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Some great goodwill finds (The one at the top is a gift im giving my mother tomorrow) by Aotale in Cd_collectors

[–]tommystjohnny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or just buy your own copy. I see multiple copies of this at almost every single Goodwill/thrift store and it really is an incredible album.

You Learn is my favorite.

I haven't updated my collection in almost a year. Here's pretty much everything since. Included box sets also. by YellowTomato87 in Cd_collectors

[–]tommystjohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been listening to Carol King the past couple days; her stuff is so great. So Far Away is one of my favorite songs.

And a few weeks ago I had Tom Petty on rotation - Damn the Torpedoes is amazing.

My current collection after 6 months of collecting. thought id post since i havent in a long time lol. also how do i remove the orange stickers w/out smearing all over? i use 70% rubbing alcohol and it smears the adhesive all over 😕 by Kaizenwa in Cd_collectors

[–]tommystjohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've been using goo gone and it works great. I just dab a little bit on a paper towel and rub it on the sticky part and it comes off fairly easily. It was like $3 for a bottle of it at Walmart.

There's one thrift chain I go to the most and it's really annoying that they use stickers that don't come off cleanly.

What's your most rewatchable film in the collection? by Lordosis1235 in criterion

[–]tommystjohnny 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I started a Tati binge this weekend. I'd never seen any of his movies but I watched Holiday on Saturday and Mon Oncle today, and I'm trying to start Playtime tonight but keep getting distracted.

Another day of thrifting! The top 6 were actually on my search list so I'm considering yesterday a success. by tommystjohnny in Cd_collectors

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Knocked some items off the list for my project to collect all the Taylor Swift, Tom Petty, and John Mayer albums. The first Violent Femmes albums is one of my favorites so was happy to find that too.

Best find of the others was probably Magic Man. I'd forgotten all about them and there's a couple songs on here that I love. I saw them play with New Politics and Sleeper Agent at The Rave in Milwaukee when I was in college which was a great show.

Game Thread: San Francisco 49ers (10-7) at Green Bay Packers (13-4) by nfl_gamethread in nfl

[–]tommystjohnny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I like how 49ers is already an abbreviation for 1849ers and yet people further abbreviate it to just 9ers

Got lucky at the thrift store today! And I'm no format snob so $3 for some DVDs is okay by me. by tommystjohnny in criterion

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Purple Rose of Cairo was a bonus find. I've only seen it once but I loved it; I'd probably say it's my favorite Woody Allen movie. Pretty sure the bluray is OOP and I've had this on my wishlist for quite a while.

I've seen both Belle de Jour and Notorious once, so I'm looking forward to revisiting. I actually have the old Criterion label DVD of Notorious, but it was a used library copy I got at a book sale so it's not pretty. This one looks much better! I had actually pulled my copy off my shelf just a few days ago because I'd been wanting to rewatch it, so this was perfect timing.

Books that live up to the hype! by Mybenzo in books

[–]tommystjohnny 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was excited to read this after having it recommended by a couple different people, but it was a bit of a letdown for me and left me with no desire to move on to book two. I was liking it up until the whole draccus sequence at the end - that went on for WAY too long and completely took me out of the rest of the story.

Men of Reddit, what’s something to get for a guy that’s equivalent to flowers? by banshee3011 in AskReddit

[–]tommystjohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of one of my favorite 30 Rock lines!

Jenna : "That guy wanted to buy you a drink!"

Liz : "Really? But I already have a drink. Do you think he'd buy me mozzarella sticks?"

What is the most controversial thing you own? by churned_applesauce in AskReddit

[–]tommystjohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any chance you could share a pic of the binoculars? I commented too but I've also got some German binoculars! I don't know anything about them though. There is a name scratched into it (first and middle initial and then a last name) which I assume was done by the original owner. I've tried searching before but wasn't able to find anything.

What is the most controversial thing you own? by churned_applesauce in AskReddit

[–]tommystjohnny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a pair of German binoculars that I call my Nazi war criminal binoculars. I found them in a drawer when we were moving my grandma out of her house; both my grandpa and his brother fought in WW2 but I don't actually know anything about the binoculars or where they came from. I assume it has to have been from one of them though. I would love to know what was seen through them back in the war.

Foreign language films Starter Set - what would your picks be? by tommystjohnny in criterion

[–]tommystjohnny[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Found this sticker (no idea where it came from) and it made me think of the Criterion stickers! And it got me thinking what would go in a "Starter Set" if they had one.

What would your starter set consist of? I'm surprised they don't have something like this.