I subscribed to People magazine for a while. Instead of throwing the issues away I kept them around because back in the day I loved cutting them up to create collages. One day I had finally had enough of the clutter (which doesn't happen as often as it should) and started tossing them out.
As I was going through them, I would see one and think, "Oh that's from when Bette Davis died, I should keep that one" or "Oh look, Gary Coleman. Better keep that one..." They went back on a shelf and I forgot about them. Down the road, sick of the clutter once again, I went back to them and discovered that I had inadvertently created a "dead People" collection.
So now of course, I HAVE to buy any People cover relating to someone's death. Morbid, yes and I can't explain why I feel the need to keep this stack of death any more than I can explain the need to add to it. Some things may be better left in the subconscious...
I always feel sorry for the celebs that pass on right around the same time other celebs leave this life. Sorry John Ritter and Farrah Fawcett. Johnny Cash and Michael Jackson beat you to the cover...
I'm also not sure why I would have wanted to keep the People issue profiling the death of Jeffrey Dahmer. Again, better left unanalyzed perhaps.
Wow, now that I'm blogging about this, it's super creepy. Seriously, what a weird collection...
Anyhoo, I thought you might get a kick of this. :D Do you collect anything odd or out of the ordinary?
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