- collecting over 300 vacuum cleaners
- building a WWI tank (!)
- traveling the country in order to photograph hedges
- collecting a myriad of handsaws
- collecting > 7,500 different beer cans in 40 years
- visiting all 2,548 railway stations in England, Scotland and Wales
There are some absurdities like a dude who keeps track of the days on which he mows the lawn, too, but broadly speaking, those guys have incredible interests. I personally couldn't care less about vacuum cleaners, but I would certainly be interested in talking to a guy who built an effing tank in his spare time. That's basically the knowledge of a mechanical engineering degree, various crafts, and most certainly heaps of history on top. It's absolutely incredible. This guy is by all means a badass, and the other examples I mentioned are pretty fascinating too. Just consider the incredible amount of devotion those guys have!
Yet, the implication is that those dudes are losers, dull, probably never got laid their entire life, basement dwellers, and so on. But think about this: it is primarily men who catalogue information, and who want to get at the bottom of things. Is this dull? Well, there is one clear case in which a task that demands dedication and only offers an intellectual payoff is dull: if you are the typical female ditz who wastes half the day looking for shit to buy online, posing for Instagram, and leaving backhanded compliments on the Facebook wall of her "friends". To them, an exciting man drives a fancy car, is good looking, and blows a ton of money on frivolous things, and is generally rather irresponsible, kind of like a male Kim Kardashian.
Quite frankly, I don't care what a guy who builds a tank looks like. He'd be interesting to talk to anyway. However, how many women would you listen to if their looks weren't at least tolerable? And even among good-looking ones there are plenty where you'd rather bail than keep listening to their blather. Now imagine what happens if such a ditz, male or female, ends up working in the MSM and encounters men who have genuine interests. To them, it's completely crazy not to sink countless hours into various social media online, and not to spend your weekends getting shitfaced and trying to get laid. To them it's, like, what else would you do with your life? Sit at home and, like, "get things done"?
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