Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have been collecting “special interest” VHS tapes for the past 26 years. Specifically, they search for anything “not meant to be shown in public,” as Prueher puts it, such as spin-off exercise videos, absurd job training courses, or an entire how-to series dedicated to scarf-tying. Since 2004, they’ve hosted Found Footage Festival events across North America, showcasing their massive and eccentric collection for live audiences.

In the video above, Atlas Obscura takes a closer look at the method to the VHS Guys’ madness.

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