Muppet bike gangs, Rocky Horror homage, robots, superheroes, and monsters; why did I only find out about Columbus’s Doo Dah parade this year? For those equally naive as I was, the Doo Dah parade is an annual celebration of… well… anything you want. The fact that there are no real rules on who can get a float, no set pace for the flow of the parade, and strong encouragement of general lunacy make this a one-of-a-kind event that I loved being a part of. If you were at the parade, please, feel free to share these around so everyone who participated can have a look.
I snagged some video along with stills (because I’m awesome like that), so keep an eye out for a compilation coming soon.
As some of you may have noticed, I have a certain taste for… alternative culture. As such, I have more than a couple alternative friends who invite me to alternative events like Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird. It’s basically one giant event for dealers selling things like comics, postage stamp jewelery, duct tape bags with Pokemon designs, monocles, artificial severed limbs, sci-fi sculptures, wooden robots, and countless other things that you didn’t know existed, but now want to purchase for your home.
Tattoos in the midde of the hall were a bit of a surprise.
There was a guy selling nothing but sculptures with creepy baby faces.
I love this rocket ship sculpture. I hope shooting it from this angle made for a better photo.
For reasons I cannot describe, the fact that Optimus Prime support Pepsi makes me incredibly happy.
So, did you see those terrifying baby face sculptures up in the collage block? Well, Ari saw that booth too, and insisted on buying one. Not only that, but she couldn’t leave the Off The Wagon booth to go grab one, so I had to go get it for her. That’s right, I enables this:
And, on the off-chance that you still might be able to get to sleep tonight, I leave you with this:
I’m a frequent customer of Off The Wagon, a local toy/novelty/comic shop. It’s a fantastic little store that exudes so much visual appeal that I asked my friend on the staff if I could just photograph around for a while. She gave me the okay, so I spent a good chunk of yesterday just
playing with trains and dragons shooting in the store. I made it a point not to make a nuisance of myself, so I shot around customers, and tried to touch the displays as little as possible. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity, and I cannot stress enough how absolutely amazing this place is. If you ever find yourself in downtown Kent, make stopping at Off The Wagon a priority.
I really am terrible. After noticing the book in the photo to your left in the local used book store, I couldn’t help but picture Jesus crossed with a Borg from Star Trek. So, then I took 15 minutes to throw an atrocious Photoshop together to make my juvenile fantasy reality. And, since the Internet is a thing, I get to share it with all of you.
Oh, and of course I used Buddy Christ, because that is the best depiction of Jesus ever created.