In this day and age, when it is absolutely impossible to find any decent pictures of bare breasts, National Geographic continues to serve a noble purpose. It no longer involves luring young boys into reading about far-away countries and cultures as they feverishly look for topless native women, but it is noble nevertheless.
Today the company is in TV, DVDs, computer crap, all kinds of media. And much of that -- and the classic NG stuff like maps and gorgeous pictures -- is coming to Houston for a huge garage sale this weekend.
Fourteen tractor trailers will be loaded with almost everything that National Geographic has offered for sale in the past five years. Many of the items seen in National Geographic gift catalogs as well as 300 book titles will be available. Prices will be discounted up to 90 percent.
"This year's sale is one of the largest ever. We have more than 600 different products -- that's 200,000 of the best-quality books, maps, DVDs, toys, travel accessories and gifts from around the world," said Bill O'Donnell, director of sales and publishing.
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The event is at the George R. Brown from Friday to Sunday. There's no charge to enter and browse, and officials say they expect things to be picked pretty clean by the end of the weekend.
We guessing you'll have to ask for the Adult section, which is probably hidden behind a cheesy curtain in the back.
PLUS: The Little Debbie Cupcake Cars will be in town the same weekend!! Can London, New York or Paris make the same claim?