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(NCBuy)   500-year-old carpet on display, with 499-year, 364-day-old wine stain   ( divider line
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275 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2003 at 4:01 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-17 10:18:03 AM  
My dog got scared when I put flea powder on her last night and peed on the rug. I love to find ways to talk about myself, yet stay on-topic.
2003-04-17 10:42:03 AM  
almost-magic carpets


you can't fool brandon that easy. come talk to me when you've got the real deal...
2003-04-17 11:21:03 AM  
If I wanted to look at an old rug, I'd go visit my grandpa.
2003-04-17 11:35:17 AM  
come on I wanna see pictures.
2003-04-17 12:41:18 PM dats what I'm talking about!

2003-04-17 03:03:41 PM  
No 500-year-old carpet munchers to go with it?

Oh wait, they're all 14 ... nevermind.
2003-04-17 04:04:20 PM  
gee wow, rugs, thats an article worthy of fark, excuse me while I shiat in my pants with glee...
2003-04-17 04:04:24 PM  
They had carpets way back in... (wait, I can do this... carry the one... move the gazinta... got it)

They had carpets way back in 1953?
2003-04-17 04:05:28 PM  
Who stole my carpet?
2003-04-17 04:05:48 PM  
I've got a four year old carpet with a 364 day ond splooey stain
2003-04-17 04:07:56 PM  
Does it match the 500-year old curtains?
2003-04-17 04:08:33 PM  
Headline = funny
Story = boring

I am going to find out which admin was responsible for picking this lame link : )
2003-04-17 04:08:33 PM  
Call me when the Smithsonian opens their exhibit on Historic Carpet Munchers.
2003-04-17 04:08:49 PM  
In five hundred years, they'll be saying the same thing about my carpet, my couch, all my silk blouses ...

love that merlot ;-)
2003-04-17 04:10:00 PM  
White trash co-worker on new dwelling: I don't know whether to go with wall-to-wall or hardwood floors..

Me: Aren't hardwood floors expensive?

White trash co-worker: Nah, plywoods on sale for $6.97 a sheet this week
2003-04-17 04:10:37 PM  
This is one of the most boring articles ever posted......
2003-04-17 04:10:42 PM  
I think my girlfriend has 5 week old carpet burns on her knees......
2003-04-17 04:10:43 PM  
Should've been [image from too old to be available]
2003-04-17 04:11:08 PM  
Does it match the....


Damn you, Diogenes!

2003-04-17 04:11:59 PM  
I bet there are stains from killin' kittens. That was crude for no reason.
2003-04-17 04:13:25 PM  
It really brought the room together.
2003-04-17 04:13:55 PM  
Instead of "Spiffy" for this story, how about "Sleepy"?
2003-04-17 04:14:39 PM  
Necro-99: I don't often win in picking the low-hanging fruit.
2003-04-17 04:16:38 PM  
It would be funny if they were port wine stains. Yes, it would be funny because it would connect with the Portugal thread.
2003-04-17 04:16:53 PM  
what wine stain? stupid headline
2003-04-17 04:19:16 PM  
Did anyone make it to the end of the article? (yawn)

This paragraph seems tailor-made for fark:

"Another rug on exhibit, at Washington's Textile Museum, dates from the late 1400s and includes curved symbols representing, experts say, hollowed-out ox horns used to carry gunpowder, or maybe a pair of trousers. It bears the badge of a high official in Egypt."
2003-04-17 04:19:47 PM  
Let's roll him up in a carpet and throw him off a bridge!
2003-04-17 04:20:33 PM  
I wonder how long it took for the inventor of the first carpet to say to him/herself, "Damn, I gotta have sex on that..."
2003-04-17 04:22:23 PM  
The old man said to take any rug in the house...

2003-04-17 04:23:10 PM  
Do shag carpets get shagging stains?
2003-04-17 04:25:14 PM  
I think they ment whine stains.

har har har
2003-04-17 04:25:21 PM  
Does William Shatner know his toupee is missing?

2003-04-17 04:26:28 PM  
To go with Modernhamlet's post (and help this thread hang together), I give you: [image from too old to be available] They peed on the dude's rug!
2003-04-17 04:31:58 PM  
He he he...good headline.
2003-04-17 04:32:50 PM  
500 years old ! Whats wrong, they could'nt afford anything newer ?
2003-04-17 04:42:19 PM  
500 year old carpet on display. Does not match curtains.
2003-04-17 04:43:47 PM  
Oh damn. Missed Diogenes' post.

***slaps wrist***

You beat me by a mile.
2003-04-17 04:46:29 PM  
Monica Lewinsky's 6-year-old dress on Display, with 5-year, 364-day Old Cum Stain

Mikhail Gorbachev's 74-Year Old Head on Display, With 73-Year Old Port Wine Stain

2003-04-17 04:57:16 PM  
...and includes curved symbols representing, experts say, hollowed-out ox horns used to carry gunpowder, or maybe a pair of trousers.

hmmm...ox horns or trousers??? you know, they're so similar that it's hard to decide...
2003-04-17 05:09:41 PM  
2003-04-17 05:13:13 PM  
Well, that was just about as interesting as any article on RUGS can be.
2003-04-17 05:34:53 PM  
499 years + 364 days= over 500 years.
2003-04-17 05:57:06 PM  
Brokenmoon :

Mystery math strikes again. Last time I checked, there were about 365 days in your typical year (OK, closer to 365.25).
2003-04-17 06:20:27 PM  
Gah...I was going to make a Lebowski reference, but it's already been done. :/
2003-04-17 06:28:54 PM  
I've got an ox horn in my trousers.

... below the belt ..
2003-04-17 06:40:36 PM  
its supposed to go in the front
2003-04-17 06:49:52 PM  
You are a cad, sir!

2003-04-17 07:15:53 PM  
What, no Jack Chick reference?
2003-04-18 08:48:23 AM  
I'm Not Davenport:
Stick it in your ear!
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