Darned, fandangled GAS

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Christopher Walrath, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Christopher Walrath

    Christopher Walrath Member

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    Why have one when you can ahve two at twice the price? Bought a second M645j at 4:21am this morning. Ya never know when something might happen to the one you already have. If I keep telling this to myself . . .
     
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    Well, when the bill comes will you be able to pay it?
     
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    I find my bouts with GAS go into remission when I'm shooting lots... get out there and make some pictures with them!! :D
     
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    Hmmm ... You may be on to something Suzanne! :tongue:
     
  5. Christopher Walrath

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    Not so much worried about paying for the camera, just for the viewfinder that I can now justify in buying another one of as well. Fortunately it came with the film charger and viewing glass included. Ooops, excuse me . . .
     
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    Let me just point out that prozac may be used to treat many compulsions, including the mood cycles that give rise to addictive shopping, and it is available in an inexpensive generic form.

    However, when describing your compulsion to your healthcare professional in order to solicit a prescription, please do be sure not to use our colloquial acronym. Medically speaking, what we have is photo-oniomania, not GAS.

    And no, oniomania has nothing to do with onanism, even though some of us have been known to press camera gear fondly against our bodies. It is a vicious cycle. If you do get new gear, you must not hug it, or your body will generate oxytocin and then your bank account will be drained.
     
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    That's great - thanks Keith! :D
     
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    It's tax season...I'm having a bout of gas myself...but thankfully I've gotten the okay from the significant other to have it!
     
  9. Christopher Walrath

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    Onomata-what? I dunno where you came up with that one, Keith, but nice. As to my significant other, if my beloved wife were to know that I just referred to her as my significant other she would probably significant me right in the others and that would REALLY produce some GAS. Non-photographic in all likelihood.
     
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    This might be the most accurate analysis of GAS I've ever seen. Thanks, I understand my disorder now much better! Now where did I put that Prozac...

    Antje
     
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    That reminds me of a bad poem :smile: ...

    Onomatopoeia,
    Every time I see ya,
    Crash bash boom bash ting-a-ling-ding!
     
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    GAS is good for you (and do you want to buy my Hassie?) :wink:
     
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    I want one also! What kind of camera is? It is a camera, right?!?
     
  14. Christopher Walrath

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    GAS subsided. Tax money gone. Back to work.
     
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    And I started photographing to get out of my prozac abuse :rolleyes: :smile:
     
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    lol

    Søren, you see, the most pragmatic way to deal with these compulsions is to gradually shift them to other compulsions which are not so expensive or damaging to your health. :rolleyes:
     
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    Like my 50 states earthworm collection.
     
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    Cool. I guess you'll have to buy a whole lot of interesting, different jugs for them to show them off, don't you? They come in different formats, right? And how about earthworm feed, which brand do you like best, personally?

    Antje