Marianne Spellman

Marianne Spellman
Seattle-ish, Washington,
April 06
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What a great treat to be able while here in South Florida on vacation to see a truly fantastic show by British Invasion legends The Zombies AND photograph it for the Broward - Palm Beach New Times AND to work with my friend, writer David Von Bader once more! Please go…

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Oh, MAN. This was an intense thrifting experience, to say the least! This store, close to Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, was SO busy! People here were serious shoppers, even waiting at the work bay doors for more huge carts to be wheeled out from the back as to pick through them… Read full post »

As regulars of Popthomology know, I love to hunt for strange and wonderful things at thrift stores as often as I can; there is always something that makes me smile. A few weeks ago, I picked up an old Christian kids' book, mainly for some of the graphics and illustrations to…

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You may not believe it, but it's true: sometimes I can be a bit of a pest. Oh yes, once I get some goal set in my cranium, I can be rather relentless until my vision is realized, and this sometimes includes bugging other people. Around this time last year, I…

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(I am super-stoked to bring you this awesome coverage by Seattle writer/photographer AJ Dent, who stepped in for me last-minute. THANK YOU SO MUCH, AJ!!!! And click on any photo to enlarge, of course! -- Marianne)

“Wear a helmet!â€

While walking to Neumos this past Friday night, I received this texRead full post »
Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether or not something is good or bad for you. Take packaged powdered donuts, for example. They are so sweet and tasty and make you feel all fluffy and cozy, yet in fact they offer no nutritive value, are filled with nasty chemicals, and…

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These two thrift stores sat right next to each other in Lynnwood, and when I saw that I went "WHOOP!" at my good luck. Your good luck is to see these bizarre items that resided within! Please to enjoy!


I have so many questions, like, "Is… Read full post »
Another happy shopping/snapping day at the thrift store! Interesting things are everywhere, you know. Please to enjoy!

I'm not entirely sure what this is. It might be a frog, or it could be Christopher Walken. Just don't know.

Rolleyes Pig is not buying your deal, pal.

This gang is nothing but trouble.

MARCH 19, 2014 5:34PM


Oh, MAN, am I ever ready for springtime! I mean, granted, here in the Pac NW spring is still a continuation of grey rainy skies and cool temps, but at least we get these incredible blooming flowers to lighten the mood, eh? Also, my birthday arrives in the spring, which is…

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MARCH 17, 2014 5:25PM


I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott this morning. A terrible accident, I first thought, or perhaps a sudden illness? My shock was compounded by discovering that Ms. Scott had committed suicide by hanging, in her own home, after texting an assistant to…

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Some nights out on the town are fun...and some are FUN...and still others are FUN FUN FUN until Daddy takes your T-bird away and/or your library card expires or something like that. Daddy and the Library Police were nowhere in sight last Friday night, so FUN FUN FUN was HAD HAD…

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Miss Eleven and I, worn out and hungry from some productive evening discount shopping tonight, decided to hit one of the local conveyor belt sushi joints we frequent. All the seats circle the belt; no booths, so if it's busy you are seated next to other diners and it can be…

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Oh, boy! My friend Deb and I had a monumentally SCORE day at the thrift store on Sunday. Besides a pile of great clothes, vintage magazines, and kitchenware, YES OF COURSE I found some of the BEST WEIRDITIES in a long time! You! Please to enjoy, You!

Keepin' it classy, Pappy!

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If Popthomology were a 6-yr-old kindergartener, it would currently be learning how to tie its shoes, write in BLOCK LETTERS, and get along with its neighbor. But in average blog years, Popthomology is more of a 60-yr-old grandma, reading up on cruise brochures and dreaming about golden years adventur…

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I've FINALLY figured out why there are so many weird things at thrift stores...because...PEOPLE ARE WEIRD! I feel really good about this new insight, and therefore am super-stoked to bring you another round of odd art and creepy knick-knacks from my forays! All photos by partner-in-weirdness Miss Ele…

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A carefully-chosen selection of oddities today for you, my sweeties, gathered from the musty confines of the thrift store record bins! I will have you know I have taken to carrying hand sanitizer in my car because of these things, ALL FOR YOU! Please to enjoy!

The lady in the black leotard…

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When I saw this gawjuss show poster from CMRTYZ turn up on Instagram, I first went, "WHAAT??" and then I went "WHOOOOOP!!" and then my brain got all happy and excited like a kitten on Ritalin. Three super-fave bands -- garage groovers Acapulco Lips, pithy punks wimps, and the marvellou…

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When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’tRead full post »
FEBRUARY 14, 2014 11:43PM


I took off work Friday, February 14th, ticking off a “personal day†of my five allotted per year, driving out of the city towards the emptiness of the plains. Escaping the hearts and flowers, happy couples and miserable couples, optimistic, hungry singles and bitter brokenhearted was my better ch/… Read full post »
I was quite saddened to hear of the death of iconic child actor/dancer/singer and U.S. diplomat Shirley Temple Black, who died yesterday at her home in California of natural causes, aged 85. Without question she lived a long and good life, but it is still a little heart-rending to see all the…

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