How to Better Understand Another Person's Hobbies

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"without getting my mom's permission"

He obviously doesn't have a wife or live-in girlfriend.

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Dude, as a woman who is about to be a wife, I will gladly let my fiance buy as many Star Wars figures as he wants, as long as we got enough money left to eat. Although in our case, I'll be buying all the figures and he'll be buying all the games....

And I'm liking the idea of having a Death Star in the afterlife. I better get working on that more...

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterinfinity+1

"He obviously doesn't have a wife or live-in girlfriend."
Well, he does collect Star Wars toys...

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDryhad

In addition to toys, you can also buy candy, sugary cereals, and fast cars.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I've had this conversation a million times, but I never thought to invoke the dignity of the Pharohs to support my argument. Now I am invincible.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter1415dr

If you're a grown man collecting Start Wars figures, you odds are you don't have a wife or live-in girlfriend either. See: "40 Year Old Virgin"

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

Hurray, infinity+1

As my wife and I say, "stay witcha own kind, play witcha own kind."

We know we'll never divorce, because dividing up the thousands of miniatures would be impossible.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

When you look at a bunch of toys and say "I can see wanting them as a kid, but what do you do with them as an adult", you're making the correct observation - adults don't play with their toys as much - and coming to entirely the wrong conclusion. The answer isn't "don't buy the toys", its "get out in the dirt and play with them."

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDev Null

Wait, a dead guy with a Death Star? In order to bring in as much company as possible?

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

3rd panel is pure, unadulterated win.

I now know how I can justify a *lot* of what used to be questionable purchases!!!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterperlcat

I feel the same way about my Hello Kitty stuff. Why is it that by the time we're old enough to hold down a job and afford to buy our own toys, we're also considered too old to enjoy them?!? Bah!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

If he can manage to find a wife and have kids, they can sell his Star Wars toys at a profit on the collector's market after he passes and is buried in a Death Star.

Tim, Dryhad, & Brad can go %&*# themselves. Bitches love collectibles.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevman7987

I promised myself when I grerw up I'd eat candy whenever I wanted to, and paint on the walls if I felt like it.
I don't seem to want as much candy as I thought I would, but my inner child definitely approves of the 12 by 8 foot mural.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Love that last line ... double-entendre-sarcasm!

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDale Flannery

everyone collects one way or the other. Hobbies are not useless they are an outlet kinda how everyone is fixed on their tv/computer screens.

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthrowmoneyatscreen

And thus collecting goes from being pathetic to an expression of hope. Let's not get political. Really.

October 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersekinebo

Alternate dialog for my hobby (24 Hours of LeMons):
"You should come to my LeMons race this weekend."
"I'm not really into watching rich idiots waste gas on cars that already cost-"
"$500."
"I stand corrected - poor idiots."
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"So you spend two days and hundreds of dollars of gas just to move a rust-belt reject from point A to point A?"
"Yes, except when it doesn't move because it breaks down."
"That would save on gas mileage."
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"Racing satisfies a primal need for speed. Even ancient Greeks and Romans raced chariots."
"You're saying that guys have always been idiots."
"No, I'm saying I've got 25 times as much horsepower as Ben Hur."
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"Why not be a truck driver? It's similar, but you make good money."
"But how would you define being a winner?"
"Not contracting tetanus?"
"That never happens."
"Not in LeMons."

October 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralmitydave

"In the afterlife, I'm going to own a Death Star."

Sheer genius....I feel that I can't fully grasp the multiple layers of meaning that statement has brought me. I'll have to meditate on it.

October 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTygerblade

"I didn't say they were good, just that I'm a big fan."

I think I could say this about most of the movies I watch.

October 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHarmony

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