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January 16, 2004 11:55 AM   Subscribe

Is this some kind of joke?

By the way, archimago, preview's there for a reason. To catch stupid typing mistakes like being a truck drive.
posted by fenriq at 12:15 PM on January 16, 2004

The peace rug is great. It's just the perfect size to wrap around a dead body.
posted by jonmc at 12:23 PM on January 16, 2004

If you can't afford the Peace Rug, I am selling a slightly used Peace Bath Mat, and several jersey cotton "Peace Rags*." They're all just as magical as my competitor's product.

*available in "Shipyard Ale", "Who Farted?" and several random sweat stains.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:24 PM on January 16, 2004

So, this placates?
posted by LinusMines at 12:25 PM on January 16, 2004

Almost as lame as the Jump-to-Conclusions mat, but unitentionally fun(ny) to read. Thanks, archimago.

btw, Fenriq: unclench
posted by dhoyt at 12:26 PM on January 16, 2004

I for one welcome our ® intensive overlords
posted by Outlawyr at 12:27 PM on January 16, 2004

The Peace Rug Company, Inc.
Carol Lumpkin, 407 West Emery St., Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: 706 272-0200, Fax: 706 226 2296
Registrar Name....:
Registrar Whois...:
Registrar Homepage:

It's no guarantee, but it does seem to add some level of credibility to it being a "legit" site, as opposed to a gag. I was almost 100% sure that it was a joke, but now I'm not certain...

(and fenriq: whoa, lighten up on archimago - just a typo!)
posted by davidmsc at 12:29 PM on January 16, 2004

oh excuse me fenriq, I should have put it in quotes or added (sic) after it since it is the direct quote from the testimonials page. I thought others would appreciate the humor of that.
posted by archimago at 12:39 PM on January 16, 2004

dhoyt beat me to the punch...

"Yes, this is horrible, this idea..."
posted by Robot Johnny at 12:43 PM on January 16, 2004

I don't get their picture stories. Apparently the same people who have "disrespect" solved by the peace rug eventually engage in "physical violence", two rows of pictures later.
posted by LimePi at 12:54 PM on January 16, 2004

So, this placates?

Fucking nice, Linus...
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:05 PM on January 16, 2004

"oh excuse me fenriq, I should have put it in quotes or added (sic) after it since it is the direct quote from the testimonials page."

An overzealous grammarian, smote most righteously. Excellent.

This is awesome. The pictures page made my day.
posted by kavasa at 1:36 PM on January 16, 2004

I bet it works as well as the peace pipe did for the Native Americans.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:36 PM on January 16, 2004

For some reason, as soon as I saw the site's front page, I got the sudden sinking feeling of "Uh oh. I think this is real, sort of. Real in the sense that people buy the rugs. .....I wonder what the rugs cost?"

Only $99 ! Discounted from $139 !

If I grab a random appropriately sized rug and "Re-Brand" it as a "Peace Rug", so I can "make peace" on my very own (or with a partner - and actual peacemaking methods may vary), would this constitute the theft of intellectual property?

Or if I take a sharpie and write PEACE RUG on my 3X7 oriental carpet that my wife's incontinent dog has pissed on so much that it's out on the porch gathering snow - and than proceed to hold very tightly confined boxing matches with my wife (with padded gloves) to settle disputes, would this constitute a copyright violation?
posted by troutfishing at 1:52 PM on January 16, 2004

My money's on your wife, trout.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:03 PM on January 16, 2004

Good idea, troutfishing. Might be a good time to come out with Conflict Rug®, a square 6' x 6' synthetic, rubber-backed carpet (durable, easy to wash, repels organic stains) on which two people can beat the living crap out of each other. Sort of like a personal Thunderdome - neither party can leave the Conflict Rug® until the dispute is settled, usually by having one party submit to or be choked out by the other party.

Makes just as much friggin' sense, and the truck driver testimonial would sound better with it...
posted by FormlessOne at 2:39 PM on January 16, 2004

Piece Rug would be a great name for a toupee.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:47 PM on January 16, 2004

I think it works on the embarrassment principle, students (or adults apparently)
are willing to not kick someone's ass [or hurt their feeling, or invade their personal space, spit on their burger, etc.]
as long as they can avoid having to be treated like they are three years old.
Probably a reasonably successful method.

It's weird, I saw this mentioned somewhere else a few weeks ago, but I can't remember where.
posted by milovoo at 3:35 PM on January 16, 2004

DenOfSizer, I fully expected the site to be a toup with a peace sign shaved into it, so, great minds and all. placates, heh.

Smote righteously, indeed. Just goes to show, ya never know what thread will turn out to have gold in it.
posted by theora55 at 6:13 PM on January 16, 2004

My preferred get-a-piece rug is bearskin...
posted by five fresh fish at 6:21 PM on January 16, 2004

Shyah, right.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:24 PM on January 16, 2004

I'm envisioning infomericals with an adapted version of "The Peace Train" by Cat Stevens/Yusif Islam used as the theme music.
posted by orange swan at 6:30 PM on January 16, 2004

mr_crash_davis - In decent relationships, it tends to work out as a draw. At best, humans seek their rough equals. My wife has unexpected moves, and I'm usually underestimated as an infighter - this I share with our dear president.

I ran into this once with a bar bouncer - a friend, too. He mouthed off a bit much and lit my rather long fuse. I made him horizontal and he was a bit surprised at this for outweighing me by about a medium size dog - but not so much that he missed the chance to pop me in the nose. Politely so, in fact. A grab for the throat or a jab in the eye would have been impolite.

We looked at each other, sussed up a rough equality, and declared mutual stupidity. Equals don't fight, if they can avoid it. They more often team up and take on the next target up the food chain.
posted by troutfishing at 8:06 PM on January 16, 2004

Yikes, this reminds me of The Ungame, which my mother used to force me and my sister to play. It was...awkward in its earnestness. Much like the Peace Rug seems to be.
posted by eilatan at 6:09 PM on January 18, 2004

Wow.....The UNGAME !
posted by troutfishing at 8:40 AM on January 19, 2004

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