What's your latest [non-technology] purchase?




I like older stuff because it was built by companies and people who cared what they were doing, thus the quality and materials are better, and they last much longer. Sure it can take servicing and maintenance to keep something old working, but it works better than the crappy disposable modern stuff. For example my fountain pens, many of the older ones I use came from the factory with 25 year, if not lifetime warranties. Try finding a pen with a 25 year warranty now.
It was a period correct solid 14k gold watch chain for my grandfathers' pocket watch.

Hello, little man. Boy, I sure heard a bunch about you. See, I was a good friend of your dad's. We were in that Hanoi pit of hell together for over five years. Hopefully, you'll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are in a situation like me and your dad were, for as long as we were, you take on certain responsibilities of the other. If it had been me who had not made it, Major Coolidge would be talking right now to my son Jim. But the way it turned out is I'm talking to you, Butch. I got something for ya. This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-grandfather during the first world war. It was bought in a little general store in Knoxville, Tennessee, made by the first company to ever make wrist watches. Up until then, people just carried pocket watches. It was bought by Private Doughboy Ryan Coolidge the day he set sail for Paris. This was your great-grandfather's war watch, and he wore it every day he was in the war. Then when he had done his duty, he went home to your great-grandmother, took the watch and put it in an old coffee can. And in that can it stayed 'til your granddad Dane Coolidge was called upon by his country to go overseas and fight the Germans once again. This time they called it World War Two. Your great-granddad gave this watch to your granddad for good luck. Unfortunately, Dane's luck wasn't as good as his old man's. Dane was a Marine and he was killed along with all the other Marines at the battle of Wake Island. Your granddad was facing death, and he knew it. None of those boys had any illusions about ever leaving that island alive. So three days before the Japanese took the island, your granddad asked a gunner on an Air Force transport named Winocki, a man he had never met before in his life, to deliver to his infant son, who he had never seen in the flesh, his gold watch. Three days later, your grandfather was dead. But Winocki kept his word. After the war was over, he paid a visit to your grandmother, delivering to your infant father, his Dad's gold watch. This watch. This watch was on your Daddy's wrist when he was shot down over Hanoi. He was captured and put in a Vietnamese prison camp. He knew if the gooks ever saw the watch that it'd be confiscated; taken away. The way your Dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes were gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something. His ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

I wish I had a family heirloom like that, especially a pocketwatch. Consider yourself a lucky guy for owning something that special.
I bought the damn wifi adapter and the the computer broke FUCK YOU COMPUTER.
^You talk about toilet paper a lot...:D
I am the mighty Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole! I come from Lake Titicaca! My people, our bungholes, we have no TP. I need TP! You must surrender all your TP to me! I must bring it!...to Nicaraguaaaaaaaguaaaaaagua. Do you have agua for my bunghole?! There will be more bungholes after me!


(No, really, though...that was my last purchase. I guess it's fresh on my mind.)
Have you been drinking? Or maybe smoking some funny looking cigarettes? Or hanging out near people doing same?
Either youtube is down or my computer is broken so I can't see it and while I assumed she was quoting something to quote something quite that... special I think the same applies. :-D
I just bought this to get us back on track and well I wanted ice cream...

Thought I'd try one of McDonald's new angus burgers, so I got the bacon & cheese angus burger* with fries and a Mr. Pibb.

I miss getting the soggy, greasier fries from their old oil formula...now they are too crispy and fluffy, but tasteless.