January 30th, 2006

Homestar: Cool

Meme: Unique Things

Meme grabbed from kit_ping and others. Being my wife, I'm excluding her from this meme, due to owning property in common.

Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friends list does.
A Drummer Boy's Christmas by Eric Darken. (Looking for that elusive marimba version of Carol of the Bells.)

Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friends list does.
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky [hardback edition] (It's actually a really interesting book if you like culinary history.)

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/etc. that you think no-one else on your friends list does.
Doesn't really qualify as a "movie", but my Apollo 11 - Men on the Moon DVD set is cool and relatively rare. (It has a lot of the original footage, unaltered and uncut. You can sit and watch all of man's first spacewalk!)

If you want a proper movie, I'll say the most obscure movie I have is The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!. (IMDB) It's a really horrible movie that I picked up for the title while looking for MST3K fodder. Boring, droning, and pallid. I don't recommend it.

If you want a good but obscure movie that I own, how about The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. (IMDB) It was the only live-action movie written and art-directed by Dr. Seuss. Though it bombed, I think it has some insane charm.

So... I guess that's really three answers to one question. Dang. I'll bet that the middle one is unique. The others are rare, too, and I'll still be surprised if my friends list has those.

Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friends list has.
Tough to choose a place distinctive enough to have a name and be described, yet that no one else would have visited. I'll go with my rat instincts and pick the center of the Hampton Court Maze in England.

Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no-one else on your friends list has.
Hmmm... I've got both tech-saavy people and hoarders on my f-list, so this is tricky. I was going to say my Apple ][gs, but then I remembered that I got a strange gift this Christmas: A California Car Duster. And I have the genuine as-seen-on-TV article, too. Before I got this, I didn't even realize that I was supposed to dust off my car! Now, it's one of the many stupid consumer chores that I cheerfully neglect (such as regularly cleaning my VCR's case with a dustcloth).


So there's my obscure items! Anyone got these?
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