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    Cyburbian ThePinkPlanner's avatar
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    What geeky Planner paraphernalia do you own?

    I posted in another thread about my Cyburbia mugs- My City is Better than Your City and Planner Fuel. It made me think of the other geeky planner things I've bought over the years for myself and others.

    There's the mugs.
    I bought my boss an organic canvas totebag last year that says When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Planner
    I bought our zoning administrator a mug that says No Means No. Sincerely, Your friendly Compliance Officer
    A friend bought my son a shirt that says My Mommy is an Urban Planner
    I gave my old boss a matching set of magnets and stationary that says Dog and Pony Show Coordinator when she left public to go private.

    I like these
    PlanningMugs

    So what do you own?

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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
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    I have the Reagan Coffee mug and the Damn Commie Planner (with the pics of Stalin and Lenin) one from the series.
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    I have an AICP pin that has never been worn and an AICP certificate that has never been displayed.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I have the Reagan Coffee mug and the Damn Commie Planner (with the pics of Stalin and Lenin) one from the series.
    Oooh, I haven't seen the Reagan one. Does it have any text?

    How do the Cyburbia ones get designed anyway? Have any current members here been responsible? Does Cyburbia earn any money from the sales? I plan to add the Visioning one to my collection soon.

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    After a quick visual survey of my workspace;

    Numerous Mugs from: Engineering & Planning Firms, Cyburbia, Colonial Pipeline Co., and College
    Mini Engineering Scale
    Mini Globe
    Decorative Compass in wood box
    Cyburbia mouse pad
    Gold Shovel from a ground breaking in the corner
    Framed blueprint from the Golden Gate Bridge
    Framed Poster from the National Building Museum
    Framed old panoramic photo of New Brunswick, NJ circa 1910
    Small wood "playset" of NYC with Statue of Liberty

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    I have the urban planner children's book - Where thing's are from near to far. (I would link, but the only link I could find was through that other site...)
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    Cyburbian Otis's avatar
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    I have a bunch of geeky planning related books. I have no mugs nor conference swag. But I would consider a mug that said something like "No, not a wedding planner. An urban planner."

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    I have a glass paperweight that is a globe (not exactly a planner thing but definitely a geography major thing)

    A copy of "Bird's Eye View of Helena - 1883" hanging on the wall.

    An APA mousepad

    I have some conference swag but it is at home - messenger bag, pens, and water bottles.
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    I have all sorts of Census 2010 swag in my cube still (pens, notebooks, bags, mugs, paper clip holders, magnets...), a few other mugs, a drawer full of lanyards from various conferences or with the logos of random planning/architecture/engineering firms or from municipalities I don't (and never) worked for, clip outs from comic strips that tangentially deal with planning or demography.
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    I have a historic map of my current community, a Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, a lot of conference swag (especially my large collection of stress balls), a groovy satchel bag I got from a Midwest APA conference, and of course a large collection of planning-related books.

    At home I have a lot of historic maps, a full-size table globe, mini-globe, and even more books.
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    Not much: tote bags from various conferences (so that's why I paid big bucks to attend! ), framed historic maps of some of my favorite places (Mt. Desert Island, the Adirondacks), and a square container with a company logo that once held tiny mints (more conference swag).


    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I would consider a mug that said something like "No, not a wedding planner. An urban planner."
    Or "...not a financial planner," since that was my grandmother's initial assumption when I told her I was going to graduate school to study planning.

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    aside from the usual SWAG...

    multiple historic Bird's Eye View sketches of cities I have lived in (at home)
    historic maps of the county I live in (at home)
    rubber duck with a shovel & construction hat
    AICP certificate on the wall
    various planning awards on the desk
    a bunch of planning nerd books

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    I'm lame compared to you guys.

    A book shelf full of books, mostly design oriented.
    Issues of Dwell, Metropolis, & Landscape Architecture spanning years.
    Catalogs for streetscape elements and lighting in particular.
    LEED catalogs and reference material
    My LEED certifications
    Periodic Table of Planning Elements poster
    early 1900's photo of Fort Collins
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    I don't think I own anything planner paraphernalia.

    On second thought - it would have to be my khaki's and blue button down shirt.
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    I don't really have any. Perhaps a collection of maps at home.

    I recall vividly from when the Texas APA conference was in Addison 3 years ago a certain planner from North Texas - a former Texas APA chair, I believe - had a Corvette with vanity plates that read "PLNNER" or "PLANNR"or some similar thing.

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    I do have a bumper sticker I picked up from a workshop- got housing?

    It is happy on my cork board. Not my car.

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    Collector disorder!

    From my wireless zoning gigs: the usual schwag (stress items souvenired with carrier or consultant logo). And yards and yards of cell phone-print fabric. I made up one shirt (complete with little rubber buttons that look like phones) and used to wear it on site walks. IIRC I cut out another shirt (huge colorful Nokia-style phones) and never quite sewed it together.

    Also, I collected cell phone-shaped ornaments, and had a nice display of those on a wreath on my door. (Walked into that job with a corner office, private entrance overlooking the parking lot.) My vendors noticed, and every year they'd send a couple more. Some of them play sounds or tunes.

    Also a few pieces of candy cell phone containers. Press the antenna, it dispenses a sugar blob. Some of those play music or light up (or they used to).

    And a 12" desktop tree (holiday decoration) adorned with paperclips arranged to resemble a monopine. (It was 40 hours/week with about 30 hours of work.)

    From the city realm, more conference call playthings:

    A puzzle. (Heck, I'll just take a picture)


    Small toy bikes

    Postcards showing lovely views of Favorite City

    Another puzzle (found in estate stash)


    And I find myself drawn to streetscape-printed clothing. Several shirts that feature bikes-in-the-city, parks-in-the-city, cool urbanist designs with sidewalk cafes and fashionistas walking their poodles, sometimes riding bikes.


    Somewhere I have an AICP pin, and an ASPO pin.

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    It's not really planning related but just geeky. I have all the Lego architecture sets on my desk. Some people give me "the look" and some sit down and look them over for quite a long time.
    I burned down the church to atone for my transgressions.

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    No mention of a T-square.
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    Besides my obligatory architect and engineer scales, I have a pins that say "My other car is a bus." and "Got Transit" as well as a bumper sticker from the Minneapolis APA Conference from San Fran that says "Co-exist" with a peace sign and a car and a bike!

    My mouse pad at home is an APA mousepad I swiped from my old place of employment.

    Not planner specific, but my pens and other assorted items at work are housed in an OfficeSpace mug featuring Bill Lumbergh.

    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    I don't really have any. Perhaps a collection of maps at home.

    I recall vividly from when the Texas APA conference was in Addison 3 years ago a certain planner from North Texas - a former Texas APA chair, I believe - had a Corvette with vanity plates that read "PLNNER" or "PLANNR"or some similar thing.
    The executive director of my current employer has a vanity plate letting the world know he is a planner. Except he isn't a really a planner, more of administration
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    I really gotta' update all that Cyburbia stuff with the new logo.
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    From the city realm, more conference call playthings:

    A puzzle. (Heck, I'll just take a picture)


    .
    I have the same city puzzle! It serves double duty- keeps the kiddos busy when mom and dad are filling out permit applications.

    I also have a small chunk of porous concrete that serves as a paperweight for unruly plan sets and serves as a conversation piece.

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    Various scales (eng., arch, metric, mini)
    APA notepad cube
    various squeeze stress toys (swag)
    2 archticture prints
    AICP Cert
    A cluttered desk (but I know whats in every pile)

    I've tried to trim down this place to some degree. At the former place, i had alot more fun things out.
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    Quote Originally posted by ThePinkPlanner View post
    I have the same city puzzle!
    Mee too! Someone gave it to me for x-mas - now its in my office (lol), with a bunch of skyscraper and map magnets.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    Yeah, but do you have one of these?

    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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