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June 11, 2002 5:58 AM   Subscribe

StreetMattress.com - Much like "found art", this site chronicles the phenomenon of abandoned mattresses, and finally gives the public a forum on which to comment on them. Some if my favorites are here, here, and here.
posted by emptybowl (10 comments total)

 
That creepy hand is freaking me out more than the stinky mattresses.

Ode to the street mattress, whose stains speaketh a thousand words...
posted by adampsyche at 6:54 AM on June 11, 2002


How very, very odd...
posted by dejah420 at 7:01 AM on June 11, 2002


I'm half expecting Divine to show up in one of "The Untouchables!" shots. hee.
posted by gummi at 7:07 AM on June 11, 2002


Cool and quirky. Although I have to say I will never be able to take 'found art' seriously, especially after watching Ghost World.
posted by insomnyuk at 7:14 AM on June 11, 2002


Insomnyuk, the mention of that movie brings back memories that are way scarier than these mattresses.
posted by adampsyche at 7:37 AM on June 11, 2002


Funny you should mention Ghost World, because this site reminds me of my favorite line from that movie:

"Hey, there's that pair of jeans again."
posted by emptybowl at 7:46 AM on June 11, 2002


I remember when I lived in San Francisco, one morning they had unlimited trash pickup or something. After work I went out drinking with a few buddies, and my walk home was a stroll through an Oz of refuse. Lots of mattresses, lots of shoes, broken lamps, barcaloungers, you name it.

One note about abandoned mattresses: if you are looking for new digs, the sight of an abandoned mattress in anything like proximity to your would-be home might be a hint not to move there.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:42 AM on June 11, 2002


Much like "found art", this site chronicles the phenomenon of abandoned mattresses, and finally gives the public a forum on which to comment on them.

Finally!
posted by waldo at 10:36 AM on June 11, 2002


:::adding Ghost World to my to-rent list:::
posted by Modem Ovary at 11:04 PM on June 11, 2002


But discarded mattresses can be so useful!
posted by JDC8 at 3:27 AM on June 12, 2002


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