Those who came of age during the 1980s will get a kick out of the preppie puzzles and the “Bedtime for Brezhnev” poster bound for Texas, he said.

Ever wonder where all the insufferable kitsch at Potbelly’s comes from? Now you know.  

Also: the NYT looks at Chicagoland storage unit auctions. Basically, when someone stops paying for his or her storage unit–a problem recently, what with all the forclosures–it goes up for auction, and you get a little peek inside before bidding. It’s all the fun of Let’s Make a Deal with all the moral guilt of pawn shops.