are the 8-Track tapes.
Shappy, in Beneath The Planet of the Apes T-Shirt, shows off Darth Vader Slurpee cup.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the Pez Dispenser collection.
Cristin holds a Borg cup holder in her left hand, a Twinkie the Kid “Twinkie” holder in her right.
Note Captain Caveman on the top right. To the left of him, Grimace.
Note the New Kids on the Block piece on the bottom right.
He-Man always uses a napkin.
Note how the Star Trek triumvirate mirrors Homer’s three college roomates. This is, again, just a glimpse into how much care Shappy takes with his collection.
The Meteor Man. No one remembers the Meteor Man.
Tron, Duke from Doonesbury, NKOTB and a comic book featuring the mysteries of Birds Eye products — all together at last.
You are looking at the Wailing Wall. Only the most obscure comics are featured here. The Life and Times of John Paul II. Jimmy Olsen meets Don Rickles. Donald Duck Splits the Atom. Some of these are worth a boatload if untouched — but Shappy is more realistic. “I take really good care of ’em, but I’m still gonna’ read ’em.”
This is me in a Darth Vader mask that “changes your voice” to sound like James Earl Jones. I’m also holding a lightsaber that went “wooooomp” when you moved it.
Shappy holds a pillow with Geraldine on one side and Flip Wilson on the other.