Nik's stories that came with the vintage farting duck:
His first bike:
My first bike was ruined. I was riding it near a creek by my house with a friend. I put the kickstand down and it didn't dig enough in the dirt. I tried to stop but the bike kept going down the hill, picking up speed, until I and the bike crashed into the rocky creek below. My bike was twisted and I had bloody legs. I remember being happy soaking wet, bruised and battered, walking this wreck of a bike home because I imagined it 9 kinds of worse on the way going down.
The first picture he can remember drawing:
I drew a lot of dinosaurs. I wish I still had them. They were crude and charming. Like in Basquiat where Christopher Walken says "It looks like a chicken", referring to Basquiat's flea. My dinosaurs looked like chicken-fleas only with four legs.
Nik on Easter Egg hunts:
I hated easter egg hunts. I would step on half the ones I was looking for.
Nik's wife's reaction to the Evil-Looking Doll Lamp that I sent Nik:
My wife, who is used to the weird stuff I bring home told me "That can't stay here!". She rarely objects to some of the wilder items but that lamp just creeped her out. I emailed Bastet2329 who makes creepy dolls - thinking it would be a match and she replied "I've had a bad experience with those", so I tried everywhere to find her a home and then Temple said "Oh! I want her!" and there she went.
On the Vintage Farting Tattoed Duck:
It's made by Marx toys. You squeeze it and it makes duck or fart noises. It's as tall as 2 Smurfs or 6 apples