February 12, 2014

A sad realization...


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  1. Brad the Dad2/12/2014 2:49 PM

    Maybe you're buying the wrong comics.

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  2. Better your children than the specialists who clean out "hoarder houses." :)

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  3. Nah, they'll try and sell them first, then toss out the crap (all the 90's "special" copies) in the trash.

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  4. It is true and it makes me so very sad...

    Actually- I have it in my will that 2 things happen to all my comics & collectables... 1.) That anything worthy/age-appropriate is donated to the local children's hospital. -And 2.) that anything left, that my friends and family doesn't want to remember me by; goes to the local Flea-Market and/or Goodwill- because, seriously- how awesome do you feel when you find cool/rare stuff for cheap at a Flea-Market or Goodwill??? Spread/share that nerd-love even in death...
    No matter what it will all go to make someone else happy.

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    1. I keep seeing people with barcode scanner attachments for their phones checking the value of books at Goodwill so they can resell them on ebay.

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  5. Hey, give your children some credit - they probably won't throw the comics in the garbage, they'll /recycle/ them!

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    1. The manager at my local Forbidden Planet keeps insisting on packing my orders in those protective comic bags, as if he imagines I'll keep more than 5% of them. Bless. I've got a hefty box of a couple of years' worth beside me now, ready for the recycling bin. The best fate for most of the crap I realised I had spent good money on, would be reincarnation as toilet paper. (It also makes me be ruthless in just what goes into my pull box, but that's another story.)

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  6. "So too, I loathed all the wealth that I gained under the sun, for I shall leave it to the man who comes after me, and who knows whether he will be wise or foolish." --Ecclesiastes 2:18-19.

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  7. If you're an active parent and share with them the things you love, they'll learn to appreciate them, or at least open those comics and think of you when they read them.

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  8. Comic book nerds still think they'll have kids?

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    1. Do you...know anything? I mean, do you even exist in the same world as everyone else? Plenty of comic book nerds have kids.

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  9. If you raise the kids right they will hopefully read the comics first.

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  10. I can't be the only one who thinks that this guy is giving himself waaaaaaaay too much credit for thinking that he'll actually reproduce...

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    1. Because you know so much about the guy based off this one cartoon?

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    2. ....says the anonymous commenter with no sense of humor, sarcasm or a snowballs chance in hell of ever coming close to a vagina.

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    3. Ahh, apparently Jason's powers of insight are even greater than that of Anon 1:49 -Jason! Able to tell everything about a person from a single comment! Amazing!

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  11. Oh goody, commentators. Nothing is better than nerd-on-nerd hate.

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  12. That's why I'll state in my will, "Take what you want, and give me a viking funeral with whatever is left."

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    1. Great idea. Comic books burn really well. I've been using coverless Archies and Dennis the Menaces to start fires in my fireplace. A big pile on a wooden boat would burn like crazy!

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    2. Not the Archies!

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  13. Oh god...
    That is one of my greatest fears... :s

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  14. What do you care? You'll be dead. What, you think you'll be looking on in the afterlife, screaming for your kids not to mix up the issues of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man and Web of Spider-Man?

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