May 7, 2009

If you could keep just one of your inanimate possessions (besides your computer) what would it be, and why?

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

My bike

Anonymous said...

My Bible! Yea God!

Anonymous said...

Weber Grill

Ice skates

Camera

Batman said...

I guess there are only three comments posted so far but I'm pretty surprised the nickel plated .44 Auto Mag hasn't popped up on the list yet.

Anonymous said...

The image under your header has it EXACTLY. Same model (Ipod Classic), same color.

My bike would put up a heck of a fight, but probably lose by a nose. In fact, if I could have my bike AND my ipod by getting rid of my computer, I'd do that.

TV would be third, but it would actually be a good thing if I couldn't have one--I have a similar relationship to TV that some people have to alcohol, junk food, guns, religion, etc.

born to lose said...

my artificial heart

born to lose said...

oh and my robotic prostate.

Lady Di said...

My Bulldog.
Love him.
Cutest dog, ever.

Anonymous said...

That's hard Keith. Real hard. I's sooner die then leave my mutt behind somewhere, if you're counting that. Also have my great great Granddad's civil war stuff. My great grandma's necklace. Also have gift items from South America given to me as a thank you for work i did there.

But all the stuff I can think of are things I'd never EVER sell, and feel like a part of me.

I love my Trek bike, but it's not even close.

keith said...

I changed "physical" to "inanimate"

Of course pets would be #1

Bryan said...

Roll of 35mm negatives from the wedding day.

I assume with a computer I have the Holy Bible and the scientific literature at my fingertips.

On second thought, the US Passport may be a better practical choice.

Anonymous said...

Cheap pay-as-you-go/no-contract cell phone that costs me $16 every couple of months.

Let the idiots pay $300/month to have widgets that tell them where's the pizza joint, or be a slave of the culture of celeb trick by following Kutcher and Demi on twitter.

I rather invest that $300, instead of subsidizing Hollywood celebs and AT&T. Go ahead, blow your retirement on phone bills, geniuses!

SeattleMoose said...

Acoustic guitar....

bottom feeder in philly said...

I need 2, my 95 mitsubishi 3000gt vr4 and my 05 honda crf 450 dirt bike. They really aren't possesions. they fill my addiction for speed and adrenaline, and give quality time with the boys.
bottom feeder in philly

Bluezette said...

My sewing machine. I can mend things I already have, sew new clothes, quilts, etc. and it's an enjoyable, relaxing, creative pastime for me as well.

Happy snapper said...

No gadgets for me

upon the swanney river said...

My Springfield Armory 45 cal 1911 Automatic Pistol.

Reason: Obvious.

Anonymous said...

Of course the PM bars. Can get EVERYTHING with them, even after paper has dropped to its true value.

Anonymous said...

my rifle

LoL said...

My Tomahawk..

Mammoth said...

My 5 acres.

Mrs. T said...

Simple. Dildo. Guess why :)

Rob Dawg said...

Is a fully stocked bankerdome considered one possession?

Anonymous said...

Bong

Anonymous said...

My glasses.

Anonymous said...

thumb drive

Anonymous said...

It all depends on the circumstances.

Is there worldwide devastation that has caused a free for all? If so, I would go with a gun. Is there electric power? If not, gun or money.

Or, is everything still cool such that I can just go out and repurchase all the things I gave up and need.

That said, I would probably go with a gun, because I could steal a bag from the dude that stupidly chose to bring only a bag. After that, I could then fill my newly acquired bag with all the stuff (weber grill, dildo, bicycle, etc.) that I steal from the rest of you. Bryan, you can keep your wedding pictures - that is, unless your wife is hot. If that is the case, she will probably be with you and I will just tempt her away from you with my newly acquired dildo. Alternatively, I could just steal her too - I would let you keep the pictures, though.

And no, no one gets to say that they will kill me first.

Fruity Pebbles said...

Beyond glasses, which are basically an extension of my body, I would choose my lovely microwave oven. It warms my food and my drinks, and even tells me when "food is ready", so cute! Can't live without that appliance.
Who has time to cook? Life is too full of more fun ways to pass the time.

Anonymous said...

Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy...one of the most profound and important books ever written.

Ross said...

Crackberry Storm.

emmy said...

mother's pic, seriously

Bukko_in_Australia said...

My wife! But maybe that's not the right answer, because she's only inanimate in bed... (Drumroll rimshot) Ba-doom-boom!(Of course I don't mean it honey. And I'm sure you'll show me how wrong I was to say that when the time rolls around next month.) Ba-doom-boom!I could say our accumulation of gold dubloons, because with them, I could repurchase the other inanimate possessions. But that's crass, and somebody else already said that. Plus Keefer is looking for an insight into our pathetic, shriveled souls. So my final answer is --

My stereo setup! On the condition that the CD player would come with the 300-disc carrousel filled. My wife would allocate 150 of those spaces to Greatful Dead bootlegs, but my half would contain hours of sound that has stirred my emotions, brought me joy and eased my pain in drunken bouts of auto-repeat, until I passed out. Music is good for the spirit, and if I had to do without all my other shiny dross, with tuneage, I wouldn't be at a spiritual loss.

Anonymous said...

This:

http://www.swiss-army-knife-wenger.co.uk/wenger_giant_swiss_army_knife.html

Anonymous said...

My mountain bike. It's the only sense of true freedom I have anymore. No taxes, no gas, no insurance. Freedom...

Tyrone said...

The 8mm film footage I bought at a yard sale showing the gunmen on the grassy knoll.

G said...

Other than my car, in random order:
Surfboard
1978 Les Paul Custom guitar
Tool set
Grill

Anonymous said...

Bottle of Jim Beam.

What else is there to do when all'z m'stuff is gone?

Foo Barolo said...

The integrity of my own mind.

Mike Hunt said...

Ipod would be up there.

But my guitar would be at the top of the list. Can play more music than an Ipod and can get women.

Also serves as a drum when you thumb the body.

-Mike

Anonymous said...

My Terabyte hard drives that contains all the family pictures and home movies.

Anonymous said...

Bukko....



You liverin Aussie swine!

Stuck in So Pa said...

One of my Inanimate Possessions?

After 34 years of marriage, that would have to be the wife!

Anonymous said...

How about a truck full of tools, yes, to work with all you cubicle people and you know some crack-head has been jacking with it using a crowbar trying to get my sh*t.

So, I guess the thing I'd want to keep, is the new camera I have connected to my computer that records everything going-on and the jack-ass crow-bared me last night, but I forgot to turn the damn thing "on".

So, what I really need is a F*cking robot who'll do all this sh*t for me....! If I could get a damn good reliable robot, that would be the inanimate possession thing for me!

nasty midnighter said...

iphone. not close.

Anonymous said...

My Teddy Bear from childhood.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

Anonymous said...You liverin Aussie swine!Sez you, ya larrikin banana-bender!

Mike H. said...

How come nobody said food & water? MRE's baby.

Good luck eating your ipod.

-Mike

Anonymous said...

My AK 47. Because I can get what ever else I want/need with that.

Burn Baby Burn

Roscoe said...

If it doesn't count as part of the computer, my Timbuk2 messenger bag in which I carry my laptop and the rest of my life.

If the bag is considered part of the computer, I'd keep my Drizabone coat -- keeps me warm/dry and women seem really fascinated by it since the brand isn't something you see every day here in the US.

Supernintendo Chalmers said...

rifle

Devestment said...

I assume that since I just get one object that I am pretty much on my own as far as society is concerned.

That being the case, I would choose a large Bowie knife.

Why?

Because it can be used to chop wood, build shelter, hunt, fight, skin animals, dig, make tools and weapons, first aid, etc.

Anonymous said...

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nice one Bukko!


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Daphne64 said...

Precious metals. If you don't like an answer that basically is money, I'll pick my favorite PM:

A 40 franc gold coin minted in 1807with Napoleon's profile on it. Simultaneously historic and forward looking. Easy to bug out with too.

Give me a couple more years and I just might be calling it 'my preciousssss'.

Anonymous said...

Funny how some people think of food, water and pets and wives, when the question was inanimate POSSESSIONS.

Your answers are DISQUALIFIED, idiots.

A POSSESSION would be a CANTEEN (for water) a HUNTING KNIFE or hoe or spade or tiller (for food), etc.

And who said anything about an apocalypse? You people need serious help with THAT fantasy.

Meanwhile, when I answered the question I was thinking in terms of, "what would I grab from a sinking airplane off the coast of an uncharted island?" "What would I grab from my burning house?" "What would I take with me to prison?"

The answer WOULD NOT NOT NOT be: "Pop Tarts".

Anonymous said...

Other than my car, in random order:
Surfboard
1978 Les Paul Custom guitar
Tool set
Grill
You Hermosa Beach's liberal elitist bum.

Anonymous said...

My Bug-Out Bag (BOB).

Just added a more powerful mask + filters, because the global elite just signaled that their weaponized virus is coming soon to bite you all on the arse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bug-out_bag

Anonymous said...

If it doesn't count as part of the computer, my Timbuk2 messenger bagYou San Jose liberal elitist

jfp said...

Aside from practical stuff, I'd keep my guitar. It's the only thing I never get bored with.

Lost Cause said...

Rosary beads.

Mike H. said...

Good possession would be a great sleeping bag (zero degree F)- perfect for surviving any winter without heat.

Otherwise gore-tex and breathable hiking gear is pretty hard to give up. Comfortable and functional.

-Mike

patrat said...

My lanky.

No, my guitar. It IS my lanky.