Friday, May 22, 2009

Hi!



Yes, there's a lot to wonder about in this listing Jason found. So many, many bad photo choices. But my eye is caught by those blue kegs. What do they contain? Blue paint? Is this where the Blue Man Group hangs out, where they stockpile their spare paint? Somehow I pictured something more glamorous for them... but what do I know about showbiz? (Answer: bupkis.)

16 comments:

mudslicker said...

Those blue barrels are the Gulliver's Travels Special Edition of A Barrel of Monkeys game.

At the time, Milton Bradley thought they had a good idea in using the huge chimps, but realized very quickly that there was a glaring issue threatening to nullify the very concept of the game.

The sad reality of a child's height and the length of their arms left many a four year old bored after only being able to make a chain of 2 or 3 of those primary-colored 'gutans.

The silver lining out of all of this was one less toy to promote the spread of conjunctivitis as Johnny was never inclined to attempt "the blue barrels" again.

Go #06!

Sarah said...

They look like rain barrels to me. I don't know what they're doing *inside* though.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Someone needs to tune into HGTV because among other oddities, it looks like all the pictures, etc. in the living room are trying to make an escape by inching ever closer to the ceiling.

As for the blue barrels they've probably got some Smurf in there screaming, "For love of God, Montresor!" Either that, or it's where they stick the stuffed dogs after they are taken down from the hanging position, then sent over the falls in that blue barrel.

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

I was so worried about the lack of storage - but hey! there's an empty room. Why are the chairs on top of the table in the kitchen? Freshly mopped floor? Puppies that like to chew on chair legs?

Meli said...

"No, wait! Don't take the picture yet! I'm not finished draping all my clothes over the closet doors!"

Stuart said...

So that's where those missing barrels of Trioxin wound up. They look nice and safe there ...

Anonymous said...

That picture of the living room hurts my brain! Who hangs pictures (and other items) of various sizes, with awkward spacing between them, so frikkin' high up on the wall- and CROOKED?? And the clutter in some of the other pictures is just frightening. But seriously- Mr/Ms Photographer: you couldn't wait 2 seconds for that woman to get out of your field of vision?? Really???

Anonymous said...

I would like to point out that one of the photos shows a room that is completely empty.

Here is a thought - move one of the 4 dressers from the one room and put it in the empty room - take the gingerbread man down from the ceiling cuz he's creepy and get your chair off the table in the kitchen cuz it's weird!!

dissimilitude said...

Here's a thought....before you take interior pictures of the house you hope to sell, take, say 25% of the crap from one of your massively, catastrophically overstuffed rooms and put it strategically placed in the totally empty room with the sad plant.

Anonymous said...

They look like bear barrels to me. Protecting their food from the livingroom wildlife.

Christy said...

What did those poor stuffed animals do to deserve such a fate?

And again, the clutter!!! Why can't people be bothered to clean their house before posting it on the internet as being for sale? It's pictures like this that make me think I should start my own house staging business.
Rule #1 Make sure the house is clean

Mandy said...

Those look like miniaturized barrels authorities used when they cleaned out Dahmer's infamous eatery -- er, apartment.

Charlene said...

The question isn't why people don't clean up before taking photos for the listing. The question is why people don't clean up. How can they live like that?

Stuart said...

Picture 7 looks like a sad attempt to make an AT&T Wireless commercial using piles of crap.

mejarc said...

Blue kegs found performing their day jobs in a NY Times story about sriracha sauce:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/05/19/dining/20united190.3.jpg

Maybe the hoarders in Jersey are keeping a couple for ransom.

Julie Price said...

My initial instinct said the blue barrels are water storage. Seems like I've seen similar ones somewhere.