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Tarkus
Aug 27, 2000

Finally...

I was going through my little calculator collection, taking out all of the batteries so that I can pack this crap into a box, so I took a picture of some of them to take stock of what would be in the box.



I started collecting them about 20 years ago when I went back to school for a bit and got my first graphing calculator. I thought it was so cool because I had a handheld, programmable device and it was super handy at work. Thereafter I would buy a calculator or old computer once in a while. No doubt, it's a lovely collection but it's something that I've enjoyed collecting and I still think pocket computers and graphing calculators are awesome.

What kind of crap do you guys collect?

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Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

That's a high quality avatar right there.


Make them all spell “80085”

sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.



Feces, literal feces in the form of posts.

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD
Jan 21, 2007



sigs

LOVE,
VITALIS

Brrrmph
Feb 27, 2016

YOSPOS




I have bits of collections that I was into as a kid. I kept some baseball cards, coins, and autographs from sports men.

I wish I still had the drive to collect something, but we also bought a small house so we’d be less tempted to have more stuff.

I like your calculators, op.

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



I don’t own more than one of any item.

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

CLICK HERE TO PLEASE THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE

Beach glass when I see it. I can make earrings with some of it :)

Only registered members can see post attachments!

pnumoman
Sep 26, 2008

I always get the last word


Sadness

Lord Decimus Barnacle
Jun 25, 2005




Hell Gem

Regrets

Turdo
Jun 15, 2012



Probations, but I'm godawful at it.

E: realpost materials for art projects that I swear I'm actually going to do some day

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

CLICK HERE TO PLEASE THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE

OH COME ON

I can play that too

Stds

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

I think I died and woke up in L.A.,
I don't know how I wound up in this place...

:canada:


Unemployment benefits

Before that: audiobooks on Audible (do digital collections count? Hmm...)

And I've got a jar filled with two pounds of nickels and dimes because who uses them anymore

Mister Facetious fucked around with this message at 04:06 on Jul 28, 2021

sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.



Nigmaetcetera posted:

I don’t own more than one of any item.

Sorry about that second testicle.

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017


I am confused and disoriented,
but now I have :10bux: and this wonderful avatar


Nigmaetcetera posted:

I don’t own more than one of any item.

The show buying experience is unfriendly to say the least.

SilvergunSuperman
Aug 6, 2010



Bed bugs, it's like an army of draculas

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


It sounds like a joke but for me it's illnesses. Every few months some health problem comes up and it turns out that I either had an underlying problem get bad enough to notice or it's a new one wanting it's time to shine.

But also I have a fever for late 80s and early 90s audio rack units, especially ones that I considered not great or straight up bad. I love using them to gently caress with and artefact sounds and music, because I view it as giving them a chance to shine and offer what they can in ways that weren't expected.

Also Pokemon cards because apparently I don't like getting laid.

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005

Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.


trash




and college credits

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005

Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.


Also antique German beer steins, which are actually cool as poo poo

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017


I am confused and disoriented,
but now I have :10bux: and this wonderful avatar


Ceramic pigs. I just think they're cute :3:

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

I think I died and woke up in L.A.,
I don't know how I wound up in this place...

:canada:


Literally A Person posted:

Ceramic pigs. I just think they're cute :3:

My brother does frogs

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

I've got a pocket full of cheese, and a garden full of trees.



My brother collects Jerseys/Jumpers/Shirts from obscure sports teams.

I have helped his collection by getting him the Jerseys of local sports teams from places I have visited/lived. Such as A rugby top from a local Chengdu team, the jersey of the soccer team from Gyeongnam, and the Nippon Ham Fighters baseball team jersey among others.

Tarkus
Aug 27, 2000

Finally...

Bloodfart McCoy posted:

Make them all spell “80085”

Isn't as funny when it will show it as you ask. :(

Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

Woodworking tools. I've taken my foot off the pedal recently though, since I'm not into bicycles too.

:homebrew:

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007




Buglord

Mold, spores, fungus

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



abandoned road pylons

you might say im a "cone bro"

Ventral EggSac
Dec 3, 2019



I had started a salt and pepper shaker one, but maintenance and storage became untenable at a very early stage

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007

I think I died and woke up in L.A.,
I don't know how I wound up in this place...

:canada:


Malcolm Excellent posted:

Mold, spores, fungus

I understood this reference.

Wendigee
Jul 19, 2004



Firearms uniquely designed knives and empty liquor bottles (they start out full)

Rock Paper Tongue
Oct 24, 2016

May cause birth defects



Musical instruments. Also have a fat stack of old electronics that I'm either going to fix or scrap for parts eventually, when I'm not too busy being a lazy fucker

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017


I am confused and disoriented,
but now I have :10bux: and this wonderful avatar


Cannon_Fodder posted:

Woodworking tools. I've taken my foot off the pedal recently though, since I'm not into bicycles too.

:homebrew:

Woodworking tools only count as collecting I'd you don't use them. :haibrow:

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017


I am confused and disoriented,
but now I have :10bux: and this wonderful avatar


Literally A Person posted:

Woodworking tools only count as collecting if you don't use them. :haibrow:

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~


Grimey Drawer

I try to get beaten up by youths from every subculture

Das Boo
Jun 9, 2011

There was a GHOST here. It's gone now.




Lotta masks. I've got another dozen or so, but they're packed for moving.

Also earrings and these guys occupy a space in my office.


There's a cute little Japanese shop in Burbank that friends and I kept grabbing them at. In the yesteryear.

interwhat
Jul 23, 2005

it's kickin in dude

Ventral EggSac posted:

I had started a salt and pepper shaker one, but maintenance and storage became untenable at a very early stage

You need to check out the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!!!

We didn't go in, it was $3 entry.

For me, I collect musical instruments, but haven't bought anything new in like 10 years, desires the tongue drum I bought for my 7 year old boy, who's definitely going on a very musical path already.

Now I just collect incorrect parts for a 2000 VW Jetta ☹️

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



LP copies of Bloodhound Gang's first release from 1995

LadyPictureShow
Nov 18, 2005

Success!





I've got a small collection of head vases and other random antique gewgaws.


givepatajob
Apr 8, 2003

One finds that this is the best of all possible worlds.

Dinosaur Gum

Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

LP copies of Bloodhound Gang's first release from 1995



Only two seem to include "mama say" so the rest are worthless,

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



givepatajob posted:

Only two seem to include "mama say" so the rest are worthless,

Those are sealed :cool:

flavor.flv
Apr 18, 2008

I got a letter from the government the other day
opened it, read it
it said they was bitches






As a child I used to collect shoehorns. I think it's because I was an only child of a single mother and childcare is expensive. so she had to take me everywhere. The shoe stores were the worst. No other kids around, nothing to play with or read, and I guess at one point I picked up a shoehorn and started fiddling with it, so my mom asked if I could keep it and that became the thing. She shopped for shoes, I got a shoehorn to take home. All of them were basically the same, of course, but they were different colours, and that was enough. I started to look forward to the stupid things. These disposable shoehorns were my reward for sitting quietly and not complaining during the shopping trip. I don't think I realized how little money we had back in those days.

Now I collect miniature arcade machines


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pop fly to McGillicutty
Feb 2, 2004
Im gonna put cupcakes on your mind


Tarkus posted:

I was going through my little calculator collection, taking out all of the batteries so that I can pack this crap into a box, so I took a picture of some of them to take stock of what would be in the box.



I started collecting them about 20 years ago when I went back to school for a bit and got my first graphing calculator. I thought it was so cool because I had a handheld, programmable device and it was super handy at work. Thereafter I would buy a calculator or old computer once in a while. No doubt, it's a lovely collection but it's something that I've enjoyed collecting and I still think pocket computers and graphing calculators are awesome.

What kind of crap do you guys collect?

Mostly just my own trauma. Thanks for asking!

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