Archive for August, 2010

Straight Man’s Red Bag

August 18, 2010

Straight Man (AKA Michael Gleason) asks that the attached be posted to the BALTA Blog


Contents of Straight Man’s Red Bag

On evening of Friday, August 13, 2010, in Silver City, NM, I, Maddog, was passed a red bag from Straight Man. The red bag contained the following items:

One bag of 100 cut lavender heads

One yellow plastic glass with blue lettering and admissions number 800-872-9668 for Western New Mexico University

Three blank sheets from a Travelodge notepad. Information in dark blue lettering: Recreate. Hibernate. For reservations call 800-578-7878

One notepad from Mimbres Valley Learning Center containing 24 blank sheets. Information in green lettering: Mimbres Valley Learning Center, an Educational and Vocational Center for Luna County. (575) 546-6556 2300 E. Pine, Deming, NM

One dark green ballpoint pen from Mimbres Valley Learning Center. Logo and information of previous item in white lettering

One white tea bag of Lipton 100% Natural Tea. Lettering is in red on white or yellow backgrounds

One 288-page red, white, and blue guide to Bavaria and the Austrian Tyrol. Gregston, Brent. Bavaria and the Austrian Tyrol: Your Guide to Great Drives. Second Edition. Peterborough, UK: Thomas Cook Publishing, 2003; ISBN 1-841573-32-9

Condition: Very Fine

One 120-page multicolored Gourmet’s Guide to Herbs & Spices. Trewby, Mary. A Gourmet’s Guide to Herbs & Spices. Photographs by David Johnson. Los Angeles: HPBooks, 1989; ISBN 0-89586-813-X

Condition: Front cover delicately gnawed on outside edge, otherwise Fine

One dark blue bumper sticker with white lettering by Friends Committee on National Legislation and reading: WAR is NOT the ANSWER.

One new clear plastic 6” x 5” Ziploc bag

One silver, red, black, and white sticker for placing on an RV and reading: Official Member Good Sam Club. Logo of smiling man with halo

One Bierdeckel with dark blue printing for Brauerei Schlössle in Offenhausen (Mittelfranken, Bayern)

One black and multicolored business card for Travel Alberta Canada. 1.800.ALBERTA

One red, white, blue and turquoise campaign card for Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Friend of New Mexico families, Democrat for Lieutenant Governor

One light tan wooden clothespin

One multicolored Bazooka Joe and his Gang bubblegum wrapper cartoon

One pink, blank, and unlined 3 x 5 card

One sheet of blank notepad from Casino Aztar 1-800-DIALFUN in red & black lettering

One sheet of  blank notepad from Ramada Express Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, NV 1-800-2-Ramada in red & black lettering

One red, white, & green Peppermint Altoids can for The Original Celebrated Curiously Strong Mints 100% Natural NetWt 1.76 oz (50g) containing:

(1) One white golf tee

(2) One green tiny plastic cannon

(3) One shiny 2010 D copper penny reading In God We Trust. LIBERTY. United States of America. E Pluribus Unum. ONE CENT

One three-disc DVD Set of 12 Gorehouse Greats Collection. Cult Classics Features which contains:

(1) Blood of Dracula’s Castle; (2) Blood Mania; (3)Brain Twisters; (4) The Devil’s Hand; (5) The Madmen of Mandoras; (6) Nightmare in Wax; (7) Prime Evil; (8) Satan’s Slave; (9) Stanley; (10) Terrified; (11) Terror; (12) Trip with the Teacher


Hermanos Freyermuthos N@

August 10, 2010

Click on the image, and you should be able to read the caption.

Courtesy of our Balta photographer, Captain Hog.