Next to his bookshelf and under an unframed Dolly Parton poster, Strals displays action figures filled with cartoonish nostalgia. He guesses he bought the Bart Simpson doll from the old Disabled American Veterans thrift store on North Avenue. Miss Piggy was a purchase from Hampden Junque for his girlfriend, and the fake food was an eBay find. "Who doesn't want weird, lifelike but really gross lettuce? I'm really into things that collect dust," Strals said.
Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun
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