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Do you have display cabinets full of stuff? With it all neatly labelled, cross-referenced and entered into a database. Have you been to a convention? Do other collectors look up to you in awe?

I thought I was above this one. I'm not that autistically geeky that I have a Collection with a capital C. But no, I remembered I'm hoarding away every version of "Inside Macintosh" ever published.

What do you collect? And why? I mean, what makes you do it?

(, Thu 11 Jan 2007, 16:52)
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Cultural Differences... kind of related.
I used to teach English abroad. One of my students was like a real life pilsbury doughboy, but Japanese.

I had to teach him a module on hobbies, which involved watching a news report about a granny that would go land windsurfing on Venice Beach. We started the warm up to the DVD:
"So... do you have any hobbies?"
"I.. uh... collect uh... baseball cards"
"OK, good, do you know of any unusual hobbies?" (Warming up to landsurfing grannies y'see).
"My freind... uh... he collect uh... womens panties."
"OH... OK... I understand that in Japan you can buy womens panties from vending machines, like how you'd buy coke in reception."
"Uh... Yes... but my freind no like... he say not authentic."
"Him steal panties form uh... nandana... uh... wahing line"
"OK, how many pairs does he have"
"Uh.. I think around 2000"

That kind of made my unusual hobby (bell ringing) seem like a sad excuse for a hobby... er... hang on a sec.

But 2000 pairs of stolen womens pants, that's some serious theiving. if you stole a pair of pants from a washing line every day it would take nearly 5 and a half years to ammass such a collection.

Standard lenght/girth apology
(, Fri 12 Jan 2007, 11:02, Reply)

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