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At home my other half has a broken piece of a piano. Just a single hammer from a broken piano. And yet this twisted bit of wood and metal is a piece from the piano that they flung in the TV series Northern Exposure. We've also got some gardening tools from the first series of Big Brother.

What wierd stuff do you own that has a history?

(, Thu 4 Nov 2004, 8:19)
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I got a Carling diamond of a beer pull, i knicked it from a pub when i was pissed, what a great steal.
Also various collection road cones and signs from nights out.
Gave my mate a piece of rock when i got back from Germany, told him it was a bit of the Berlin Wall, but really it came from my back garden. He thinks he has the real thing.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 12:10, Reply)
co-co pops
I'm sure if it counts, but about 5 yeatrs ago the wee going to change the name of coco pops.

Then they changed the name and made them crap...

I have a 5 year old box of coco pops in the loft...

I think its cool, bit of history for the grand kids...
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 12:02, Reply)
More Roman pot
Roystead's message reminds me ... Mr Safetyfox, the acquistive so-and-so, picked up some bits of ceramic when we went to Volubilis in Morocco. He thinks they're 'Samian ware'. I think they're bits of flowerpot.

Mr S watches too much Time Team.

Re: monkeyseemonkeydo: I quite agree. If they hadn't been lying in the middle of the gravel access road we'd have left them alone!
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 11:21, Reply)
Not me but
A friend of a friend has the cock that shagged PC Plum up the arse.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 10:36, Reply)
carrot 'n weiner
In 1993 I went to see a show that opened with the Jim Rose Circus. There was a bit where a lady walked on a ladder of swords without cutting herself, and to show how sharp the swords were, they cut a carrot on them. When they tossed the carrot into the crowd, I caught it. When I got home I wrapped it up and froze it for many years, god knows why. I was so proud of that stupid fucking carrot.

Also, my friend's sister went to see Adam Ant on his last tour (1996?) and he came on stage and pulled a hot dog out of his pants and threw it into the crowd. Like me and my damned carrot, she caught it and froze it like a prize bass.
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 8:48, Reply)
I have Rod Hull's
(, Tue 9 Nov 2004, 0:17, Reply)
I have a dress with a white stain
I am George Bush's intern
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 23:12, Reply)
Everyone but me
My Uncle has one of Carl Lewis's trainers. It's true.
My brother has Jarvis Cockers cigarette butt. Not so impressive, but fun nonetheless.

I do have a hat belonging to the bassist of my fave band Ozomatli, which I personally stole off his very head!

Also a friend of my Dads has got one of George Harrisons' guitars. I will not disclose its value or his address.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 22:27, Reply)
my dad met Vic Reeves in a restaurant near his office, and Vic invited him to have lunch with him. When my dad texted me, I told him I was going to have "a nice relaxing poo" (a la the David Stott sketches), so Vic wrote on a piece of paper:

Hope you enjoyed your nice relaxing POO!
Vic Reeves

He wrote poo in big letters and everything.

Also, I take great pride in the fact that my right fist struck Donny Osmond on the nose when I was three. My mum said he looked rather taken aback, as you would if you were just twatted by a toddler.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 20:24, Reply)
Another one, slightly more recent,
Ive got a train ticket from London to newbury, 06/11/04 17:35

Recieved from a friend, greatfully recieved, slight spatter from where he lost a tooth...
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 19:47, Reply)
George Harrison's Autographed Picture
Not strictly speaking mine: I was looking for something for my dad's birthday, something small and "special" to go with his "main" present, when I spotted this on eBay. It was only a couple of quid and he's a bit of a Beatles fan, so I picked it up. Then George Harrison died, the day the auction ended (which is a damned shame). As a result of which, his "little something extra" turned out to be worth more than the main present. Which is odd.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:25, Reply)
I own a brain that's telling me you spelt weird wrong. You weirdo...

(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:24, Reply)
A bit of Gaudi's Serpentine Benches
I was in Park Guell in Barcelona about this time last year. They happened to be repairing the Serpentine Benches (see www.berezin.com/3d/Gaudi.htm for a pic), which are covered in a ceramic mosaic.

So I picked up a couple of the bits of discarded (due to damage) ceramic. And they're now also in my living room. Just next to the other bits and pieces.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:21, Reply)
A conker from the Von Trapp house
We went to visit the house where they filmed "The Sound of Music." It's all private residence-y and no admittance-y now, but it's right next door to (and shares a driveway/gate with) a business conference centre. So I stroll up to the security guard and ask directions to reception. Then walk away, and we suddently (and entirely accidentally, I'm sure) find ourselves patting the stone horses used in the movie (the bit where they fell in the lake). As a keepsake, I picked up a conker from the grounds of the house, which now sits in my living room, next to the pottery from Pompeii.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:19, Reply)
I have a bit Roman pottery
Walking around Pompeii, strolling from room to room, as you do. Kicked a few pebbles in the corner and unearthed a bit of a clay pot which the archeologists had unaccountably missed. Somehow, it's ended up in my living room. Odd, that.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:16, Reply)
I'm 35. I have a John Player Special jumper which was purchased on a trip to Swindon when I was 16. My wife despairs because I still wear it. Oh yeah, and I now live in Swindon so "the fag jumper" has come home.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:08, Reply)
The stockings I wore
while losing my virginity. Well, they're in my underwear drawer somewhere.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 18:00, Reply)
And I own this photograph...
...of the world's greatest piece of graffitti. I drunkenly found it tucked away round the back of a condom machine in the gent's toilets in the Spread Eagle, a pub in Camden.

For those of you that can't make it out, it reads:
"Don't stop 'til you get enough - Michael Jackson, 1986"
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:30, Reply)
Rutger Hauer's cigarette butts
Rutger Hauer was recently in our office (I nearly wet myself when he said 'Hi'). For the entire time, he sat on the fire escape talking on the phone and smoking Morlboro Lights (the American ones with a white filter). When he left, I collected the butts. Thought they might fetch something on Ebay. Some people will buy anything. Never put them up for sale though. Not sure why. They can now mostly be found in my locker. Enclosed in a small carboard box. Any offers?
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:25, Reply)
Oh, and on a better note - I do own a reel to reel demo of John I'm Only Dancing by David Bowie for some reason...
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:19, Reply)
I have lots of Geri Spice Girl memorabilia, god knows why at the time I thought it would all be worth something one day. When the Spice Girls broke up - I rubbed my hands together with dreams of flogging the whole lot on ebay or at Sotherbey's for squillions of pounds.
I recentley checked ebay - I can't even get my money back on them now! Rubbish.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:18, Reply)
In my halls
for the foreign students they had to put up signs that read " Please put used toilet paper into the toilet and flush after use ", it struck me as funny so I nicked it. To be honest I'm glad they put them up, as the ladies were complaining that people were stuffing the " feminine hygiene " bins full of pooey bum paper which was creating rather a fruity aroma.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:17, Reply)
Because sheep were my favourite things...
when 'Noels House Party' came to a close i (only being about 10ish) wrote a leter to noel asking if he would very much mind letting me have the large fluffy sheep that sat next to the doors of the house every week -
i have a letter from noel saying that he was very sorry but the sheep actually belong to his aunties neighbours mum and that they had been waiting for the series to end so they could have them back...
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 17:15, Reply)
My mum told me
that when the ice cream van plays it's music it means it's run out of bits of the Berlin Wall.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 16:51, Reply)
julian cope
i have the album cover of Jehovakill. It's light blue. It's more rare than Abi Titmus's hymen. It's a cock-up mock-up from the album's designer. Erm...anyone want to buy it?
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 16:30, Reply)
Memorabilia that Reflects My Tendency Towards Kleptomania
Four Sets of pilfered silverware (knife, spoon, fork)from the no-longer-existing restaurant that used to be on the top floor of one of the world trade center buildings.

My boyfriend and I had gotten toasted and proceeded to see how many times we could get the Maitre'D to replace our silverware (oops, dropped it on the floor....hey, this set is dirty. . . . I'm jewish and need a different set for each dish).

I walked out of there, my purse clinking and clanking like a kitchen drawer being opened and closed over and over.

Didn't think much of it, at the time, came home off the train absolutely blasted, put the silverware away.

Was watching the news one morning - had called in dead (ha ha, just sick) was eating my cereal and looked at my spoon and smiled to myself as I recognized the embossing on it. Then looked up to see the restaurant I had eaten in just a few weeks before being blown to bits by terrorists.

I reverently washed and polished the silverware after that and put it away. It somehow felt wrong to eat off of it.

When we nuke Fallujah, maybe I'll bury the silverware in the backyard in a little ceremony asking the heaven's above to please please please impeach Bush.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 16:30, Reply)
Dave Prowe
I've got a photograph of the stars of 'The Empire Strike Back' in civvies on my wall, signed by that perennial convention attendee, David 'Oi AM Darf Vadur, me' Prowe.

I made him sign my favourite Vader line on it 'I find your lack of faith disturbing' which is cool but not as cool as the picture behind the bar of the fake Cornish pub and pasty house that is on one corner of Covent Garden. It is a signed Darth Vader piccie where Prower has put 'Do not under estimate the power of the pasty.'
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 16:20, Reply)
funkenstein/ron smith/dredd
my uncle (John Roundhill) has got an almost identical Ron Smith pic- apparently he DID snog Ron's daughter, though.

A few years later his sister traced it with a rotring and changed the dedication to her own name, then started claiming that it was the original.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 16:06, Reply)
mc paul barman's snacks
About two years ago I was given a milk chocolate digestive and half-eaten packet of walkers sensations crisps (chicken flavour) by nerdy rapper Paul Barman at one of his live shows. I threw the crisps away about eight months later, but I've still got the (dry, crumbly) biscuit somewhere.
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 15:58, Reply)
Tom Baker memorabilia
did a voicover for us last week. He very kindly signed my copy of his kid's book "The Boy Who Kicked Pigs" fior my son Max. But Max is only a baby. He signed it

"To Max, 9 months

from the grave - best wishes

Tom Baker"

I also got one of the WWJD wristbands that dermot wore for the Big brother when Cameron won.

That's about it...
(, Mon 8 Nov 2004, 15:41, Reply)

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