Posted by Michaelson from em12_686.utsi.edu on May 03, 1998 at 10:00:31:
In Reply to: Indy clothes and equipment posted by The Northlander on May 01, 1998 at 20:02:10:
: I've been coming here for a while now, and I've seen you guys talk about everything from Indy's jacket, hat and satchel to what kind of socks and underwear he would have had! My question to you now is, what are you people so interested in all this for? It seems like 90% of the discussions on this forum are about clothing or leather companies.
: I'm not being critical here, just making an observation. What do you guys do with the clothes? Do you go out every day dressed as Dr. Jones? Do you have conventions or something where you wear these costumes? Do you just collect them to own a piece of Indy, so to speak? I'm really curious and just thought I'd ask...
I believe this is a very legimate question. I really don't know, Northy. I guess knowing we can't be the actual personna of Indiana Jones, maybe owning a piece of the "man" makes us feel as close as we can come to being something that most of us will never be able to achieve. I've read several posts of "old timers" who are apparently living a pretty close parallel to the globe hopping hero, and living their life to it's fullest. Speaking for myself only, I'm am at the point of life that I'm getting closer to the proverbial rut of getting up and going to work to support my family, day in and day out, and trying to keep what few brain cells I have left from rusting until I check out. Maybe Indiana Jones keeps what little "excitement" of the daydream alive in me. I'm not sure. I sorta wonder the same thing about the Star Trek crowd. (No, this isn't a shot at them, just a question of my own.) Exactly where can you wear your alien costume collection, except to a Star Trek convention? At least I don't stand out to much in the crowd with my old fedora and jacket. Northy, I have noticed you are pretty much the expert regarding the different electronic games that are out there. Why do you follow those? Is it to actually "become" the characters, or for the challenge of the games? I guess it's just that we all have our hobbies, and the collecting is the thing regardless of the what it is, whether it's owning the clothes, or beating the games. Hope I haven't been to "Zin" in my response. Good question, though. Regards. Michaelson
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