TL;DR–Got it to read…Won’t read it.
Sometimes I do things that just make me shake my head and ask, “what’s wrong with me?” The most recent example of this dovetails well with my last post about the T.V. show, Collection Intervention. As I explained there, I tend to sympathize with the collectors in that show despite the fact that I think the producers want the viewer to go the other way. But if some chick rolled into my house and told me I needed to get rid of 1/2 my stuff AND I need to see a therapist, She’d get my size twelves right in the butt. But then again, a case maybe could be made that I do need professional help. Let me explain…
What do you mean a closet is supposed to hold clothing?
A few weeks ago, I was channel surfing and stumbled upon a new series on SyFy called Collection Intervention. What’s this? A room with wall-to-wall comic book boxes? Interest grabbed.
So I DVR’d the series and recently sat down to watch a mini-marathon. If you’re the stereotypical nerd collector-type, you’ll likely see a bit (or a lot) of yourself in the “hapless” souls featured on the show. And when I say “hapless,” I mean, “WOW, I wish I had that stuff!”
The Sherlock Holmes Playing Card Deck (Baker Street Edition) by Jackson Robinson
Your man here is a HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. Back in 1989, my then-girlfriend got me The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for a birthday present and I was hooked. Of course, when I say, “got,” I later learned that she most likely shoplifted it. Turns out, when your girlfriend asks you to pick her up from her community service, it may not be for a speeding ticket even if that’s what she claims. Yeah, that shoulda probably been a red flag. But I digress.
As a long-time fan of the world’s most famous detective, I was pretty excited to get an e-mail last week from Jackson Robinson announcing his new Kickstarter project–a Holmes-inspired playing card deck.
Federal 52 Playing Cards by Jackson Robinson
So, I’m probably not setting off any alarms at the NSA by admitting that I like to collect stuff. I’m not saying I set out to expand my collecting horizons, but let’s face it, I’m not exactly a tough sell.
Recently, while cruising Kickstarter, I came across the Federal 52 (Part 2) playing card deck by Jackson Robinson (an example from the deck is pictured above). I think my jaw literally hung open while I perused the beautiful artwork showcased on the project page.
Say hello to Woulda, Coulda, and his good friend Shoulda
We’re coming up on the two-year anniversary of our house fire. Admittedly, I’m feeling a little melancholy about it. Obviously, there are a whole bunch of different facets to going through a personal disaster, whether it’s a fire, tornado, flood, etc. Since this blog is about being a nerd, I’m going to talk about that angle. But believe me, I’m not saying that this particular topic is the most important in my mind, only that it’s what I feel like talking about here.