Lion of the Blogosphere


Based on this review, it sounds like I would make less money per hour scanning and packing my crap than I make per hour at my crappy job, so maybe it’s more efficient to just throw all of those old CDs into the garbage.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 3, 2019 at 9:59 AM

Posted in Technology

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  1. Besides musical instruments lying in your bedroom, books with academic and intellectual value are the only apparent things worthy of hoarding/collecting (the same thing, one word has a negative connotation and the other doesn’t), because they have resale value.

    Do you have vintage clothing, LPs and furniture that could be salvaged in a post scarcity, glut n smut world? No, then all other items should be discarded to organizations like the Salvation NAM & Homeless Army.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    December 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM

  2. Doing things like this has only ever made sense if you’re either broke, or you derive some positive psychic value from knowing that your items will be enjoyed by others.

    Sometimes I regret throwing my old video games in the trash. There are people who are dedicated collectors of this stuff, and I’m ambivalent towards that hobby. I have nostalgia for the old games and can respect preserving them. But I also think those collectors ought to be doing something more worthwhile.

    In the end, I’d probably still opt to toss it all, given the same circumstances. It always happens when I’m moving and already tired of packing and loading things, so I just start tossing more and more crap.


    December 3, 2019 at 10:45 AM

  3. That is one way to look at it. But this isn’t just about labor. These are assets that you purchased, and one could look at the choice as tossing them out for nothing vs getting a partial monetary return on these items you no longer use. And can you really just pick up extra hours at your work whenever you want or are you limited by a fixed hours of work per week that you have to put in anyway? If the latter, then the comparison is not your regular job but some side freelancing gig you pick up that while also probably paying more would involve a certain amount of time and aggravation to find and secure.


    December 3, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    • Sometimes you can get paid $100 to attend a one-hour marketing panel or focus group.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 3, 2019 at 11:14 AM

      • For a single guy with little prospects in marriage and fathering in the future, a job should only provide a sustenance and rent money to you. If you want accumulate more stuff, then you might need to find additional income. But you’re looking to decluttring, not cluttr moar.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 3, 2019 at 11:40 AM

      • Damn, you make it sound depressing.


        December 3, 2019 at 1:16 PM

      • Yes, those things are great. Like taste-testing new food products. In the early 90s once they gave me a small envelope with a folded 50 in it just for tasting samples of different wine coolers in about an hour or less. The best part was witnessing the labcoated guy at the door turning away wouldbe tasters who were even a minute late. He sternly told them they had been told they had to be on time and shut the door in their face (no doubt relying on some unseen-by-me security). One who was turned away was hysterical. I loved it because I think people who are late do it as a conscious or subconscious entitlement and I have no sympathy for them.

        What bothers me is I can’t remember how I found out about it and/or was invited. It’s a dream job and I want to get on the list again.

        Coconut Guava Sangria Cool Breeze Refresher

        December 5, 2019 at 8:27 PM

  4. I bet anyone could make more money by just going without coffee for a week.

    Incidentally, Lion, some Sailer commenters in the London terrorism thread have gone off on a tangent about Jewish women being the new incels, losing out to asian women in competing for Jewish men. Any thoughts?


    December 3, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    • Only men are incels. The Jewish women are sleeping with alphas, Jewish or gentile, doesn’t matter. They’re probably glad that the Asian women are taking the boring out-of-shape Jewish beta-male accountants.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 3, 2019 at 11:36 AM

      • Catherine Rampell’s husband isn’t alpha.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 3, 2019 at 11:48 AM

      • Catherine Rampell’s husband is a lot taller than her. Would she have married him if he were short? I don’t think so.

        Also, he’s a professor at Columbia. Would she have married him if he were a professor at Rutgers? I don’t think so.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 3, 2019 at 2:43 PM

      • Sergey Brin & Zuckerberg & Murdoch aren’t Beta.
        In major metro rich cities, Asian women snag successful white men. Asian women want kids with white genes and have perfected a false feminine act.

        Neil Haversham

        December 3, 2019 at 2:41 PM

      • “Also, he’s a professor at Columbia. Would she have married him if he were a professor at Rutgers? I don’t think so”

        It’s relative status, but that doesn’t mean he’s alpha.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 3, 2019 at 3:41 PM

      • He’s an alpha among economics professors.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 3, 2019 at 3:43 PM

      • Ok, so finally it’s agreed upon that alpha is a nebulous term that can have a different context different from the gaming/manosphere world of bedding lots of women due to physique and body language.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 3, 2019 at 3:50 PM

      • “Asian women snag successful white men. Asian women want kids with white genes and have perfected a false feminine act.”

        Weirdly that seems to be true, even in China.

        Mike Street Station

        December 7, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    • What thread at Sailer doesn’t go off on a Jewish tangent?


      December 3, 2019 at 4:52 PM

      • Catherine looks about the same as Kamala. Somewhat similar face features and very similar skin color.

        My 2c

        December 4, 2019 at 9:46 AM

  5. Just take all your CDs, DVDs, even any VHS tapes you happen to have lying around, box ’em up and drop ’em off at Goodwill.


    December 3, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    • Or the Salvation NAM & Homeless Army, which is a catchy name for goodwill.

      Here’s a fake news propaganda that charity organizations are spear headed by value transference parasites. It’s fake, purportedly, but liberals ought to get a taste of their own medicine.

      In this day of age, with so much excess and waste in America, you should not handover a single penny to these charity bogus groups. Instead, Whole Foods and Best Buy should be donating their overstock food and equipment to those who can’t afford to shop in these places.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      December 3, 2019 at 1:41 PM

      • Communities should tell big box stores that if they want to move in, they must donate overstock


        December 4, 2019 at 1:19 PM

  6. Kamala Harris, she dead.

    The world just wasn’t woke enough for her. Goddang racist muhfuhhgaz. 😭😉😖


    December 3, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    • Actually, the woke hate Kamala because she was a prosecutor. My woke SJW cousin and his woke SJW friend are always “liking”/re-tweeting tweets from Antifa types saying things like “Kamala Harris is a f—in’ PIG.”


      December 3, 2019 at 2:34 PM

      • You’re right. I’m a failure doing woke impersonations. I’m worse than that sock-puppet.


        December 3, 2019 at 4:53 PM

  7. I’ve made good pocket money selling junk. If you can get $ for CD’s, do it! It feels great to get money for worthless junk. If you can buy yourself a good meal with the $, it’s worth it.

    BTW, some old video games + consoles are worth hundreds of $’s (but not CD’s).

    Neil Haversham

    December 3, 2019 at 2:27 PM

  8. I still have some old vinyl LP’s that are 30 or 40 years old, but I don’t have a record player. They are stashed out of sight somewhere.


    December 3, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    • Get a turntable and hook it up to some powered computer speakers. Fun, and hip.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 3, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    • Why don’t you sell them? You might fetch in more money than Lion scanning and uploading his items to be sold.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      December 3, 2019 at 2:56 PM

  9. You may have a Diogenes’ syndrom


    December 3, 2019 at 4:44 PM

  10. In most big cities there are still a couple used CD and book shops where you can hand a clerk a big box of stuff, then they spend a few minutes with a barcode scanner and a computer, and then tell you how much store credit you can have. I got several really interesting things I never would have found any other way than by perusing shelves of 40 year old stuff and cashing in my $13 of store credit. Used bookstores and CD stores are loaded with huge amounts of interesting stuff that are simply not on ebay and Amazon.

    For other sorts of stuff, if it’s worth less than about $175 it’s more hassle to sell than it’s worth. You have to deal with broke morons, or crazy people who want to meet at 6AM. For some items you can walk into a pawn shop and get a little money.


    December 3, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    • Lion doesn’t want store credit to purchase more CDLP.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      December 4, 2019 at 8:50 AM

  11. If you have a lot of stuff that you’re not using, don’t waste time (or make it harder) by trying to get every last penny you can for it. If you can sell it and get something for it then fine. But the real goal should be to get rid of things you don’t need.


    December 5, 2019 at 12:54 AM

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