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    Out of post holiday boredom this morning, I found this list of unusual hobbies. A couple of them seem maybe marginally legal or ethical, and some seem more normal. I need a new hobby but Extreme Ironing or Mooing probably aren’t going to interest me. Whaddya got?

    https://stupidhobby.com/unusual-hobbies/

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    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

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    Oh dear! I think I indulge in at least four of those on the list.
    But Scrabble being weird? that's weird!

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    If those are weird I wonder what he deems "normal"? To me, weird is hobbies like Golf, watching other people play sports or Mall Strolling. Now those ​are weird!

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    I also have engaged in several of those activities.

    But the one that caught my eye was Witchcraft. I think exploring in that direction would be fascinating. A new approach to science, sorta. And it fits in with my spirituality. I'm not churchy at all, but identify with (if anything) the Druids.
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    British sports cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    British sports cars
    Been there, done that, got the SU synchronizer.

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    A favorite comedian of mine, Bill Burr, always tries to stay in hotel rooms that have a view of an airport. His “hobby” is listening to ATC, watching with binoculars, and using a flight ID app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

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    Dude . . . like pictures or paintings of them upon their death. ewwww gross...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    If those are weird I wonder what he deems "normal"? To me, weird is hobbies like Golf, watching other people play sports or Mall Strolling. Now those ​are weird!
    Golf is the stupidest sh17 ever....yeah, and yelling at sports on tv is a close second.
    In the US this perverted idea of “blood and soil” over “constitutional principles” is the most radical and anti-democratic and anti-Conservative idea I have heard in my lifetime.

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    I was thinking of taking up collecting insects, or Astrophotography, like with this guy.
    In the US this perverted idea of “blood and soil” over “constitutional principles” is the most radical and anti-democratic and anti-Conservative idea I have heard in my lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMike View Post
    Dude . . . like pictures or paintings of them upon their death. ewwww gross...
    likely the wallet sized folding kind.
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    Many of you have already STARTED down the road to witchcraft...

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    Wooden boats are a fairly unusual hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    Wooden boats are a fairly unusual hobby.

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    how odd arguing gun control on esoteric forum dedicated ostensibly to the design, building, and repair of woodenboats?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    "Arguing With People Online"

    Everyone here is guilty of that!
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    Does milling the wood from an apple tree into plank and framing timber for a 1/16th (3/4" to the foot) model of an open boat count?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I fly drones for fun
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    What about toy photography? This was taken right by the pull up bar, under the pecan tree.

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    I’m thinking about delving into 3D printing. I already do a lot of 3D computer modeling, but I’ve always thought who needs a Buddha statue or a little plastic toy boat. But I’m starting to see more real uses for it like vac hose/tool adapters, or specialized connectors or hinges, etc. But the biggest problem is space. Living in a small house in the city has its disadvantages. Now if I could just throw out her wall of cookbooks…

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwsmith View Post
    "arguing with people online"

    everyone here is guilty of that!
    Am Not!!!
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    3d printing ... I build model boats (how unusual is that?) but I think at this stage I'd sooner export the odd 3d files for 3rd party printing.

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    ^ a brother of mine bought into two bays at an industrial park.. between milling, welding, computers, and yes, 3D printing, he's still running out of room.. but oh, the fun!

    eta: the motorcycles, bicycles, boats, and jeeps are at his home. (-:

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    British sports cars
    Weird? I've had at least one since '68.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I collect pictures of dead presidents and can recommend the practice.

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    We had a neighbor who was recently arrived from England when I was a kid. Her comment on US money was to say, "it's all so bloody morbid (heavy London accent here)...they're all dead​!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
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    I have a bunch of the usual hobbies. On the more unusual side I suppose would be my flintknapping- I make arrowheads, spear points and blades. I also make corn dollies from wheat straw- only started a year ago and quickly ran out of straw but I've grown plenty this year. And I collect skulls- probably have close to a hundred. I suppose that's a bit unusual. One of my grand daughters wants to do the same. I love that kid JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    We had a neighbor who was recently arrived from England when I was a kid. Her comment on US money was to say, "it's all so bloody morbid (heavy London accent here)...they're all dead​!"
    To be fair, the portraits on our folding money are of dead people.
    However, every one of them was a person of considerable merit.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Oh dear! I think I indulge in at least four of those on the list.
    But Scrabble being weird? that's weird!

    Scrabble?

    How do they rank Perquackey?

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    I believe we also don't put living person's on our stamps.

    Elevating someone to that status during their lifetime imparts too much unearned power.
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    Did Farnarkeling make the list? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X454D3Fzwso JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    likely the wallet sized folding kind.
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    No sh17 . . .
    In the US this perverted idea of “blood and soil” over “constitutional principles” is the most radical and anti-democratic and anti-Conservative idea I have heard in my lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    However, every one of them was a person of considerable merit.
    If memory serves, all but Lincoln were enslavers. So people of considerable despotism & cruelty would also be an apt description.

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    Brewing beer at home ain't a hobby. Various friends do it and its serious and has a payday , of sorts.
    Did ya'll know its legal here to own a still and make yer own spirits too.....
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