A fun peek into Gaslamp shop windows!

Two humorous surfing signs in the window of San Diego Trading Company Gaslamp.
Two humorous surfing signs in window of San Diego Trading Company.

I like to peek into shop windows whenever I walk through the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. Many of the windows are sure to have displays that are amusing or eye-catching.

Enjoy these fun photos from this morning!

A t-shirt proclaims Being Normal is Boring in the window of It's Sugar.
T-shirt proclaims Being Normal is Boring in window of IT’SUGAR Candy Store.
A wine bottle has been converted into a salty sea captain at the Michael J Wolf Fine Arts gallery.
A wine bottle has been converted into a salty sea captain at the Michael J Wolf Fine Arts gallery.
A dish towel at Bubbles Boutique reminds everyone to be nice to your kids--they choose your nursing home.
A dish towel at Bubbles Boutique reminds everyone to be nice to your kids–they choose your nursing home.
Frida Kahlo socks in the window of Find Your Feet.
Frida Kahlo socks in the window of Find Your Feet. Viva La Vida!
Art by prolific local muralist Gloria Muriel in the window of Sparks Gallery.
Art by prolific local muralist Gloria Muriel in the window of Sparks Gallery.

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A crazy handstand at the edge of a rooftop!

A daring man does a one-armed handstand at the edge of a high roof!
A daring man does a one-armed handstand on the edge of a high roof!

I had to do a double take during my walk through Coronado yesterday. A man was doing a crazy one-armed handstand up on the Community Center’s rooftop!

After my initial surprise, I realized the man was actually an eye-catching sculpture. Handstand was created by artist Daniel Stern in 2010 and installed atop the building in 2012.

I love it!

A surprising sculpture on top of the City of Coronado Community Center turns heads!
A surprising sculpture on top of the City of Coronado Community Center turns heads!
Handstand, 2010, a sculpture by artist Daniel Stern, became part of the City of Coronado Public Art Collection in 2012.
Handstand, 2010, a sculpture by artist Daniel Stern, became part of the City of Coronado Public Art Collection in 2012.
A crazy handstand at the edge of a Coronado rooftop!
A crazy handstand at the edge of a Coronado rooftop!

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Street musician plays flamethrower bagpipes!

A street musician on San Diego's always dynamic Embarcadero plays bagpipes that shoot flames!
A street musician on San Diego’s always dynamic Embarcadero plays bagpipes that shoot flames!

How crazy is this?

During my afternoon walk near the USS Midway Museum I spotted a street musician playing some bagpipes. But these weren’t ordinary bagpipes. These shot flames!

I meant to ask the performer how his unique flamethrower bagpipes work, but he kept playing and playing, and receiving a steady stream of donations, and I didn’t want to interrupt his performance. I’ll have to ask him a few questions should I see him again!

Very cool!

These flamethrowing bagpipes drew a lot of attention at the base of Navy Pier!
These flamethrower bagpipes drew a lot of attention at the foot of Navy Pier!
An unexpected cool sight during another walk in San Diego!
An unexpected cool sight during another walk in San Diego!

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Comic-Con! Huge crowds! Cool cosplay! Crazy Fun!

Hello there. I guess this must be Comic-Con!
Hello there. I guess this must be 2017 Comic-Con!

I’ve never seen San Diego Comic-Con so crowded. Saturday is usually the busiest day of Comic-Con, but this year it was plain crazy. So crowded in places you almost couldn’t move!

I somehow managed to walk all over the place. Too much fun!

I started off my walk by getting a free Nickelodeon ice cream sandwich at Horton Plaza Park!
I started off my walk by getting a free Nickelodeon ice cream sandwich at Horton Plaza Park!
It seems the Borg and the Federation have joined forces.
It seems the Borg and the Federation have joined forces.
That crazy Syfy drum line in the Gaslamp again!
That crazy, super energetic Syfy drum line is in the Gaslamp again!
Must get the hair right before taking a picture with a shark.
Must get the hair just right before taking a nice picture with a shark.
It's Jason! Run!
It’s Jason! Run!
Very cool.
Very cool.
The latest Mummy is getting all wrapped up at Comic-Con.
The latest Mummy is getting all wrapped up at Comic-Con.
So much humanity, one can barely move.
So much humanity, one can barely move.
Profile of a Ferengi.
Profile of a Ferengi.
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman has a buddy.
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman has a buddy.
Lego Ninjago characters welcome a Comic-Con fan!
Lego Ninjago characters welcome a Comic-Con fan!
People everywhere.
People everywhere.
Cosplay in the Petco Interactive Zone.
Cosplay in the Petco Interactive Zone.
Some laser tag action.
Some laser tag action.
A party inside the Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie truck.
A party inside the Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie truck.
Making friends with Godzilla.
Making friends with Godzilla.
More crowds.
More crowds.
More cosplay.
More cosplay.
Don't ask.
Don’t ask.
Heading down to the area near the Hilton behind the convention center.
Heading down to the area near the Hilton behind the convention center.
I guess those Star Wars lasers do manage to hit something from time to time.
I guess those Star Wars lasers do manage to hit something from time to time.
Salsa picante!
Salsa picante!
Big video screen at the FXhibition.
Big video screen at the FXhibition.
Bolivar Master, from Season 3 of The Strain.
Bolivar Master, from Season 3 of The Strain.
A creepy Strigoi Stinger from The Strain.
A creepy Strigoi Stinger from The Strain.
Free water at Archer, but bring your own cup.
Free water at Archer, but bring your own cup.
Cool Snowfall graphic.
Cool Snowfall graphic.
A pleasant Legion swing.
A pleasant Legion swing.
A convenient Snowfall shoe lacing station.
A convenient Snowfall shoe lacing station.
Looking cool!
Looking cool!
Yodeling.
Yodeling.
People are eager to be screened for the X-Gene.
People are eager to be screened for the X-Gene.
Here comes a couple now.
Here comes a couple now.
They are placed in a transparent tube by Sentinel Services.
They are placed in a transparent tube by Sentinel Services.
An alarm goes off! X-Gene detected! The tube fills with some sort of gas!
An alarm goes off! X-Gene detected! Mutants! The tube fills with some sort of gas!
The Orville Space Training Station readies astronauts to be spun like crazy out of control.
The Orville Space Training Station readies astronauts to be spun like crazy out of control.
A shark fin swimming past Adult Swim.
A shark fin swimming past Adult Swim.
Walking near the entrance to Adult Swim.
Thor and others walking near the entrance to Adult Swim.
Thousands of nerds. I feel right at home.
Thousands of nerds. I feel right at home.
A nice day for ice cream.
Yes, a perfect day for ice cream.
Yikes. I surrender.
Yikes. I surrender.
At first I thought he was a castle. He informed me, however, that his cosplay is silverware.
At first I thought he was a castle. He informed me, however, that his cosplay is silverware.
An original cosplay inspired by H.P Lovecraft, I was told.
An original cosplay inspired by H.P Lovecraft, I was told.
Conival was being held on the terrace near the Marriott Marina.
Conival was being held on the terrace near the Marriott Marina.
Folks chill at Conival.
Folks chill at Conival.
Kylo Ren uses the Force to extract cold mist from a fan.
Kylo Ren uses the Force to extract cold mist from a fan.
Posing as astronauts amid flying saucers.
Posing as astronauts amid flying saucers.
Some ordinary person is just walking along heading to the hotel.
Looks like some ordinary person is just walking along heading to the hotel.
These guys started with established characters then added their own original stuff.
These guys started with established characters then added their own original stuff.
These sinister villains are in pink and black uniforms.
These sinister villains are in pink and black uniforms.
The Cartoon Network balloons seen from Children's Park. One of the balloons burst I was told. A bird hit it.
The Cartoon Network balloons seen from Children’s Park. One of the balloons burst I was told. A bird hit it.
A caricature artist at work on MLK Promenade.
A caricature artist at work on MLK Promenade.
Superboy transforms into The Tick.
Superboy transforms into The Tick.
Someone had a transplant. They now have a monitor instead of a head.
Someone had a transplant. They now have a monitor instead of a head.
Cleaning up means finding cool swag!
Cleaning up means finding cool swag!
Batman's Rogue Gallery has the Caped Crusader and Robin surrounded.
Batman’s Rogue Gallery has the Caped Crusader and Robin surrounded.
The DC superheroes and supervillains seem to be getting along better than usual.
The DC superheroes and supervillains seem to be getting along better than usual.
An awesome Transformer stands high above the Comic-Con crowd in the Gaslamp.
An awesome Transformer stands high above the Comic-Con crowd in the Gaslamp.
I don't know this cosplay.
I don’t know this cosplay. Pretty cool, though.
I'm pretty sure that's Cable of the X-Men.
I’m pretty sure that’s Cable of the X-Men.
Yes. It must be another San Diego Comic-Con!
Yes. It must be another San Diego Comic-Con!

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Comic-Con insanity! More cosplay and a TV star!

An uncanny cosplay of Spock!
An uncanny cosplay of Spock!

Here comes another big dose of 2017 Comic-Con insanity! Check out all these photos of great, inventive cosplay! And other cool stuff! And I had a sighting of a big TV star, too!

A happy Star Wars family heads down Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp during 2017 Comic-Con.
A happy Star Wars family heads down Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp during 2017 Comic-Con.
This member of the Fantastic Four seems embarrassed. Probably due to their last movie.
This member of the Fantastic Four seems embarrassed. Probably due to their last movie.
I'm not sure what this dog's super power is.
I’m not sure what this dog’s super power is.
Lots of leathery costumes. I see Flash and Deadpool.
Lots of leathery costumes. I see Flash and Deadpool.
Now that is one wicked Venom cosplay!
Now that is one wicked Venom cosplay!
She-Hulk and Raven cosplay during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
She-Hulk and Raven cosplay during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
An awesome Dumbledore cosplay!
An awesome Dumbledore cosplay!
Walking around Comic-Con is like voyaging through a crazy, wacky, wonderful dream.
Walking around Comic-Con is like voyaging through a crazy, wacky, wonderful dream.
A tiny alien gives me the thumbs up near the Donut Bar.
A tiny alien gives me the thumbs up near the Donut Bar.
A steampunk Ghostbuster shows me his very cool proton pack.
A steampunk Ghostbuster shows me his very cool proton pack.
Donate blood during Comic-Con at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and you'll get this cool shirt!
Donate blood during Comic-Con at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel and you’ll get this cool shirt!
A friendly Harry Potter says hello.
A friendly Harry Potter says hello.
Even Flash can't remove his eyes from that spellbinding phone.
Even Flash can’t remove his eyes from that spellbinding phone.
This might be my favorite cosplay. Opera Bugs Bunny! What's Opera, Doc?
This might be my favorite cosplay. Opera Bugs Bunny! What’s Opera, Doc?
Members of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team!
Members of the Montrose Magpies Quidditch team!
I was told this is a cosplay of Spartan Mandalorian.
I was told this is a cosplay of Spartan Mandalorian.
Must be out of web fluid. Because Spiderman's hanging at the end of the line.
Must be out of web fluid. Because Spiderman’s hanging at the end of the line.
It doesn't seem people talk to each other anymore. Perhaps escapism can go too far?
A similar sight everywhere. People don’t talk to each other like they used to. Perhaps escapism can go too far?
Cosplay from Dragonball Z.
Cosplay from Dragonball Z.
A morning session of Ninjago yoga (ninjoga) at Comic-Con!
A morning session of Ninjago yoga (Ninjoga) at Comic-Con!
Princess Leia sets up a cut-out of Bernie Sanders.
Princess Leia sets up a cut-out of Bernie Sanders.
Meet Mr. Nice guy!
Meet Mr. Nice guy!
Cosplay of a Star Wars Jawa.
Cosplay of a Star Wars Jawa.
This must be Captain A-mario.
This must be Captain A-mario.
Lightsabers and minions...
Lightsabers and minions…
Bare-chested Outlander guys were getting lots of attention near the Omni.
Bare-chested Outlander guys were getting lots of attention near the Omni.
This guy is raising awareness about the charitable organization Oxfam. They are providing help for refugees.
This guy is raising awareness about the charitable organization Oxfam. They are providing help for refugees during the current crisis. Refugees are real people in a real world.
Actor Grant Gustin, who plays the superhero Flash on CW looks down on the Comic-Con crowd from a Hard Rock Hotel balcony.
Actor Grant Gustin, who plays the superhero Flash on CW looks down on the Comic-Con crowd from a Hard Rock Hotel balcony.
Three large Alien eggs on display. I didn't hang around because I noticed one was opening.
Three large Alien eggs on display. I didn’t hang around because I noticed one was opening.
A good old fashioned Stormtrooper.
A good old-fashioned Stormtrooper.
And a very inventive Star Wars speeder!
And a very inventive Star Wars speeder!
Hi Gumby and Pokey!
Hi Gumby and Pokey!

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More craziness and cosplay at 2017 Comic-Con!

A dinosaur has been spotted roaming among the huge crowds at 2017 Comic-Con!
A dinosaur has been spotted roaming among the huge crowds at 2017 Comic-Con!

The absolute zaniness of Comic-Con is something you have to experience for yourself. It seems that this year, no matter where I walk, downtown San Diego is crazier than ever!

There’s no escape from the all-out Hollywood marketing mayhem; super creative cosplay is everywhere; and everywhere you turn there is something new, absurd and undeniably magical!

Adam Warlock has the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos doesn't have a chance.
Adam Warlock has the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos doesn’t have a chance.
Cosplay of Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead, Season One.
Cosplay of Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead, Season One.
Cosplay of Mercy and Reaper of Overwatch!
Cosplay of Mercy and Reaper of Overwatch!
Kids ride a Star Wars speeder through the Gaslamp!
Kids ride a Star Wars speeder through the Gaslamp!
Klingon cosplay during San Diego Comic-Con!
Klingon cosplay during San Diego Comic-Con!
Actual weddings will take place at Syfy's Geek Love Chapel!
Actual weddings will take place at Syfy’s Geek Love Chapel during 2017 Comic-Con!
A peek into the romantic Geek Love Chapel!
A peek into the romantic Geek Love Chapel!
Cosplay Aquaman and--I believe--Mera.
Cosplay of Aquaman and–I believe–Mera.
Another very cool Loki cosplay!
Another very cool Loki cosplay!
Cosplays of Hermione, Daredevil, and American Maid from The Tick.
Cosplays of Hermione, Daredevil, and American Maid from The Tick.
Just a whole lot of crazy fun at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
Just a whole lot of crazy fun at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
Adult Swim was offering free rides around the city to Comic-Con fans.
Adult Swim was offering free rides around the city for Comic-Con fans.
I was told this cosplay is from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
I was told this cosplay is from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
A bunch of Vikings have assembled in the Gaslamp to promote the History Channel's popular program.
A bunch of Vikings have assembled in the Gaslamp to promote History’s popular show.
The dead body of a heroic Viking warrior is carried down Fifth Avenue for Comic-Con.
The dead body of a heroic Viking warrior is carried down Fifth Avenue for Comic-Con.
Horn blows during the Viking funeral procession.
Horn blows during the Viking funeral procession.
I see a cosplay Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
I see a cosplay Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
A fan poses with another cosplay Aquaman.
A fan poses with another cosplay Aquaman.
Cosplay of Robin. He must think I'm a crafty supervillain.
Cosplay of a feisty Robin. He must think I’m a crafty supervillain.
Here comes Pepsiman! He must be searching for his adversary Cokeman.
Here comes Pepsiman! He must be searching for his adversary Cokeman.
It's Gulliver of the San Diego Gulls hockey team at Comic-Con!
It’s Gulliver of the San Diego Gulls hockey team at Comic-Con!
Max offered me a ride on his cool Star Trek pedicab!
Max offered me a ride on his cool Star Trek Discovery pedicab!
Here we go, down the crazy streets of San Diego!
Here we go, down the streets of downtown San Diego!
Wonder Woman was waving her God Killer sword about, so we kept a safe distance.
Wonder Woman was waving her God Killer sword about, so we kept a safe distance.
Even the Super Dentists are at Comic-Con!
Even the Super Dentists are at Comic-Con!
Orange Golf Vader and other assorted weird, unknown villains lie in wait on the sidewalk.
Orange Golf Vader and other assorted weird, unknown villains lie in wait on the sidewalk.
Cosplay of Dark Angel Olivia from Rage of Bahamut. Super cool!
Cosplay of Dark Angel Olivia from Rage of Bahamut. Super cool!
Uh, oh! Harley's got her big hammer poised and ready!
Uh, oh! Harley’s got her big hammer poised and ready!

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Photos of how to get Wrecked at Comic-Con!

A desert island can be found directly behind the convention center, floating on San Diego Bay. There you'll find the Wrecked Pop-Up Island Tour during Comic-Con!
A desert island can be found directly behind the convention center, floating on San Diego Bay. There you’ll find the Wrecked Pop-Up Island Tour during 2017 Comic-Con!

Perhaps you’ve considered getting Wrecked while walking about during 2017 Comic-Con. Well, here’s what you need to do. Head directly behind the San Diego Convention Center and look for the small, flat, strangely rectangular desert island floating on the bay. You might note some palm trees on this island, and a conveniently wrecked aircraft. And a rather large hashtag. That’s where you need to go.

I’ll share some photos of my fun visit this afternoon. Then perhaps you might check out the second season of Wrecked on TBS which just started in June…

I feared this guy might film me riding the wild boar, so I avoided making too big a fool of myself.
I feared this guy might film me riding the wild boar, so I avoided making too big a fool of myself.
At first I thought this flight attendant was seating passengers on the wrecked aircraft. Looks to me like a nice shady spot--just avoid the sharp edges!
At first I thought this flight attendant was seating passengers on the wrecked aircraft. Looks to me like a nice shady spot–just avoid the sharp edges!
Instead, she introduced me to a hut full of friends. You know--the type Tom Hanks had in the movie Castaway.
Instead, she introduced me to a primitive hut full of friends. You know–the type Tom Hanks had in the movie Castaway.
Someone might have finally captured that wild boar running about the island.
Someone might have finally captured that wild boar running about the island.
Does this explain the name Wrecked?
Does this explain the name Wrecked?
I wonder if they use the dials on that ruined aircraft instrument panel to keep score while playing miniature golf?
I wonder if they use the dials on that ruined aircraft instrument panel to keep score while playing miniature golf?
Fortunately, the Watering Hole isn't very far from the Lotus Air Lavatories!
Fortunately, the Watering Hole isn’t very far from the Lotus Air Lavatories!
Thank you for a fun tour of the island! Maybe getting Wrecked ain't so bad after all!
Thank you for a fun tour of the island! Maybe getting Wrecked during Comic-Con ain’t so bad after all!

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