Tuesday, 28 August 2018

It Came From the '70s: The Story of Your Grandma's Weird Couch

quote [ Futzing around on social media, as one does, I recently stumbled upon a meme that hit close to home. Over a picture-patterned sofa in an autumnal-colored velour with scrolling dark wood trim, it declared, “Everyone’s grandparents had this couch. Everyone’s.” ]

And leave your clothes over there, that's grandma couch
[SFW] [history] [+10 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT]

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Arravis said[1] @ 7:11am GMT on 28th Aug [Score:5 Good]
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slaytanik said @ 9:51am GMT on 28th Aug [Score:1 Insightful]
That passion pit is pure class
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:48pm GMT on 28th Aug
Thank you for posting this. I've been searching for this web site for a long time. I couldn't remember the name of it, though, so it was impossible to find.
rndmnmbr said @ 7:05am GMT on 28th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
I like the old knotty pine wood paneling on the walls. It took me a long time to figure out why, but I think I got it - it's dark. White or light-colored paint on the walls just feels sterile, antiseptic, empty. Darker colors feel warmer, more cozy, like you're being hugged by your home. I can get bright, open and sunny if I step outside, I don't want it inside too.
slaytanik said @ 5:14am GMT on 28th Aug
My grandma's couch has had the plastic protective cover on it since the day she got it - about 25 years ago. I'm not sure if that's a black / South African thing or just my gran
arrowhen said @ 5:21am GMT on 28th Aug [Score:1 Informative]
I think it's a grandma thing.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:23pm GMT on 28th Aug
It's probably both.
Paracetamol said @ 6:54am GMT on 28th Aug
+1 Coloniawful
maximumtodd said @ 11:14pm GMT on 29th Aug
It's called a Davenport!
zarathustra said @ 6:59am GMT on 30th Aug
I have never heard anyone call it that except for my grandmother who has been dead for 30 years.
maximumtodd said @ 10:33pm GMT on 30th Aug
That was kind of my point. I guess the pictures just brought back the memories.
maximumtodd said @ 11:17pm GMT on 29th Aug
+1 Harvest Gold and Avocado Green.
Abdul Alhazred said[1] @ 3:32am GMT on 30th Aug
Gah. Imgur is being a bitch tonight. I"ll try again later.

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