Super Sunday: What's in Your Closet?

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a trip to Canadian Tire last week to pick up some big plastic storage bins we decided to start purging and sorting out clutter from the apartment today. As I was going through old boxes I found a plethora of old computer parts, CD’s, VHS recordings of old TV shows and various other goodies. Whatever we didn’t toss, we’ll be giving to the UGM next weekend.

What Miss604 keeps in her closet
Modems for some fun BBS action.

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Zip disks for backups and Sony Mini disks for audio recording backups.

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Gentner switch for connecting telephone conference call audio to your computer for webcasting (my first techie job circa 1999/2000).

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A mix tape of CFOX‘s Top 99 of 1997 countdown.

So if you were to reach back into the dark, dusty corners of your closet, what would you find? Old clothing? Photo albums? Board games? Leave me a comment with some of your lost treasures if you would like to play along on this rainy Super Sunday afternoon.

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  1. Mario Sanchez CarrionSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 3:12pm PST

    I found an RCA [email protected] MP3 player. It was one of the first MP3 players around, and at a whopping 64MB of memory now totally worthless.

  2. shannonSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 4:26pm PST

    About two weeks ago I went on a cleaning rampage and tackled my closet. At the bottom of a stack of papers I found a headshot of Antonio Banderas from the movie Desperado. I was trying to figure out where such a thing could have come from as A. I’m not a fan of Mr. Banderas and his “acting” and B. I had never seen the movie. And then I remembered that for a brief 3 months I worked in a video warehouse on Annacis Island with a few friends and they had taped that photo to my locker and had “autographed” it. Why I held onto it for easily 8 years (which included a move from surrey to langley) I don’t know… I was going to take a pic of it but now it has mysteriously disappeared… sketchy to say the least.

  3. SamSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 4:46pm PST

    Whats up?

    Here’s my entry, I don’ know if it counts but it’s all in good fun. I did my bag instead of my closet. Cheers

    Go pittsburgh. :S

  4. Michael KwanSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 5:34pm PST

    I remember discovering some ancient NES games buried in the garage one day. That was certainly a blast from the past.

  5. ChrisSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 5:59pm PST

    I used to have a few VHS tapes of CBC’s Switchback with Stu Jeffries in my closet, but when I went to look during the commercial break, couldn’t find them.


    I hope I didn’t lose ’em… one of them has me co-hosting with Stu back when I was in Grade 6 or something like that.

  6. RobSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 7:51pm PST

    We did a major purge last year and in our basement was every box to every electronic item or kid’s toy we had bought for years.(You know, in case it had to be sent back for repair). It felt great to get rid of them. Two days later our printer died and I had to go find a box to sent in back to the factory.

  7. RossSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 8:32pm PST

    I did a big closet cleaning/purging a while ago. More than 2 dozen hard drives ranging from 40MB to 8GB. Probably 200′ of ethernet cables. Even an old ISA Soundblaster sound card (the thing was freaking HUGE). And of course, yearbooks. Most was donated, recycled or pitched out, but the yearbooks stayed.

  8. JonSunday, February 1st, 2009 — 8:40pm PST

    The US Robotics Sportster modems. Now that’s a blast from the past.

  9. JennySunday, February 1st, 2009 — 8:54pm PST

    I have a cassette tape of you singing ‘splish splash I was taking a bath…’ from 1985

  10. SteveMonday, February 2nd, 2009 — 2:45am PST

    Found 2 vhs tapes, long considered lost, of game 6 and 7 of the ’94 Stanley Cup final with bonus live coverage of the riots afterward from sports page (Shorthouse looks like he’s about 13).

  11. ColleenMonday, February 2nd, 2009 — 7:52am PST

    A couple of years ago, we moved my grandmother from the old house, to the new one she built next door. It was the grandkids job to gather everything and carry the boxes next door. I got the job of cleaning out the basement. It hadn’t been used since my dad left in the late 50’s. Disturbingly old porn, a souvenier handgrenade, a couple of english WWII helmets, and best of all my dad’s old liqour hidyhole. Most of the stuff wasn’t drinkable, but I did find a couple old bottles of scotch and whisky. 50+ year old good stuff.

  12. paulMonday, February 2nd, 2009 — 9:27am PST

    4 pairs of shoes new in the box (i stock up because it’s hard to find vegan shoes that don’t look like hippie shit), hobbit & lord of the rings books (1960s versions, from my mom), 2 studio monitors, 2 mboxes, possibly 100s of various instrument/audio cables, a fax machine that’s been broken for years, boxes from scotch bottles (now empty), and more plaid shirts than you can shake a stick at.

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