Our desks at WNYC are like our second homes. So we brought tchotchkes.
  1. Sean Rameswaram, Studio 360 / Sideshow
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    "A few Christmases ago, my brother and his lady got me a black hat that says FRIDAY in a fun rainbow color scheme. There was no real reason or backstory to the gift, but I am sort of into hats. I figured I’d place my FRIDAY hat on my desk as a reminder of what I was working toward: the weekend. Pretty soon, it became obvious that I should wear it every Friday. And I do. People often ask, 'Hey, do you have one of those for everyday of the week, buddy?' The answer, of course, is no."
  2. Amy Pearl, Digital Content
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    "I found this shotgun shell on 6th Ave by the Holland Tunnel. It was in the schmutz at the side of the road and caught my eye when I was fixing a flat on my bike. Every once in a while, out walking with my dog in the woods, I will find a shotgun shell. It is hard to resist picking up ammunition. But why was there a shell on 6th Ave? Had someone fired a shotgun from their car before speeding under the river to NJ?"
  3. Ronaldo Zuñiga, IT
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    Eventually, Rolando will build a throne of Funko Pop! figures – Game of Thrones style.
  4. Jenn Hsu, Digital Content
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    "You know when you have a breakup and the dude leaves something behind? This monster was left in my apartment. I didn’t know what to do with it but for some reason I’ve felt loyal to him and now he’s become a good friend."
  5. Paula Szuchman, Digital Content
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    Paula has her daughters' toys at her desk. Sometimes she brings her daughters' lunches. Sometimes she brings her daughters.
  6. Jenny Lawton, Studio 360
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    Jenny has a 3D printed bust of Walt Disney! "It's like a trophy from our 'American Icons' story on the Disney Parks!" http://bit.ly/1yoTSlp
  7. Jesse Brenneman, On the Media
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    Yes, this is an action figure of Rebel pilot Jek Tono Porkins. And what kind of self-respecting Star Wars fan would Jesse be if he didn't have it on his work desk?!
  8. Dan Pashman, The Sporkful
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    "I keep hot sauce, sriracha, olive oil and salt on my desk so I can improve foods when needed. The chili beer was a gift. I'm waiting for the right moment to break out the ouzo and rose sodas. The record is from Notorious MSG. You don't know them?"
  9. Caitlin Thompson, Digital Content
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    Caitlin doesn't use this slingshot a lot. But that's because the interns have been well-behaved.