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Show Your Junk, With Brooklyn Brainery

I’ve had the pleasure of attending many events from the Brooklyn Brainery (and teaching, too, from time to time!) but “Show Us Your Junk” was absolutely one of my favorites. Essentially, the event was an adult show, a criminally fun concept. I brought a 1864 2-cent piece to show, but there were so many fascinating objects I had a hard time settling on a favorite. A vintage 1940s ham radio QSL card (retrieved from a contemporary correspondent of the presenter’s grandfather!), a traditional Namibian knife and Ben Sisto’s Casio F-91W (pictured below) were standout objects!

Next time I’ll try to put together a notice ahead of the event… I can’t wait for the next crop of show and tell facts.


ben sisto shows off his casio f-91W

23. August 2014 by jamesfacts
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Sidewalk Debates: Gentrification In Bushwick


I discovered an intriguing message outside my front door this morning. I recognize sidewalk stencils are rarely intended as a two-way dialogue, but I’ll reply anyway: you are not going to make me feel bad that I live in Bushwick.

Let’s clear a few things up:

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13. May 2014 by jamesfacts
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