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Date: 05/25/10 10:00 AM

82 Responses to Man Has An Obsessive Marble Addiction

  1. Profile photo of luketoyou
    luketoyou Male 13-17
    101 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 8:52 am
    Link: Man Has An Obsessive Marble Addiction - When you think about it, his obsession is not nearly as sick as others. What do you collect on obsessive levels?
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:35 am
    So what happens when he loses his marbles?
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    jerm Male 18-29
    16 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Only one Country where you can find people as crazy as that. Belgium.
    You got to love this country
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    vilem Male 18-29
    372 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:38 am
    DAMNIT evil eye!
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    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:38 am
    lol she hates him so much for loving those marbles more then her, you can see it on her face
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Now that man will never `lose his marbles!` Lolz!
    He names them? Sorts them by time? 8 hours a day? That`s some serious OCD...
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:41 am
    i think it`s interesting because he archives and tests but I wonder what his wife feels.
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    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:41 am
    wow the wife looks depressed.

    I wonder how long it`s been since they had sex.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:47 am
    must have marble alley now.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:50 am
    is that his mom or his wife? Either way I feel sorry for her
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    kebinns Female 18-29
    57 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:54 am
    God, I feel bad for his wife. . .
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    davisboy Male 30-39
    587 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:55 am
    It`s kind of neat to see someone who is just absolutely devoted and passionate about something. I wish I could find something like this, that I was passionate about. I wonder if there are any conventions or publications for marble nerds?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Best Roommate EVER!
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:00 am
    THAT GUY`S LOST HIS MARBLES!!!!!!! AHAHAHA
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    TheManJT Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:04 am
    that does look like it could be fun for an hour at most, racing marbles..but after that, it would lose its appeal
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:05 am
    Oh goodness, that poor, lonely woman...she doesn`t even know how to smile anymore.

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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:14 am
    "It`s a urge, I guess" lol

    me thinks perhaps the sound of the marbles rolling calms him like the sound of running water.
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    feiku Female 18-29
    526 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:21 am
    I feel bad for the wife. On the other hand though he claims he`s been collecting marbles since he was 12. His wife must`ve noticed before they were married but proceeded anyway.
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    util Male 18-29
    136 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:28 am
    I for myself, collect bitter failures and the contempt of my acquaintances.

    That guy beat me to it.
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    mattocho Male 18-29
    21 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:38 am
    poor woman... as much as she must have been aware it must e hard on her... still he has a pretty nice "thingy" there =P
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    martinikene Male 18-29
    306 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:39 am
    The man cares for his "marbles", what is the big deal ? :D

    But the love seems to be strong, the wife doesn`t leave him, although his husband, who is 72 years old, likes to play with marbles.
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    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    229 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Best Roommate EVER!
    Hahahahaha Thanks Oystah
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    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:57 am
    >> "me thinks perhaps the sound of the marbles rolling calms him like the sound of running water."

    I think it may also have to do with how they just sort of flow down the track so smooth and majestic like. Obsessions are so fascinating, but creepy at the same time.

    I wonder if he`d go ballistic if a marble fell of the track.

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    rigby_321 Female 18-29
    443 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 11:59 am
    that`s his wife? I thought it was his mother! lol
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    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    There could be something Zen about watching marbles roll down a path like that... for about 5 minutes.
    Then I`d be bored to tears.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    I used to collect model cars and books.

    My mother stored the bag of books (Weighing in at over 100KG) on the cardboard box containing all my model cars one week.

    I got about $10`000 in MtG Cards that I really should ebay at some stage.

    I collect dice and roleplaying books I guess, though that`s not really a collection yet.

    I used to collect regular books and DVDs, but sold them all when I needed the money. Again had about... $8000 worth second hand, so say... $16K new?

    also used to collect Warhammer figures.

    We moved country too often for me to keep anything up basically, and I`m the only one who actually looked after them.
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    Roxas75 Male 13-17
    6 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    It`s so sad... The wife is neglected.
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    deadmeat553 Male 18-29
    149 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Even tho he keeps buying marbles, he keeps loosing them... :P and 60 whole years of that 6 hours a day??? Im to lazy to do the math, someone do it for me.
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    Lappith Male 13-17
    12 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Well it looks like this guy...
    *takes off sunglasses*
    has lost his marbles
    YEAHHH!
  30. Profile photo of ManicRapture
    ManicRapture Female 13-17
    682 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    poor wife, she looks miserable...
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    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    I don`t collect on an obsessive level but I keep movie tickets. That is because I rarely can go to the theater, so I like to keep the tickets as a memento for those fun times when I had the money.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Marbles are pretty cool.
    It`s better than collecting the scalps of people who`ve trespassed on you`re property.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    sorry YOUR. not you`re.
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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Lappith, you are WIN
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    He is on the edge of autism
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    PUDDING1961 Female 40-49
    446 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Evil_Eye said: So what happens when he loses his marbles?

    Well...Tinkerbell showers him with fairy dust and leads him to Neverland. It`s all documented...lollll
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    TROLLBEADS !!!!!
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Confusing he clearly has his marbles but has also clearly lost them.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Wow. Was that his wife? Perhaps he really is autistic as someone mentioned and that woman is more of a lifelong caretaker, perhaps a young (comparatively) aunt who never married or something.
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    haveheart Female 18-29
    407 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    what the hell.
  41. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Awe, the old guy found his passion. Good on him.
  42. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    I could see a beauty in the fluid motions the marbles made, but I couldn`t do that for 58 odd years.
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    ssn609 Male 18-29
    4 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    she`s so sad
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    L1ghty Male 18-29
    3 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    F me, that`s my uncle and I didn`t know he`d even been on tv :-/. It`s really his wife by the way and they`re happily married.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    psycho
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    rawrarrg Female 18-29
    120 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    i think its kind of cool.
  47. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    There are a lot worse things to be obsessed about, He seems genuine. I`m sure he does other things, though this report and the music they added make it seem so sad.
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    necrobitch Female 18-29
    467 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    the 72 yrs old virgin
  49. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
    916 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 7:10 pm
    his wife has to be the kindest, most patient and understanding woman in the world...
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    wko Male 18-29
    554 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    i feel bad for him >_< its like a sickness...
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    sumcrazyguy Male 18-29
    18 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    hope he doesnt lose his marbles someday......
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    I`m jealous of this guy. I wish i had some sorta hobby that could keep me THAT enthused after that many years.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    .... .... why
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    Mamaof5 Female 30-39
    56 posts
    May 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Reminiscent of aspergers or some form of the spectrum..I have 2 kids on the spec, he seems very much like my little girl.
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    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 12:33 am
    @kinjomusashi No kidding, his wife has an incredible amount of patience and tolerance to let him push even her aside for his marbles.
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 1:56 am
    > Reminiscent of aspergers or some form of the spectrum..I have 2 kids on the spec, he seems very much like my little girl.

    I agree; I immediately thouht Asperger`s as well.
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    purpledbooh Female 18-29
    122 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 4:29 am
    Dutch?
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 4:54 am
    looks relaxing, and they are from belgium.
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    JonasQuim Male 18-29
    115 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 7:39 am
    Poor wife
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 7:41 am
    This dude has lost his marbles.
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    evanstonian8 Male 40-49
    76 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 8:17 am
    I`d like him to watch the stock market for me. Maybe if we change the index fund`s names to the same ones he has for his marbles he`ll start tracking the market.
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 9:35 am
    he looks happy, but for some reason this strikes me as sad and kinda makes me wanna cry...
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    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 9:55 am
    I feel bad for his wife. You can tell she is unhappy.
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    lllBorislll Male 18-29
    443 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 11:45 am
    someone needs to get a big stick and hit this guy as hard as they can... and Meepmaker, nice one
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    hes a crap husband for sure...
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    Mickets Male 30-39
    246 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    He plays marbles 8h/day. And has a huge nice house. Where does the money come from?

    And if he were paid to name marbles with people`s names (real people)? "And there goes Bill Gates, 2 laps in 134 seconds...".

    At least he seems happy. But it that actually his wife? I think it must be his sister. She actually said it started when he was 12, and sounds like she was there. Unless they were friends since 12 and eventually married, but I don`t think so.

    And that`s like a real-life semi Marble Maze. I wonder if he`s seen that?
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    NessieBabii Female 18-29
    118 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    i got the impression that the wife was slightly unhappy
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    littlebaggie Female 18-29
    71 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    i think he lost his marbles when he was twelve
    Untreated schizophrenia or something
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    friday13th77 Female 18-29
    26 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    That just reminds me of the movie Hook where that old guy is constantly looking for his missing marbles.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2582 posts
    May 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    That man has lost his marbles.
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    longhornsfan Male 18-29
    134 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 8:16 am
    dont you ever get bored?
    no, no.

    french people piss me off.
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    Sinclair Male 30-39
    269 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 9:44 am
    longhornsfan : they`re French? You need to travel abroad more
  73. Profile photo of jamesrs
    jamesrs Male 18-29
    85 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    i thought it was sweet but you could sense a deep, repressed sadness in the old lady tho :L
  74. Profile photo of frenchroast
    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    European nutty people are very neat and organized in the home unlike their North American counterparts.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    so many
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    Intervention, marbles.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    May 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    I don`t know whether to feel sorry for him or not.

    On one hand, he seems to genuinely enjoy what he does, but then again, I think it`s obvious he`s got some underlying mental and/or behavioral condition.

    Interesting, though.
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    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    May 28, 2010 at 10:25 am
    The most infinitely useless hobby...
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    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    May 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Well you definitely can`t say he`s lost his marbles.
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    cornflakegrl Female 18-29
    204 posts
    May 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    "When on holiday he say`s he misses his marbles"

    Sounds like he has hopelessly lost his marbles!

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    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 2:38 am
    ok he lost his marbles then he lost his mind at the age of 12. a very rich woman accepted to marry him because "omg he`s crazyyy he`s so different. yes i want to marry him" then she watched him play his marbles as her youth is passing by. her friends told her to dump him but she said "no he needs me, i can`t leave him like this. he`s got noone else!"

    then here they are alone. a sad old woman with a childish old man with marbles, waiting to die.

    very sad story
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    June 1, 2010 at 9:30 am
    i dont think his track and collection are all that impressive. For 60 years in the making I expected a race track across his house

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