Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stuck on Plastic Slipcovers













Do you or someone you know use plastic slipcovers on their furniture?

Is covering everything in plastic from your sofa to your lampshades a thing of the past or is this still a common practice?

We want to hear your stories.
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32 comments:

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    1. Good work, Topher.

      You beat LX by a nanosecond.

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  2. They were also available for automobile seats as well, but I've not seen them since the early 1960s.

    However, I do recommend them for the Infomaniac Employee's Lounge. I'll be on break now.

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    1. LX: That looks like bubble wrap!

      I would sit there popping it ‘til it was completely in shreds.

      Now get back to work (pillow fluffing and such) you lazy sod!

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  3. um nothing witty to say except NO NO NO

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    1. TOPHER: No no no?

      You can use that line at rehab, too.

      It worked for Amy Winehouse.

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    2. Or not, as the case may be. Jx

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  4. the bottom shot is of cookie on the day of her last communion.

    mother had everything in the house vac-u-wrapped and was often heard exclaiming, "cookie's a delightful girl, but my god, there isn't an orifice on her that doesn't drip something!

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    1. Fanny Batter, as Cookie was known as back in the day.

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    2. MUST you be so gauche, Norma?

      *flicks leftover batter off spatula in Norma's face*

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    3. I know a drag queen called Fanny Dazzle, if that's any help. Jx

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    4. JON: I’ll bet she has a dazzling fanny.

      And that she uses a Vajazzler!

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  5. Condoms for Couch's... What will they think of next?

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    1. PRINNY: But are they ribbed for your pleasure?

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  6. Are you kidding me? No! But my father's people are Jewish, so yes, of course. But they go one better. Because sun turns plastic slipcovers yellow, the would cover them with fabric throws. Yes, that way the plastic slip cover would stay nice.

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    1. COOKIE: Ha! Protection for the protection!

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  7. Well, I do have a room that's covered in plastic.

    More specifically entirely upholstered in foam rubber...

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    1. AYEM8Y: And no one has ever been seen leaving that room.

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    2. I'm still waiting to tell me story on 60 Minutes about the escape.

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    3. MISTRESS MADDIE: I’d love to see you interviewed up close and personal with Anderson Cooper!

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  8. My Grandma used to have one of these rolled out over her tufted wilton.

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    1. MITZI: After clicking on that carpet protector image and after seeing the sort of thing your gran listened to, I’m wishing she were here to start her own blog!

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  9. My sainted Grandmother Muscato was known to sniff about plastic slipcovers as "the sort of thing that your Aunt Dorothy likes," and believe, that meant there was nothing more common in all the Western world. If she was truly in a bad mood, she'd add a weary "poor thing," just to really finish things off.

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    1. MUSCATO: I think I’m turning into your gran.

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  10. kabuki knew a family that had a plastic covered sofa. they uncovered it only once, for a high school graduation party. that was 35 years ago, kabuki bet that bitch is still fresh as the canadian dawn

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    1. kabuki: And by “Canadian dawn” you mean kathryn dawn?

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  11. Oh no, nothing covered in plastic here. Could you just imagine the sounds with all the sport nookie that goes on? One would go deaf. Now, what did you say dear?

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    1. MISTRESS MADDIE: Would you like to borrow Norma’s ear trumpet?

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  12. My poor mother had to contend with the toxic combination of four teenage kids, two dogs, a swimming pool, and white shag carpet throughout. She installed plastic carpet runners everywhere, crisscrossing and going in dead ends. This lasted until only the strips under the runners were white, so finally had them ripped out and took up drinking.

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    1. RILEY: I find that taking up drinking is the answer to ALL life’s little problems.

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