Here's proof of my strange ways. I was recently offered a free VCR and a free microwave. I snapped up the VCR like a rat hoarding almonds. Hell, who knows when I may find a stack of awesome VHS tapes somewhere? As for the microwave, I sniffed haughtily and said 'When do I ever use a microwave?'
On the subject of VHS, I have a decent little VHS collection back in the real world, including most of seasons 1-5 of The X-Files - the only seasons that mattered.