Not your average dummy. This, the trademark slogan of Surplus Herbie’s (now where’s that “trademark” symbol?!)
Stepping into Herbie’s for a blast of “mancave” shopping. A church of many faiths, Herbie’s. A cheap-o alternative to the overpriced outdoor gear stores (with the notable exception of carbon fibre bullet-proof fishing rods and reels and aisles of fly-tying paraphenlia). A d.i.y. splurge in home fix-ups. The only place to get something as eminently utilitarian as a foam mattress, a leather shoelace, or some smoke-damaged coveralls (Tom Waits should write a song about this). Or just to marvel at the immortal shelf life of green canvas ex-Army surplus.
When it comes down to it, it’s mostly crap I don’t really need. So a guilty indulgence altogether – but it feels so practical at the same time (!)
And the tackiest TV ads ever created. Who can resist?
(Actually, a superb deal on a hard case with those little foamy insert things you can customize to put cameras in… I mean just a criminally insane good deal… thank you, Herbie!)