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Stuff I Didn't Buy My Son

Stuff I Didn't Buy My Son



Some of the stuff I didn't buy for my son, taking pictures of it instead. There are many purchasing temptations in the world. I resist most of them.

Some of the stuff I didn't buy for my son, taking pictures of it instead. There are many purchasing temptations in the world. I resist most of them.



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    • StuffI Didn’t Buy My Son:
      A Consumerist Collectory
      Joshua with
      the King of Pop(corn)
    • A Collectory from Dr. Z’s House of Funat Happy Rabbits FarmWilkins-O’Riley Zinn, Aesthetic Recycler
      Come good times or bad, there is always a market for things nobody needs.
      • Kim Hubbard
    • It’s so useless, it’s perfect!
      Let’s get it!!
      • Overheard, Christmas 2010
    • There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.• Charles Dickens
    • Some stuff we choose to collect. Other stuff people think we ought to collect.
      • Student about her passions, November, 2003
      I’m going to get you another one and another one.
      • Friend of a student, November 2003, after giving her friend a cow to begin a collection
    • An object in possession seldom contains the same charm that it had in pursuit.• Pliny the Younger
    • Seriously?
    • Seriously?
      Still wondering.
    • If there is anything I hate, it is collecting.• William JamesCollecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction.• Ursula AndressNow I am obsessed with collectingplatypus paraphernalia.• Trevor DunnI didn’t play at collecting.No cigar anywhere was safe from me.• Edward G. Robinson about his cigar band collection
    • Apartment dogs.
    • Junk is the ideal product. . .the ultimate merchandise.No sales talk necessary.The client will crawl througha sewer andbeg to buy.• William S. Burroughs
    • Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. • A.R. Ammons
    • I really dig you!
      Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
      • Jules Renard
    • Gee, I thought I was a big girl!
    • Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen.• Wayne Thiebaud
    • Everyone loves plush toys.• 60 MinutesNovember 12, 2007
      It’s very scary to look around this room and see all these animals have their plastic eyeballs staring back at you.
      • Tim Gunn, Tim Gunn’s House of Style, November 2007, about a woman’s collection of stuffed dogs
    • Just say neigh.
    • Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
      • Kurt Vonnegut about Billy Pilgrim’s mother in Slaughterhouse-Five
    • Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window,Why, why, says the junk in the yard.• Paul McCartney
    • Why, yes, my dear, you disarm me too.
      The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
      • Oscar Wilde
    • Footstool.
      It better not be leather.
    • Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.• Frank Zappa
      I confess. I bought this for myself after passing it by for my son. Just a quarter—what collector of oddities could resist? Not me.
    • You can make things out of a lot of stuff. That’s the problem with saving things.
      • Chris, 2007
      Everything is made of hidden stuff.
      •Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • To discover what normal means, you have to surf a tide of weirdness.• Charlotte Rampling
    • In•Finito!
      Human beings must always be on the watch for the coming of wonders.
      • E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web