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Hayashi is the playful mastermind behind the Pigeon Mask pranks on Google Maps and Pigeon Night and as you can see here, wearing his Pigeon Mask an awesome Doge t-shirt, Hayashi immediately fit in perfectly:
We were delighted to finally meet Hayashi in person and give him the grand tour.
Hayashi just posted a wonderful write-up about his visit to Archie McPhee.
“I had always wanted to go to Seattle. Not for Starbucks or Microsoft but for Archie McPhee. This is where I purchase my Pigeon Masks. I always buy it online but I had always wanted to go to the physical store. This month my dream finally came true. I got to visit Pigeon Mask's hometown.”
The owner of Archie McPhee, Mark Pahlow, did an interview about his favorite things in Seattle for Where Seattle magazine. (Including his top shopping spot: the awesome Nevertold Casket Company.) Mark also took them on a walking tour of the International District with a visit to the Uwajimaya’s gallery/meat case.
Archie McPhee is attending the 2014 Emerald City Comicon and Mr. Bacon is coming with us. Stop by our booth and get your picture taken with Bigfoot:
AND get a free "I Saw Bigfoot at Archie McPhee" sticker:
ECCC takes place at the Washington State Convention Center starting Friday March 28th through Sunday March 30th. We're in booth 2812 on the 3rd floor and we can't wait to meet you. So, stop by, take a picture, buy a Unicorn Horn and grab some stickers!
March 25th is the birthday of our namesake, the real Archie McPhee. Were he still alive today, Archie would be 111 years old.
The Archie McPhee store staff will be celebrating all day long and everyone is invited to join in the festivities. Stop by and enjoy some sweet treats in honor of the man with the unforgettably awesome name.
Holy awesome opportunities Batman, the Archie McPhee store is hiring for a full-time retail customer service position!
Are you a fan of the weird and wonderful?
What about working with amazing customers...
...or dressing up in strange costumes?
If this sounds like you, then click here to check out the complete job description and then submit your resume.
You can also drop by the store and apply in person.
How do United States presidents celebrate Presidents' Day?
It appears that George Washington celebrated his birthday and Presidents' Day by enjoying a delicious Lucky Penny Sucker.
Just in case you were wondering, Abraham Lincoln in lollipop penny form tastes like root beer. Is it wrong for one president to lick the image of another? If it's wrong, we don't want to be right.
One of the highlights of the Halloween season is the entire Archie McPhee store staff dressing up in different costumes for an entire week leading up to (and including) Halloween itself. There have been many truly great costumes over the years. (You can peruse a few years' worth via the store's Flickr account: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and of course this year: 2012)
Halloween 2012 is still a few days away, but we've already seen a costume that is sure to go down in Archie McPhee history as one of the best. It's as hilarious as it is frightening. Behold the wonder that is Dan'l dressed up as Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler, the only pig who is so eager for you to taste how delicious he is, he's already carving himself up for you:
We've even got video of Dan'l standing in the street in front of the store, merrily slicing away at himself for passing cars:
Many customers were creeped out and children terrified, so as far as we're concerned, mission accomplished. Happy Halloween! Who wants some bacon?
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You'll be treated to episodes of The Dan'l Show:
The Dan'l Show! Creepy Clown Mask Fail.
Random awesome customer videos:
Gas Mask Dance!
And the joyous celebration of lesser known holidays, such as International Yodelling Pickle Day:
Traditional Dance of International Yodelling Pickle Day
Friends, this is just the beginning. There are awesome happenings afoot. Stay tuned!
On Sunday, July 22nd our friend and favorite clown, the legendary J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) passed away. Seattle was very lucky to have him, we feel privileged to have met him and we miss him (and his wonderful stories) already.
In this photo Shana, High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, perfectly sums up how we're all feeling:
Thanks for all the laughs and memories, J.P. Patches. You were one-of-a-kind.