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Old 02-11-21, 09:17 PM
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Oddities and Curiosities

I was thinking, since what remains of the membership here is more or less a passel of weird geezers, how about a discussion dedicated to all-things-peculiar? Things about yourself that are weird, anything you find weird about the world, about other people; weird phötös or videös, news stories, etc. and sundry.

My opening number concerns itself with one of my favourite subjects: shitting. My mother and I have two cats, which, because they are the only living offspring of a feral cat, have some eccentricities. The male cat has taken a liking to being with me in the bathroom when I'm cranking out a turd, so I now feel doody-bound to call him whenever I feel one coming on. No matter where he is, whether he's in the basement, or in his basket in the deepest slumber, he comes racing over. After I sit down and start doing my business, he starts rubbing his face on all edges of the vanity, rubbing against my leg, and rolling on the floor, as if he's experiencing the greatest ecstasy. Pretty weird, but I abide it because I like him.

So, let's hear some freaky stuff.
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That... is something. So... close thread?
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I don’t know if I can top that, but I’ve been into ASMR for many many years now. It’s surreal seeing it start to become sort of mainstream now where people have actually heard of it. It even has had super bowl ads.
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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

I was thinking this would be a thread about cool/weird things you might buy at a flea market like a replica shrunken head or something...
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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

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I was thinking this would be a thread about cool/weird things you might buy at a flea market like a replica shrunken head or something...
I've had this rubber one since I was a kid, does that help?


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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

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I've had this rubber one since I was a kid, does that help?

Do you bring it into the bathroom with you when you take a shit?
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Do you bring it into the bathroom with you when you take a shit?
Yes, I rub it all over my legs and vanity, it's helps with the pooping.
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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

Oddities and curiosities ... seems like a fun topic, I thought. Why not click on that thread?
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Our cat is house raised all her life but will still sit outside the bathroom while I'm pooping and scream to be let in. Even if the door isn't fully latched, I still have to encourage her to push the door open to come in and join me.

Our other cat, just turned 16 this week is the nightly singer. Every night she gets her little toy stuffed animal and walks around yowling out a song for us.
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I'm a perfectly ordinary guy.

But when I say that out loud, my friends laugh.
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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

-Speaking of pooping...When at home I poop naked. I don't want any clothing on when doing it.
-I scrape all the toppings off my pizza slices, eat the crust, then the piled up toppings. I rarely just pick up a slice and put it in my mouth. I also eat pizza with a knife and fork.
-I don't like walking on grass
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I once, a long time ago, seen a collection of "shrunken heads" that were made from dried apples. They looked pretty cool, but the owner said they would probably wouldn't last but a few years before falling apart. It was definitely someone's project, and not something you could buy anyplace.
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Yes, I rub it all over my legs and vanity, it's helps with the pooping.


Probably more effective than, say, adding fiber to your diet.
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I once, a long time ago, seen a collection of "shrunken heads" that were made from dried apples. They looked pretty cool, but the owner said they would probably wouldn't last but a few years before falling apart. It was definitely someone's project, and not something you could buy anyplace.
I used to have a "Vincent Price Shrunken Head" Apple Sculpture kit when I was a kid. The ones I made lasted for many years.



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-I don't like walking on grass
Of course not. Naked people have pooped on the grass.
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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of walking on the grass, or anywhere outside, in my bare feet. When my son was a toddler, I noticed he didn't like that either, I guess I know where he got that from.
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I saw shrunken heads in Ripley's Odditorium in Tennessee in the 1970s. According to Wikipedia, the museum burned down in 1992 and a lot of the exhibits were lost. That's too bad.
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I don’t care for rolling on the grass, particularly without a shirt since it makes me itch big time, but walking on a nicely cared for lawn in the middle of summertime with bare feet is one of the best feeling ever!
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Until you get naked people poop between your toes.
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What's the record for how quickly a thread gets derailed? Not by number of posts, but how many words into the original post does it become hopeless?
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Re: Oddities and Curiosities

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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of walking on the grass, or anywhere outside, in my bare feet. When my son was a toddler, I noticed he didn't like that either, I guess I know where he got that from.
That is strange, I think. I'm a barefoot person. I'm almost always barefoot because it's most comfortable. I would like to walk in the backyard barefoot, but my mother has a dog, and I don't want to step into liquid or solid "excretions", or smeared vestiges of them.
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Until you get naked people poop between your toes.
Does enjoying the feel of human feces squishing between my toes qualify as an oddity or a curiosity?
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We once had a cat that would pee in the toilet. He wasn’t trained to do it; he just hopped up there one day, hovered his backside over the hole, and let it flow. I wish I had video of it, but we eventually got dogs and had to keep the seat down so they wouldn’t drink from the toilet, and smartphones weren’t commonplace yet back then.
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I was thinking this would be a thread about cool/weird things you might buy at a flea market like a replica shrunken head or something...
That's what I thought as well, as those words are used together normally in that regard.

I collect a lot of items that fall under those categories, so imagine my surprise at the OP's post

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