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   Doctor who wrote a book about 'decluttering' admits to owning 350 shoes, but, she said, "they're neatly arranged". Well, that's okay then

19 Nov 2012 06:55 AM   |   3274 clicks   |   The New York Times
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WelldeadLink     
I don't use the NY Times.
Dr. who?

18 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
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Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
175 pairs of shoes? So, she's a female.

18 Nov 2012 07:59 PM
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Red Shirt Blues     

WelldeadLink: Dr. who?


18 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
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Biscuit Tin    [TotalFark]  
Shoe-collecting seems like more of a Captain Jack Harkness thing, to me.

18 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
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Lorelle    [TotalFark]  
One of the episodes of one of those hoarding programs (can't recall which one) featured a guy who had collected thousands of beer cans...by the end of the program, he had his collection neatly arranged on custom-built shelves...it actually looked pretty nice.

18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
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OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

Red Shirt Blues: WelldeadLink: Dr. who?


media.tumblr.com

18 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
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jake_lex    [TotalFark]  
Good for her her closet is an extradimensional space, so there's plenty of room.

18 Nov 2012 11:52 PM
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quatchi     
Physician heal thyself or sommat.

/Can't take shoe threads seriously.

18 Nov 2012 11:53 PM
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PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  
The first question. Hidden in plain sight.

19 Nov 2012 12:04 AM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
2.bp.blogspot.com

19 Nov 2012 12:09 AM
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Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
I have three pairs of shoes. I'd have two, but when I have to dress up, you really need black or brown.

Women be crazy.

19 Nov 2012 12:35 AM
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Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  
Let me guess, her closet is bigger on the inside.

19 Nov 2012 12:40 AM
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Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  
It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.

19 Nov 2012 02:39 AM
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pissedoffmick    [TotalFark]  
Subby needs to look up "clutter".

19 Nov 2012 02:45 AM
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L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
I've just been collecting cats.

19 Nov 2012 03:59 AM
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Slaxl    [TotalFark]  
I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.

19 Nov 2012 06:27 AM
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Aar1012     

Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.


What if they only have one foot?

19 Nov 2012 07:01 AM
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Slaxl    [TotalFark]  

Aar1012: Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.

What if they only have one foot?


Someone with only one foot can't get around as easily to keep his place clean and tidy... ah-hah, see? There's always an answer!

19 Nov 2012 07:04 AM
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saintstryfe     
It's not clutter if you use them.

19 Nov 2012 07:06 AM
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phrawgh     
Her closet looks so small from the outside.

19 Nov 2012 07:07 AM
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LordOfThePings     
24.media.tumblr.com
fashionablygeek.com

19 Nov 2012 07:12 AM
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fuligin     
Yup, I definitely have this problem. (Not an extreme hoarder, thankfully.) I mean, I have an entire BIN of cardboard tubes. Because... because fark you, that's why.

I attempted to redeem myself by having my niece paint some during craft time (we made "spot-o-scopes"). But yeah, really need to drop the rest off at her preschool. It'll be like a little cardboard tube painting sweatshop. Aw.

19 Nov 2012 07:14 AM
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BigBooper     

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.


Steam just had a bunch of THQ games including Metro 2033, Home Front, Warhammer 40k Space Marine, and a bunch of others: $10 for the lot.

I have no idea when I'll be able to play them all. Damn you Steam!!!!

/note to self. Never pay full price for a game

19 Nov 2012 07:18 AM
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skantea     
Anybody who has moved recently can tell you how good it feels to get rid of useless stuff. It's like purging. If you haven't worn or used it it in 2 years, donate it.

/tax breaks...

19 Nov 2012 07:21 AM
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denbroc     
i.dailymail.co.uk

/Meh.

19 Nov 2012 07:22 AM
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Neondistraction     

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.


If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.

19 Nov 2012 07:22 AM
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bunner     
Every year, I try and get All My Stuff™ into two piles and bin the chaff. Overdue.

19 Nov 2012 07:24 AM
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Milo Minderbinder     
Note to Subby: shoe quantities are almost always expressed in pairs. Saying someone has 350 shoes is a bit like saying I have 20 shirt-sleeves.

19 Nov 2012 07:30 AM
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wrenchboy     

Neondistraction: If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.


Not me. But I am sure you have plenty in your porn folder.

19 Nov 2012 07:33 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
Well, the doctor *is* a female. 350 is kind of lowballing it, if you ask me...

19 Nov 2012 07:40 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

Biscuit Tin: Shoe-collecting seems like more of a Captain Jack Harkness thing, to me.


Nah. Ianto Jones. He seemed to be the biatch in that relationship...

19 Nov 2012 07:41 AM
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farkplug     
FTFA:

"In clearing my own clutter, I realized my late husband - who often asked me, "How many rolls of paper towels and toilet paper do you really need?" - had collecting problems of his own. I uncovered old cans of paint, picture frames and books he found on the street, all manner of wood, boxes of chipped crystal, every version of every song and show he ever wrote (he was a lyricist and playwright), and bags of our twin sons' memorabilia since preschool (they're now 42)."

Even the rest seems pretty normal, but I wouldn't call saving any form of your art or your children's memorabilia hoarding at all. Heartless wench.

19 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
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snowshovel     
This is simple. A large collection of things you like is a hobby. A large collection of something that you don't like that someone else has is hoarding; this other person is usually your spouse.

19 Nov 2012 07:51 AM
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Mija     

fuligin: Yup, I definitely have this problem. (Not an extreme hoarder, thankfully.) I mean, I have an entire BIN of cardboard tubes. Because... because fark you, that's why.

I attempted to redeem myself by having my niece paint some during craft time (we made "spot-o-scopes"). But yeah, really need to drop the rest off at her preschool. It'll be like a little cardboard tube painting sweatshop. Aw.


"Because fark you, that's why." LOL I love that. I sew and I am saving the empty thread spools. Why throw them away when i can donate them to a kindergarten or something? You can make necklaces, Christmas decorarions, etc. I'm so glad I am not the only one who thinks like that. My husband thinks it!s a little weird to save them.

19 Nov 2012 07:54 AM
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182     

Relatively Obscure: 175 pairs of shoes? So, she's a female.


came here for that....leaving satisfied.

19 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
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ComicBookGuy     
Females like shoes, among other things...

19 Nov 2012 08:28 AM
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CognaciousThunk     
googled for image, she looks like Tonya Harding. No crazy in THAT gene pool....

19 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
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lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.


Because he'd be missing a shoe.

19 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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Incredulous    [TotalFark]  
Subby went digging for an article from a year ago? Awesome!

19 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
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wambu     
Luke 4:23

19 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
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dready zim     
Maybe he has to clear out some of the back rooms of the tardis?

19 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
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tdyak     
farm2.static.flickr.com

19 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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Neondistraction     

wrenchboy: Neondistraction: If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.

Not me. But I am sure you have plenty in your porn folder.


Not as much as you might think. Porn accounts for less than 10% of my used hard drive space.

19 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
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Edymnion     
Ah Fark, I came here to say I didn't make it past Doctor Who in the title, only to find I've been beaten to it a half dozen times over.

I love you guys.

19 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
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Edymnion     
Let me see, I'm a guy and I own more pairs of shoes than I care to admit, but I have a good excuse!

1. Basic loafers. Black.
2. Dress shoes, shiny black.
3. Steel toed work boots.
4. Vibram Five Finger toe shoes.
5. Sandals.
6. Flip flops.
7. Costume boots, steampunk.
8. Costume boots, basic black.
9. Costume boots, wading boots to be covered with whatever decoration I need for this year's Dragon*Con costume.

A third of my shoes are for costumes to wear on Halloween or to Dragon*Con. It doesn't count as being bad when they're chick magnet shoes!

19 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
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tkirby     
biatches love shoes.

19 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
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E5bie     
Ah, how much first-world suffering could be averted if we could only find a cure for 1) eating too much and getting fat, 2) buying too much and owning a house full of stuff.

If only. *sigh* But perhaps if we talk about it an awful lot, somebody will finally discover an answer.

19 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
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12349876     

E5bie: Ah, how much first-world suffering could be averted if we could only find a cure for 1) eating too much and getting fat, 2) buying too much and owning a house full of stuff.

If only. *sigh* But perhaps if we talk about it an awful lot, somebody will finally discover an answer.


Go back to third world status. We're still shackled to a large degree by our hunter/gatherer brains.

19 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
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Madame Psychosis    [TotalFark]  
Hoarders is my guilty TV pleasure. I can't get enough of that show, but my husband hates watching it because he says it makes him itchy and he wants to jump up and start frantically cleaning the house.

If I had Dr. Zasio's income, I'd probably have an obscene number of shoes, too. If hubby can fill a 3-car garage with classic car projects, then I can have a closet full of shoes. And then only wear my converse to work because a 90 minute commute in heels with a manual transmission sucks.

19 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
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Clemkadidlefark     
Ex wife says "Rookie"

19 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
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