Friday, May 28, 2010

BRC Asks The World In 2010

Perhaps there are no answers, just more questions... and hopefully more stickers like this

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twice As Bad

"I'M CRAZY ABOUT THIS TULIP!!!"-said the gremlin

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Children's Sticker Inside

I think I bought my first box of Botan Rice Candy in 1998. I must have bought it at Cost Plus World Market since it's the only store I've seen them at outside of an asian market. Being somewhat of a Japanophile, I was attracted to the neato box and the promise of a "children's sticker inside". I don't remember what my first sticker was, but I suspect it was one of, as I now refer to as, part of the "Animals & Children Operating Heavy Machinery & Sports Vehicles" series. Now here was something I wanted to collect! The candy was good too. Not too sweet and the edible rice paper was a novelty.

My friend Robert got hooked too. I was out of high school and life was still exciting and new-simple pleasures sustained me. I didn't make much money but I was always able to scrounge up some change for a box of BRC and a tall drip at Starbuck's. There was nothing better than enjoying my coffee and opening up a box of BRC and seeing what neato, preposterous, or disturbing sticker would be my reward. Hopefully it wouldn't be a repeat, which unfortunately was very common. Even though I drank my coffee black and unsweetened, I found that dropping one or two BRC's in a hot cup of coffee tasted pretty good. Enough sentimentality for now, onto the collection...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Horror Gnomes

The Horror Duet

Wild mushrooms are safe and tasty!

                                                            " Everything is alarming in our world!"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We Are Japanese If You Please


Thanks to Amanda for contributing the gem above to the series

I suspect these are about as popular with Japanese kids as stickers of Washington and Bald Eagles would be with American kids

Thanks to Jen for this pic in the ever popular flower theme!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

And Now, Time For Something Completely Different

                                                                      Lovely isn't it?

The BRC Gallery is busy putting together some big posts featuring the best and worst BRC stickers of the last decade. Stay tuned! Thank you to Anna over at mochimochi land for the link. She has uncovered a seminal piece in the BRC oeuvre.