Overwhelming: Remember that guy I blogged about on New Year’s Eve: the one who was drowning in his magazines? According to the NY Times (registration required), there have been several cases of reclusive people trapped by their own accumulations of saved objects, from twist ties to grand pianos.


“People can collect and not throw things away without it really being a problem if they have the space and can organize it,” he said. “It’s only a pathology when it interferes with their functioning.”

Okay. I’m not going to name names, but you know who you are.

(via Boing Boing)