You used to see them in the lobbies of Denny's across America, next to the gum-ball machine and the machine that sold little plastic toys, decoder rings, or day-glow slime in a clear plastic bubble.
Today, I saw one full of cigarettes in lieu of stuffed toys.
Note the Disney branding on the machine's side.
In case you haven't yet reached your recommended daily dosage of the surreal, may I present the jackfruit.
They're clearly of alien origin... but perhaps alien fruit is tasty?
Both of these wonders were enjoyed at a wholesale fruit market in Putuo.
It's possible that I came home from this adventure with more fruit than I could carry comfortably. We shall see if I can put up 20 kgs of produce in three days.
What did you see around your city this week?