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Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Michigan man is seeking to squeeze out over $86,000 from his parents in civil court for allegedly throwing out his large pornography collection. ... The rift between the family started back in October 2016 when the man moved back into his parents' Grand Haven, Michigan, home after a divorce. Among his possessions was a smut collection, he said in court documents, is worth $29,000, ABC affiliate ABC13 reported. ... According to the lawsuit his father allegedly responded: "Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health ... I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine," his father wrote. "Someday, I hope you will understand.

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Half the internet is -----... why does anyone need a "stash"?

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 01:17 AM | Reply

I can also guess reasons for divorce....

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 01:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fascinating case.
What an ungrateful perv though.
In a jury trial, he'd never win.

#3 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-04-15 01:33 AM | Reply

"seeking to squeeze out ...[over] a smut collection...worth $29,000"

Has this neckbeard never heard of the internet?

#4 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-15 02:41 AM | Reply

Has this neckbeard never heard of the internet?

Exactly.

I don't get it.

Give me 48 hours and I can get a bigger ----- stash ...for free. Hypothetically speaking.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 04:01 AM | Reply

Has this neckbeard never heard of the internet?

Exactly.

I don't get it.

NOTHING TO GET...

This guy was a collector - looks like he had several complete collections of Hustlers and Playboy's as well a a huge collection of baseball cards and supermen comics.

This was his retirement savings.

Unlike 401k's were the government wants the gains tax when you take it out or your wife wants half of it when you divorce.

More and more men are opting for doing this for retirement as it's easy to hide the value for taxing purposes and your wife is not interested because she or he attorney doesn't know the true monetary value to collectors.

When you need money you can sell part of your collection on the web or on the parking lot of collector conventions when you retire and no one would know.

89k$ would not be outta line at what a complete collection of playboys could bring in about 20 years.

His real problem was he did not explain to his parents the real purpose of his "collection"... this WAS his retirement account.

Shudda stuck to collecting Beanie Babies :)

#6 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 06:05 AM | Reply

the real purpose of his "collection"... this WAS his retirement

If that was his purpose then he was an idiot.

You invest in silver coins for that. Or gold if you can.

But best of all?

High capacity magazines. Get a few every month. Coat them with grease or cosmoline and bury them like your dawg buries bones.

Those will always be in demand and will always appreciate in value specially one day (maybe soon) when America gets it's first Beeyaach President. She'll go after the guns first, guaranteed.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 07:15 AM | Reply

I hope his parents sue him for back rent.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-15 08:38 AM | Reply

#7,

Agreed, Tremain. This guy was stupid for putting his money where he did. Silver would have been a better choice. Everyone is assuming he is "consuming" this porn as a product. Not everyone does. I know that some playboy issues are going for $200+ dollars, even the rarer ones like the issue with the first black Miss America.

Porn is free...

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2019-04-15 08:38 AM | Reply

Two of the multiple mistakes this fool made:

1. He brought the collection over in a way that did not conceal the content with his parents.
2. He didn't put them in a storage unit.

Not that he deserved what happened to him but he didn't take any sensible measures to be certain it didn't come to this.

#10 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-04-15 09:23 AM | Reply

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Porn is free...

#9 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Porn is not free. Someone pays the cost. Usually the women. But you pay a cost by participating. And dad was right. And wrong.

Dad should have thrown son and the porn out on the street if son could not live by the rules of the house. We have lost our way when we let our children rule us with their anger.

And son should have protected his "investment" better.

Storage sounds like it is important to that type of "investment"

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-15 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I hope he gets hhit with court costs and attorney feels. Sueing his parents???? Ungrateful piece of crap.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-15 10:21 AM | Reply

"Man, livin' at home is such a drag--
Your Mom threw away your best ----- mag..."

-The Beastie Boys

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-04-15 10:24 AM | Reply

I hope his parents used rubber gloves.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-04-15 10:37 AM | Reply

White people problems.

#15 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-15 11:26 AM | Reply

If that was his purpose then he was an idiot.
You invest in silver coins for that. Or gold if you can.
But best of all?

Governments can and do go after gold and silver. USA made it illegal to own gold bullion during the 30's and if you were caught then it's Fed prison for you.

So most folks keep gold and silver coins since they were/are legal tender.

High capacity magazines. Get a few every month. Coat them with grease or cosmoline and bury them like your dawg buries bones.

Actually most collectors use Food Savers to vac and seal the mags in plastic bags. You can save them that way for hundreds of years. Put them in lockable file cabinets or gun safes. and store them in storage building. Given the value, he should of had it insured when he left the area.

He probably didn't say anything to his parents cause he was afraid her divorce lawyer come around snooping.

and bury them like your dawg buries bones.

Actually many law enforcement officials carry ground penetrating radar (which look like big metal detectors) and can usually find anything you've buried.

Plus satellites are taking pictures and new software compares old pic's with new pics and highlite changes in dirt color... to detect who is digging where...

#16 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 12:49 PM | Reply

Porn is free...

Yes. It's hard for something to have value that is already out there for free.

Actually most collectors use Food Savers to vac and seal the mags in plastic bags. You can save them that way for hundreds of years. Put them in lockable file cabinets or gun safes. and store them in storage building.

Good enough. Great, in fact.

#17 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 03:14 PM | Reply

If that was his purpose then he was an idiot.

You invest in silver coins for that. Or gold if you can.

In these uncertain economic times, you don't have to be a miser to consider putting some of your money into precious metals, and gold and silver coins are an easy way to do that.

But this increased demand for bullion coins -- like the American Eagle, South African Krugerrand and Canadian Maple Leaf -- has created a golden opportunity for forgers.

Counterfeit coins are "flooding the market at an astonishing rate," and compromising the investments of collectors, according to the American Numismatic Association (ANA).

"It's a very serious problem and it's really scary," said Rod Gillis, ANA's education director. "With improved technology, the fakes are getting better. It's gotten to the point where even people who deal with coins all the time may not be able to recognize a counterfeit coin."

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 04:00 PM | Reply

Here is one coin that everyone can agree is a good investment.

www.amazon.com

#19 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 04:07 PM | Reply

It's gotten to the point where even people who deal with coins all the time may not be able to recognize a counterfeit coin.

Well, my first choice would be high capacity magazines for the AR and AK... box mags, drums, etc.

When you deal in weapons, your investment is always profitable.

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 04:45 PM | Reply

And you can't be fooled.

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-15 04:46 PM | Reply

When you deal in weapons, your investment is always profitable.

www.youtube.com

hycap mags are next.

#22 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-04-15 07:49 PM | Reply

Oh for... put your money in shower curtain rings for all I care...

#23 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-16 12:28 AM | Reply

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain

Stay away from drums - they jam. That was the problem with the American 180. I saw that little buzz-saw cut a Volkswagen in half, and then the guy carved his initials into a brick wall, long-hand. But it will jam on you. It fired .22 Stinger.

#24 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-16 03:32 AM | Reply

Stay away from drums - they jam.

Some do, some don't... if it's dodgy, don't fill it to capacity.... but they still have value.

#25 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-16 08:44 AM | Reply

Oh hell... just put your money outside the US. There are plenty of places and plenty of ways.

Try an Arab bank in Dubai. Arab banks never go ---- up.

#26 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-16 08:48 AM | Reply

"According to the lawsuit, his father responded: "Believe it or not, one reason for why I destroyed your porn was for your own mental and emotional health. ... I would have done the same if I had found a kilo of crack cocaine. Someday, I hope you will understand." "

This is what it's like to have to listen to people who have no ounce of objectivity in their brain. The father destroyed it for his OWN mental health. He thought it was a danger to his kid so he destroyed it instead of having to live knowing his son pays for porn (for some unknown reason when porn is free at your fingertips) and probably does all kinds of other stuff with it. But instead of be objective about it, he puts the onus on his son. This is what it's like having to listen to the majority of anyone who is a partisan follower of politics.

#27 | Posted by humtake at 2019-04-16 12:41 PM | Reply

Until 1993, I was a professional trader. Unless this 41 year old pendejo had Action Comics #1 and other iconic comic books, he had a bunch of paper. No one is going to pay almost 30k USD for porn. Who can command that kind of money for their Playboy edition? Marilyn? Not even in mint condition.

The mutt had a useless collection, if it really was a collection, with a small market value. He's just being a dick to his parents.

White people and their problems. SMH

#28 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-04-16 01:39 PM | Reply

"Unless this 41 year old pendejo had Action Comics #1 and other iconic comic books, he had a bunch of paper."

Now that you mention it, I've been considering diversifying my very meager holdings with things like comic books and other collectibles. You know, the nostalgia market.

Are you saying this probably isn't a wise move? Too hard to predict what will be hot in the decades to come?

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-16 01:42 PM | Reply

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