Friday, January 16, 2009

Ask the Googly

Dear The Googly,
On January 19th, the National Day of Service, I am doing my part to stop Global Warming. After reading your post of Jan 2, I am quitting my day job to become a pirate. I am finding it difficult however to find the appropriate supplies needed for my new endeavor. Suggestions?
~Mimpi Manis

Dear Mimpi,
One of my favorite Buccaneer Boutiques is the Pirate Supply Store at 826 Valencia in San Francisco. They also have an online store and stock such swarthy staples as designer glass eyes, Scurvy Begone, educational / inspirational posters, and the proverbial bestseller: Mermaid Bait or Repellent.

Established in 2002 by Dave Egger of McSweeney's fame, 826 Valencia is actually a non-profit, that tutors children and teaches them to write. Sales from the store benefit the center which now has many outposts, hopefully coming to a city near you soon. (Be sure to check out the very funny FAQs page)
Yours truly, The Googly
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