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Stupid collections, do you have any?...

Chadford

Distinguished Member
I collect adverts (just the paper stuff) for really mad things.

I quite like the ridiculous things on food packets/tins for 'Serving Suggestions'.

But I love the firms like the Bradford Exchange. Today's Is a gem...

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:)
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Maybe off topic but my faith in the absurdity of the universe is frequently justified.
 

BT Bob

Distinguished Member
Hip flasks?
 

weyland-yutani

Active Member
regrets.
 

Hitby

Well-known Member
Wow. When I saw that I thought it was 25.99 and I was ready to buy! £155.94 though. lol
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
I don't have a huge collection, but I always buy a ball marker from any golf course I play for the 1st time.
 

Toasty

Distinguished Member
Board and card games, but they do get played now and again. Also collect ball markers from golf courses, but tend to lose them!
 

BISHI

Distinguished Member
Screen prints.
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Energy drinks!

We actually drink the contents, discuss the smell, colour and taste.

Must have knocking on for 80 or so from all corners of the world.
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Newspapers on momentous days ... started around the time of the first launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia
- includes most UK and US general elections, political scandals, assasinations, deaths of significant people ... essentially very big news stories. Embarrasingly much of the 80s portion is the Daily Express, the daily family paper (my folks scratch their heads over why they ever bought and read that rag).

Has tailed off in recent years with the downturn in print media - I stopped regularly buying a daily/Sunday ages ago. The most recent part of the collection is the 2010 election and coalition formation (actually it's not that, just remembered it's the final edition of the NOTW). Doesn't take up much space in my huge loft. Also had a great 40th birthday present of The Times from the day I was born.

EDIT ...
Also collect hotel key cards - started that on my first US business trip a dozen years ago. Just keep them in a drawer.
 
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Chadford

Distinguished Member
I was thinking only today what I should do with my giant collection of unwatched HD-DVDs...

Bought a Western Digital WD TV Live streamer...
WD TV Live Streaming Media Player: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

..and more recently a 2TB drive to go with it.
WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I've transferred all my DVDs to MKV format and a few as ISO (maybe about 200ish), slapped them on the hard drive. Brilliant, now catching up on lots of films I've got but never watched. Having a big library of films available from a remote control somehow makes a difference to having shelves full of disks.

Recommended.

:thumbsup:
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
Not a loving collection as I don't display them or anything - just chuck them in a big jar.

But everytime I come across a different beer cap I remove it with as little damage as possible and keep it.

Have a collection of hundreds from UK and around the world.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

maxwell

Distinguished Member
Biggles books, have about 140 of them and always on the lookout for more, if anyone has any they want rid of let me know :smashin:
 

Epicurus

Well-known Member
Bought a Western Digital WD TV Live streamer...
WD TV Live Streaming Media Player: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

..and more recently a 2TB drive to go with it.
WD My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I've transferred all my DVDs to MKV format and a few as ISO (maybe about 200ish), slapped them on the hard drive. Brilliant, now catching up on lots of films I've got but never watched. Having a big library of films available from a remote control somehow makes a difference to having shelves full of disks.

Recommended.

:thumbsup:

I've got the WDTV Live Hub and it's the one of the best technology purchases I've ever made. I just can't face burning all my discs, even though I even have one of those LG combi HD-DVD and Blu-Ray drives in my computer. Is there a particular piece of software you use that automates the whole process?
 

Chadford

Distinguished Member
I've got the WDTV Live Hub and it's the one of the best technology purchases I've ever made. I just can't face burning all my discs, even though I even have one of those LG combi HD-DVD and Blu-Ray drives in my computer. Is there a particular piece of software you use that automates the whole process?

I use DVDFab...

DVDFab DVD & Blu-ray Copy, DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Ripper Software. Copy DVD, DVDR, Blu-ray Disc to PSP, or iPad/iPhone/iPod. Copy Blu-ray to BD-R, MKV, or Hard Drive for both Windows and Mac.

In the main I tend to rip just the main movie and this strips away all the unwanted stuff (well for me unwanted stuff, adverts, out-takes, interviews blah, blah, blah). Makes the file size smaller and allows you to get to the film instantly without having go through all the preamble stuff.

DVDFab is pretty effortless and it *works*. I've just bunged in a DVD to rip every now and again whilst I'm doing something else. It's surprising how quickly you can work your way through them.



:)
 

Vitalija

Well-known Member
I collect cologne, general and vintage/discontinued. About 120 bottles and counting. My Mrs thinks i'm nuts but I enjoy it, and there are certainly worse things I could be collecting out there...

Currently looking for Gucci Pour Homme 1 (2003), Patou Pour Homme and Patou Pour Homme Prive if anyone has any stashed away!
 
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