moved out to L.A. I've seen all sorts of new places and things that simply
don't exist back on the East coast. Still, one thing I used to do almost
every summer was go checking out yard sales and I realized I hadn't gone
to any since I moved here. I was then reminded of the
50-family yard sales that were always a blast in my old Richmond
neighborhood. While I wasn't expecting to find a huge conglomerate of
families who decided to ban together for an all-day sale of their dustiest
possessions, I figured I could still find something comparable in a huge
city like Los Angeles. After a little hunting, I found out about the
Melrose Trading Post - a big outdoor flea market of sorts where people
come to sell their stuff. The best part about it is that it takes place
every week on Sunday, not just once in a blue moon. So let's get right
down to it then: here's a photographic tour
of some of the best, worst and oddest things we found for sale at the
Melrose Trading Post.
As Dr. Boogie demonstrates, before you may gain access to the
Melrose Trading Post, you must get your hand stamped with a smiley face.
It's only 2 bucks and they give you some tasty cotton-candy flavored
Little to our knowledge, this large ceramic clown statue would be the
many clowns we'd see that afternoon. And they'd get creepier along the
I'm pretty sure if you hook this thing up, it will spurt out the blood of
your unborn child.
This clown used to eat your coins and store them for safekeeping...
Now he'll eat your eyes.
Wanna pack some heat? Fret not, the MTP has you covered.
For only 5 bux, you too can own the Chabad Telethon CD which features
the talents of Matt LeBlanc, Drea de Matteo, John Voight and more!
Personally I was torn between these two incredible selections.
I mean really, how can one decide between the soothing sounds of Kenny G
and Richard Simmons exercise tape for senior "silver" citizens.
It's no Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, but it'll do.
He really does.
A Kid Rock CD right where it belongs...
buried in the bottom of a box with a bunch of dirty old plates.
I'm gonna be the coolest kid in school when I show up with my Rough Rider
If you truly want this hanging in your house, just do one little thing for
Don't ever invite me over.
Here's a nice collection of vintage pencil sharpeners... made in 2006.
Another clown, and his body is clearly filled with fresh souls and