Wednesday, August 19, 2009

They prefer hurdy gurdys. (Hurdie gurdies? Hurdies gurdy?)



STOP IT! STOP IT!

YOUR POPCORN MACHINE IS SO LOUD THAT IT'S HURTING THE MONKEY'S EARS

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TURN OFF THE POPCORN MACHINE

POOR MONKEY

POOR, POOR MONKEY

NO POPCORN FOR DEAFENED MONKEY


(Found by Anna.)

20 comments:

jlettman2000 said...

LOVE the site - but Isn't this a repost from July 29?

Sara said...

Nope, they're different photos. You're right that it's one of the same houses, though.

Sometimes I'll split up one listing and use it as inspired. I know that isn't as much fun for people who always click through to the listing and find even more loveliness on their own, but a lot (most? some? I have no idea) of people don't do that.

mudslicker said...

Obviously this is NOT "Sweeps Week" at ILITI!

We keep getting the re-runs...I know I've seen this jungle room before. If it is a different listing, the realtor's should be required to use different pics so that we don't keep wondering if we're just having flashbacks.

Sara said...

Aw, man. I didn't know it would make people unhappy. Sorry. The monkey just didn't fit in with the Davids and the artificial grapefruit didn't fit in with the shiny shiny living room.

Wide Awake Wike said...

One monkey looks like he's eaten too much popcorn and the other one is just embarassased to be in the room at all! :)

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Anonymous said...

I'm not unhappy, Sara. I like it. If someone's decorating takes up 5 pictures on different days, that's OK, because it's not always about the picture, but the comments with it.
Darn these people that go to the listings and sneek peek the pictures!!

Sara said...

Aw, thanks, Anonymous. And I found an unused photo for an additional post to keep things fresh, too. Everyone's happy!

Right?

Happy?

Alissa said...

Don't worry, I'm happy. I'm happy the words hurdy gurdy appeared in the title of a post. I used to be a tour guide in an old Victorian house, that had for no particular reason a hurdy gurdy machine in the hallway, and got to say the words hurdy gurdy many times every day.

Angel said...

The post made me laugh, Sara, even it if was a "re-run"...

Silly monkeys!

anaceofkidneys said...

Vintage tiki stuff = rad.

Contemporary tropical/colonial stuff from Hobby Lobby = vile.

People need to learn the difference.

Dawn said...

Obviously, the popcorn machine is too loud for one of the monkeys. One thinks that the popcorn it makes is disgusting, and the other...he doesn't even want to think about it. After all, the site of it is disturbing to his natural habitat.

Anonymous said...

It's sold - that's the scary part.

BoringCommenter said...

I rarely if ever click through to the listings. Hurdies gurdy is brilliant, and, by my lights, totally justifies your existence for a month at least. If I were a different sort of person, I'd add it to the Wikipedia list.

I recently went through and read the entire archives (I had a deadline at work, you see...) and the evolution in tone from frustrated househunter to the internet clearinghouse for unorthodox interior design and chairspotting is kind of fascinating.

Sue T. said...

I am supposing that the last picture in the series posted by the realtor is the guest bedroom. Why would you post an old photo of the World Trade Center towers at the head of the bed? A picture of the tallest buildings in NYC that later fell down in flames? I wouldn't want to be a man with insecurities about my "abilities" and have to stay in that room and look at that picture.

Anonymous said...

It looks like this place was decorated my someone who only shops using the Sky Mall magazine.

knitorpurl said...

How could we be unhappy, Sara? You make us smile everyday.

Popcorn for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Sara, I don't care...you can post a pile of rocks and somehow make it funny.

But, please tell me what hurdy gurdy is so I can laugh at this one.

From,
Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I missed the previous discussion of this listing. It must have been a stimulating debate on boxers vs. briefs.

glasgowtremontaine said...

It's totally about the comments, and I'm totally in favor of your recycling photos, because knowing you might do so stops me from clicking through (which, unlike tracing ILITI's tonal evolution, tends to end in disagreeable dreariness).

Jeanne said...

Now I know where Zynga gets the inspiration for items for the YoVille pads: from listings like these. (First thing I thought when I saw the popcorn machine, monkeys and Safari-themed furniture was, "OMG! That looks just like a YoVille pad!!!)