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Old 12-13-2004, 04:24 PM   #31
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I also dont get adults collecting dolls. It strikes me as kinda creepy.

I used to work at a gift store a few years back during the whole beanie babies bizzaro market. Hourly calls about the beanie shipments. Nasty, elbowing adults knocking kids out of the way for Princess Diana bear or whatever the hell piece of crap. I expect those moves from a defensemen on the ice, but not in the toy section. First the management put a limit on the # you could buy during one visit- 10. Then they just dropped carrying them. These "collectors" would grab them at our $5 price (or whatever they were), put them online and resell immediately. Ugly. I give the store management credit for bowing out of the ugliness.

One more: I dont get the frenzy of shoping on the day after Christmas for Christmas crap. This is a major activity for many people. Lines and lines of people aggressively grabbing that stuffed santa....ugh.

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Old 12-13-2004, 04:37 PM   #32
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I'll second Parades and fireworks. Dont get em.
I dont get circuses and clowns either.
And I dont get scrapbooking as a hobby that rates an industry.
I dont get the red hat lady thing. (Expressing supposed individuality and liberation through conformity and gang activity).
I dont get gun collecting (but youse knew that)
I dont get autograph collecting.
I dont get leaf blowers as a useful tool.
I dont get cruises.
I dont get Las Vegas.
I don't get clowns. What's the big deal?

Scrapbooking...man, I could talk to you for hours about it...while I'm getting pages done...

I don't get big hats period.

I used to live in Vegas, so I may be able to help you figure it out if you really wanna know.
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Old 12-13-2004, 05:04 PM   #33
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I also dont get adults collecting dolls. It strikes me as kinda creepy.
Well there's dolls and the there's (nsfw)Dolls.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:21 PM   #34
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Well there's dolls and the there's (nsfw)Dolls.
Wow, they're having a year-end sale, too!
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:24 PM   #35
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I was looking at that. The animated gif that shows the elasticity is quite interesting.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:34 AM   #36
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What an extraordinary series of products.

I was quite impressed by the product gallery.

And extremely amused by the photo series of "Charlie."

Classic, indeed.

Pricey, but appears worth the cost.

I did wonder, though, about the lower cost latex version ... do they make you sign any kind of disclaimer regaring allergies before purchase?
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:59 AM   #37
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I don't know if this fits in this thread, since it isn't really a trend or something popular, but it certainly is common...

I don't get computer help desk people that don't know anything about computers. These people probably never saw electricity before they got these jobs, much less computers...they were probably shanghaied into service from the Appalachias, or something.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:15 PM   #38
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In general: County fairs as a whole...
In particular: the "Dress your Potato" contest held at some such fairs.
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:33 PM   #39
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You are clearly a city person.

I am not a city person, even though I live in proximity to one.

I love watching the kids in the 4H competitions, and enjoy a good sheep shearing contest.

Freshly made pie and funnel cake and cotton candy are part of what completes an excellent afternoon.

How can you not enjoy a county fair?

Oh, and I'm guessing you never had a Mister Potatohead as a child. Or were traumatized by one. Of course, you could be young enough that you missed the period in time where the parts were small and dangerous, and you supplied your own spud. Mister Potatohead is not as much fun when you can't choke on any of the face parts.

This does, though, lead me to something I don't get ... how parents can be so inattentive of their children that it becomes necessary for there to be government regulations on the size of toy parts ... and television content, for that matter ... whatever happened to personal responsibility? I don't get that lack at ALL.
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:01 PM   #40
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Sheep shearing? ... nope, don't get it. These are the things that I just stand there and blink at. I doon't understaaaand!

The funnel cake and cotton candy I can comprehend, uh-huh. But you get those at the Circus or the (Ethnicity of choice) Festival.

But I did have a Mr. Potato head. I think. It's hard to remember that far back. Holding a contest, though? Uhm... no?

My roomate delights in suggesting we go to these fairs and things. There's a lot of hokey community events that I don't get. But then again, maybe I'm a little bit peculiar about my social habits.

She just likes to watch for the pained expressions that run across my face.

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Old 12-14-2004, 03:42 PM   #41
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hey everyone, how ya been? been lurking for about a month now, started to miss it here. don't remember why i left...think i o.d.'ed on philosophy and religion discussions.....

what i don't get:

oxygen bars
tanning booths
extremely hot salsa
sex fetishes, particularly those involving pain. or stuffed animals.
snuff (it's making a comeback for some reason - filthy habit)
televised home remodeling on 50 channels
the franklin mint
organized gymnastics for children under 5
organized anything for children under 5
flavor flav and brigitte nielsen having a tv show based on their mutual wuv.
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:38 AM   #42
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If by "oxygen bar" you mean a place where you can pay a couple ducats and get yourself a hit of fresh, tasty O2 ... I didn't know such things existed. I've typically gotten my O2 rush from a friendly EMT for free. I figure there will be more than enough time to suck off an O2 tank on a regular basis after the COPD sets in good.

Definitely goin' with you on the other stuff, though.

I never in my life coveted the Civil War Chess Set or any other Franklin Mint Product.

Oh wait, didn't they do a Star Trek Chess Set that I drooled over? I might have to retract that. I just couldn't afford it. Oh poop. They make this.

Please help the economy of Southeastern PA. Buy crap from them.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:06 AM   #43
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:10 AM   #44
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The only way I'd pay $595.00 plus $25.00 S&H for THAT is if it came with real currency.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:31 PM   #45
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When you don't get an activity

1. Caroling
2. Reality TV
I am on board with the fireworks, parades, circuses, nascar, boxing, watching any sports on tv, fantasy football, scrapbooking oh, and do people play "bunco" where you live? What the?
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