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Driving record.

It's literally 30 minutes of an old man saying, kids are idiots and shouldn't drive and here is why.

Theatre chair.

At first, when he asked if we needed it I thought he was going to ask if he could have it.

Landline.

And all the surrounding areas started with an 8. Just something I noticed over the years.

Who created Scooby-Doo? What I learned from this toy.

In my ongoing quest to learn the pop-culture history and design of the things I felt compelled to buy over the years.

This time I was inspired by this action figure I have from Cartoon Network from the early 2000s. The 10,000 Volt Ghost from the original Scooby-Doo.


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I've been trying to study the background of the toys that I have and trying to find out the history of the things that I've collected over the years. My own little pop-culture art history project.
First, a little backstory about my collection  In the late 90s early 2000s, it was kind of a heyday for toys. Cartoon Network had all of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons as well as their own original cartoons and they started making toys out of everything! And I bought all kinds of weird crap that I still have to this day from the Cartoon Network.

One of them is from an old episode of Scooby-Doo it's the 10,000 Volt ghost.

I was ju…

Lake.

One time I saw a huge turtle swimming around so we keep hoping to see that again.

Supplies.

I was even inching towards the door at one point and he kept asking questions.

Corn on the cob.

It was alright. I just didn't want to wait any longer.

Sunday.

I see you hiding over there September.

Tim Togstad: Abstract Art and Letting Things Go - S05E11 American Bandito Podcast

Tim Togstad is an artist here in Madison who I actually met right outside of the train car that I'm renting that I'm trying to turn into my own business. He was loading in his paintings into the place next door. So I walked over to introduce myself.

His artwork is a style of abstract expressionism, using biomorphic forms with a liberal use of color. He creates paintings and drawings, sculpture and woodworking.

Listen to the episode:

Available on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

➜ Visit Tim's website https://www.timtogstad.com

Spray paint.

It was really cool I just felt weird watching someone as they worked.

Emojis.

And she was talking to me over Facebook messenger so the emojis were those big giant ones they have which made it even more strange. You can check out some of the stuff I'm selling in my eBay store https://stores.ebay.com/americanbandito

Green Acres.

There is no escaping that theme song.

My train car almost fell into a hole | From the train 190810

The other day I was writing a comic about the fact that our train almost fell into a hole.
What happened? So here's something you don't expect, they were digging a hole outside for this building next door I don't know if they're putting in a basement or what? But they dug right up to our train.

It turns out that the land here is more sand than it is dirt. They took away the train tracks to do this and with as close as they dug it - they were afraid suddenly that basically our train was gonna fall into the hole.
The solution we were given? They were gonna tilt one end of the train up and try and roll it forward. Our power has been out for a month because we have already been waiting for them to move the train forward like a foot or so next to the other car. So now because this hole was becoming a problem, he told us was going to move it right away.

They normally move the train with some sort of push mechanism that makes it pretty easy. But since they don't have t…

Daydreaming.

I was staring at a bottle of baby shampoo, the label was in French. I think I'm just bored.

Ashes.

They did come in a box and they made a mold of his paw print.

Shorts.

There's the cargo shorts, the dress pants shorts and the sweatpants shorts for the most part.

Chris Prunckle: A Webcomic Artist Tells What He Really, Really Wants - S05E10 American Bandito Podcast

Chris Prunckle is an artist out of Illinois that makes webcomics. Then one day he started drawing bands and music reviews in his comic called "Wannabe The Comic". We talk about what it's like to try and make a living from artwork that is primarily viewed in an online format.

Listen to the episode:

Available on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

➜ Visit his website https://www.wannabethecomic.com/

Portrait.

The portrait was by the artist VickiLiu and I literally had just told her that I do this comic because I forget to take pictures of things.

On the nickle.

I realized he's the one person I hadn't seen yet this past week.

In the neighborhood.

I get taking the stairs the first time but why run and do it on the next floor too?

Hang on Saint Christopher.

I was glad that he had someone to be with.

It's more than rain.

It was kind of nice to watch.

Spike.

Falling down.

Brennen Reece: Designing For Games And Tarot Cards - American Bandito Podcast S05E09

Brennen Reece is an artist and designer from Auburn, Alabama. He has also worked in film and makes music. But what really stood out when he contacted me to be on the show was he told me he designs Tarot cards. I learn more about that and what the word Polymath means when we meet each other.

Listen to the episode:

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

⟴ Visit Brennen's website www.brennenreece.com

⟴ Productivity for the Depressive Polymath by Brennen Reece on Amazon https://amzn.to/2VVE0vc

Garage sale.

Normally I get old toys and think about the era they came from. But I now have a bunch of vintage things that I know the person that had it in their house every day and used them. It's kinda weird now that I think about it.

Strep.

She's not wrong. I don't get sick very often but when I do I go all out.

More sand than dirt.

Sounds like now getting the power hooked back up to the train is going to take a few more weeks than I thought.

Apartment.

At least Dexter was finally able to find a new place.

What is the history behind PEZ? And why I need to stop buying them.

One of the things that I've been doing while I'm collecting toys? I wanted to find out more about their history, like where they came from? The artwork? It’s an opportunity when I find this stuff to find out who the hell made it in the first place? It's kind of interesting, a lot of strange stories from different items that I've got in the past.

But one that I keep buying and I don't know why because they don't go up in value they're difficult to find out if people actually like them, I buy them I don't even like them and it's Pez.

So I need to stop buying Pez. I know nothing about them. I have ones that are pretty old and for some reason, I just think it must be valuable. They're not.

Here is what I learned about PEZ. Made in Austria in 1927. The original candy bricks in 1927 were peppermint, in fact, Pez is the abbreviation for the German word peppermint - Pfefferminze. It was originally sold in small tins.

The first dispenser appeared aro…

The hole.

We knew they were going to be moving it back and forth a few times this month but this one seemed unplanned.

24 hour drive.

I thought that location would have said it would take longer. That made what I did seem less impressive.

A series of events.

Weekends are becoming far more exciting than my work week.

Jay D'Ici: Writers, Art & Kickstarter - American Bandito Podcast S05E08

Jay D'Ici is the writer and creator of "Conceptual Heist" a comic that is being created by using Kickstarter to fund it. I've always been too scared to start a Kickstarter myself, so I take the opportunity to ask him more about how he did it.

And I would like to add that this is the first time I have talked to a person on this show that is in Canada. So that was kind of cool!

Listen to the episode:

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

➜ Visit Jay's comic book website www.conceptualheist.com

Wallet again.

Then I talked for 5 minutes about how it seems like an activity you do to something, you "horsh it".

Pen and paper.

I think I would always take it from places I worked when I was younger.

Getting ready for the market.

I keep looking at my list of ideas and adding more.

And come see me at The Madison Makers Market this Saturday from noon to five. I have a table at the Brink Lounge.