What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by hobie1dog » 10 Feb 2019 22:20

Ham radio

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by spensar » 05 May 2019 20:08

Fountain Pens. I come across them from time to time hunting audio and now have a few and use one a good amount of the time.

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by vinyl master » 06 May 2019 06:33

I don't know how nerdy it is, but I've also begun to amass quite a collection of original buttons from the 80's and 90's...Even a few political buttons and an old Soupy Sales button, among others...Artist/band stickers are another thing I've been hoarding...I have some original ones from the 80's, but I've gotten some new ones as well, and I've been trying to amass a collection of stickers/decals from every record store I go to and from my favorite radio shows and stations...I have a dust cover in mind that I want to display them on... :lol: Speaking of the record stores, during a recent cleaning binge, it seems I have also amassed quite a collection of business cards, too, from all of them! #-o

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 06 May 2019 11:17

Not sure if this qualifies as nerdy but in this day and age, probably.

I read. :lol:

I average between 150 and 200 books a year.

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by DL110luvr » 07 May 2019 09:17

Seeing a bikini-clad coed on the beach.....and staring in amazement......
At the iPhone Xs she's holding......!
Your mind starts racing.....Do I DARE ask her......how many GB of memory does she have??!
Maybe I can impress her with my Samsung Galaxy S10....!
Oh.......the HOBBY is, of course.....
Phone-Watching!!;)

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by vinyl master » 13 Jun 2019 11:49

If you want to get into a REALLY nerdy hobby (and I didn't know this was a thing), check this out...

https://thetakeout.com/inside-black-mar ... ket-newtab

If you know the difference between Mountain Berry and Purplesaurus Rex and can list the ingredients by heart, you're a nerd! 8-[ If you're willing to pay $200 for a rare packet of Hallowe’en Cool Eerie Orange, you're DEFINITELY a nerd! :shock:

And I will say one thing...Those packets take up less space than...say...a shelf...or two...or fifty of vinyl records! #-o

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by Roberto C2H3 » 14 Jun 2019 00:10

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
06 May 2019 11:17
Not sure if this qualifies as nerdy but in this day and age, probably.

I read. :lol:

I average between 150 and 200 books a year.
Given your confession I would suggest immediate self admittance into a psychiatric hospital :shock:

I'm guilty of being an avid reader myself 8)

Best from the Pampas,
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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by pogo » 14 Jun 2019 03:38

By all accounts my love of vinyl and turntables.

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by vinyl master » 15 Jun 2019 03:18

pogo wrote:
14 Jun 2019 03:38
By all accounts my love of vinyl and turntables.
What? You, too, Pogo??? :wink:

And it doesn't hurt to be an amateur musicologist at the same time! =D>

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 16 Jun 2019 16:48

Roberto C2H3 wrote:
14 Jun 2019 00:10
Given your confession I would suggest immediate self admittance into a psychiatric hospital :shock:
:lol:

It may end up this way. The more non-fiction books I read, the crazier I go... Thank god, with a ratio of 1 non-fiction to 2 or 3 fiction books, I manage to stay sane. :D

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by pogo » 16 Jun 2019 19:12

Books? What are these books of which you speak? :? :D

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by Tinkaroo » 17 Jun 2019 09:18

When I was young my friends and I heard a young man listening to classical music and we thought he was a real nerd.

Now I sometimes listen to classical, so the shoe is on the other foot! :lol:

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 17 Jun 2019 15:36

pogo wrote:
16 Jun 2019 19:12
Books? What are these books of which you speak? :? :D
Well, you know, books about life. :lol:

Seriously, whether politics, sociology, history or other, rare are the books that make me feel good today. We are crazy and going crazier every day.

Those books could make an interesting thread although with a (big) risk of degenerating. Although, I must say, this forum seems pretty much able to stay polite overall. And, if I understood correctly, with just one moderator. To all of us here =D>

Not like french forums...

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 17 Jun 2019 15:44

Tinkaroo wrote:
17 Jun 2019 09:18
When I was young my friends and I heard a young man listening to classical music and we thought he was a real nerd.

Now I sometimes listen to classical, so the shoe is on the other foot! :lol:
:lol:

Once had a neighbor, about my age, in the building across from mine, who practiced his transverse flute with, of course, classical music. When I finally met him, I played him some Jethro Tull which he promptly dismissed as sh*t.

What a nerd! :D

Today, like you, I sometimes listen to classical. I wonder if he ever got into anything but classical...

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Re: What Hobby Qualifies You As a Nerd

Post by pogo » 17 Jun 2019 16:01

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
17 Jun 2019 15:36
pogo wrote:
16 Jun 2019 19:12
Books? What are these books of which you speak? :? :D
Not like french forums...
? Although I'm married to a French woman, I sadly did not learn to speak French So I've not been to any French forums. One of the things I've always been struck by about this forum is the cosmopolitan nature of it. No other forum I belong to has any significant international membership.

BTW, the question was intended to be satirically millenial --"Books. What are books?"

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