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post #181 of 357
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someone help me out....what is this? Something to do w/ a musical instrument?
post #182 of 357
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Originally Posted by sweep View Post

someone help me out....what is this? Something to do w/ a musical instrument?

Yup. Sometimes used in conjunction with a rusty trombone.
post #183 of 357
Oh, where to start.

I still have my Olympus OM2 system bought new in 1982.

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My 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SEL 4.5

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Infinity IRS Delta speaker system

Philippe Dufour Simplicity

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Remington 1858 .44 cal. New Army

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And the Curta calculator

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I'm sure there are more, but that's enough for now.
post #184 of 357
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^^^ Gorgeous Dufour.

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post #185 of 357
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^^^ Gorgeous Dufour.

Essentially, yes, but not a fan of the partially occluded six.

Also, I'm disappointed there isn't an etching of the TitC logo on your camera. Braided straps makes me cry inside.
post #186 of 357
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Essentially, yes, but not a fan of the partially occluded six.

Good catch. You'd think when you make your own movements and cases, you'd take care to avoid that sort of problem.
post #187 of 357
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

I'd say the Baobab tree found in many countries all over Africa is a beautiful thing. I admire it because it's one of the things that made a great impression on me as a kid living in Botswana. I have visited great redwood forrests in California, I have seen rainforrests in Indonesia and I have visited really old forrests in Europe. The Baobab is still my favourite though. It is majestic, quite rightfully considered divine by local folklore and lives for thousands of years where rain falls scarcely or not at all. Plus, they're huge.
 


Glad to see someone else who appreciates these magnificent trees. They made an impression on me as well as a kid too, but through the french children's book The Little Prince -- in the story there is a planet that is covered with Baobabs:

 

Les Baobabs

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post #189 of 357
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Why would this be controversial? It's the best-designed folding bike on the market. I have had one for years and use it as my every day commuter.

 



I know several people who find them extremely ugly. However these people have never owned one and probably wouldn't know something stylish if it hit them in the face. Personally, I think they look wonderful and can't wait to get my hands on one. Which model do you have?

 

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My neighbor has one. Is this belt-drive?


No, they're chain driven. The chain sort of folds in on itself when you fold the rear wheel under the frame.

post #191 of 357
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Hand painted porcelain sake cups from Kyoto, from circa the turn of the 20th century.

Just because drinking sake, espresso, or rye from these, once in a while, would be stunning.
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In terms of effort and recentness, I expended the greatest effort on acquiring leather accessories that were precisely what I wanted and needed. I guess globally bespoke leather manufacture is a dying craft, so there are fewer and fewer firms one can commission to do things. Mafoofan's fight with Hermes for his wallet shows the general state of affairs, and there really was nothing special about his wallet amongst leather goods.

But while I understand the suggestion that lots of people have OCD-like obsessions with collecting or acquiring stylish things, so many people on this list seem to follow the herd, which takes away its autistic quality and makes it more of a crowd-pleasing look-at-me type thing, take for example Leica cameras. They are lovely but how many people who spend money on them genuinely cultivate an interest in photography? Or drivers of Porsches, serious driving skills? These are usually status symbols.

The champions of obsessive and eccentric collecting, others-be-damned, are the British, who have a club and a magazine for every conceivable hobby. I could tell you what I collect, but no one, and I mean no one, on this list would appreciate it or understand it, not because it is "above them" but because it is so eccentric and specialized. Needless to say, there are several British clubs devoted to it and at least one magazine.
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The epitome of a book that is stylish on your coffee table, that no one will ever read.biggrin.gif
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The epitome of a book that is stylish on your coffee table, that no one will ever read.biggrin.gif

Hahaha, I posted this (I was bored) just after I ordered the book.
post #195 of 357
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You make a false assumption, that the objective is to "collect." A desire to be eccentric is neither here nor there. I could not care less whether the car or camera I use is particularly unique or what sorts of other people value it. I simply admire things crafted and engineered with excellence. I'm not about to pick a more obscure camera just because Leicas are status symbols. It's no less snobbish and artificial to make choices so as to not be like others as it is to make choices to be like them.
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