“You can shop for anything while sitting at home in your underwear. So the idea for the store is to provide an experience."Home of the Fremont Troll’s chair and a myriad of gifts and guffaws around the corner from his haunt, Not A Number “deliberately mixes politics and business,” and throws in a healthy measure of eye-popping items to tickle your senses. Where else can you find bacon salt and Star Wars Jesus dress-up magnet set? “The original idea was to provide an entertaining, enlightening, educational shopping experience,” Jon & Kara say wistfully, “these days, it's stuff to make you think, stuff to make you smile.” They modeled the layout on the pinball theory: you bounce around from point to point, in chuckling awe at the treasures before you.
In post-9/11 Seattle, Jon and Kara know that liberal political gifts and left-leaning ha-has are a safe bet. With its infamous bumper sticker wall, the campaign headquarters for El Vez for Prez (the Mexican Elvis!) is uniquelyand bizarrelycharming. “You can shop for anything while sitting at home in your underwear. So the idea for the store is to provide an experience - ideally, we’d love to charge admission.” With chance sightings of Ed Begley Jr., and presidential hopefuls like Dr. Jill Stein and Buddy Roemer, they might be onto something. But it's the sheer delight of the store's hidden gems, and Jon and Kara’s easy smiles, that are the real prize.
Inventory changes often!
Bumper Sticker Wall: Foursquare says “This is THE place in Seattle for Bumper Stickers”
Bacon Salt + Bacon Popcorn. Movie fans, your prayers are answered!
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: not for sale, but sit in the hands (yes, in the hands) and play.
Beetle sporks and jolly roger umbrellas. That’s totes a band name, too.
Pre-made buttons, or Jon-who-by-the-way-looks-like-the-Dude’s custom buttons. Which would you choose?
International Zombie Hunting Permits. Don’t be one of the fools that waits until the apocalypse...
The giant melted clock, also not for sale. But Dali would drool.
Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sundays, Noon - 5:00 p.m.