Oddities (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 13 - full transcript

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD
WORLD OF "ODDITIES."

I HAVE SOMETHING THAT I
THOUGHT MIGHT INTEREST YOU.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD ANYTHING
LIKE THIS, DARLING.

WOW.

CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO WEAR THIS
IF THEIR PARENTS WOULD WANT

THEIR NOSE TO BE STRAIGHTENED.

THAT'S HORRIBLE.

IF THE CHILD WAS SLEEPING,
YOU'D TIGHTEN THE SCREWS UP.

I AM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
TO JAM INTO MY FACE.

CARE TO ELABORATE?

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN USING.



OH, MY GOD!

OBSCURA AIN'T YOUR
GRANDMOTHER'S ANTIQUE SHOP.

WHOA!

WELL, UNLESS YOUR GRANDMA'S
A BIT OF A KOOK.

IS THAT A STRAITJACKET?

I'M MIKE.

AND I'M EVAN.

Both:

WE'VE SPENT OUR ENTIRE LIVES... COLLECTING
AND DEALING... HUNTING AND PICKING...

TO GET THIS BUSINESS...
DOWN TO A SCIENCE.

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

HOW YOU DOING?

HEY, THERE.

ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK.



YOU LOOKING FOR
ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR?

ACTUALLY, I HAVE SOMETHING THAT
I THOUGHT MIGHT INTEREST YOU.

HOLD ON A SECOND.

YOU HAVEN'T HAD ANYTHING
LIKE THIS, DARLING.

OKAY.

CAN I SEE THAT?

WOW!

IT'S A PATENT FOR ARTIFICIAL
PARTS FOR CORPSES.

ARTIFICIAL NOSES, EARS, CHINS...
LITTLE BODY... FACE PARTS, YEAH.

THAT'S REALLY NEAT.

I'M GERRY VISKO.

I'M A WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND
PERFORMER, BUT I ALSO HAVE A PROGRAM

TO IMPROVE THE WORLD BY
MAKING PEOPLE LOOK LIKE ME.

I AM A BIT OF A COLLECTOR, OR
YOU COULD SAY I'M A HOARDER.

MY APARTMENT IS FILLED WITH OLD BOOKS AND
OLD MANUSCRIPTS AND INTERESTING CURIOS.

BASICALLY, IF YOU WERE MISSING,
SAY, YOUR NOSE, THEY WOULD FIT IT,

THEY WOULD CUT IT TO SHAPE.

AND MAYBE PAINT THEM, RIGHT?

OH, TOTALLY PAINT THEM.

THERE'S ONE CALLED "WOUND-FILLER"
WE GET, WHICH IS SORT OF LIKE

A THICK, WAXY MATERIAL THAT...
BASICALLY TO REPLACE FLESH.

THAT WOULD BE TO BLEND
BETWEEN THE SKIN AND MAKEUP.

SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT HORROR FILM.

I KNOW A GUY, ACTUALLY, WHO DID GO TO
MORTUARY SCHOOL, BUT HE LATER ENDED UP GOING

INTO SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR MOVIES.

HE SAID IT ACTUALLY IS A LOT OF CROSSOVER
BETWEEN SPECIAL EFFECTS AND THE MORTUARY.

BUT, UH, THE WEIRD THING
IS THAT THEY PATENTED IT.

I MEAN, BEFORE THIS, THEY WOULD EITHER
USE THE WAXES AND THE WOUND-FILLER

TO BUILD UP, OR YOU'D
HAVE A CLOSED COFFIN.

IT'S BETTER TO SEE PEOPLE THAT ARE DEAD...
BECAUSE THEN YOU KNOW

THEY'RE DEAD, YOU KNOW?

RIGHT.

WHAT ARE YOU ASKING
FOR THIS PIECE?

HOW ABOUT $500?

PROBABLY A LITTLE HIGH.

A GIRL CAN DREAM.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I'D PAY MAYBE, OH, 30
OR 40 BUCKS, HONESTLY.

NO WAY!

LOOK, THIS IS A NICE STORE.

I LIKE IT.

BUT I DO THINK I NEED A
LITTLE MORE THEN THAT. $45.

I'LL BRING YOU MORE STUFF.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S
IN MY APARTMENT.

$45 THEN.

ALL RIGHT. IT'S A DEAL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

RYAN AND I ARE IN BROOKLYN TO VISIT
SOME LONGTIME CUSTOMERS OF THE SHOP.

THEY SAID OVER THE PHONE THAT THEY WANT
TO FIND A NEW PIECE FOR THEIR COLLECTION,

AND THEY WANT TO SHOW US
WHAT THEY'VE ALREADY GOT.

WOW!

WELCOME.

I'M GLAD WE COULD FINALLY GET YOU GUYS
TO MAKE THE TRIP OUT TO BROOKLYN.

Ryan:

THIS PLACE LOOK'S GREAT.

DOING A SWEET TATTOO OF THE
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.

YOU'RE FROM
MASSACHUSETTS, I GUESS?

BORN AND RAISED.

THIS IS JUST TO REMEMBER THE FACT
THAT YOU'RE FROM MASSACHUSETTS?

WELL, WE'RE NOT INTERRUPTING?

NO, NO, NO.

HE COULD DO THIS IN HIS SLEEP.

YEAH. THAT'S THE TYPE OF THING
THAT HAPPENS HERE, OF COURSE.

ALL THE TIME.

FOR THE SHOP.

Alex:

SKULLS, TAXIDERMY... HAWKS AND THE
WOLF HEADS AND A LOT OF BIRDS.

ALEX COLLECTS A LOT OF BIRDS.

SO, WHAT'S UP?

ME AND ALEX ARE LOOKING
FOR A NEW ITEM.

SOMETHING WITH A LITTLE BIT
MORE HISTORICAL VALUE TO IT.

WE WANT TO TRY TO CREATE, LIKE, A
DISPLAY OF BODY MODIFICATION...

KIND OF A CONVERSATION STARTER,
SOMETHING TO EDUCATE OUR CUSTOMERS.

WE HAVE A FEW SMALLER PIECES ALREADY THAT
WE'VE ALREADY KIND OF STARTED COLLECTING.

OH, THAT'S AN EARLY
TATTOO MACHINE.

Alex:

THIS IS FROM BORNEO.

THAT WOOD PIECE IS INTERESTING.

THAT'S A STENCIL?

YEAH, THEY WOULD... STAMP IT IN INK...
PUT IT ON THE SKIN.

THESE TOOLS FROM BORNEO
ARE HAMMERED IN.

BASICALLY DOT TATTOOS.

YOU DO IT EACH DOT AT
A TIME TO FILL IN.

JUST MORE AT A RAPID PACE.

SO MUCH FASTER THAT ALL
THOSE DOTS FROM A LINE.

DON'T THINK THE NEEDLE'S
THAT SHARP ON IT ANYMORE.

YEAH, THAT DOESN'T LOOK
SHARP ENOUGH TO DO THE JOB.

WE WERE ACTUALLY GONNA
FINISH THE TATTOO WITH THAT.

DID YOU GUYS HAVE ANY
SORT OF BUDGET IN MIND?

I MEAN, FOR THE RIGHT PIECE, YOU
KNOW, MONEY IS NO OBJECT OOH!

WELL, I MEAN IT IS,BUT... YOU JUST
HAVE TO GET BUSY ON THESE TATTOOS.

HIS JUST GOT A LOT
MORE EXPENSIVE.

SO, I GUESS, LET US, UH,
SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

COOL. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING
WHAT YOU GUYS COME UP WITH.

BYE, GUYS.

ALL RIGHT, BACK TO YOU.

Mike:

HEY, HOW YOU DOING?

HEY, HOW'S IT GOING?

JUST ASK IF YOU
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR
YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

I'M LOOKING FOR, UH...
SOMETHING TO JAM INTO MY FACE.

AH.

UM... A LITTLE BROAD.

CARE TO ELABORATE?

I'M A PROFESSIONAL SIDESHOW PERFORMER,
AND FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS

I'VE BEEN HAMMERING THIS NAIL INTO
MY FACE, BUT I'VE BEEN LOOKING

FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT MORE
DIFFERENT, A LITTLE STRANGER, MAYBE.

TO JAM INTO YOUR FACE?

STRAIGHT INTO THE BACK OF IT.

BLOCKHEAD.

YEAH, BLOCKHEAD.

HUMAN BLOCKHEAD.

PEOPLE OFTEN THINK THAT THE BLOCKHEADS
ARE FAKE, BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING

I BROUGHT ALONG TO SHOW YOU.

CERTIFIED INSANE?

OH, NO, NO, NO.

THIS IS ACTUALLY... BEAUTIFUL!

LOOK AT THAT!

THE X-RAY OF... GOES PRETTY
CLOSE TO YOUR SPINE.

YEAH, IT'S JUST INCHES AWAY.

THE NAIL GOES ALL THE
WAY TO THE BACK.

ANOTHER QUARTER INCH OR SO AND...
WOW.

FOR YEARS I'VE BEEN PERFORMING SIDESHOW
STUNTS, HAMMERING NAILS IN THE FACE,

SWALLOWING SWORDS, ACTS OF
THE STRANGE AND THE ODD.

THE STUNTS THAT I DO ARE
REAL, ARE DANGEROUS.

I'VE BEEN DOING THESE FOR YEARS.

IT'S SOMETHING YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY YOURSELF.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY
DO IT WITH A FORK.

IT'S HARD TO EAT
LIKE THIS, THOUGH.

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN USING.

YOU DON'T DO IT
WITH THAT, DO YOU?

OH, YEAH. THIS ALL GOES
RIGHT UP INTO THE FACE.

I CAN'T WATCH THAT.

WELL, I'LL SHOW IT
TO YOU ANYWAYS.

OH!

OH, MY GOD!

CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO WEAR
THIS IF THEIR PARENTS WANTED

THEIR NOSE TO BE STRAIGHTENED.

IMAGINE WEARING THAT
TO THE JUNIOR PROM.

AND I GUESS IF THE CHILD WAS SLEEPING,
YOU'D TIGHTEN THE SCREWS UP.

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

I'M LOOKING FOR, UM, SOMETHING
TO JAM INTO MY FACE.

AH.

YEAH.

UM... A LITTLE BROAD.

CARE TO ELABORATE?

THE STUNTS THAT I DO ARE
REAL, ARE DANGEROUS.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY
DO IT WITH A FORK.

IT'S SOMETHING YOU
SHOULD NOT TRY YOURSELF.

I DO STUPID STUFF SO
YOU DON'T HAVE TO.

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN USING.

THIS ALL GOES RIGHT
UP INTO THE FACE.

I CAN'T WATCH THAT.

WELL, I'LL SHOW IT
TO YOU ANYWAYS.

THAT IS AWESOME!

OH, MY GOD!

OH, OH, IT TICKLES A LITTLE BIT.

THAT'S FANTASTIC.

Mike:

THAT IS SO DISGUSTING.

THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST
HORRIBLE GEEK TRICKS EVER.

TRUST ME, IT WASN'T HURTING YOU.

YOU'RE GONNA BE FINE.

ON THE ANATOMICAL MISCONCEPTION THAT YOUR
NASAL PASSAGES GO UP INTO YOUR HEAD,

WHEN THEY ACTUALLY
GO STRAIGHT BACK.

I'VE SEEN THIS DONE WITH MANY DIFFERENT
ITEMS... A BALLOON, A HANDKERCHIEF,

EVEN A LIVE SNAKE.

I MEAN, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I
SEE THIS DONE, IT NEVER GETS OLD.

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MAYBE A LITTLE
SCARIER, A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING,

MAYBE SOMETHING WITH A STORY
THAT I CAN USE ON STAGE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LOT OF THINGS FOR
OTHER ORIFICES, BUT THEY MAY WORK.

THESE ARE URETHRAL SOUNDS.

OH!

SO THIS WOULD BE GOING... THEY
REACH UP INTO THE BLADDER.

THE URETHRA, YEAH.

THAT WOULD ACTUALLY
FIT IN THERE.

I REALLY JUST WANT TO TRY IT.

TRY CLEANING IT FIRST.

THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN CLEANED, AND THEY
WERE USED FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD GONORRHEA.

THE URETHRA WOULD GET
THICKENED, AND IT WOULD ADHERE.

YOU'D GET SCARS, AND YOU
WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO URINATE.

SO THIS WOULD BE INSERTED INTO THE
URETHRA TO OPEN IT UP, ACTUALLY.

OKAY. SO THAT'S NOT
GOING IN ME RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S ACTUALLY ANOTHER
PIECE THAT JUST CAME IN.

IF WE CAN PUT IT DOWN HERE.

ABSOLUTELY.

THIS IS A BRONCHOSCOPE.

IT'S ACTUALLY GERMAN.

LOOKS TO BE ABOUT WORLD WAR I.

THIS WAS USED TO ACTUALLY
EXAMINE THE AIRWAYS.

THAT'S THE MAIN PART THERE.

YOU SEE THE BULB.

THIS PIECE HOOKS INTO HERE.

IT HAS LITTLE TEETH ON IT, AND IT
WOULD RATCHET DOWN YOUR THROAT.

YOU'D INSERT THIS IN HERE.

LITTLE GRABBER.

WHEN YOU FOUND AN OBSTRUCTION,
SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO REMOVE,

YOU WOULD STICK THAT IN, FIND THE
OBSTRUCTION, YOU'D GRAB IT AND BRING IT OUT.

WOW.

SO, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU THINK... YEAH, I
THINK I COULD MOST DEFINITELY FIND A USE

FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

YOU'LL BE THE ONLY ONE IN
YOUR BLOCK WITH ONE OF THESE.

SO IT'S $550

FOR BOTH PIECES.

SO, YOU THINK, WITH THE
PERFORMANCES, WE COULD KNOCK $100

OFF THE PRICE?

OH, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

CAN'T QUITE GO $100.

$475, AND IT'S YOURS.

OKAY, I CAN DO THAT.

THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

ALL RIGHT, YOU GOT
YOURSELF A DEAL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

A FEW DAYS AGO, SOME CUSTOMERS OF
OURS ASKED US IF WE'D HELP THEM FIND

AN AWESOME ITEM TO ADD TO THEIR
ONGOING COLLECTION HAVING TO DO

WITH BODY MODIFICATION.

SO WE CALLED OUR FRIEND RON WHO SAID HE
HAS SOMETHING PERFECT IN HIS COLLECTION

THAT MIGHT WORK FOR US.

HI! WELCOME!

HEY, RON!

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THANKS FOR HAVING US OVER.

OH, WHAT A NICE COLLECTION.

ABSOLUTELY.

LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT A
BUNCH OF STUFF HERE.

OH, WHAT IS THIS?

IT LOOKS HEAVY.

IT'S A BLOOD CIRCULATOR.

IT'S A BLOOD CIRCULATOR?

YES.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW
ABOUT THIS PIECE?

THE FASTER YOU TURN,
THE MORE IT VIBRATES.

SO IT'S A MASSAGER.

IT'S A MASSAGER.

YOU MIND IF I GIVE IT A GO?

GO AHEAD.

DO YOU WANT ME TO CRANK?

YEAH, HERE, MIDDLE OF MY BACK.

UH-OH.

THAT FEELS GREAT.

THANK YOU, RYAN.

I'LL GO FASTER.

HOLY... IT'S RIGHT ON MY SPINE.

IT CHANGED YOUR VOICE.

IT'S GOT A REALLY
NICE LOGO ON IT, TOO.

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY
MODIFY THE BODY, THOUGH.

I'M RON.

I'M A MECHANICAL ENGINEER, AND I LOVE
ANTIQUE ENGINEERING AND QUACK MEDICINE,

AMONGST OTHER COLLECTIBLES.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU GOT?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS DOES?

YOU SEEN ONE OF
THOSE BEFORE, EVAN?

YOU DON'T USE IT IN THE KITCHEN.

IT DOES SOMETHING TO YOUR FACE.

YES!

THAT LOOKS LIKE IT
GOES AROUND YOUR HEAD.

YEAH.

IT'S A NOSE CLAMP OF SOME KIND.

NOSE STRAIGHTENER.

CHILDREN WOULD HAVE TO WEAR
THIS IF THEIR PARENTS WANTED

THEIR NOSE TO BE STRAIGHTENED.

IMAGINE WEARING THAT
TO THE JUNIOR PROM.

OH, MAN!

"WEAR YOUR HEADGEAR, TOMMY."

YOU CAN ACTUALLY CLOSE
UP ON THE NOSE.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY TURN THESE ARMS AND
ADJUST THEM AT DIFFERENT ANGLES.

THIS LOOKS PAINFUL.

I WOULD THINK YOU WOULD HAVE
TO DO IT AT AN EARLY AGE.

THAT'S HORRIBLE.

I GUESS IF THE CHILD WAS SLEEPING,
YOU'D TIGHTEN THE SCREWS UP.

HAVE YOU PUT IT ON?

IT HURTS.

DOES IT?

YOU'VE TRIED IT.

YOU HAVE A LOVELY NOSE.

WELL, THANK YOU.

YEARS OF THERAPY.

SHOULD I TRY IT ON?

ABSOLUTELY.

LOOKS A LITTLE BIG FOR MY HEAD.

IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE LARGE
FOR A CHILD'S HEAD.

YOU'D HAVE TO CLAMP THESE.

I COULD DEAL WITH LIKE
AN INCH OFF HERE.

WELL, YOU HAVE A DECENT NOSE.

THANKS. EVAN.

BUT WEARING THIS I DON'T THINK WOULD
HELP MY CHANCES GETTING A DATE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

IT'S A GORGEOUS PIECE, BUT... I DON'T
KNOW IF IT QUITE HAS THAT WOW VALUE

THAT THEY'RE LOOKING
FOR, THAT SHOCK VALUE.

PROBABLY NOT THE SHOWSTOPPER.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
SHOWING US YOUR COLLECTION.

THANK YOU FOR COMING BY.

I DO HAVE SOMETHING
THAT IS QUITE RARE.

THESE ARE ACTUALLY AN EXCELLENT
EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE

TO MODIFY THE BODY FOR
OVER A THOUSAND YEARS.

LOOK AT THAT!

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

HE'S GONNA HAVE SOMETHING.

WELL, CALVIN USUALLY
HAS PRETTY GOOD STUFF.

I'VE GOTTEN A FEW THINGS
FROM HIM IN THE PAST.

SOME CUSTOMERS OF OURS ARE LOOKING FOR AN
EYE-CATCHING BODY-MODIFICATION CENTERPIECE

FOR THEIR TATTOO SHOP.

THIS MUST BE IT.

A HAUNTED HOUSE.

WE HAVEN'T FOUND THE PERFECT ITEM YET, SO
WE'RE OFF TO SEE ANOTHER COLLECTION TODAY.

OH, HEY, GUYS!

HOW ARE YA?

Ryan:

WHAT'S UP BUDDY?

COME ON IN.

GOOD TO YOU SEE, MAN.

WHAT A GREAT COLLECTION
OF OUIJA BOARDS.

THESE ARE GREAT, MAN.

I'M CALVIN VON CRUSH, AND I'M A
TATTOO ARTIST AND BODY PIERCER.

I'VE BEEN COLLECTING FOR
THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

I'M REALLY INTO VINTAGE MEDICAL, FREAKS OF
NATURE, TAXIDERMY, EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.

WE BASICALLY NEED A CENTERPIECE
FOR A TATTOO SHOP.

WE WANTED SOME SPECIFICALLY
BODY-MOD ANTIQUES.

I DO HAVE A COUPLE
DIFFERENT THINGS.

THESE ARE ACTUALLY AN EXCELLENT
EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE

TO MODIFY THE BODY FOR
OVER A THOUSAND YEARS.

THOSE ARE VERY, VERY COOL, AND
I THINK I KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE.

THEY'RE FOOT-BINDING
SHOES FROM CHINA.

OH, WOW. VERY NICE.

YEAH, THAT'S A CRUEL
MODIFICATION.

FOOT-BINDING WAS A HORRENDOUS PRACTICE
WHERE THE FOOT OF A YOUNG WOMAN

WAS BROKEN AT THE ARCH AND THE TOES WERE
CURLED UNDER TO FIT INTO THESE TINY BOOTS.

THE WOMEN WERE MAIMED
FOR THE SAKE OF BEAUTY.

THIS IS DEFINITELY A CONVERSATION
PIECE, BUT SOMEONE MIGHT THINK

THESE ARE BABY SHOES.

EVEN THOUGH THEY GO
FAR BEYOND THAT.

I DO HAVE SOMETHING
THAT IS QUITE RARE.

LET ME GRAB IT.

LOOK AT THAT!

OH, MY GOD!

THIS IS A VERY ANCIENT
PRACTICE OF SKULL BINDING.

IT SURE IS.

EXACTLY.

A CRADLE-BOUND SKULL.

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE ONE
OF THESE THINGS IN MY COLLECTION.

THE PERUVIANS WERE WIDELY KNOWN TO USE
HEAD BINDING TO ELONGATE THE SKULL...

AS A WAY TO ACCENTUATE BEAUTY.

THIS WAS GENERALLY DONE AT A VERY
EARLY AGE BECAUSE THE SKULL IS STILL

VERY PLIABLE AT THAT STATE.

THE HEAD WAS TIGHTLY SECURED BETWEEN TWO
BOARDS OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL MONTHS

OR SO.

CALVIN, THIS IS THE PERFECT CENTERPIECE
FOR THIS BODY-MOD DISPLAY.

THIS THING IS
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PIECE, AND
I'M VERY, VERY FOND OF IT.

UH... DOES THAT MEAN THAT
YOU DON'T WANT TO SELL IT?

IF THE PRICE WAS RIGHT, I
THINK I COULD LET THIS GO.

HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?

I CAN LET IT GO FOR TWO GRAND.

TWO GRAND.

THAT'S A LITTLE STEEP.

IF I'M GONNA LOSE SUCH A GREAT PIECE,
I'D LIKE TO HAVE ANOTHER GREAT PIECE

THAT I CAN HAVE IN MY HOUSE,
SO I'M PRETTY FIRM AT TWO.

NOT EVEN 18?

SORRY, GUYS.

I REALLY CAN'T DO IT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I THINK IT'S WORTH IT.

IT'S THE PERFECT PIECE.

IT'S GONNA MAKE
OUR CLIENT HAPPY.

YOU GOT YOURSELF A DEAL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

COOL. SAD IT'S NOT GOING
TO MY COLLECTION.

HEY, MIKE!

HOW'S IT GOING?

GOOD.

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?

NOT BAD, NOT BAD.

DENNY IS ONE OF OUR
BETTER CUSTOMERS.

WHEN WE FIRST OPENED THE SHOP, HE WOULD
COME IN AND BUY ALL SORTS OF WEIRD

AND MYSTERIOUS ITEMS.

WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS EVER SINCE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY THINGS THAT ARE LIKE
COMMUNICATION, THINGS THAT ARE HISTORY?

I KNOW WE HAVE, LIKE, OF THOSE OLD
TELEGRAPH KEYS, WITH THE MORSE CODE.

THAT'S THE ORIGINAL,
UH, TEXT MESSAGE.

YEAH, YEAH, EXACTLY.

BUT I'VE GOT A BUNCH OF
KEYS AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW, I STARTED
SOMETHING NEW.

I STARTED A MUSEUM FOR KIDS.

REALLY?

YEAH.

THE MUSEUM OF
INTERESTING THINGS.

IT'S A TRAVELING MUSEUM THAT GOES TO,
LIKE, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND STUFF

AND KIND OF SHOWS KIDS THE
HISTORY OF DIFFERENT INVENTIONS.

YOU KNOW, THAT THEIR iPods
DIDN'T POP OUT OF THIN AIR.

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
THAT REALLY WILL WOW THEM.

SOMETHING THAT MAKES
THEM GO "OHH" AND "AWW."

SOMETHING CAME IN
RECENTLY, ACTUALLY.

HERE, LET ME SHOW YOU THAT.

THIS PIECE... OH, MY GOD.

UNBELIEVABLE.

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

I STARTED A MUSEUM FOR KIDS.

REALLY?

YEAH.

DO YOU HAVE ANY THINGS THAT ARE, LIKE,
COMMUNICATION, THINGS THAT ARE HISTORY?

SOMETHING THAT REALLY WILL WOW THEM,
SOMETHING THAT'S JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW,

MAKES THEM GO "OHH"

AND "AWW."

SOMETHING CAME IN
RECENTLY, ACTUALLY.

HERE. LET ME... SHOW YOU THAT.

THIS PIECE IS REALLY SWEET.

AND NO, IT'S NOT A
BARBECUE GRILL.

IT'S ACTUALLY FOR PIGEONS...
AND NOT TO COOK THEM.

THIS PIECE IS ACTUALLY, LIKE, THE
TRANSPORTATION FOR CARRIER PIGEONS.

THEY USED TO USE PIGEONS DURING
WARTIME TO SEND MESSAGES.

THIS IS ABOUT WORLD WAR II ERA.

AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY PIGEONS GAVE THEIR
LIFE FOR SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY?

IT'S A PRETTY COOL DEVICE.

BASICALLY, YOU HAVE TO TRAIN THE PIGEON
WHERE YOU WANT IT TO GO, AND THEN ONCE

YOU SEND THEM AWAY,
THEY FLY BACK HOME.

YOU CAN'T JUST SAY, "GO FLY
TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE"...

AND THROW THEM.

UNLESS YOU SPEAK PIGEON.

THE REALLY COOL THING IS, IT'S
ACTUALLY A PIGEON PARACHUTE.

A PIGEON PARACHUTE?

OH, YEAH.

THEY PUT THE PIGEONS IN HERE, ATTACH
THIS TO A PARACHUTE, AND DROP IT IN.

AND THE REALLY COOL THING IS, WE HAVE
THE PARACHUTE FOR THIS PIECE, TOO.

IT'S LIKE AN 8-, 9-FOOT CHUTE
IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT.

OH, YEAH, TOTALLY.

IT'S UNUSUAL TO GET THE
WHOLE PACKAGE TOGETHER.

IT HAS ALL THE LINES HERE THAT
YOU WOULD ATTACH TO THE CARRIER.

AND THIS ONE'S NEAT.

YOU SEE IT HAS THE PATENT
NUMBER, THE MAKERS.

IT'S A 9-FOOT PIGEON PARACHUTE.

THIS PACKAGE IS PERFECT.

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT
I'M LOOKING FOR.

UH, I'M SCARED TO ASK.

WE'VE KNOWN YOU FOR A WHILE.

I MEAN, IT'S A GOOD CAUSE, TOO.

UM, $800 I CAN DO FOR THIS SET.

REALLY?

THAT IS FANTASTIC.

I TAKE THAT AS A YES.

YES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL WRAP THIS UP.

PIGEON PARACHUTE!

WE'VE BEEN ON THE HUNT FOR AN EYE-CATCHING
ITEM FOR OUR CUSTOMERS' TATTOO SHOP.

WHAT'S UP, MAN?

NICE TO SEE YA.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

OH, I'M EXCITED.

WE HAVE YOUR OBJECT.

OHH.

I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THEY'RE
GONNA LOVE WHAT WE COME UP WITH.

I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'RE
GONNA LOVE THE PRICE.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS...
I'M SALIVATING.

ARE YOU READY?

I'M READY.

YEAH, I'M DYING TO SEE IT.

ALL RIGHT, GUYS, BEHOLD.

THE ELONGATED HUMAN SKULL.

OH, THAT'S AWESOME!

CAN I HOLD?

YOU CAN NEVER GO
WRONG WITH SKULLS.

THIS IS A VERY FINE FORM OF, YOU
KNOW, UNNATURAL BODY MODIFICATION.

AND THIS IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST
EXTREME FORMS OF BODY MODIFICATION.

THIS IS FANTASTIC.

BASICALLY WHAT WAS DONE IN THESE CASES...
IN EARLY INFANCY, THE CHILD'S

HEAD WAS, UH, CRADLE BOARDED.

SO IT WOULD BE TWO
PIECES OF WOOD.

IT WOULD CLAMP DOWN.

YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD PUT VINES OR
WHATEVER TO ELONGATE THE SKULL.

THE SKULL'S VERY PLIABLE
IN YOUR EARLY STAGES.

THE SKULL CAN STILL BE MOLDED.

THIS WAS A FULL-GROWN ADULT.

YOU CAN SEE THE SUTURES HAVE FUSED...
FUSED TOGETHER.

AS WELL AS A TREPHINE HOLE
THAT WAS COMPLETELY FUSED.

IT'S SPECULATED THAT MAYBE THEY
DID THAT TO RELEASE THE PRESSURE

OR TENSION FROM THE ELONGATION, YOU KNOW,
THE BRAIN BEING TOO CLOSE TO THE SKULL.

THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

PRETTY AMAZING.

YOU JUST DON'T REALLY FIND
THESE IN THE BUSINESS.

THEY COME UP EVERY SO OFTEN.

THEY'RE VERY RARE.

THIS ONE'S IN PRETTY MUCH
IMMACULATE CONDITION.

IT'S GOT A LOVELY PATINA.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

I LOVE IT.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SKULL.

IT'S CLEAN.

THE SUTURES ARE GORGEOUS ON IT.

LET'S GET DOWN TO IT.

WHAT... "LET'S GET
DOWN TO BUSINESS!"

WE DID PAY A LOT OF MONEY ON THIS, SO...
WE'D LIKE TO GET LIKE

THREE GRAND ON THIS PIECE.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT $2,600?

NAH, THAT'S TOO CLOSE
TO WHAT WE PAID FOR IT.

YEAH, WE'RE ACTUALLY NOT GONNA MAKE A LOT
OF MONEY ON THIS ONE, BUT, YOU KNOW,

IT'S YOU GUYS.

$2,800 AND THEN YOU GOT TO GIVE
EVAN AN EDWARD GOREY TATTOO.

YOU'VE BEEN TALKING
ABOUT THAT FOR YEARS.

AS LONG AS HE DOES
THE TATTOO, DEAL.

YEAH?

I'M IN.

A DEAL.

AWESOME. SOUNDS GREAT.

THANKS, GUYS.

IT PAINS ME TO LET THIS ONE GO.

LET ME SEE THIS ONE LAST TIME.

YOUR GOODBYES IN PRIVATE.

NO LICK MARKS.

ALL RIGHT, IT'S ALL YOURS, GUYS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THE SKULL IS
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY.

YOU GUYS ARE GONNA HAVE TO
COME BY AND SEE IT ON DISPLAY.

ABSOLUTELY.

WE THINK IT'S SPECIAL, AND WE'RE HOPING
THAT OUR CUSTOMERS WILL THINK IT'S SPECIAL,

ALSO.