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After getting halfway through the unfinished novel and forgetting it in a rental car, that's on my to-do list. The stuff he never finished, never polished, was so far beyond brilliant--I found myself re-reading paragraphs as I went along just to re-savor them.

 

You need some Nicholson Baker in your life.  I've yet to read any DFW, but NIcholson Baker has filled that void for me.  He wrote an entire novella about a 30 second trip up an escalator, including many Proustian involuntary memory passages.

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Where in PA? peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

 

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I would imagine the real gold lies on the main line along rt 30 west from Philly...follow the money

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I would imagine the real gold lies on the main line along rt 30 west from Philly...follow the money

You will have to ask tben about that....

 

I live 2 blocks from rt 30, but not in a "gold" area....unless you love antiques. New Oxford is known as the "Antique Capitol of PA"  

 

There is roughly one antique store for every 50 people in our small town. No exaggeration.

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Where in PA?

 

Just outside Harrisburg, northern edge of your "territory".  Dammit!  ffffuuuu.gif

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I would imagine the real gold lies on the main line along rt 30 west from Philly...follow the money

^^ Brilliant.

I suppose I could claim Austria...
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...but I doubt that I'd really need to claim the entire country. There aren't many trespassers on this board. We did have a few Germans come over the border in the late '30s, but I don't think they were hitting the thrift stores.
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I'm not surprised your question got lost during the past 24 hours: The thread has clearly degenerated into a morass of narcissistic wounding during that time. As for Philadelphia, I have no advice, but if you ever make your way to St. Paul, pick up a copy of this:

 

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Good luck, and welcome.

 

Randy

 

This is too Awesome! Barnes and Noble here I come wink.gif

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This is too Awesome! Barnes and Noble here I come wink.gif

I was also unaware that you'd written a book on the subject (literally), Nat. Well done! I may just have to pick up a copy myself. Amazon?
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re abovethread discussion: I am now a lawyer, I used to be a journalist, and I have good friends on both sides of the discussion - so as a neutral party with one foot in both camps, I declare IT ALL GOOD and rainbows and puppies and kittens rained down! :nod:

for serious though, two stores, only one gave up anything... but I left a trashed Brioni for NM shirt (to the point the collar was coming off) and a Rubinacci shirt with a strange black label that just said Rubinacci - fake? weird diffusion line? either way, not messing with it. There were also about six JAB Sig Gold suits, super-recent, awesome fabrics... and no pants. -_- So I figure I probably missed some good stuff... ah, well.

DID turn up a few things that I'm pretty sure the other guy missed... experience pays off, as detailed below!

Found this in the back of a ladies' belt rack - sometimes the workers are lazy and put scarves there instead of in the, you know, SCARF SECTION... didn't pick this up for flipping, picked it up for the moral victory! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
J. Crew 100% cashmere one size scarf. Mght make a good Christmas present if anyone's got a cousin or something that could use it, I'll let the thread have it for a small trade or cost+ship.

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Ties... this store has a huge mess of ties and NEVER NEVER NEVER produces ANYTHING. Not because flippers are taking it, because there's a program where businesspeople come in and pick ties to give people as interview ties... and they generally are running pretty low on stock, so most ties, even crappy ones, go to that. Seriously, the last good tie find I had there was in JULY 2010.

Today, though: bing! The T&A is available, it's nice and slim, the Hermes is... probably also available, though it might be nice for me to wear since it has an owl motif.
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Finally... I knew I had to flip the store, so I did - and found this with a folded-up tag. That's where experience comes in - I knew that this tag style tends to fold and do weird things on their sweaters/polos and so on. It also helps that I've handled enough LB to recognize the tag upside down and inside out... lol8[1].gif
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Best part? It's my size! Has a couple of holes that need darning, but shit, I don't mind that! For those of you who are new - I'm one of the least condition-picky people here, so if you find something awesome and think it's too far gone, feel free to drop me a line and I'll consider it when most wouldn't.

Interestingly - some of you may remember the RLPL navy cashmere shawl-collar I found a long time ago - probably my greatest sweater find ever - it's in Spoo's closet now - well, it came from the same store, and I haven't found another sweater at that store since!

All in all, I think I salvaged a pretty good day out of what I was sure would be a wasted trip. Of course, I went on to the next store all pumped and walked out of there with nothing. Reality set back in...
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I've never been so excited to drive 3 hours in holiday traffic! I have to go pick up our turkey at the ranch this afternoon. Obviously there will be multiple stops along the way. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

I would imagine the real gold lies on the main line along rt 30 west from Philly...follow the money

^^ Brilliant.

I suppose I could claim Austria...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

...but I doubt that I'd really need to claim the entire country. There aren't many trespassers on this board. We did have a few Germans come over the border in the late '30s, but I don't think they were hitting the thrift stores.

 

 

Are you including Fucking, or is that just outside your zone?

 

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The village of Fucking rotflmao.gif
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If an epidemic broke out in that area, there would be a whole lot of sick Fucks

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Don't forget about their sister city in Thailand, Phuket.
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Only 104 Fucking Fuckers.

Bangkok too.
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