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2010-05-26 8:00:35 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Kid at Heart"

: Take a picture of something you still have and use, or something you still do that some people would say you should have outgrown by now because it's a kid thing, and you're supposed to be grown up.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
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- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

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2010-05-26 8:00:58 PM  

When I was station at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea it was kind of a tradition amongst the Military Working Dog Handlers to purchase a stuffed animal and take it with us on some of our outings. (Yes, alcohol was very much involved.) I picked up Hobbes in January 1991 and he has been with me for almost twenty years now. He wear souvenirs of places I've been and things I've done. I received some strange looks photographing a stuffed tiger in the park.
2010-05-26 8:01:06 PM  

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I may have graduated to the big ones, but I still keep time for the little ones.

2010-05-26 8:01:09 PM  
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Yes. I am a 42 year old physician. Why do you ask?

I put on a T-shirt when I got home. Wore the rest to work.
My dad would understand. Mopsy, maybe not so much.
I have at least a dozen T-shirts with skulls on them.

2010-05-26 8:01:19 PM Full Size

Saxon Military Sword
I'm sure a lot of my family would rather I'd outgrown my fascination with edged weapons (as opposed to now having the funds to indulge it).

2010-05-26 8:01:20 PM Full Size
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Precious Animal

The Pink Panther puppet I've had since a newborn still makes it's way into bed with me.

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2010-05-26 8:01:42 PM  

Snoopy came to me by way of the Prodigy Online Service in 1995, a gift from a friend I met on Prodigy Chat. Cartman in 1997, a present from a girl I was dating at the time. These two things remain on or near my computer monitor at all times.
2010-05-26 8:01:54 PM  

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heh heh heh... It says...

I still laugh at dick and fart jokes.... Taken at the entrance to the observation deck at the one-time world's largest phallic symbol (Sears/Willis Tower).

Bigr dick at Flickr.

2010-05-26 8:02:17 PM Full Size

Bath Time with Toys

Who doesn't enjoy a rubber ducky in the bath?

2010-05-26 8:02:22 PM  

Finally, since we're talking about things I've outgrown that I just can't part with: my shield from days as an Air Force Cop. I am so far from the person that wore this, I wouldn't recognize him if I met him today. I keep this to remind us that growing up isn't about growing older, but growing wiser.
2010-05-26 8:02:30 PM  
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Dirty Mad Libs

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2010-05-26 8:03:15 PM Full Size

Pillow Fight!

Ok, so maybe they weren't this big or on the national mall when I was little.
Biggie version Link (new window)
2010-05-26 8:04:20 PM  
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Always have. Always will.

(I added some of the kids' Dum-Dum suckers but the rest is mine. Seriously.)

2010-05-26 8:04:43 PM Full Size

Groucho Marks Glasses
2010-05-26 8:05:11 PM  
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Sand Towns
Creatively bringing together nature items - sand, stumps, stones - to build towns. Fun when I was a kid; fun helping my grandkids!

2010-05-26 8:06:07 PM  
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No, my food does not touch. I don't care if it's going to the same place, it has to pass my taste buds first.
2010-05-26 8:06:35 PM  
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My mother has long since passed from this world, but I still don't like stepping on cracks.
2010-05-26 8:07:01 PM Full Size

I have had this Winnie The Poo all my life. I am 44 yrs old. Do the math. My wife would love to toss him but I won't allow it! I mean seriously, this thing was in my crib with me!
He now spends his days in the garage looking over my tools.

2010-05-26 8:07:41 PM  
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I've been playing wiffle ball with the neighbor kids this year. My rotator cuff tear doesn't like it, but I do.

2010-05-26 8:08:23 PM  
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I love to color. Although it can't be seen, that page is from my Hello Kitty Coloring book!

2010-05-26 8:08:39 PM  
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Frog Catching
What kid can pass up catching a frog. Looks like I need a new net!

2010-05-26 8:09:04 PM  
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They belong to my nephews but I hijack them whenever I'm over there to make my own Star Wars movies. This one is Attack for the Kitchen

2010-05-26 8:09:09 PM  
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Originally created art using a laser pen, a mirror, and some dishsoap (ask me how!). Break out the Pink Floyd albums, this is a homemade laser light show that still entertains, though I only view whilst drunkenish these days. (Original laser was a $600 'toy' I 'borrowed' from the Jr. High science room. Long since dead, I replaced it with progressively less expensive laser pointers, culminating in the $5 walmart special which created this image.)

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2010-05-26 8:09:49 PM  
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Yes..I still sleep with my icing blanket (aka baby blanket)

2010-05-26 8:10:24 PM  
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100X microscope from Radio Shack (with original box). Top inset includes actual salt shown in scopic view, red circle may or may not be actual crystal seen, but is indicative sample of the size shown (mediumish); scale closely approximated. To see how this looks in person, hold your thumb and pointer finger two inches apart and 5.5 inches from your face, then center microimage between them. And after this photo experience, I will tolerate no whining from macro users regarding 'depth of field'; this is a whole 'nother level!!

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2010-05-26 8:12:07 PM  
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Domino Design
Have always loved to see how many dominoes I can stand on edge before they all fall down!

2010-05-26 8:12:46 PM Full Size

Last night we took the grandson to the beach to play on the toys. You know gram-pa can't resist playing too. Unfortunately Gramps is a bit too large for the slide.
I came to a screeching halt just as the timer clicked the shutter!

2010-05-26 8:13:16 PM  
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Magnets. All my toys were/are science toys. I've always been a geek, and have no need to tiddlywinks.

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2010-05-26 8:19:02 PM Full Size

I used to love building model cars. Now that I have been working on the real thing for the last 25 years I am not so enthusiastic anymore.
The Chevelle at the top I built when I was 15 and is the only survivor (sorta, my grandson got a hold of it when he was 2 and I have not fixed it yet), and the other 2 I bought about 15 years ago and haven't built yet.

2010-05-26 8:36:13 PM  
Cosplay: Dress-up for Grownups. Full Size

"I wassss onccceee emmmployyyyyeeeeeddddd....."
2010-05-26 8:38:21 PM  
Now that we are older, we have bigger fireworks, but there is a certain simple pleasure in sparklers. Full Size

"Twilight Wolverine"
2010-05-26 8:46:11 PM  
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When I was a kid, I didn't have a blankie, I had a pillow. The Pink Pillow, to be precise. Well my horrible mean mommie made me get rid of it at some point in my childhood, but before too long (a few years) I had replaced it with this pillow. I still rub it with my fingers when I'm falling asleep and occasionally do as in the photograph below and moosh my face into it. Don't ask me why... ;) So now I call it my face pillow.
2010-05-26 8:49:51 PM  
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The parents here might be familiar with the phase some kids go through where they want to buy presents for their parents based on their own likes. Well that's how Allyson came into my life. My daughter thought I would obviously love a soft pink pony. It turned out, though, that Allyson was very soft indeed and a perfect size for nap cuddling... so I regressed. =)
2010-05-26 9:06:37 PM  
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Toy cars!
2010-05-26 9:09:30 PM  
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2010-05-26 9:18:37 PM  
Socko the Clown

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2010-05-26 9:29:37 PM  
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I build scale models, mostly 1/35th scale tanks. Sometimes I get bored and I start gluing missiles to dinosaurs.

2010-05-26 9:34:51 PM  
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Sometimes, my models turn on me and I have to run like hell. You don't want to piss off a heavily-armed T-rex.

2010-05-26 9:42:22 PM  
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I also enjoy playing in the mud (as does my wife, behind the wheel of our Jeep Liberty at our local 4WD park)

2010-05-26 10:05:23 PM  
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LGT full size.

As a kid I had all the smurfs spread out and typically killed by GI Joes and Marvel super heroes... Now I went all Gargamel and have trapped the Smurfs in a small box that I use as a paperweight.
2010-05-26 10:26:36 PM  
1) Gummi Bears. My not-so-secret vice. Full Size
2010-05-26 10:27:22 PM  
2) Halloween Toys Full Size

(Yeah, it's our anniversary, too...)
2010-05-26 10:31:17 PM  
3) Caterpillars, inchworms, etc. They've always fascinated me. And they gross out most girls. Full Size

(As usual, Clickr for Flickr.)
2010-05-26 10:36:02 PM  
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I've played the DOS D&D game Rogue since I was 10 years old, and I still haven't won. Hell I've never even gotten the Amulet of Yendor. Yes, it frustrates me, and yet I still play.

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2010-05-26 10:38:01 PM  
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LGT original.
Monchhichis rule. Bow before our thumb sucking overlords.
2010-05-27 12:01:33 AM  
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Yellow swingy thingies

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2010-05-27 12:02:01 AM  

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TRS-80 Model 100

Older than I am, but still works. I still use it occasionally as a serial terminal.
/Bonus nerdy and juvenile humour.
2010-05-27 12:15:56 AM  
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I love Stikfas. Mostly because you can pose them to do almost anything. Like those Artist's poseable mannequins. But Stikfas can come with accessories, like helmets, weapons, coats, capes. :D
2010-05-27 12:17:59 AM  
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My mommy made this for me when I was one or two - I can't remember because at 36, he's older than the bulk of people on Fark. He's stained, his eyes are shot, but amazingly his stuffing is still intact.
2010-05-27 12:18:14 AM Full Size

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Just a bunch of Optimus Primes. Got the real small one, then found the middle one, then they came out with the bigger poseable one (with Matrix of Leadership). Then I found the mask, and then saw the shirt on sale. Its not too much, right? Right?!
2010-05-27 12:21:49 AM  
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This post isn't actually about bats, though Filipino fruit bats are pretty freaky - they have a wing span of around 6' or so, and come in large numbers. What this post is actually about: In 1979, my dad bought me a Yashika FX-3. At 8 years old, he bought me a real, honest-to-goodness SLR. The camera was stolen years ago, but the photography addiction still remains.
2010-05-27 12:27:15 AM Full Size

Batman. Always liked Batman, because he was just a man. No super powers, just someone who worked at being the best he could be.
Some of his gadgets/toys kind of stretch the imagination, but otherwise, he's just a man.
This toy is from Batman Beyond. I liked the mask and logo better on this figure. (I personally never did like the yellow oval on the batsuit... too bright, too much a target, even though his chest had the best body armor.)
2010-05-27 12:35:52 AM Full Size

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Going to the zoo.
2010-05-27 1:04:52 AM  
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Self-Portrait, Near Mt. Gimli Selkirk Mountains BC. This is me and my bicycle.
2010-05-27 1:10:44 AM  
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42 years old, snowboarded for 24 years. Unable to take a self-portrait so this is a snowboarder at Red Mtn. on a sweet day.
2010-05-27 1:16:14 AM Full Size

I always bring a travel buddy with me... This is a very well-traveled penguin...
2010-05-27 1:17:56 AM Full Size

I'll NEVER be too old for Disneyland, no matter what people say!
2010-05-27 1:24:01 AM  
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Lucky the alpine monkey
2010-05-27 1:25:43 AM Full Size

My little toy skull

2010-05-27 1:27:41 AM Full Size

I love pinwheels

2010-05-27 1:36:03 AM Full Size

i still go every year on my birthday...

and every chance I get
2010-05-27 2:09:13 AM Full Size

First time doing this. Couldn't get anything better than what Full-auto had to offer =/

My bookshelf is too small, and is organized as you see.

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Life-long friends
2010-05-27 3:03:34 AM Full Size

I may well own the world's largest collection of novelty plastic pencil sharpeners, and I still get chuffed to bits if I come across a new one.
[Fruit machine, letter scales, oven with rotisserie chicken]
2010-05-27 3:06:21 AM Full Size

Got to love Playmobil, and this is, needless to say, a fairly rare one. Mine is 'mint' in the box, Firstborn opened hers.
2010-05-27 3:24:34 AM  
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This elephant shaped piggy-bank was given to me before I could talk (or even focus probably). It's weathered, tarnished and is missing a screw, just like it's owner. :)
2010-05-27 3:32:53 AM  
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I've always loved dice and still collect them. I have no idea why, but it's relatively harmless, at least so far.

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2010-05-27 7:55:41 AM  
Sorry I'm late to the party! I get yelled at a LOT for the things that I do... like for one instance, "Playing with my food":

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(one of three)
2010-05-27 7:58:25 AM  
Also guilty of "Playing with toy guns"; pictured is my old Mk 4 Potato Cannon, and what's left of Dad's old 1955 .20 caliber Benjamin Sheridan air rife, both suitable for taming the local feral cats :)

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2010-05-27 8:03:27 AM  
Three of three: "Stop playing in the dirt!"
(My wife gets mildly annoyed if I don't come in from the garden early enough to make dinner 'on time')
You would be surprised how many people think having a garden that spans most of my building is "childish". Sadly, some people also feel free to help themselves to my hard work, but that's the price you pay to make the world a better looking place.

This is one third of my garden.

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2010-05-27 8:21:48 AM  
2010-05-27 8:43:45 AM  
Like Ranger Joe, I also still enjoy playing in the dirt.

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2010-05-27 8:55:34 AM Full Size

/Say hello to my little friends
2010-05-27 9:38:07 AM  
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Maybe it's because I was raised in the deep south with precious little snow growing up, but I just love playing in the snow.
2010-05-27 9:41:28 AM  
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Candy my grandmother always had around in one of her candy dishes.
2010-05-27 9:53:54 AM  
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My Mini-Me doing something we love doing - seeing how high we can go on the swing.
2010-05-27 3:08:35 PM  
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My big kiddos (15 & 17) acting like little kids again. On vacation in their great-aunt's backyard. Peek-a-boo!
2010-05-28 12:15:55 AM  
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not a toy, just about the size of one, though...
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