YSaC, Vol. 1197: It’s at the side of the Mies van der Road.

2012 February 28

FREE FURNITURE BOOKS (Fairfax)


FREE FURNITURE, LAMPS, BOOKS CURBSIDE, TAKE WHAT YOU WANT

 

Free furniture books? I’ve always wanted to learn more about Eero Saarinen and the Eames brothers. Arne Jacobsen I can live without — every time I put an egg in one of his chairs it just gets sat on and makes a mess.

If you’re interested in these furniture books as well, you might need this:

If you start in the lower left-hand quadrant, and I start in the upper right-hand quadrant, we’re bound to find the curb these furniture books are on eventually! Our quest cannot fail! Alvar Aalto, away!

Thanks, Peter!

78 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 February 28
    One Moving Violation permalink

    You think maybe he has the coffee table book of coffee tables?
    maybe Hatracks Throughout History.
    I’ve been looking for Idiots guide to Drawers.
    The Ottoman Empire?
    Barlow’s Guide to Extra Seating Alternatives.
    Couches and thier Kin
    Reflections: A Guide to Mirrors

    Adores: 8
    • 2012 February 28
      One Moving Violation permalink

      Chairs: The Reclining Years
      How to Make Beautiful End Tables With Common Roadkill

      Adores: 5
      • 2012 February 28
        One Moving Violation permalink

        Gotta sleep, see you around 11:30 pst

        Adores: 2
      • 2012 February 28
        valarie permalink

        Oddly, I have a field guide on how to cook roadkill. I never would, mind you, but it was a fun thing to keep out when the (ex) in-laws were around.

        Adores: 7
        • 2012 February 28
          One Moving Violation permalink

          I’ve seen that. Came real close to buying it.

          Adores: 1
        • 2012 February 28
          Digitalaxis permalink

          Divine Divans

          Adores: 4
  2. 2012 February 28

    *looks around the lounge*

    Damn, this place is clean and someone did the dishes!

    Adores: 7
    • 2012 February 28
      valarie permalink

      Ugh, is there coffee anywhere even? Some day-old pastry?

      Adores: 4
      • 2012 February 28
        One Moving Violation permalink

        I had some cream,
        it was found in my coffe,
        found in my coffee,
        and you explained,
        you really think these slices are for you.

        (and they are, come and get ’em.)

        Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28
      funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

      You’re welcome, my bill is in the mail, you’ll find my rates reasonable. Plus monkeys look ADORABLE in French maid uniforms. Check it out:

      http://www.everythingmonkeys.com/item/French-Maid-Sock-Monkey-Ornament/926

      WARNING: Don’t Google “monkeys in french maid uniforms”. It was like page 4 before I found the above work appropriate page. Ew.

      Adores: 4
      • 2012 February 28
        Brer Fox permalink

        Monkeys don’t have bills, ducks do.
        I think you’re running a scam here.

        Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28

          :gasp!:

          Funky’s a ducky!

          Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28
          funky "ducky" monkey permalink

          Damn! My secret identity is revealed!

          Adores: 2
        • 2012 February 28
          Grampdaddy permalink

          And if you had a lot of piercings you could be,

          “Funky Punky Ducky Monkey”

          or, if you played hockey,

          “Funky Pucky Ducky Monkey”

          *Just for the record, that is really difficult to say quickly.*

          Adores: 3
      • 2012 February 28
        Windrose permalink

        You gotta put down the ducky!

        Adores: 2
  3. 2012 February 28

    I’m more interested in books that can support furniture.

    But, don’t give me “Atlas Shrugged”, because he will.

    And I’ll be dumped on my ample atlas.

    And that hurts.

    Adores: 10
  4. 2012 February 28
    valarie permalink

    I would not bother scouring the area. I bet he has a bunch of old Windows guides. They are too drafty and impossible to clean.

    Adores: 5
  5. 2012 February 28

    I switched to satellite view, went down every street, and found Volumes I through III of Sectional Sofas Through the Ages.

    Adores: 4
    • 2012 February 28
      mud "" slicker permalink

      You must have missed the Chicken Sofas for the Soul books.

      Adores: 3
  6. 2012 February 28
    Rabbit Roulette permalink

    I really hate curb alert ads. We live out in the sticks, so we would have to make a two hour round trip just to find out that whatever it is was picked up already. I miss out on a lot of cool stuff that way.

    Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28
      valarie permalink

      Oh, I’m sure there was never cool stuff to begin with. All these empty promises, and there is usually a sagging cushionless couch, coloring books (pre-colored), and no lamps with genies in them.

      Adores: 6
      • 2012 February 28
        Digitalaxis permalink

        And you never know what’s actually free for the taking and what’s just on the curb. How was I supposed to know that kid was waiting for the school bus?

        …Hey, did you know the box has a corner of its own?

        Adores: 5
        • 2012 February 28

          That’s how I got a free backpack! It came with a Lunchable, too.

          Adores: 8
  7. 2012 February 28
    LimeLolly permalink

    Well, I’m lost. Again. Big surprise.

    Adores: 6
  8. 2012 February 28
    funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

    “TAKE WHAT YOU WANT”

    But what if what I want is that sweet green Yugo in the lean to?

    Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28
      valarie permalink

      Then have at it!
      *now picturing a monkey in a Yugo, giggling*

      Adores: 5
      • 2012 February 28
        funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

        *looks around, confused*

        What? This don’t make me sexy? Look, it’s a convertible too. Oh, wait, someone just sawed off the roof. And the 8-track totally works as long as you jimmy the tape in there with a Marlboro pack. Oh yeah. I’m going to get SO much action in this baby.

        Adores: 7
      • 2012 February 28
        Irregular Fractal permalink

        Is that anything like Hamsters in a Kia?

        Adores: 2
        • 2012 February 28
          funky "ducky" monkey permalink

          *rolls eyes* No, that’s nothing at ALL like hamsters in a Kia. Cause that’s just stupid.

          Adores: 3
  9. 2012 February 28

    Isn’t Fairfax near Ish?

    Adores: 1
    • 2012 February 28
      Kaziganthi permalink

      From here it is kinda ‘far Ish’…

      but then so is most of the lower 48.

      Adores: 4
      • 2012 February 28
        mud "" slicker permalink

        “Run far Ish, RUN!!!”

        Adores: 10
    • 2012 February 28
      Irregular Fractal permalink

      Fairly.

      Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28

      Fairfax is just this side of the foul line.

      Adores: 3
  10. 2012 February 28
    camille permalink

    I wonder if they have Volume II of “Mastering the Art of French Prudential.” That’s the one with the spectacular recipe for Armwahr Souffle.

    Adores: 3
  11. 2012 February 28

    *steps outside*
    *looks up and down the street*
    *returns to computer*
    You can cross off So. Cal. I checked it for you.

    Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28
      Kaziganthi permalink

      I tried that…
      the curbs here are still under several feet of snow (like 5 or 6 feet counting the berms)…

      Adores: 2
      • 2012 February 28

        Just imagine what treasures are under there, waiting for spring…

        Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28

          I can’t wait for spring! The periodicals will be blooming by then, and phone books will be popping up all over the lawn …

          Adores: 6
        • 2012 February 28
          mud "" slicker permalink

          Yeah…”treasures”….like Halloween candy from October 2011, flash-frozen dog p00p, a copper penny from 1998, stratified cigarette butts, a dead caribou, and Sarah Palin’s dignity.

          Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28
          funky "ducky" monkey permalink

          *puts on smart person glasses and adopts smart ass corey tone*

          If the penny were from 1998, it would not be copper, young lady. They stopped making pennies out of copper in 1982.

          *walks away all smart and brainy like*

          Adores: 4
        • 2012 February 28
          mud "" slicker permalink

          I think Sarah Palin rectified that up in Alaska. Nowadays, up there they make pennies out of copper, the sweat of wolves, and whale blubber.

          Adores: 1
        • 2012 February 28
          Grampdaddy permalink

          Since FM already corrected the one error, what is the other thing in Mudsy’s list that never existed?

          Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28
          funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

          Sarah Palin’s flash-frozen stratified caribou poop?

          Adores: 3
        • 2012 February 28
          funky "ducky" monkey permalink

          *snort* “Rectified”. Heh heh.

          Adores: 3
  12. 2012 February 28
    LimeLolly permalink

    Where, oh where has my furniture book gone?
    Where, oh where can it be?

    Adores: 2
  13. 2012 February 28
    Bianchi Sound permalink

    Books Curbside is my pron name.

    Adores: 10
    • 2012 February 28
      funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

      Books Hatlen is my prison name.

      Adores: 6
    • 2012 February 28

      J.B. Books is my gunslinger name.

      Adores: 4
    • 2012 February 28

      Shepherd Free Books is my Firefly RPG name

      Adores: 7
    • 2012 February 28
      One Moving Violation permalink

      My bed really books, but sadly not while I’m in it.
      Anybody want my copy of “Beds And How To Use Them. a beginners guide to nookie”?

      Adores: 2
      • 2012 February 28
        funky "ducky" monkey permalink

        Nah, I’ve completed that guide and moved on to “Now That They’re Chained In Your Basement, What Do You Do With Them? (Avoiding Felony Charges in 3 Fool Proof Steps)”. I’ll loan it to ya when I’m done. Ignore the stains on it.

        Adores: 6
    • 2012 February 28

      Rhinestone Phillip is my bookie’s name.

      Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28
      Angel permalink

      Booker T. is my Rock Band game name.

      Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28
      Grampdaddy permalink

      “Frannie and Zooey” is my book’s name.

      Adores: 5
  14. 2012 February 28
    mud "" slicker permalink

    Fairfax? Show me the Car Fax!

    Adores: 2
  15. 2012 February 28
    Digitalaxis permalink

    “Take what you want”
    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

    Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28

      I hope Sparkie has some nice lawn gnomes.

      Adores: 4
      • 2012 February 28
        Digitalaxis permalink

        I meant more in terms of finding the place, but ok

        Adores: 3
  16. 2012 February 28

    I tried to fling doors around, but I have invalid cookies 🙁

    Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28

      Try Snickerdoodles.

      Adores: 5
    • 2012 February 28

      Check the expiration date.

      Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28
      funky "ducky" monkey permalink

      Rub some dirt on it.

      Adores: 2
    • 2012 February 28
      Grampdaddy permalink

      I think those are covered under the ‘Americans with Disabilities Act’ – check with your congressperson.

      Adores: 2
    • 2012 February 28
      Windrose permalink

      Do not lift heavy machinery while under the influence of invalid cookies. No Girl Scouts were harmed in the invalidity of this message.

      Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28
      CapnMac permalink

      Check, if they are Biscuits, you can only have them for Tea, but only after the watercress sandwiches, and before the oranges at the Overs. You will need an adapter to convert them to US power. Some side effects may occur. Your mileage may vary. See a doctor before beginning a regime. Professional driver on closed course. See and read full prospectus before investing. Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear. M-O-U-S-E.

      Adores: 6
  17. 2012 February 28
    Ralph permalink

    drmk: You might be able to use these free furniture books; Charles and Ray Eames were husband and wife, not brothers, unless there was something kinky going on.

    I’d pick them up myself, but Fairfax is too far away, so I’ll have to curb my desire.

    Adores: 6
    • 2012 February 28
      mud "" slicker permalink

      …as well as your enthusiasm…. 😛

      **apologies to Larry David

      Adores: 2
    • 2012 February 28
      Grampdaddy permalink

      But Ray and Charles went together so well. I really loved his music emporium in ‘Blues Brothers’

      Adores: 2
    • 2012 February 28

      D’oh. I even knew that.

      Adores: 2
    • 2012 February 28
      Windrose permalink

      So did someone marry their own grandfather again?

      Adores: 2
  18. 2012 February 28
    One Moving Violation permalink

    I think I found the curb in the ad. You can stop looking.
    *puts on rubber gloves and long tongs to investigate*
    There is a…Eewww! Okay, you guys don’t want to know.
    I won’t tell you what I found. It’s gross.
    (unless you threaten to hurt me. I have a low tolerance for pain.)

    Adores: 3
    • 2012 February 28
      Not-a-[censored] Lion permalink

      Ok, spill!
      *twists OMV’s arm*

      Adores: 1
      • 2012 February 28
        One Moving Violation permalink

        Ow ow ow. Okay
        There is a couch, looks like from IKEA. Stains on it.
        A floor lamp, also likely from IKEA. Lamp looks quite worn and abused.
        There is 12 copies of the IKEA mail order catalog. All are from 1994. Seems like most of the pages are stuck together.
        Looks like this guy has a furniture fetish. On the “light” side.

        Heh, heh.
        Just kidding, the couch is a bit worn with what looks like a couple of coffee stains.
        The floor lamp is bent like someone fell against it.
        The catalogs range from 1994 to 2005, and are just a bit damp from the dew.
        Nothing I really want.

        Heh heh, funny joke huh?

        Adores: 1
  19. 2012 February 29
    Windrose permalink

    Digi, what a great day to be in the box. Nice and cozy while it rained/hailed/snowed/heat waved outside. Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Fairfax Connector!

    Adores: 0

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