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June 13, 2009 11:30 PM   Subscribe

"Bartender, Make It a Stiletto." Meet Georgio, the human carpet.
posted by digaman (32 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Given that this was published in the New York Times style section, I have to assume this is widely known, has been passe for at least 6 years, is mostly factually inaccurate, and is largely a series of anecdotes from friends of the journalist who really want to get their name in print. Which is too bad, because this fake news is kind of interesting.
posted by allen.spaulding at 11:43 PM on June 13, 2009 [16 favorites]


Well, not everybody can find a way to get paid $200 a gig while satisfying their personal fetish. Kudos to him, I guess.
posted by Kadin2048 at 11:48 PM on June 13, 2009


:)---------<
posted by rabbitsnake at 11:56 PM on June 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is this Metafilter After Dark?
posted by deliquescent at 12:03 AM on June 14, 2009


From the google preview of an expired Craigslist ad (no cache available): Jun 5, 2009 ... You can see pics on my Facebook page (Georgio Carpet) If a smiley carpet / dance floor can add to the fun at your party, I would love to ...

With that, and the mention of Giorgio being a Connecticut resident, this could be his Facebook profile. Seems real enough, and there are stranger fetishes out there. It's interesting that it's not just enjoyable on a sexual level, but also a pleasure in force on his body. I wonder if he likes being hugged.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:19 AM on June 14, 2009


Allen, that is a pretty brilliant and devastating takedown of the Style section. Kudos.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 1:18 AM on June 14, 2009


Well that's pretty weird.
posted by delmoi at 1:37 AM on June 14, 2009


The article never mentions if he's face up or down... I would think that would have to do with his reception among the ladies, not to mention where they step on him.
posted by Clamwacker at 2:17 AM on June 14, 2009


Oh, man...there's a reason Temple Grandin invented the hugging machine, Georgio, but kudos for putting your own special mark on the idea.
posted by redsparkler at 2:30 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


“Two girls step on me and make out. And if that doesn’t turn me on, I don’t know what would.”

So, I guess this is like, 2 Girls 1 Carpet?


*groan*
posted by Sova at 2:55 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I mean, I like having my cats knead me too, but, man, what?
posted by Scattercat at 2:59 AM on June 14, 2009


I've been to fetish parties and have seen people being stepped on, though without the carpet outfit. At least he's found a way to monetize his passion.
posted by divabat at 3:55 AM on June 14, 2009


This carpet guy needs some love. Maybe from a vacuum cleaner that senses human emotions.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:00 AM on June 14, 2009


I thought it was just a guy with a lot of body hair.
posted by qvantamon at 4:04 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


The question is will this fetish be written into CSI, CSI Miami or CSI New York.
posted by Free word order! at 4:31 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's more than one?!
posted by mkb at 5:05 AM on June 14, 2009


I'd like to hang him up in the backyard and beat the dust out of him.
posted by digsrus at 5:10 AM on June 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


I do like the thought of someone finding out they like to stick their heels into someone else's face. That's not one of those things that you can easily or even accidentally find your way into.
posted by ZaneJ. at 5:31 AM on June 14, 2009


OH MY GOD THIS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!

I have seriously seen this guy several times at bars when I'm out with friends. It makes the process of ordering drinks extremely uncomfortable, and we invariably spend a good twenty minutes discussing what could possibly be going on. I have to forward this article to so many people. Seriously, this is like finding out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried. One of the great mysteries has been solved.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:14 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


The article never mentions if he's face up or down... I would think that would have to do with his reception among the ladies, not to mention where they step on him.

Well maybe he changes it up? Given the following excerpt he must be on his face sometimes:
He spoke rhapsodically about one woman who spent nearly two hours standing on him at Lotus, a club in the meatpacking district, and toying with his face using the heels of her shoes. After she was done, the woman leaned down and thanked him, and said that she never thought she would be able to do something like that. “I woke up a monster in her,” Georgio said.
posted by scrutiny at 7:56 AM on June 14, 2009


Yeah, I've also seen/stepped on this guy at some clubs in NY. I personally think it's uncool that someone would impose their fetish on everyone around them.
I made sure to NOT step on him because that is not what I'm into and I didn't feel like being part of his sex life.

I didn't know that places actually pay for him to be there. That seems off to me. Most people confronted with him seemed to be really uncomfortable.

A bunch of my friends debated the possibility that it was some sort of social commentary on drinking and going out in NY; that people would actually step on a body to get a cocktail, but then we thought that no, he's probably just into this. Interesting to see it explained.
posted by rmless at 8:02 AM on June 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


Unfortunately, since it's behind some sort of login process...

Login-free link to article (courtesy of New York Times Link Generator).
posted by ericb at 9:01 AM on June 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Allen, also a great self-parody of MeFi first-comment piss artists. Kudos squared!
posted by digaman at 9:33 AM on June 14, 2009


I captured this image of Philly's famous Carpet Boy last year. This guy was in front of the bar all night. I don't even know if the bartender saw him.
posted by extraheavymarcellus at 10:17 AM on June 14, 2009


There's nothing wrong with someone having a strange (to some) sexual fetish.. but I would have a serious problem with everyone around him being forced to step on him and being forced to be involved in his sex life. That's just not cool.
posted by Malice at 10:32 AM on June 14, 2009


Georgio affixes the label “sexual fetish” to his pursuit under certain conditions, specifically when beautiful women step on him and really get into it. He gave an example of an arousing scenario: “Two girls step on me and make out. And if that doesn’t turn me on, I don’t know what would.” He also likes intense parties where the flow of body-stompers is constant.

Short of that, he said, getting stepped on is simply an enjoyable activity for him, though not particularly titillating.

posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:52 AM on June 14, 2009


Kick a man while he's down, why doncha?
posted by jamstigator at 11:56 AM on June 14, 2009


And then there was the time the masochist lay down in front of the sadist and said "Step on me."

The saidist said "No."
posted by rdone at 1:17 PM on June 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


[Nancy Sinatra YouTube link]
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:24 PM on June 14, 2009


There used to be a guy in Sydney who would do something similar. He would dress up in a Gimp suit and lay in the urinal in the mens toilets of night clubs and ask for people to urinate on him.

I don't believe "Trough Boy" is around any more, I heard he caught Hep B or something. Don't know how...
posted by Man_in_staysis at 4:38 PM on June 14, 2009


He has a sign that says "ONLY FAT CHICKS".
posted by educatedslacker at 7:44 AM on June 15, 2009


Oh God, through Boy reminds me of "Wanda la Pute" who you should not look up. Just remembering the description of that man's activity makes me nauseous.
posted by mkb at 8:47 AM on June 15, 2009


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