By Cory Doctorow at 10:27 am Tue, Mar 29, 2011
anyone can see
(via Warren Ellis)
Funny slogan or not, it belongs in the garbage.
You have a trash can large enough to hold a mattress? It’s sitting on the sidewalk waiting for trash pick-up.
This stuck in my brain, so i got up this morning and created a RL-Comment on a mattress on my street:
NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS
Photos over here:
I’m just a bed bug, nobody loves me.
He’s just a bed bug, from the Cimicidae family, spare him his life from this mattressity.
Are you Serta?
I Sealy, but I don’t believe…ly.
Somewhere, Freddy Mercury is smiling.
I’ve seen a different photo of the same thing written on another mattress. It’s the “‘Please Wash Me’ on a dirty car” of the 2010’s.
Hey New York Cityzens!
I just got a $100 fine for tossing out a box spring bc it was not wrapped/bagged in plastic. So, just in case you plan on throwing one out in the near future find a bag…a really, really, really big bag.
In lay terms, it’s existentialism, but to be more philosophically precise, it’s actually bedbug nihilism.
Mad this dyslexia, I cannot dear.
Nobody’s a Perfect Sleeper. With the exception of Joey Heatherton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYDwMm8Ud_s
This reminds me of finding a washing machine in the woods while mountain biking that had “Be the agitator” spray painted on the side. It became a rallying cry for a small group of friends.
Also, Rob Cockerham’s Levitra couch discovery (prank?).
But is it Queen-sized?
They must have it pretty soft. They’ve been featherbedding for too long. Lying down is unbelievable.
Anyone can sleep. Nothing really mattress… to ZZZZZZZ.
What if the sanitation dept. won’t pick up anything left on the curb that *doesn’t* fit inside one’s personal dumpster, or sealed in a trash bag sitting beside it? And what if charity orgs won’t take mattresses in any condition? Advice?
Consult your local mattress store. Often, if you buy a bed, they’ll take your old bed away for recycling. But even if you aren’t in the market to buy, if you catch a nice salesperson on a slow day and explain your quandary, he or she might be inclined to point you to a useful way to dispose of the old mattress. Besides, you might thereby end up being suitably impressed by their helpfulness and more likely to shop there when you are in the market.
I guess someone was just throwing cushion to the wind
I prefer my own version of the “please wash me” original.
Photo by Trixie BEDlam. Oh you…
10 years ago, I was a poor guy traveling in Australia. I needed a mattress, saw one on the street, and judged the one chewed-on corner to be less of a flaw than a feature. I took it home to my rented, furniture-free apartment (I’d been sleeping on three couch cushions wrapped in a bedsheet to that point) and used it for a couple of months.
I shudder to think of that now.
Someone had one of these in my neighborhood as well. Thought it was rather comical at the time.
“What if the sanitation dept. won’t pick up anything left on the curb that *doesn’t* fit inside one’s personal dumpster, or sealed in a trash bag sitting beside it? And what if charity orgs won’t take mattresses in any condition? Advice?”
Hire/rent a truck and take it to the landfill yourself?
Hire/rent a moving company to take it to the landfill?
Call city hall or county administration and ask them wtf?
Set it on fire and let the F.D. deal with it (or not)?
Put it over on your neighbor’s property?
Just leave it out there on the curb?
I guess the option I’d try first would be #3
Did I just experience spiritual enlightenment? Or is that a bite?
Damn, came in here to make the “Queen-sized” joke and was beaten to it.
I saw one of these in Brighton, UK last July — o’ the humanity!
Is that a Jean-Paul Serta?
…Anyone can see. Nothing really mattress to meeeeeeeeee…
I can’t believe someone ruined a perfectly good mattress when there are children in Uzbekistan sleeping on piles of goat dung. Damn hipsters.
I don’t know what my position is, I’ll have to sleep on it.
Did someone just leave that filth-infested bug nest lying on the sidewalk for someone else to deal with?
it belongs in the garbage
Enough with the sanctimonious Posturepedic-ing!
(Where’s Airpillo when you actually need him? There’s a fella that knows how to keep his Tempur-Pedic.)
BTW, does anyone else think that the mattress was seriously ‘burned in’?
A flolloping, globbering, volluing, vooning, and willomying mattress called Zem with Marvin’s personality disorder… Wait, wasn’t Marvin stranded on the mattress planet Squornshellous Zeta with only mattresses to talk to?
must be one of those ‘living’ beds i keep hearing about.
it looks lonely. Someone should comforter.
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