DO NOT WANT: Holy Disco Coke Storm

21 Jan

So the estate of either a 70’s Bachelor or a nouveau riche Mediterranean family was purchased by this Craigslist seller from an estate sale a year ago. Sadly I was hoping this was where the couch had lived for the past 4 decades, on beige floor tiles in a non-offensively neutral villa.

At first glance I imagine the years past this couch has seen; coked up pillow fights of blonde feathered-haired girls in gold lamé bikinis, as bronzed men with pillowy tufts of chest hair sit on the chair arms and adjust their lapels.

Just as this couch unfolds – into a bed.. so does its sordid history.

The 70’s came and went. From luxurious, decadent parties, to solitary days spent with only the couch’s bachelor owner. The California winters never seemed so cold and lonely. Never feeling the loving touch or snuggle of a woman or child, the couch sat on in stoic silence. Together they grew old, outdated. Their once finer and appreciated qualities now seen as laughably poor taste and design.

It wasn’t until the 2000’s when there was a time of renewal. The couch’s owner met a nice woman, a fat-butted social worker, who adored shabby chic. (Yeah, I know the seller bought it from an estate sale – but this is just a nicer spin on the story.) Her curio and cupboards full of porcelain figurines moved in, his framed Nascar posters from early 80’s moved out. The couch just had to go.

The couch is now an item of irony and oddity – a throwback to the days of disco and southwest inspired beige upholstery.

For sale now on Craigslist for the meager price of $160.00. Or, as the seller declares, “would not mind trading for medium quality electric guitar and/or Flip Video camcorder and/or SNOWSHOES?”

6 Responses to “DO NOT WANT: Holy Disco Coke Storm”

  1. joe mountain January 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    I thought this thing was made of fur.

    • Serene January 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

      why can’t I “LIKE” this comment..

  2. Christina January 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    I fucking love you guys!!!

    Silently watching,

  3. claire January 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    $160 is too much. At first I thought it said $16. THAT is even too much. I feel dirty just looking at it.

  4. toniiii January 22, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    Serene, I’m glad to have “DO NOT WANT” back!!

  5. Angie January 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    …Queue in the porn music…

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