Thursday, December 4, 2014
Out And About Today To Pick Up Some Craigslist Goodies, I Stopped By A Couple Of Thrifts And Found This Cool Retro TV Lamp And A Weird Bit Of PC Electronica. Status: Strange Blog-fellows / lamp = GONE.
This vintage TV lamp really isn't Modern or Atomic...but it is Retro, and we do Retro around these here parts. The mysterious black box...well, it'd be a mystery then wouldn't it?
I'm on the weird shift this week where in I don't have to be at work until early evening. This leaves
me with a bit of daylight to do some running around, getting up to who knows what. Today I had to
drive way out to nearly Troy MO to pick up some stuff that we'll check out later, but on the way
home I stopped at just about every thrift (and a Smash Burger...yum) that I could think of. Part of
that yield? This Retro TV lamp.
At first I thought it was completely damage free, but upon closer inspection here at home I did
manage to spot the one chip on the ear. It's hardly noticeable. Still, that all the other Very delicate
parts are still intact...well, that's nearly a miracle. I'm dubbing this the Cabbage Stag lamp, cuz that's
pretty much what it is...right? I think it's chalkware, but it's very heavy and I though chalkware was
less dense. In any event, it'll be available just as soon as I can tag it up and drop it off.
This little box of magic intrigued me enough to pry $10 out of my pocket at the Salvation Army.
After exhaustive (5 minutes) research, I found out that it's an 80 Gigabyte stand alone hard drive. I
haven't attached it to any of my computers yet, but I did plug it in and the hard drive spools up and
the blue light on the end that says "MassCool" illuminates, so that bodes well. I will admit, I'm kinda
frightened about what might be on this hard drive though. I'd hate to give any of my PCs the cooties
from a cheap thrift store mystery box.