By my buttons shall ye know me

I collect slogan buttons. The vast majority of my buttons were acquired at science fiction conventions. The vast majority of those came from one vendor, Nancy Lebovitz. She has an incredible selection (her catalogue runs 32 pages of two-column single-spaced text). She also gives quantity discounts, which is why I typically pick up at least twenty buttons at a clip. It also helps that I find a lot of the slogans funny, amusing, and sometimes horribly true.

I used to stick the buttons into the cubicle wall outside my office. This was okay back when my collection numbered less than twenty. When it exceeded 100, it got a bit unweildy. When I suffered multiple office moves in the span of a couple of years, the situation became intolerable, and I took all the buttons down and stuck them to a banner instead. This banner now adorns my cubicle wall, and is much easier to strike and move when the inevitable corporate reorganization hits. Below, I have reproduced the banner in its entirety, right down to the arrangement of buttons and the approximate color scheme.

You can learn a lot about me from my buttons. Not everything, mind you, but a lot. Each one of these buttons says something about my world-view, my sense of humor, my direction in life, or just what struck me as amusing that day. Peruse the virtual banner to your heart's content. Come back, too... I'll buy more 8-)

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