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February 9, 2010 8:39 AM   Subscribe

 
Pretty good. At least none of the furniture was in avacado.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:46 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I assume that store has a time machine permanently dialed to "Academy of Fine Arts' Art Deco Design Exhibition, 1988."

Also: I think every one of these videos needs to take a hint from "We Got That B-Roll" and at least try to make the announcer slightly likeable. That affected ironic-salesman voice was tenfold worse than any of the furniture.
posted by griphus at 8:49 AM on February 9, 2010


It's interesting how these stores always have the same type of ugly furniture in them, and the style never seems to change. No matter where you are in the U.S you can find the same genus of ugly, ugly furnishings.
posted by The Whelk at 8:56 AM on February 9, 2010




So, here's the process that I picture....

1. Take your video camera to the nearest furniture store.

2. Video furniture (let's face it, that was, for the most part, pretty normal furniture)

3. Voice over the word "ugly" as many times as you can (through your nose).

4. Time shift the phrase "ugly furniture" to sound like darth vader is saying it...insert.

5. Post on youtube.

Did I miss anything? I could of, because it got real boring after about 15 seconds.
posted by HuronBob at 9:02 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did I miss anything? I could of, because it got real boring after about 15 seconds.

The last line about "furniture so ugly you wouldn't even want to put your ass on it", but otherwise not really.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:08 AM on February 9, 2010


Also "King of Prussia Boulevard and... Tri-State Area Street."
posted by uncleozzy at 9:10 AM on February 9, 2010


Yes, the furniture is ugly. But, to me, the video seems more mean/classist than funny.
posted by applemeat at 9:11 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


He doesn't seem to appreciate leather sofas. Probably never sat on one. Hrmph.
posted by Goofyy at 9:17 AM on February 9, 2010


Sofa King Lame
posted by xod at 9:18 AM on February 9, 2010 [2 favorites]


The humor is mostly centered around Jersey, hence the group calls its self 6th Borough, Rock N Roll Pizza was also pretty funny.
posted by wcfields at 9:21 AM on February 9, 2010


Probably never sat on one. Hrmph.
That is the sound they make, isn't it?
posted by Flashman at 9:23 AM on February 9, 2010 [7 favorites]


The humor is mostly centered around Jersey, hence the group calls its self 6th Borough, Rock N Roll Pizza was also pretty funny.

THose are some very, very Jersey faces.
posted by The Whelk at 9:24 AM on February 9, 2010


THose are some very, very Jersey faces.

Woops, I'm mistaken, 'nem is Philly folks.
posted by wcfields at 9:27 AM on February 9, 2010


My point stands and I will not be swayed.
posted by The Whelk at 9:28 AM on February 9, 2010


If by classist, you mean acted like it's acceptable to mock people who would spend an assload of money on stuff that looked kind of weird when it was first created, but now looks kind of weird AND dated then the answer is yes. Is that a bad thing?

The branch store near my house (like a block away) always had either a life sized statue of the Blues Brothers or Marilyn Monroe and a giant sized fetish pump chair in the front window.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:41 AM on February 9, 2010


applemeat is classist against humor.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 9:53 AM on February 9, 2010


The announcer sounds sort of like The Monarch, but not quite like The Monarch. It's a very disturbing effect and I wish it was just The Monarch doing the ad.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:30 AM on February 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


The announcer is right about leather sofas. He is also right about seashell mirrors that cost $539.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:41 AM on February 9, 2010


I feel they expressed a sentiment I often feel when going to other people's houses.
posted by Foam Pants at 10:55 AM on February 9, 2010


My grandparents had that mirrored nautilus thing.
posted by cmoj at 11:25 AM on February 9, 2010


Leather can be ok, especially if you have pets and/or allergies; vinyl not so much.

On another note, sometimes my wife and I go to open houses just to privately sneer at the decor. I'm not proud of that, but it is cheap entertainment.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:35 PM on February 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


We eclipse the competition. hehe

This kind of thing is more fun when it is mixed with porn. (nsfw, obviously)
posted by troybob at 12:54 PM on February 9, 2010


It started out pretty slow and unfunny, but I chuckled a couple of times. "You always wanted one of... these? Well, we got two! You can have 'em both."
posted by Scattercat at 12:55 PM on February 9, 2010


robocop is bleeding: That. Was. Funny.

Thank you for making me snort out loud.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:26 PM on February 9, 2010


Anyone ever see those "Unclaimed Freight!!" commercials? Can't find one, but I found this guy.
posted by chiraena at 7:32 PM on February 10, 2010


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