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May 27, 2005 11:24 PM   Subscribe

The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects. By the Collier taxonomy, this bugger, which I just pulled from my heel, would be an onlipart shosolattach tanpointisharpanilik. [via]
posted by Tufa (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Have time will waste. The folly of humans never ceases to amaze me.
*looks in mirror, screams*
posted by peacay at 11:39 PM on May 27, 2005 [1 favorite]


I used to have those "buggers" growing all over the elementery school playground when I grew up.
We called 'em goat's head thorns.
They'll pierce the skin easy, and itch like crazy.

Thanks for the post!
posted by Balisong at 11:39 PM on May 27, 2005


Fantastic. Imaginative. Well executed.

Brian Collier would have a literal field day going through my junk. Unidentifiable cruft just accrues amongst it at unnatural rates. Being at the least a mild packrat, I know where lots of it comes from. Those extra screws and bits that seem to appear after taking stuff apart and putting it back together, and no matter how carefully things are double-checked or documented in the disassembly, they always seem to appear.

But lots of it I have no idea. Broken parts. Found objects. Lost objects. Unidentifiable spontaneous materializations populating drawers, moving boxes, pockets and bags.
posted by loquacious at 12:18 AM on May 28, 2005


But.. they're really not THAT small..

I mean, I've seen smaller.

But I certainly have a collection of the types of things he's pointing out.

Wanna compare collections?
posted by Balisong at 12:32 AM on May 28, 2005


[this is beautiful]
posted by NickDouglas at 12:43 AM on May 28, 2005


Balisong, perhaps you'd like to donate your objects to the Very Small Object Master Collection? He accepts submissions over the internet, I see.
posted by Tufa at 12:55 AM on May 28, 2005


a nelifrag closerol whiteconsofunlik is the cotton tip of a Q-tip.
posted by ori at 1:13 AM on May 28, 2005


ori writes "a nelifrag closerol whiteconsofunlik is the cotton tip of a Q-tip."

The cotton was never alive?
posted by orthogonality at 1:41 AM on May 28, 2005


The cotton was never alive?

Hmm, good point! This microtaxonomy business is tricky.
posted by ori at 2:05 AM on May 28, 2005


I don't have time as I've got to go to work now, but could someone find the name of the thing I just pulled from my nostril?
posted by sourwookie at 7:51 AM on May 28, 2005


Is it "George"?
posted by Balisong at 7:57 AM on May 28, 2005


I used to have those "buggers" growing all over the elementery school playground when I grew up.
We called 'em goat's head thorns.
They'll pierce the skin easy, and itch like crazy.

Thanks for the post!
posted by Balisong at 11:39 PM

Out here, they are called "fucking" goat heads or at least "friggen" in mixed company.
posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 7:59 AM on May 28, 2005


a nelifrag closerol whiteconsofunlik is the cotton tip of a Q-tip.

The cotton was never alive?

yeah... and how do you handle petroleum derived products? Are they onli (as pretty much everyone believes about oil), or neli (if you're a Deep Oil Hubbert-denier)? What about sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, many of which have organic components in their makeup? What's the statute of limitations and the minimum organic parts content on onli?

Have time will waste.

umm... indeed.
posted by Vetinari at 9:26 AM on May 28, 2005


Good thing they don't use this system to name things in Katamari Damacy; you'd need a much bigger screen.
posted by Foosnark at 1:45 PM on May 28, 2005


There's really only two categories needed for small objects: teeny and weeny.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:55 PM on May 28, 2005


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