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The self-storage unit is a portal to an alternate dimension. A single-topic blog on the news of the weird in storage units (via bldgblog)
posted by spamandkimchi (16 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Time to re-read Snow Crash
posted by dismas at 6:38 PM on May 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


I always figured that's why it was "self" storage and not "stuff" storage.
posted by Foosnark at 6:42 PM on May 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Isn't this just a SEO spam blog for various storage providers?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:46 PM on May 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Looks like SEO to me, but it's really well done.
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:48 PM on May 12, 2013


From the blog:

Storage Auction Winner Surprised By Vast Human Organ Collection


oh my god someone hold me
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:50 PM on May 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


The first three years of posts look like boring SEO self-puffery, but in 2012, it just gets good.
posted by spamandkimchi at 6:51 PM on May 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Basically, when Dominic takes over writing the posts from Katrina.
posted by spamandkimchi at 6:53 PM on May 12, 2013


No, wait, a 2010 post is pretty good:
In Murrietta, California a tenant was growing medicinal marijuana and he reported that 35 pot plants were stolen, each valued at $1,000 a piece. The tenant had stated the facility operator neglected to fix a broke door, which was on an adjacent unit, from where the burglars tunneled through two layers of drywall to steal these plants. This tenant who claims that the property manager was aware of the broken door, filed a lawsuit against the self-storage facility.
posted by spamandkimchi at 6:56 PM on May 12, 2013


Totally misunderstood the post and thought it was going to be about shipping container housing.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:14 PM on May 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Time to re-watch Primer
posted by Jon Mitchell at 8:04 PM on May 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


My boss keeps all the cars and motorcycles he's wrecked over the years in storage units. His heirs are going to love that.
posted by Brocktoon at 8:49 PM on May 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


Storage Auction Winner Surprised By Vast Human Organ Collection

Oh, Florida.
posted by indubitable at 8:53 PM on May 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


My dad used to manage self storage units... It was awesome to drive around the whole property on a golf cart with him sometimes just so we could survey all the funny people coming to store their weird stuff. I grew up in the Valley and as such many of my dad's customers were stars and celebrities and they often had a lot of bizarre and interesting stuff to store away from their Beverly Hills homes. It was a 4 or 5 story building, too, so there were lots of ramps to the various units everywhere and it was crazy fun to floor a golf cart in order to zoom down the ramps and scream like you were riding a roller coaster at Disneyland. (Doing this on a skateboard was substantially more terrifying.)

One time my dad had this weird feeling that something was off in the whole place, so he decided I couldn't come with him on his rounds that day, which sucked because it was summer vacation and I was bored as hell. Sure enough, someone reported later that day that blood was seeping into their unit from the unit above, and upon inspection one of my dad's coworkers discovered that some poor man had somehow gotten himself utterly smooshed by a giant, heavy bookcase that contained all of his memoir notes, so blood was seeping into all the other units around it like no tomorrow. Apparently this was extra gruesome because the deceased gentleman in question was this skinny little man and the amount of blood coming from his body was extensive, so some people were thinking that maybe somebody else had died but no other bodies were found. Took months to clean up completely regardless.

In conclusion, self storage management is a pretty epic body of business sometimes.

/ CSB
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:47 PM on May 12, 2013 [11 favorites]


So they're bigger on the inside?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:34 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, it does say "self storage".
posted by thelonius at 1:16 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Time to re-read The Maxx
posted by radwolf76 at 11:33 AM on May 13, 2013


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