Spotted in the ‘From The Message Boards’ item in a recent Private Eye. I am sure this will give many of you something to smile about this fine autumn morning. It references a “new’ book, ‘Dull Men of Great Britain’.
‘As a serious record collector I collect mint vinyl (stored in optimal conditions which I have described before) and don’t own any form of gramophone (records are not for “playing”: styli damage grooves and turntable heat causes warping). The only non-mint discs I possess are valuable mis-pressings and mis-labelings: the Holy Grail of record collecting – nay, ALL collecting. Hence no such serious collectors appear in this rather silly book. – PCS 3042
If you don’t play them, how do you know they are mis-pressed and mis-labeled? – Jon
i got some record’s that are even more rarer i got a copy of the beatels sergeant pepper in the sleeve of dawns greatest hits and a copy of disc one of elvis 40 greatest hits in the sleeve of cherish by david cassidy i got them at car boots for 50p each but they must be worth a fortune – Record Fan
Those are neither rare, nor collectable or valuable – PCS 3042
y not – Record Fan
Because they’re not. – PCS 3042
your just jelous i bet you aint got them – Record Fan
I refuse to waste my time arguing with you. If you don’t believe me, consult Record Collector or Goldmine. If you can’t read, get a grown-up to read them to you – PCS 3042’
(with apologies to Private Eye).