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Funny Hobbies and Pastimes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Acegadgets, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. Acegadgets

    Acegadgets Not so serious gamer
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    Saw a bunch of people walking through the town today, (Tynemouth to be precice) and thought:-
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    I did laugh out loud, thought they looked really daft. It wasnt the walking with nordic poles that I found amusing it was the fact that the location didnt seem to work . If they were up on the hills, It wouldn't have looked so funny , but in a town centre???
    Anyway later on I thought to myself , Is there such a thing as a cool hobby or pastime? Something that you do that others dont laugh at?
    If I tell people I play on games at 53 years old they think I am stupid. Golfing , gardening, keeping Koi, tropical fish, riding a old motorbike still with L plates on are all percieved as uncool to a lot of people.
    So do you have a cool hobby that NO ONE will laugh at, or indeed say, Wow Thats cool? And what is the uncoolest pastime that you see people do?
     
  2. SHROUD

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    Sorry mate I'm cool no matter what I do 8-) .
     
  3. Slaine

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    I dont have anything other than gaming. My 360 & PS3 take up all my free time (apart from the family). I always wanted to get in to astronomy like my brother, but I couldnt tell shit from shovel. The night sky is just a series of dots to me, and besides theres too much light polution in the UK to make astronomy a viable pasttime. All I do outside gaming is read, usually at night.

    And Shroud is the coolest, I can attest to this. :D

    I did use to work with this girl that used to go bus spotting with one of her friends. She said, and I quote "oh Ive quit that as its just too sad. I now do train spotting!!". :geek:
     
  4. Jkrohn1

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    I'm like shroud, cool no matter what I do, I also piss excellence.

    No hobbies for me just gaming and drinking (socialising)
     
  5. yinkin

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    Im a serious collector and player of boardgames, I have approx 150+. Playing board games is what I am usually doing instead of being online on a saturday night. I tend to collect a lot of modern boardgames usually english language reprints of German and european games.
     
  6. SHROUD

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    I do have a modest collection of Star Wars action figures, these are only of the following though:

    Stormtroopers
    Clonetroopers
    Mandalorians

    That said I am not ashamed of them, a Star Wars nerd and proud of it :D . Those Trekkies on the other hand are complete bloody weirdos ;) .
     
  7. yinkin

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    that reminds me I have a sizeable collection of collectible wargames miniatures , including ones for Star wars, mechwarrior, DC and marvel superheroes and Halo
     
  8. Spruijt

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    My cousin has quite a collection. I'm visiting him this weekend so I'll take a few pictures to post on here if you like
     
  9. roger947

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    Although i don't collect them, i am particularly proud of a very early edition of "escape from colditz"

    It's in almost mint condition with just a tiny bit of wear on the box and also has the swastika emblem which was taken off the later editions. :clap:

    No ones allowed to play it and it's wrapped in cellophane and tucked safely under my bed :D

    I've also got several X-Men comics from the mid eighties which i ordered from the states, and although they will not be unique, they are all signed by the writers and artists for each edition, these are in mint condition and have never and will never, come out of their heat sealed bags. :geek:
     
  10. Slaine

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    Ive got Escape From Colditz too!! My favourite board game ever is Rogue Trooper by Games Workshop; fanboy heaven. I used to play Heroclix a lot with my sons, which is a board game of sorts too. But they loved, and so did I, Heroquest. Awesome game and really good family fun. Well it was for me and the boys (and occasionally one of the girls).

    And Shroud, one of my biggest regrets was getting rid of my entire lifetimes collection of Star Wars memoribilia because I had discovered girls. I had the entire 1st and 2nd series collections, with a motley of vehicles too (Millenium Falcon still rates as the best Christmas present Ive ever received ever). Had I have known what grief they were I would probably still be re-enacting the battle of Hoth right now. :lol:
     
  11. Acegadgets

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    Oh dear, I have collections of thisngs but they are too embarsing to post on here.
     
  12. Acegadgets

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    I do however have a flag collection that I am proud of. They have just gone up for the Olympics.

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    and the neighbours are really please that I'm making the street look really colourful.
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    Thats not your house Ace, that the Olympic Village :P

    Cool collection though. Where is the black and white checked flag from?
     
  14. Acegadgets

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    Thats the Geordie flag mate!
    Still need to get a Chinese, German and Banngladeshi one up to keep in with the neighbours.
     
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    Ahhh neat :thumbup:
     
  16. SHROUD

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    Would be nice to see, cheers. Only have around 120 myself, but every single one is different. Slaine know what your saying did the same for the same reason, but not totally regretful ;) .
     
  17. LesTom1

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    Heroquest, now that was a top game and it's follow up Advanced Heroquest. I also had a lot of fun playing Space Marine, top game. Sadly it's just the PS3 for me now :(
     
  18. Slaine

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    Yup used to play Space Marine too. I used to prefer that as I was brought up with Warhammer 40,000. We recently sold our copy of Heroquest on Ebay for £130 believe it or not. A good game, but not worth that!!
     
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    Nice one Ace. I would not expect that from anyone else. :D
     
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    Holy shitballs! I've got hero quest somewhere.