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    The Charity Shop Challenge 2010

    The Rules (strict adherence to these rules is positively discouraged):
    • This year’s challenge will take place in July, except for the ones that don’t.
    • This year’s budget is £10 or equivalent local currency.
    • As always entries must be posted in a separate thread entitled “my silly login name and the Charity Shop Challenge 2010” or variants on this theme.
    • All purchases must be made from Charity Shops, though exceptions can be made for other interesting retailers, and all purchases must be made within a 24 hour period – that is to say that Challenges taking place over a couple of days or the course of a week will not be considered.
    • Challengers must post a photographic record of their day with write ups. Remember, it’s the photos and the write ups that keep this thing interesting, the records you buy are almost secondary in importance apart from the obvious value of making a small contribution to charity.
    • This years label of choice is Marble Arch – if you see them, you’ve got to take at least one home.

    2010 Side Challenges

    The CSC 2010 Mrs Mills award for the Biggest Stinker
    This year we will be awarding a very special prize for the crappiest record found during your dig, but to be considered you must upload a sound file onto the thread (we can help you with this if you don’t know how). On 1st August we will start a vote thread where all board members can vote for the Stinking Bishop of the bunch. Trust me, we have arranged a very special prize for the winner with the mods – you won’t be disappointed.

    The CSC 2010 Imelda Marcos award for the best footwear

    2010 is the 1,000th anniversary of the invention of the shoe (probably) so, this year, we are looking for particularly impressive footwear, we’ll leave this to your creative imaginations but the rule is that to enter this challenge you must have documented photographic evidence of you wearing the outstanding trotter guards during your dig (you can bring your own or, if you’re feeling brave and recently immunised, buy on the day). As a regular shoe wearer and all round Dapper Dan, I (BM)will be judging this one, no votes, no bias, just my opinion. Again, the prize for this is simply magical and you will spend 12 months basking in the glory of your victory, as well as having some marvellous shoes.

    The CSC 2010 Wedding Photographer award for the best group photo

    The photos are always the most fun / terrifying elements of the challenge and this year we are looking for group photographs. The winner of this one will be the challenger whose photograph contains the most people who are clearly aware of what is going on. This is a simple headcount. We are very pleased to announce that the prize for this will be superb and you will be fighting amongst yourselves to claim the honour.

    The CSC 2010 Loyd Grossman award for the best diggers lunch
    We want photos and descriptions of the lovely local food available to hungry diggers across the VG+isphere, the more exotic the better. As someone who clearly enjoys a Danish Pastry as much as the next man and has had a chain of cafes named after him, Gingham Kitchen will be judging this one. If you can make him reach for his haloumi early I’d consider it a victory. Again, the winner will receive a gift that just keeps giving and will be the envy of his online chums for a full calendar year.

    That’s it. Fill your very smart boots.

    Brass Monkey & Gingham Kitchen.
    I know your game Lionel! I can see what you really are!

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    Got a feeling twenty ten is going to be a good one...

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    got my little eye on The Wedding Photographer award

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    Read and noted. Marvellous.

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    I feel so torn between the luring sillyness of the idea and the unevitable disappointment and pain of actually going through the experience. If I decide to join expect lots of dumb pictures of crap.

    One question: How do you explain the group photo to people without sounding like a total loser?

    And can I spend the 10 pounds on food instead of records???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    One question: How do you explain the group photo to people without sounding like a total loser?
    "Hey, look at my shoes, my lunch and this rubbish record."

    CLICK

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    How do you explain the group photo to people without sounding like a total loser?
    simple, you don't!

    And can I spend the 10 pounds on food instead of records???
    no, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    If I decide to join expect lots of dumb pictures of crap.
    That's what we want. Was that not clear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginghamkitchen View Post
    That's what we want. Was that not clear?
    I mean LOTS of pictures of crap. And I mean CRAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
    The Charity Shop Challenge 2010


    • This year’s challenge will take place in July.
    Well im going to be breaking at least one rule then, as im doing mine this weekend... The route has been selected, transport arranged, camera fully charged and all the various wedding photos that were on it are now deleted...
    Now celebrating over 1000 posts of nonsense.....
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    www.soundcloud.com/mr-munch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headless mermaid View Post
    I mean LOTS of pictures of crap. And I mean CRAP.
    I'm sensing some negativity. Is there another thread you'd be happier in? None of this is compulsory, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jimmy Oddman View Post
    "Hey, look at my shoes, my lunch and this rubbish record."
    my wife hears this far too often as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Muench View Post
    Well im going to be breaking at least one rule then, as im doing mine this weekend... The route has been selected, transport arranged, camera fully charged and all the various wedding photos that were on it are now deleted...
    Its your meticulous planning, attention to detail and dedication to the cause that holds you in such esteem here Munchy. I want another remix with the big fella that raps. Please fix this.
    I know your game Lionel! I can see what you really are!

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    choiceness, chazzas are a bit thin on the ground in these parts (Nu Zild philanthropy clearly starts and then stays at home) but I've been out and about scoping the lay of the land and reckon I've got the makings of a long day of thin pickin's.

    can't wait...

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    noted and understood!

    I still reckon we should have an obligatory 'friends' video purchase! (see nnnghblth thread)
    "THIS IS A FINE TAPE AND BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR WHEN THE MUSIC WORLD WAS GOOD AND NOT FOULED UP BY THE LONG HAIR SCURVES WHO JUST BEAT WILDLY ON ANYTHING AND COME UP WITH A LOT OF STUPID NOISE THat only damnfools and liars say they like it"

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    I'm a-quiver with anticipation!
    "Jumping cues and making haste just ain't my cup of meat"

    www.alexd.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
    Brass Monkey & Gingham Kitchen.
    You make a lovely couple. Does Ian T need to buy a new hat, yet?
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Hero View Post
    You make a lovely couple. Does Ian T need to buy a new hat, yet?
    It's just sex, if we're honest.

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    i attempted mine n cornwall last week, i found nothing.
    though on our own by a horrible china object for less than a quid challenge. we found these terrible items.

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    I'll have to have a go now that shoes are involved.
    Endless Tripe

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    What's that I hear from over the horizon?
    Is it the call of the CSC or a vuvuzela?
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    Where did you go in Cornwall, Eric?

    I did a few towns there the other week - and found them all universally abysmal!

    Had better luck in my own home town this week, pathetically . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    i attempted mine n cornwall last week, i found nothing.
    though on our own by a horrible china object for less than a quid challenge. we found these terrible items.
    It may just be the Hipstamatic but that piggy bank looks pretty cool. Maybe you could get Denny & Dazzle to do a repaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blighty View Post
    It may just be the Hipstamatic but that piggy bank looks pretty cool. Maybe you could get Denny & Dazzle to do a repaint.
    Denny and Dazzle were just ace weren't they! I could have smacked Portas when she took them to the interior designer's house to show them they were poles apart. To me they looked to be on exactly the same page.

    Loved the spiv with the dressing gown though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blighty View Post
    It may just be the Hipstamatic but that piggy bank looks pretty cool. Maybe you could get Denny & Dazzle to do a repaint.
    i thought it was one of the most hideous things id ever seen, i wanted to throw it in the sea, but i had to take it home and put it pride of place in the living room

    Quote Originally Posted by Viva Chiba View Post
    Where did you go in Cornwall, Eric?
    . . .
    i attempted it in Falmouth as theres loads of charity shops there, that used to be full of records.
    some still have loads but its lower than average charity shop gubbins.

    but the record shop there (though now seems to selling mostly dvds. was ok. got a few martin carthy and john renbourn lps out of there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
    Denny and Dazzle were just ace weren't they! I could have smacked Portas when she took them to the interior designer's house to show them they were poles apart. To me they looked to be on exactly the same page.

    Loved the spiv with the dressing gown though.
    For anyone else who has a wife / partner / significant other bothering them to find out about the font they used, I have identified it's nearest equivalent as 'Ringmaster'.

    Incidentally, I have pencilled my challenge in for 16th July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
    Denny and Dazzle were just ace weren't they! I could have smacked Portas when she took them to the interior designer's house to show them they were poles apart. To me they looked to be on exactly the same page.

    Loved the spiv with the dressing gown though.
    Highlight of the series thus far. They were great characters.

    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    i thought it was one of the most hideous things id ever seen, i wanted to throw it in the sea, but i had to take it home and put it pride of place in the living room
    I like it's happy face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post

    i attempted it in Falmouth as theres loads of charity shops there, that used to be full of records.
    some still have loads but its lower than average charity shop gubbins.
    I'd imagine the combination of secondhand record shop and art college in the town would mean that most decent things have a very short shelf-life in the charities...
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric-adams View Post
    i attempted it in Falmouth as theres loads of charity shops there, that used to be full of records.
    some still have loads but its lower than average charity shop gubbins.
    Quote Originally Posted by john stapleton View Post
    I'd imagine the combination of secondhand record shop and art college in the town would mean that most decent things have a very short shelf-life in the charities...
    Yep just about right there. Combine this with raids from holidaying vgplussers and pickings are slim for us locals .

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    I reckon I'll take the challenge on this Thursday. If all goes to plan it will involve a 50 mile round trip of two small towns and a city so there will be a few half decent sources...and hopefully time for lunch too.

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