Monday, January 28, 2008

you have to go to panorama


Oh my God. Oh my God oh my God. What a hilarious weekend. Firstly, 3RM's digs party was all that and a bag of chips. The highlight must've been when we piled into my car and headed down to Panorama Flea Market. South of the deep south, in an area called Mulbarton off the N12 highway.

Dude.

It was a sensory overload. We were in the twilight zone. The people watching, the mullets, it was almost too much. The singer, the fight at the ATM queue when the woman bliksemmed her husband because she thought the machine was broken and he swore at her mother, but really it was insufficient funds. It was unbelievable.
But the best part, of course, was some of the stuff we saw.
The self-adhesive wall cell phone clock. A “Nokna”. The characteristic snow globe, except! With a dragon inside it to scare the children.

The dolphin puzzle. The Jesus disco light wall piece The water feature, resplendent with water wheel. Perfect for the lounge. Whack it on a doily for extra chutzpah Two tone. Lots The semi-erotic “what your name means” posters. I got one for 747 with rainbows and care bears all over it. How frikken fantastic is that.
Bok Treffers: Doilys. Everywhere. And mosquito net umbrellas for the koeksusters. Except you can't actually spell legend, ledgend. My lunch wiener. How much nuclear waste can there be in one sausage? I didn't eat it, FYI. And my personal favourite – it nearly made me wee in my pants – the uber mega dream catcher, with the ceramic eagle head perched right in the middle of the thing.
My head's still spinning.

20 comments:

Sunrise Chip & Cheez said...

I have always said that bright shining Eagles are the ultimate in cool, I mean fashionista's search for the essence, but just slap a huge golden eagle on anything and KAZAM, its frikken radiating cool!! Looks like you entered a crazy ass area, sure you werent in Roswell! Check out todays little insert on my start up Bloggidy blog blog: http://sunrisechipncheez.blogspot.com/

Peas on Toast said...

Sunrise - dude, it was another kind of special altogether. We couldn't focus on one person for too long because someone better would come along. I was blown away!
Will check out your post, thanks! :)

kyknoord said...

Words fail me.

Peas on Toast said...

Kyk - you? But words never fail you big guy! (Although..yesterday words failed me too. I just walked around mouth agape...)

GoneWithTheWind said...

Haai Mammie maar dis so PRAGTIG!

This town should be nuked! bwahahahahahaha fsck

Peas on Toast said...

Wind - ha ha I thought about nuking the village, but then my monthly excursions/field trips would be put to an abrupt end.

This place is far too entertaining china. This is going to become a regular for me! :)

KaB said...

Dear god...thank fuck you got out of their alive & in one piece nogal!

How's about that Jesus disco ball!

Peas on Toast said...

Kab - ha ha, it did cross my mind that if we continued to take pictures of the merchandise and the people, we would be properly moered.

And hark, I'm alive to tell the tale. :) The jesus frame/disco thingie is amazing - just wait till they plug it in!

Gold digger said...

Interesting ponderism, What Would Jesus Do, if he saw that?

Peas on Toast said...

Gold digger - I reckon he'd have a good chuckle.
:)

Ordinarylife said...

You did not say you were coming to PE for the weekend!

What you didn't, sorry the pic's just looked so familiar?

Peas on Toast said...

Ordnarylife - WAHAHAHAHAHA!

No boet, I was in Bloem. But never fear, it's a common mistake. :)

Dizzy Dee said...

ROFL. I had a similiar experience at Montana traders. Also all these weird things up for sale... I have no clue who actually buys this, but I suppose there has to be people who do...
The other thing they have there is the most bizarre underwear that I've seen. Leather two pieces, complete with spikes and whips and who knows what else...

Peas on Toast said...

Dizzy Dee - oh yes, we saw the spikes - they're quite something innit?

And I agree: the stuff wouldn't be there unless there was a demand for it. It's an enlightening experience.:)

Sheena Gates said...

omyfuck. i killed myself through this entire thing.

Peas on Toast said...

You still alive there Sheena? ;)

hee hee

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Fuck me! You're kidding right? I mean if you hadn't...um..."photo documented" it, I might think you're having me on! Hahahahaha!!

livingladolcevita said...

not one mullet picture? Peas!

P.S. [Sotto Voce] How much was the disco Jesus? I live next door to a dominee, and I just know a gift like that will heal the rift between us.

Peas on Toast said...

Blogshell - I know what you mean. I didn't believe it was real until I saw the photos afterwards :)

La Dolce - [Rumoroso voce] (sp?) It was definitely under a hundred bucks. It's a steal. You also get different types. This one is of the Last Supper. But if you want Hayzoos just by himself, the demand is enough that there is one.
:)

PS: So many pics of mullets, I can't tell you. Permullets, balmullets, normal mullets.... just too many!

Koekie said...

Peas, step away from the kitsch Jesus clock. No. Bad Peas. Put... it... down.