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Old 12-13-2004, 12:21 PM   #16
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I think wax museums would be cool for halloween, but only because of the whole Vincent Price house of wax thing.
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:26 PM   #17
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It's not so much the wax celebrities, as it is the traditional "Chamber of Horrors." A good wax museum has a strongly worded disclaimer that one must read, and on occasion sign off on, to heighten the effect.

There is also a level of skill and atristry related to working in wax that often goes unregarded. Does the figure look like the named celebrity, or is it only though careful examination of the tableau or description that you figure out who it is supposed to be? Is it the steely eyes and craggy visage that reveals to you the identity of Clint Eastwood, or is it the "Do you feel lucky, punk?" pose?
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:30 PM   #18
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Instant mashed potatoes.
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:59 PM   #19
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Champagne and orange juice. If the wine is good enough to stand on its own, it's only ruined by anything added to it. If it's not good enough to stand on its own, it's only going to ruin perfectly fine OJ. This drink was invented by people who needed an excuse to drink in the morning.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:07 PM   #20
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I know. It's so low-class. But I like instant mashed potatoes.

We eat them a lot. They're Crohn's-safe and I can whip them up in ~ 5 minutes which helps on piano/gymnastics/jazz nights.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:20 PM   #21
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Chewing tobacco.
Watching golf on TV.
Playing fantasy football - why? WHY? I'll even mark "obsessing over sports and statistics" on this list because of this friggin' hobby, too.

But I like instant mashed potatoes.

Shhh. I like KFC mashed potatoes. And you know those things have nothing to do with food, much less potatoes.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:27 PM   #22
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In the long-ago, there was a very active Fantasy Baseball League here on The Cellar.

I only just avoided participation.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:29 PM   #23
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Televised or live, doesn't matter; golf, baseball, synchronized diving, who cares? I can't understand FANDOM in general. Why do people get whipped into a frenzy over how a particular team or athelete performs on a particular day? I can see the fun of occasionally attending a live sporting event, but I don't get the team allegiance.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:33 PM   #24
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Why do people get whipped into a frenzy over how a particular team or athelete performs on a particular day?

I'd actually love to know the answer to this -- any sports nuts here on The Cellar? Some of my co-workers are extremely homophobic, so when I asked why they were so obsessed with big, burly men playing football and their physical attributes, I really didn't get much of a reply other than, "Its a hobby. Shut up."
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:47 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:15 PM   #26
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I dont get leaf blowers as a useful tool.
Then you've never had to rake a large yard.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:35 PM   #27
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I guess I don't get some of the things that you guys don't get..
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:42 PM   #28
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Then you've never had to rake a large yard.
It should go directly from hand rake to composting mower.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:58 PM   #29
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i don't get cleaning the house the night before the cleaning lady comes.

i gotta go, my wife says i have chores to do...
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:17 PM   #30
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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 agree on all the above, except Las Vegas. I LOOOOOOVE Las Vegas!

One to add to the list: BOXING. I'm sure these guys have skills of some sort, but what is entertaining about watching two big sweaty guys beat the hell out of each other? Yuck.
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