Sarah's Smash Shack: rental rooms you can smash crockery in

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  1. kleer001 says:

    Need high speed camera branch of the company. Sell high quality art books. Theme’s available to order. I sure hope they have a gift shop. For the kids, they love their postcards.

  2. FoetusNail says:

    Anger by downset

  3. cosanostradamus says:

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    Oh, I just do that at home.

    Crockery!

    But I listen to nice soothing Hawaiian music. And Bette Midler singing Rolling Stones. And Elvis, from space. And Don Ho and his daughter, the little Ho.

    And you can too!
    .

  4. Anonymous says:

    So much anger!

  5. The Thompson Five says:

    I see a franchise in the future. Jim Rose used to do something similar with appliances, the Crush Cage.

  6. nanuq says:

    Does Homeland Security keep track of who you’re smashing in effigy?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Anybody who feels the need to wear full face protection during their fit of rage is a coward.

  8. jimh says:

    Their website needs some help.

  9. Secret_Life_of_Plants says:

    When I was a teenage my boyfriend worked at a Skeet Shooting range and when we would sit in the little underground room from which he launched the clay pigeons I would write the names of girls who flirted with him on the pigeons in black sharpie before loading them into the launcher. He thought that was funny.

  10. Anonymous says:

    My wife set up a plate-smashing Anger Altar in our backyard 4-5 years ago. Ingredients: Rocks, a Fence, Thrift Store Plates, and Eye Protection. As a bonus, she turned the shards into mosaics. You can have your Anger and Keep It Too!

    http://www.magpie-girl.com/20090220/how-to-build-a-soultribe-step-three-the-unpacking/

  11. gollux says:

    So, which failed major retail chain is supplying the inventory?

  12. GleepGlop says:

    They were doing this in Japan a LONG time ago, but this one looks a lot more lawsuit proof. The one in japan they furnish a room with thrift store stuff and you just walk in there and trash it.

  13. Takuan says:

    worth setting up just to divert the collectible art glass and fine china that comes through the thrift stores.

  14. AsteriskCGY says:

    Imported from Japan.

  15. nosehat says:

    @#33:

    We also smash thrift store crockery on a regular basis in the name of mosaics.

    I’m not sure why one would have to leave home to do this.

  16. invictus says:

    The “palace of breaking” was a trope going back to Gianni Rodari’s Gelsomino in the Country of Liars, published back in 1958. I always hoped someone would go ahead and build one. This is really cool.

    Incidentally, Cory, I highly recommend that as a kids’ book. Around the 6-8 age range

  17. dhalgren says:

    Well anyone can do this at my house, as long as you pick up the mess afterward. My house is a Free-Smashing Zone, enter at own risk. I’m the only one who is allowed to use the chainsaw though.

  18. stumo says:

    At my primary school (age 5-11), the school f̻tes had something similar Рcrockery crash. People just donated their old stuff and you got to throw balls at it. Great fun!

  19. jowlsey says:

    Exactly what people were thinking when they took the time to drop of their old stuff at good will.

  20. Daemon says:

    Actually, it made me think of the fireplace in Spider Robinson’s Callohan books.

  21. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Imported from Japan

    Smashing plates while listening to bouzouki music has been the Greek national pastime (albeit mostly illegal) for decades.

  22. rothstei says:

    The picture has kind of a videodrome feel, no?

    Just waiting for that franchise.

  23. Takuan says:

    needs someone in armour downrange.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Check out a different kind of smashing plates — as an expression of love — here: http://www.ilyb.org/?p=357

  25. Anonymous says:

    Just like the Rage Cage from adult swim’s Delocated show.

  26. caldrax says:

    The pricing’s not bad, actually, 12 dollars for 10 plates? Seems like a decent deal for a kid trying to move into an apartment…

  27. Anonymous says:

    They’ve been doing this at small Ren Faires forever….

  28. apoxia says:

    I saw this first several months ago on the TV. I find it incredibly distateful.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Strange. I like smashing things. I like face masks and coveralls.

    But something about this fills me with revulsion. I keep thinking of the movie Hostel.

    It must be because they’re paying to do it. And someone is, presumably, making a profit from it.

  30. Tom Hale says:

    It’s all fun and games until a razor sharp piece of ceramic bounces back and hits someone in their carotid artery.

    Reminds me of the time I dropped a plate and a shard the size of a dorito stuck in the top of my foot. It was stuck in a vein so when I pulled it out, blood poured out. Good times.

  31. Tom Hale says:

    Ooh – that reminds me (blood) – I was working on an ambulance yesterday (24 hour shift 7am-7am) at about 4 this morning we made the scene of a dude shot 2-3 times w a .357 magnum. He was trying to break into someone’s house and the owner shot him. He was DRT (dead right there). We make quite a few of these in Memphis, TN as you can imagine. All we could do was hook him up to our monitor and record asystole in 3 leads and pronounce him dead.

  32. Xopher says:

    Wow, Tom, your luck stinks. That’s terrible.

    And if I’m not mistaken you have a brontomaniac in the house too. Scary.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I have the same problem. If anything breaks within ten feet of me, I end up in the ER.

  33. Tom Hale says:

    If I understand correctly what a *brontomaniac is – we have 2, maybe 3 in the house. The brontomaniac in question also cut the end of 2 fingers off while playing w a knife last Nov. They healed back w only a teeny bit of nail deformity. A few months ago, he was shooting sharpened steel wire using a balloon and a cardboard tube and shot the wire through the same 2 fingers. He was fine though – only lost maybe 20 cc of blood. Hell, he’s 19 and thinks he’s invincible. You’ve probably seen the videos of other things he’s done w fire.

    At least he didn’t fall 30′ to a gym floor and break his femur arm and jaw like I did when I was a teen.

    *I’m guessing a brontomaniac is someone that does a lot of dangerous things.

  34. Xopher says:

    I was using it to mean someone who loves explosions. “Thunder-crazy” is how I’d gloss it.

  35. Tom Hale says:

    My son’s cut fingers. The black part is where they used silver nitrate to cauterize the cut. Then they used a pressure dressing to stop arterial bleeding. He doesn’t play with knives any more – lesson learned.

    http://s231.photobucket.com/albums/ee221/Tom_MFD/?action=view&current=TommysCutFingers.jpg

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