“For the first time, a lot of people had a lot of stuff, much of it new. And for the first time, there was better, fresher, more socially signifying stuff rolling in all the time.” And somehow, that all led to a “yard sale that runs for nearly 700 miles along a mostly vertical line connecting Alabama and Michigan.”

+ This guy rode the longest known NYC subway route. (He probably also set a record for Purell use.)