Monday, March 26th, 2012
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The Story Of Junk


Remember Significant Objects? It's the project from Rob Walker (Buying In) and Joshua Glenn (Taking Things Seriously) wherein writers are paired with a cheap garage sale/thrift shop item chosen by the curators. The writers compose a short story about the item, and the item is put up for auction on eBay. Well, here's your chance to signify! Rob and Kurt Andersen visited a thrift store in Manhattan and picked up "three prime examples of junk." Can you come up with a backstory for them? Of course you can! And you should.

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barnhouse (#1,326)

Looks like a pie bird, or frog, rather. I could wish these two were a little bit less arch with their excavations.

bob (#7,594)

i hoarded that very marlboro thermos 96-05

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