We all have to choose a name when we join the forum. I chose 'Luftmensch'. Literally: air + man. The wiki description biases the description towards the 'intellectual'. I think that is too narrow a description. To me it is more analogous to the English phrase "having your head in the clouds". That is; to be a dreamer; to be absent minded or disconnected and unfocused; not practical.To the subject of my post, I'm fascinated by what KKFers use as their avatars—sometimes an intentional projection of an ideal, fantasy, humor, statement, etc.
Collector. If you are actively buying knives beyond your needs, you are a collector. Lets face it, kitchen knives are tools! Two will fulfil a majority of home tasks.at what point does a person become a serious kitchen knife collector?
The "bouquet like an Aborigine's armpit" bit, right at the end, partly chopped offWhat part? Seemed pretty tame by MPFC standards
I saw The Dambuster movie from the 50's a few days ago. Wing commander Guy Gibson's dog had a colorful name.The "bouquet like an Aborigine's armpit" bit, right at the end, partly chopped off
I love some parts of MP (mostly Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Meaning of Life more than MPFS), but they were a creature of their times, eh, Mrs Niggerbaiter?
I can't deal with it, every time I have to rediscover who you are. You will find me rocking softly back and forth in the corner clutching my knees one day.'Mike' was taken.
My avatar changes. Deal with it. Or don't.
That is true. I thought that Aussies only drank shiraz and ate lamb for the longest time thanks to Yellow Tail.Ha! Indeed.
It's a bit sad the lasting reputational damage that bulk Aussie wine did in international markets. For my money it's actually probably the most exciting wine producing country after France and Italy.
I saw a doc on the BBC a few nights ago about the Aussie wine industry and how they conquered the world. The story of Chardonnay and how a couple of 'entrepreneurs' jumped the fence at Penfolds and stole some cuttings when the direct approach failed was fascinating. The rest is history as they say. Yellowtail is a beast of an operation.That is true. I that that Aussies only drank shiraz and ate lamb for the longest time thanks to Yellow Tail.
Compelling points you make, nicely written BTW!Collector. If you are actively buying knives beyond your needs, you are a collector. Lets face it, kitchen knives are tools! Two will fulfil a majority of home tasks.
Serious. This is where you open up the definition to ambiguity and personal bias. A person who has 'collected' every cheapo knife might be considered serious due to the size and effort of their collection. They might also be dismissed because no knife exceeds $50. Is a serious collector one who deeply understands the field? Or one who simply buys the most expensive items they can find?
To me, the more interesting people are those who have accrued lots of knowledge. They might own relatively 'poor' collections but have lots more to discuss and share! Perhaps they are in the trade, are craftsmen, have lots of experience or are broadly read. Simply owning a serious collection, does imply knowledge. The least interesting to me are serious BNIB, draw-queen collectors. So what? If you cant share any interesting knowledge, it is just bragging! Fortunately, in this community, there is a large intersection between 'serious collectors' and knowledgeable people. Indeed, if you actually use your collection, you will gain knowledge!