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2013-01-16 06:49:02 PM
WTF?  Did his shiat just start collapsing on him?  There must have been some moment where he was like, hey, I'm getting stuck, maybe this is finally the point where I can't have anymore stuff.  Or did his feet get stuck first, then his torso etc?  How did he call for help?
 
2013-01-16 07:10:05 PM
If only there was some sort of TV show that raised awareness of things like this.
 
2013-01-16 07:29:41 PM

jehovahs witness protection: If only there was some sort of TV show that raised awareness of things like this.


Eh, the folks that need to see it are the ones that can't find the tv.
 
2013-01-16 07:31:18 PM
When the chainsaw was running, the guy screamed to the rescuers, "Hey! No don't! I need that!"
 
2013-01-16 07:35:17 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: When the chainsaw was running, the guy screamed to the rescuers, "Hey! No don't! I need that!"


I LOL'ed

/Seriously, I feel bad for these people
 
2013-01-16 07:35:37 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: When the chainsaw was running, the guy screamed to the rescuers, "Hey! No don't! I need that!"


This would be more funny if it weren't likely to be true.

/child of a hoarder
 
2013-01-16 07:35:37 PM
(shudder)

I don't understand hoarders. And I don't want to.
 
2013-01-16 07:36:16 PM
I am sorry, but this is hilarious.. LOL!!!
 
2013-01-16 07:37:58 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-16 07:38:57 PM

ambassador_ahab: How did he call for help?


It's too bad there wasn't like an article or video describing how he got help. Maybe next time.

Seriously, articles like this make me want to go home and start scrubbing down my apartment.
 
2013-01-16 07:40:00 PM
Canada, where even the newscasters are polite.
 
2013-01-16 07:40:29 PM

Madman drummers bummers: media.tumblr.com


Hodor!
 
2013-01-16 07:41:43 PM
I'm not a hoarder, but that does look like my garage.
 
2013-01-16 07:43:18 PM
the man's home had no working heat nor electricity

I bet it was well insulated.
 
2013-01-16 07:46:34 PM

ambassador_ahab: How did he call for help?


On day 2 he came across a stash of relatively fresh AA batteries. Fortunately, he took some with him because on day 5, after he'd survived the encounter with the local fauna, he came across an a pair of unopened two way radios.
 
2013-01-16 07:46:42 PM

Gilligann: the man's home had no working heat nor electricity


Like Robinson Crusoe, it's primitive as can be.
 
2013-01-16 07:50:35 PM
Is this a repeat from 1947??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers
 
2013-01-16 07:50:49 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: (shudder)

I don't understand hoarders. And I don't want to.



Aside from my bed, couch, and computer desk, I can fit everything I own in my car...

/ I probably have the hoarding gene
// ...but I actively fight against it.
 
2013-01-16 07:51:20 PM
I knew a horder whose house burned down. The schadenfreude was epic
 
2013-01-16 07:52:06 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Gilligann: the man's home had no working heat nor electricity

Like Robinson Crusoe, it's primitive as can be.


You are my favorite Mistie/Farker for a reason.

/Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter
 
2013-01-16 07:53:39 PM
Fibber McGee lives.
 
2013-01-16 07:56:03 PM

Oldiron_79: I knew a horder whose house burned down. The schadenfreude was epic


Did they save the ashes?
 
2013-01-16 07:59:27 PM

Mog32Kupo: You are my favorite Mistie/Farker for a reason.


*fistbump*

Cheers, mang!


Mog32Kupo: /Hitchin' up the buggy, churnin' lots of butter


Raised a barn on Monday!
SOON I'LL RAISE ANOTHER!
 
2013-01-16 08:01:12 PM
There's gotta be some flattened dead animals somewhere in that place.
 
2013-01-16 08:01:17 PM
Rumpertumpskin: Oldiron_79: I knew a horder whose house burned down. The schadenfreude was epic

Did they save the ashes?


He was in a nursing home shortly afterwords
 
2013-01-16 08:03:36 PM
I keep waiting for my hoarder aunt to make Fark. That will be her final F-you to the rest of the family, it will take many many dumpsters to empty that house. Whatever, my cousin said I can have the 56 bel air, it doesn't run, but I can fix that.
 
2013-01-16 08:03:48 PM
Something similar happened to me once. I survived the week by eating my mother's preserves and preserved my sanity by dribbling a basketball that was barely within reach of my free hand. I made a game of it, seeing how many times I could bounce the ball in a day, then trying to break that
record.
 
2013-01-16 08:05:16 PM

Gough: Is this a repeat from 1947??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers


No joke, this guy very nearly went out the same way. He's lucky they found him. I hope he gets help.
 
2013-01-16 08:09:41 PM

jehovahs witness protection: If only there was some sort of TV show that raised awareness of things like this.


My mother and my brother are hoarders like this. I feel disgusted whenever I visit either of there places. My mother likes to watch the show hoarders to see people who are worse than her while doing nothing to help her own problem. From what I've seen the show actually promotes the problem as it seems to make them feel ok with the the problem since they see they are not the only ones. I've begged and begged my father to stop just letting her collect crap, but he's soo used to it and doesn't want to put up with my mother when she's angry so it's less stressful to just deal with it.
 
2013-01-16 08:12:11 PM
A chainsaw?
what?
A motherfarking chainsaw?
What?
 
2013-01-16 08:18:25 PM
This whole hoarding thing is just beyond comprehension. I have trouble believing that it's actually a real thing but the evidence suggests that somehow, amazingly, it is. Scary ass shiat, seriously.
 
2013-01-16 08:19:04 PM

ambassador_ahab: WTF? Did his shiat just start collapsing on him? There must have been some moment where he was like, hey, I'm getting stuck, maybe this is finally the point where I can't have anymore stuff.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-16 08:20:10 PM
Did it look like this? I'm filtered at work.

uploads.neatorama.com
 
2013-01-16 08:24:00 PM

yayamon: Did it look like this? I'm filtered at work.

[uploads.neatorama.com image 500x322]


Not quite... None of that trash is above head level.

/At least the picture
//Video doesn't work for me
 
2013-01-16 08:24:45 PM

mizchief: A chainsaw?
what?
A motherfarking chainsaw?
What?


One does not simply walk into hoarder.
 
2013-01-16 08:30:49 PM

Indubitably: Jument: This whole hoarding thing is just beyond comprehension. I have trouble believing that it's actually a real thing but the evidence suggests that somehow, amazingly, it is. Scary ass shiat, seriously.

I know, right?


I knew one once. He was a professor of mine. I was doing a summer job and had to deliver softener salt to his house. The first thing that greeted you when you pulled up was his lawn had no fewer than 6 or 7 lawnmowers parked there. Someone had mowed around them. Then on the front porch was at least a year's worth of newspapers. Then when you went inside it was stacked with every imaginable piece of junk all the way to the ceiling. There was a narrow walk path through the place. In the kitchen I saw at least 10 coffee pots. On and on. When he died his relatives called the department at the university to get help cleaning his place out. Presumably there were uncountable numbers of old books and journals that would be of value to the library. His office was the same way. You could not see him in his office. The secretary had a story about the time she heard his phone ringing and thought she'd step in and pick it up for him as she walked by. Even with the phone ringing for a considerable time (no voicemail back then) she could not find the phone.
 
2013-01-16 08:33:50 PM

Jument: This whole hoarding thing is just beyond comprehension. I have trouble believing that it's actually a real thing but the evidence suggests that somehow, amazingly, it is. Scary ass shiat, seriously.


It's an Anxiety Disorder. Pretty much what happens is that parting with anything, no matter what it is, is incredibly hard and painful for them to do so.
 
2013-01-16 08:36:26 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: When the chainsaw was running


Now you made me go watch the video because I figured the odds of that being true were appreciable.
 
2013-01-16 08:36:56 PM
That is so sad. I have one cousin who is a full-on hoarder and several other relatives with some tendencies in that direction. I helped hoarding cousin clean her house after Katrina crashed a few pine trees on the roof but most of the damage wasn't from the pines. Then went back to Baton Rouge with her raging sister driving and screaming and cursing her sister's name. I kid you not, she had magazines back to 1969. I got one of the worst respiratory infections of my life from the dust and mold.
 
Ehh
2013-01-16 08:37:43 PM
Preppers > hoarders. At least preppers are neat.
 
2013-01-16 08:45:32 PM

yayamon: Did it look like this? I'm filtered at work.

[uploads.neatorama.com image 500x322]


why yes it did, but more
 
2013-01-16 08:45:43 PM
FTA: "And you thought your house was a mess."

Damn, I ain't THAT bad. Now.

I'm not a hoarder just a slob. All I collect are books -- to read, second-hand, remainders, paperbacks or gifts -- but since going on Zoloft 20 years ago the "OMG! Germs!" OCD has lessened considerably. Some would say too far in the other direction: with no neurotic motivation and nobody to impress it's hard to give a damn. This place ain't filthy, it just ain't presentable neither.

Of course that mighty change if any Lexington Farkettes were to line up outside my door for a chance to motivate me. BIE! EIP!
 
2013-01-16 08:52:36 PM

mizchief: A chainsaw?
what?
A motherfarking chainsaw?
What?


One does not simply walk into a hoarder.
 
2013-01-16 08:54:29 PM
Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you to go bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up there is twice as much of it. It always gets more and more.

No one can win against kipple, except temporarily and maybe in one spot.
 
2013-01-16 08:56:11 PM
Ha Ha. Let's point and laugh at the crazy person. I'm sure that will motivate them to be normal.
 
2013-01-16 09:08:06 PM
Okey the Brits and the Canadians say "Going to hospital" in America we say "Going to the hospital"

Why is there a difference?

/This has always bugged me for some reason
 
2013-01-16 09:16:00 PM

mizchief: A chainsaw?
what?
A motherfarking chainsaw?
What?


Didn't you know? Leatherface is now working for Emergency Rescue Services.
 
2013-01-16 09:18:02 PM
I think I could be a good hoarder. It never fails, whenever I throw something out the next I day I need it.

The trash is the only thing I don't understand. What is the farking point in hoarding trash? It makes no sense.
 
2013-01-16 09:34:25 PM
These things happen. Over twenty years back, down the street from where I was working, fire trucks, cops, ambulances, etc. all showed up at a house that had smoke pouring out of it. The house was so jammed with stuff the only way they could get in to try to put out the fire was with a chainsaw through the roof. That was fun to watch.
 
2013-01-16 09:34:33 PM
I don't usually watch the hoarders show because damn. But I do like that they're clear in the message that hey, these people have a serious psychological disorder, and what they need is help. They get the friends and family involved, as well as mental health professionals, to provide caring but non-indulgent corrective help in a serious effort to correct or at least mitigate the problem. They make it clear in certain terms to both the hoarder and the audience that these people suffer from a sickness and the show serves as a vehicle to raise awareness.

Contrast that to shows like Doomsday Preppers, where the subjects are likewise suffering from a mental illness no less severe, except the entire production is just, 'Haha look how crazy these people are!' and there's none of the accompanying effort to recognize or treat the malady for what it is. There's a thin veneer of seriousness but it's flimsy and transparent. But I guess hey, it's not a problem unless someone literally lives under a mountain of garbage.

I can watch the occasional episode of hoarders, but I absolutely cannot tolerate the prepper shows. There's a whole range/family of mental illness out there that nobody wants to call out for what it is. Truthers, anti-vaxers, birthers... these positions/conclusions are not the products of healthy minds. But those people can basically function and get through their day, so we fail to recognize it for the type of pathology that it is.
 
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