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UCBComedy.com's Hoarders Video on WallStreetJournal.com

<P class=\"dateStamp first\"><SMALL><FONT size=2>October 20, 2009, 1:01 PM ET</FONT></SMALL> </P>
<H1 class=\"dateStamp first\"><A href=\"http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2009/10/20/aes-hoarders-the-digital-age-version/\">A&amp;E’s “Hoarders:” The Digital Age Version</A></H1>
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<P>A&amp;E’s reality series “Hoarders” takes a serious look at people suffering from excessive pack rat-ism — a seldom discussed compulsive behavior that affects <A href=\"http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704500604574483480666149034.html\" target=_blank>as much as 2% of the population</A>. It’s a condition that’s also probed in E.L. Doctorow’s new novel, “<A href=\"http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203550604574360541163101348.html\" target=_blank>Homer and Langley</A>,” a fictional portrait of the legendary Collyer Brothers, early 20th century hermits who lived in genteel squalor in a Harlem mansion filled with 130 tons of trash, including 14 pianos, decades worth of newspapers and a Model T Ford.</P>
<P>The video above, from comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, takes a not-so-serious look at a self-proclaimed “data hoarder” — a modern affliction that didn’t exist in the Collyers’ days. The hoarder in question saves digital detritus, like musical instrument classifieds on Craigslist and Scrabulous scores. “Evites– I have every Evite that I’ve ever gotten,” he confesses. A Best Buy employee attempts an intervention.</P>
<P><BR>See more of our videos on <A href=\"http://www.ucbcomedy.com\">UCBComedy.com</A>!</P></DIV></DIV></DIV></P>