Stuff I Didn't Buy My Son


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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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Stuff I Didn't Buy My Son

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