Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Wonder If The Inventor Of The Beanbag Chair Was An Open-Water Swimmer.

155 by bkfrogma
155, a photo by bkfrogma on Flickr.

19 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

I am sure he wasnt

Greetings,
Filip

O Docker said...

I don't think so.

Where's the yellow shag carpet?

Baydog said...

Could someone toss me the remote?

bonnie said...

I hadn't announced a caption contest, but I think Baydog just won it anyways!

O-Docker - how about orange shag carpet? That's what we had when I was a kid. Red in the bedrooms. Of course the good thing about that was it totally hid the red dirt.

Baydog said...

Wasn't the orange shag carpet in the photo of your dog wearing the cowboy hat?

O Docker said...

1970's shag carpets were made in a wide variety of 'decorator' shades, but the only colors you could put under a beanbag chair were yellow, orange, or avocado green.

bonnie said...

Excellent memory, Baydog. That was the very stuff! :D

I believe that shot showed the matching polyester curtains, too. It wasn't so much a matter of "what were we thinking" as that's how the house was decorated when we bought it.

bonnie said...

BTW, here is the picture in question!

And O-docker, now I think I understand what happened to OUR beanbag chair. My sister and I did have one in our room for a very brief period, until a seam gave way and tiny styrofoam beads went everywhere. Perhaps the malfunction occured because we had carelessly placed it on the RED shag carpet instead of on the ORANGE shag carpet for which it was expressly designed - the stress must have just been too much for it.

O Docker said...

Exactly, Bonnie.

Remember that little white tag that said, "Do not remove under penalty of law" ? On the other side it said, "Use only on yellow, orange, or avocado shag carpeting".

Why do you think you couldn't remove the tag?

bonnie said...

Well, we tried to tell our parents it should be in the living room, but nooooo...

Baydog said...

While we're on the subject of tacky, 70's furniture...did anyone have one of those wicker chairs hanging over the shag carpet? I used to swing around on that thing and the chain made a grinding sound. Until my brother came running downstairs screaming that there was a bullfrog in his closet.

bonnie said...

We didn't have one but SOMEBODY we knew did. Too groovy!

bonnie said...

Did anybody have a RAIN LAMP?

O Docker said...

Baydog, I believe the swinging wicker chair was correctly placed in the corner opposite the peacock chair.

Please excuse me while I water my schefflera.

moonstruck said...

Tried out a kayack at Lake George last week. It was fun. Maybe I will add one to my boat collection?

Dennnis g

bonnie said...

Moonstruck, the kayak is the perfect complement to a sailboat - the days there isn't enough wind to bother raising any canvas, off you go anyways!

bonnie said...

Of course for me the kayak is also good at the other end of the scale - when there's too MUCH wind!

bonnie said...

But that takes a lot of practice.

doryman said...

There is a correlation between Styrofoam bead stuffing and hydrodynamic pressure.
Very powerful stuff.
Single seam stitching is simply not enough.