Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rar!



THEY'RE HERE! THEY'RE HERE! EVERYBODY RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! WOMEN AND BLOGGERS FIRST! AAAAAHHHHHHH!



(Note: the bottom photo is not from the listing. My young son just did that for me. Should I report myself to CPS and just get it over with?)

17 comments:

Stuart said...

"That's no ordinary furnace! It's got a mean streak a mile wide! It's got huge sharp ... it can leap about ... LOOK AT THE BONES!"

Anonymous said...

Haha! Excellent enhancement on the second pic!

- a Carol

Lesa said...

That thing is scary, but at least the toilet is clean.

Heather said...

I couldn't sleep knowing that was in the basement.

Callisto said...

Poor robot lost an eye in 'Nam.

Claire said...

Report yourself to CPS as an awesome mom - the second drawing is proof.

laura said...

I just decided that watching Eraserhead before going to bed possibly wasn't the best idea, and that I should clear my head with a little Internet. Now I'm doomed.

Dani said...

Of coarse not. You should apply to get him an art grant and then sit back & let him take care of you.

Peter Sturdee said...

When my wife and I were looking at houses a while back, we toured a house with an ancient forced-air furnace. The thing had so many tubes and ducts running in and out of it that it looked like Cthulhu's deformed son. And it was in this tiny, dingy, dark closet of a room. Creepy.

Jody said...

Am I the only one who saw something, er, NSFW in the first picture?

Hello, Dr. Freud, how did you get in here?

Glory von Hathor said...

I see something a bit more creepy, which is that the pipes are just two of the legs extending from a giant spiderlike alien creature, like Maman by Louise Bourgeois.

I'm glad that image was cropped.

jackie31337 said...

I love your son's enhancement of the photo!

Jess said...

I'd like to see a cage match between that furnace and my great-grandmother's (no-longer functioning) coal furnace.

That thing gave me nightmares. It STILL gives me nightmares.

Rica said...

OMFG. What the heck were they thinking?!

Becca said...

Did anyone else notice that the front door is like two feet off the ground with no steps?

mudslicker said...

Wasn't this thing in the basement of the Stanley Hotel [ok, The Overlook] in Steven King's The Shining?

"The thought came into Jack Torrance's mind full-blown...the boiler. It has a tendency to creep and could blow quite easily."

Scott said...

The concrete floor in the basement has a classic "detail" common in the 50's and 60's. Nowadays when you scrim the excess concrete off the slab, you shovel the extra off and dispose of it. Back then they would sometimes avoid this step by piling the extra on the sides of the foundation, making a little concrete hill around your floor. In theory this could be handy if a pipe breaks.