Least Collectable Collectable Ever

  • 5/30/2007 10:43:00 am
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

When the postman makes his way up the sixteen flights of stairs to the BrokenTV office with our usual selection of junk mail, we're always happy to see one of our magazine subscriptions lying on our doormat. Such is the situation we found ourselves in this morning, as our bleary, bloodshot eyes noticed the unmistakable clear plastic wrapping of something that wasn't an offer to join a slightly different car insurance firm. Will it be When Saturday Comes? Retro Gamer? Viz? Biscuits Weekly?

Oh. It's just the bloody Sky magazine, packed with the usual selection of advertising leaflets that fall out onto the floor, and about 95% of the magazine proper taken up with adverts for things we wouldn't possibly want. But wait! What's this?

Oh, silly cynical old us! This is no ordinary free magazine we throw straight in the recycle bin! It's a SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION with a picture of one of the Simpsons on the front. Right we're not going to unwrap it, we're going to leave it sealed, and who knows, maybe, just maybe, in a few dozen years from now, it'll be worth... as much as one new British penny.

Really, what the point of pretending something is collectable when 8,175,999 other people are receiving the same thing through the post as well as you? Gah.

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