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Not without my Star Wars collection!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Frank n Beans, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Frank n Beans

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    I was playing some Call of Duty Sunday morning when I heard started hearing sirens. I live in a small city so it was somewhat weird but not unheard of. Then I noticed them getting louder and closer, so I looked outside to see three squad cars and two regular cars fly by and stop just a few houses down the road. At first I thought there was a chase, but then I saw an ambulance and fire truck show up. I walked outside to see if the guy flipped his truck or something and saw my neighbor's house two down from me with black smoke just pouring out of it. Standing out in my front yard watching this guy lose everything, including unfortunately one of his two dogs, I couldn't help but think what if that was my house. That got me thinking what would I grab if I only had a minute or two to get out. I decided the dog would follow me, so that would leave the cat and probably my backup hard drive with all the wedding pictures and my music and stuff on it. Aside from that, I couldn't carry it or it wasn't worth the risk of pulling it out.

    Focus: What would you make sure to grab if your house starting going up in flames?

    Alt-Focus: Have you ever had this happen to you?
     
  2. kuhjäger

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    My computer and my guns. Easily the most valuable things I own.

    But I would leave my ammunition. Make the firefighters' day just a little more exciting.
     
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    I second the guns. I would also grab my computer, all of my work and music are on it. I live in a one bedroom apartment so I really don't have too much stuff. Definitely nothing thats irreplaceable besides maybe what's on my hard drive. I have a friend whose house burned down, and he grabbed all of his sports memorabilia. He re built the house with the exact same floor plan from the ground up, which I though was a little weird. I would have definitely would have found something to change.
     
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    I happened to be at my grandparents house when they had a fire completely destroy the inside of their house. Being eight years old at the time I was most concerned about the new Beanie Baby, who's tag said that the leopard and I had the same birthday, I acquired on that trip, so I had a fireman go inside and fetch it out for me.

    Nowadays, I would be more concerned about my laptop and some family pictures.
     
  6. shegirl

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    Pets are a no brainer. My jewelry box because the rings my Aunt and Grandmother gave me are in it. That's really about it. All the other shit can be replaced because my photo albums are kept in a box out in the shop.

    I would also make sure Carlos, my Pool Boy made it out. What? I need him.
     
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    I'd grab my computer and the box of pictures of my childhood. When it comes down to it though I would be just fine if I weren't able to save anything. Sure I would loose all my pictures from my computer, and all my music would be gone. I wouldn't have those memories from my childhood in that box. But they're just things...the real memories are stored away in my head.
     
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    Focus
    1. pictures, old family, irreplaceable kind
    2. guns
    3. computers
    4. my lightsaber (Darth Vader's)
    5. pets, they're first
    6. copper saute pan, that I paid way too much for
    7. clothes, if I have time. (I don't want to have to worry about what I'll wear tomorrow)
    8. wallet (probably going to spend the night somewhere, try and explain to the dipshit behind the counter at the motel where your ID is)
    9. hand tools (they're fucking expensive)
    10. anything within reach
    11. car keys

    Not in any particular order, but I can do all this in one fast trip. Maybe two.

    Anti-focus

    I lost everything worth anything to a burglar.
    I'd rather it all burn than think of some fucker wearing my HOOTER'S t-shirts.
     
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    My Marlin 336 and my Fender Esquire.
     
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    If at my apartment:
    My laptop and external hard drive

    If at my parents:
    My coin collection, yeah yeah I know. But its probably worth well over $5000 by now anyways
     
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    I have a really nice collection of signed books I'd want to save, but the collection is too heavy and bulky for me to carry out, so I'd probably go with my signed copies of My Senator and Me (signed by Ted Kennedy and his inappropriately named dog "Splash") and The 50th Law (signed by 50 Cent and Robert Greene).

    Wouldn't they survive the fire?
     
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    They will need some serious restoration, which costs and is covered on the policy as well as long as the limits are adaquate.

    Back to focus.
     
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    The only thing aside from my phone and wallet (which would probably be in a pair of pants already anyway) that I can think of would be my Strat. I'd take my computer if I somehow could make two trips, but since it's a tower It'd be pretty difficult to grab both. The computer's just a collection of parts anyway.
     
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    Jeez don't any of you people have insurance?

    I'd just make sure I got the cats out. Though they would probably rather sit in the corner hissing at me for trying to get them up and burn to death than let me save them.

    oh, and my fleshlight. duh.
     
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    Laptop hardrive full of scripts, essays and personal information.
    My paperwork (passports, etc..)
    My Fender Stratocaster (which I got 2nd hand at a great price, love that baby).

    That's it for me. My life is all on the computer since all I do is write. Maybe if this were 40 years ago I'd have to haul-ass a huge, heavy Iron type-writer and a bunch of manuscripts.
     
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    Boxing DVDs [about five binders] because its taken me five years to amass this collection.
    iPod [15000 songs, taken me about 7 years to amass that collection and most of the music isnt on my computer]
     
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    Like most men with a penis and two functioning balls, I'd get the guns first, then my laptop. If I had enough time I'd try to drive my car into the burning house as well. Might as well get something useful from the house fire. I don't really need to worry about the dogs. They'll get out just fine.
     
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    Dude, we ALMOST had the same answer!
     
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    Am I the only one who would run out of the house screaming like a little girl with nothing but the the clothes on my back (and by the way, the specific reason I never sleep naked is in case there is a fire - I am a planner).

    I guess I would probably elbow my husband on the way out, but only because he is a really sound sleeper.
     
  20. dixiebandit69

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    OK, so no one is actually going to try to put out the fire? I GARAN-FUCKING-TEE YOU that I would do ANYTHING within my power to put it out. There isn't a water hose nearby?
    I understand if the whole structure is in flames that it would be a lost cause, but if you have the option of running back into/lingering in a burning building, don't you think you should try to cut your losses by putting out the fire?
    I've been involved in car fires before, and I was just interested in putting the fire out, not what I could salvage.

    Basically, I'm saying that as long as my loved ones or pets are out of harms way, I would focus my attention elsewhere.