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My House Is Your House.

By Thom Wong 16 Jan 2006 | TheTyee.ca

Thom Wong writes regularly about music for The Tyee. He has also been a teacher and contract specialist. With eight years of education and three bachelor degree, Thom focuses mostly on marketing writing.

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Sometimes, it seems the only content on the Internet is porn and illegal music downloads (OK, that IS all that's on the Internet, but humour me for a moment). For every Boing Boing, there are hundreds of sites offering donkey shows and kids breaking their arms doing skateboarding stunts for discerning connoisseurs.

And then you'll come across a guy who has been systematically chronicling the contents of his house through line drawings and photographs, and a little bit of your faith is restored, like a lapsed Catholic who sees the face of Jesus in a cinnamon bun.

McClintock started categorizing his belongings as a way to test Apache configurations (I have no idea what that means, either). What started as a little project has evolved into a complete photographic record of his house, with every room accounted for and more items being added all the time. You won't question his dedication when you peruse every single New Yorker cover in his collection.

As with all good tours, he even includes a giftshop, where you can purchase such items as a mousepad decorated by the contents of a drawer

Feeling adventurous? Venture into his basement.

Thom Wong is a law student who spends an unreasonable amount of time online. His 40 bLinks column runs every Monday and Thursday on The Tyee. What's he all about? Click here.

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