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While relaxing in my brown vibrating recliner, I wondered... Where does Naugahyde come from? No way. Seriously?
posted by louche mustachio (42 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Silly. it's the skin of supernatural beings. That's why it's so cheap and stinky.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:47 PM on September 8, 2007


inspired by this post, which I'm sure involved hundreds of Naugas.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:48 PM on September 8, 2007


Proof, as if it was needed, that you can't underestimate the gullibility (or the stupidity) of the American public.
posted by tommasz at 5:51 PM on September 8, 2007


actually, it comes from a place about a half hour away from where i live: Naugatuck, Connecticut
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 5:55 PM on September 8, 2007


Once upon a time, somebody I know *cough* made S&M implements out of the skins of naugas because in those 80ish days the skins of cows were really freakin' expensive.
posted by localroger at 5:57 PM on September 8, 2007


Proof, as if it was needed, that you can't underestimate the gullibility (or the stupidity) of the American public.

Indeed. As though anyone would really believe that anyone really believed that naugahyde came from naugas.
posted by DU at 6:05 PM on September 8, 2007


Proof, as if it was needed, that you can't underestimate the gullibility (or the stupidity) of the American public.

Um...that would be 'overestimate'. Oh the cruel irony.
posted by jimmythefish at 6:10 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


*makes bthttt noise sitting down, hopes everyone knows it was damn plastic chair and not me*
posted by octothorpe at 6:25 PM on September 8, 2007


I don't think the chair makes a smell like that.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:28 PM on September 8, 2007


No seriously it was the chair.
posted by octothorpe at 6:33 PM on September 8, 2007


If you simply MUST have one, you can adopt a Nauga.

Remember, THE NAUGA IS NOT A TOY. Even if they pose them with a couple of kids... NOT A TOY.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:41 PM on September 8, 2007


Um...that would be 'overestimate'. Oh the cruel irony.

You cannot overestimate my embarrassment. I blame my poor editing skills, the first version was correct.
posted by tommasz at 6:46 PM on September 8, 2007


Corporations will do anything to cover up their rape of the World's natural resources. "It's just a made up animal! It doesn't REALLY exist!" They've blinded millions of Americans to the truth, but not me. I will fight these murderers to the end!
posted by stavrogin at 6:46 PM on September 8, 2007


As far as you know.
posted by tommasz at 6:48 PM on September 8, 2007


I looked for the Humane Society expose and PETA video documenting the torture of the Naugas, but apparently they have better things to do.

Nauga in the collection of Bill Griffith.

The Nauga as imagined by Paul Frank.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:52 PM on September 8, 2007


it ain't pretty when synthetics collide.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:59 PM on September 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oh Lord have mercy.


That is SEXY.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:04 PM on September 8, 2007




Silly. it's the skin of supernatural beings.

This explains a little about so much.
posted by humannaire at 7:59 PM on September 8, 2007


all these double knit strangers with
gin and vermouth and recycled stories
in the naugahyde booths.
posted by Sailormom at 8:29 PM on September 8, 2007


Wait, so where do they come from?
posted by subaruwrx at 8:34 PM on September 8, 2007


I actually saw one of these at a thrift store a few years back. They really are THAT ugly. Great post!
posted by Orb2069 at 9:16 PM on September 8, 2007


Naugahyde is a spinoff from the dawn of the fast food industry. It's a byproduct of the NaugaBurger® which was so popular when I was a kid.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:36 PM on September 8, 2007


Meanwhile, 4channers are playing "hide the naga".
posted by cortex at 9:53 PM on September 8, 2007


Mr. Nauga lived in my living room as a child. He was ugly and blue.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:27 PM on September 8, 2007


I actually remember that ad campaign...
posted by pmurray63 at 10:48 PM on September 8, 2007


There are a few Naugys around my workplace.
My company has used Naugahyde for years:
http://www.kustom.com/news/30_August_2006_40Anniversay.asp
posted by tresbizzare at 11:13 PM on September 8, 2007


I can't tell you how much I coveted those adorable Nauga dolls as a kid. Dammit, seeing them again, I still want one. Preferably bright orange with avacado green details.
posted by maryh at 11:51 PM on September 8, 2007


I first saw one in a Zippy cartoon, and decided then that I must have one. See the "Adopt a Nauga" link above; you can't custom order the colors, but it will still be a Nauga.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:57 PM on September 8, 2007


You can Naugarun but you can't Naugahyde.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:41 AM on September 9, 2007


Aww, hell, I just saw your post title. My comment was too close for comfort. Hate that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:42 AM on September 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


In Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Larry wonders how many naugas had to die to upholster the door in the club.

Until now, I was under the impression that Sierra had invented that joke. Now I know better.
posted by dansdata at 2:00 AM on September 9, 2007


That's OK, it was still funny. Here, I'll favorite you in lieu of a hearty chuckle and a comforting pat on the back.


And to piss off the "don't favorite anything ever crowd. Heh.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:03 AM on September 9, 2007


Naugahyde? It's made out of people!
posted by spacelux at 3:36 AM on September 9, 2007


Wait, so where do they come from?

The Sumatran ones just aren't up to my standards. I only use the ones that are found in the remote Corinthian bamboo forests.
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:58 AM on September 9, 2007


I was always told (seriously) that it comes from the hide of a nauganocerous. I was told a lot of strange things growing up.
posted by eye of newt at 6:12 AM on September 9, 2007


The real crime was the imperialist theft of the apostrophe - N'Auga
posted by A189Nut at 6:12 AM on September 9, 2007


actually, it comes from a place about a half hour away from where i live: Naugatuck, Connecticut

Ha, got you beat. It comes from where I actually live. I run past the old Uniroyal plant. Which was incidentally blown up (with computers) in the ending to War of the Worlds. There, that's everything this town is know for, Tom Cruise shooting a movie here and Naugahyde.
posted by smackfu at 9:32 AM on September 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Incidentally, louche mustachio has suddenly become one of my favorite mefites*.

/derail sidetrack

*[pronounced "meh-fites"]
posted by humannaire at 3:24 PM on September 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


humannaire writes "Incidentally, louche mustachio has suddenly become one of my favorite mefites*."

louche mustachio's my nauga.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:36 PM on September 9, 2007


....^``^.....
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....v..v...
posted by louche mustachio at 7:18 PM on September 9, 2007


Silly. it's the skin of supernatural beings.

Much fun I had in World of Warcraft grinding Nagas and loudly lamenting on how difficult it was to get their hydes.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:04 PM on September 9, 2007


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