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2014-08-31 10:20:31 AM  
Wicked awesome. Thanks Subby! I shared this with a friend who was biatching about the traffic when the students move in and out every year. It's one of the few things I actually don't miss from back home.
 
2014-08-31 11:47:28 AM  
Well, that's the end of move-out scavenging in Boston. Once it becomes too easy for too many to do, it's like shopping in Macy's the day after Thanksgiving: too many elbows, too few items.
 
2014-08-31 11:51:06 AM  
OTOH, if you're a crook looking to lift the good stuff off the back of the U-Hauls while the kids are inside wrestling with the couch, this is perfect.

If you're quick enough you might even get a Toro lawnmower.
 
2014-08-31 11:52:02 AM  
I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.
 
2014-08-31 11:54:03 AM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


Oh come on! The futon has only been farked on by, like, 4 couples AT MOST. It's still good!
 
2014-08-31 12:02:52 PM  
In Madison, it's called "Hippie Christmas."
 
2014-08-31 12:09:36 PM  

hillary: I love the link at the bottom:

15 signs your girlfriend is unstable

While I hate lists, and I didn't click on the link, the premise itself presents all kinds of comedic possibilities. That one deserves its own Fark greenlit thread.


1. She's willing to be your girlfriend.
 
2014-08-31 12:09:54 PM  
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2014-08-31 12:13:29 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


It's more the stuff either isn't worth transporting back home and then back to college the next year or the kids are graduating and looking for nicer furniture now they have employment.
 
2014-08-31 12:13:33 PM  

Billy Bathsalt: hillary: I love the link at the bottom:

15 signs your girlfriend is unstable

While I hate lists, and I didn't click on the link, the premise itself presents all kinds of comedic possibilities. That one deserves its own Fark greenlit thread.

1. She's willing to be your girlfriend.


The beginning of all things great and terrible.
 
2014-08-31 12:14:35 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


A. International students can't take their crap back with them, and it's usually pretty good
2. Stereo equipment doesn't attract bedbugs
III. You never know what you might find.
 
2014-08-31 12:20:14 PM  

theorellior: poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.

A. International students can't take their crap back with them, and it's usually pretty good
2. Stereo equipment doesn't attract bedbugs
III. You never know what you might find.


Then you'll be surprised to hear that stereos can, in fact, harbor bedbug colonies. So can the backs of mini-fridges. They will even colonize the back of your lightswitch plate.

Once an infestation gets big enough-- and that doesn't have to be very big at all-- they'll spread all over your apartment/home, and make the trek to your or your pets' bodies and back home every night.

/I didn't mention your family's bodies because this is Fark. Everybody here either has no family or buried them years ago.
 
2014-08-31 12:23:41 PM  

hillary: Billy Bathsalt: hillary: I love the link at the bottom:

15 signs your girlfriend is unstable

While I hate lists, and I didn't click on the link, the premise itself presents all kinds of comedic possibilities. That one deserves its own Fark greenlit thread.

1. She's willing to be your girlfriend.

I was going to go with #1 being "She has a vagina," but then I figured I'd get reported for mahogany because I can sport wood. Or something.


So what you're saying is that the new rule is proving successful at suppressing comments hating on women for being women.

Imokwiththis.jpg
 
2014-08-31 12:35:56 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


At UVA a lot of the apartment furniture is stuff Mommy and Daddy bought for their precious little snowflakes. It's usually good stuff and for reasons surpassing understanding, the kids leave a lot of it behind. At the end of July, I scavenged a much nicer dinner table and chairs than what was in my apartment at the time, and one of them asked if I wanted a bicycle. Not top of the line, but perfectly serviceable.
 
2014-08-31 12:36:29 PM  

brimed03: Then you'll be surprised to hear that stereos can, in fact, harbor bedbug colonies.


Well, at least stereos can be relatively easily fumigated.
 
2014-08-31 12:42:22 PM  

brimed03: hillary: Billy Bathsalt: hillary: I love the link at the bottom:

15 signs your girlfriend is unstable

While I hate lists, and I didn't click on the link, the premise itself presents all kinds of comedic possibilities. That one deserves its own Fark greenlit thread.

1. She's willing to be your girlfriend.

I was going to go with #1 being "She has a vagina," but then I figured I'd get reported for mahogany because I can sport wood. Or something.

So what you're saying is that the new rule is proving successful at suppressing comments hating on women for being women.

Imokwiththis.jpg


Oh but he was so funny and clever! And not at all pathetic or whiny!
 
2014-08-31 12:43:27 PM  

soopey: [img.fark.net image 700x526]


Did you just whip this up?

Consider me amused and impressed.
 
2014-08-31 01:16:23 PM  
Why did this get a green?
 
2014-08-31 01:18:00 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


While I would never pick up a mattress or couch....a lot of times it's college students with money to burn and do not feel like taking their big dresser, table, chairs, etc. to a new place. You can end up getting some really nice and relatively new pieces of furniture.
 
2014-08-31 01:20:55 PM  
It's only a matter of time locations like where I used to live in South Texas have maps like this for heavy refuse pickup days. One year, tried tp put out a freezer that stopped working, laughed at the people trying to pick it up, again, went to put out a perfectly working mini bike I'd bought for my kids, they almost tore it out of my hands.
Except for the map saying "Bedbugs", it should read "Basura." Can't say how much broken down Target junk you'll find.
 
2014-08-31 02:11:41 PM  

ginandbacon: soopey: [img.fark.net image 700x526]

Did you just whip this up?

Consider me amused and impressed.


The heatmap was in TFA. I just added the legend.

/Dirty hipsters.
//Needs a chest freezer for beer brewing.
 
2014-08-31 02:38:55 PM  

soopey: ginandbacon: soopey: [img.fark.net image 700x526]

Did you just whip this up?

Consider me amused and impressed.

The heatmap was in TFA. I just added the legend.

/Dirty hipsters.
//Needs a chest freezer for beer brewing.


Yeah I saw the original--you are very quick in both senses of that word.
 
2014-08-31 02:56:25 PM  

Target Builder: poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.

It's more the stuff either isn't worth transporting back home and then back to college the next year or the kids are graduating and looking for nicer furniture now they have employment.


Brand new never used kitchen appliances and rarely used excellent bicycles are abandoned next to dumpsters by foreign students returning home. Forty years ago I was given a garbage bag full of day old donuts in excellent condition by a shop owner who wasn't going to re-open over a long weekend. Free food!
 
2014-08-31 04:03:23 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.


Because there are so many students in Boston, the majority of leases renew September 1, even outside the traditionally student neighborhoods.

Hey anyone would bother with Allston - when 9/1 is also a huge moving day in, say, the South End or Charlestown - is beyond me.
 
2014-08-31 04:04:02 PM  
Change hey to why.
 
2014-08-31 05:41:09 PM  
Best scavenging in the United States. I give you Vail, in the two weeks before End of Season.

www.aaccessmaps.com

These are the guys to talk to

vailhoneywagon.com

new TVs, new skis, new bedroom suites, new kitchen appliances, new clothes .. you won't believe what's thrown out ..
 
2014-09-01 02:32:27 AM  

hillary: brimed03: So what you're saying is that the new rule is proving successful at suppressing comments hating on women for being women.

Wow. You are so amazing. Is there any subject on which you are not an expert?


You.

I haven't the faintest idea how you can be so dumb and still breathe.
 
2014-09-01 02:46:32 AM  

theorellior: brimed03: Then you'll be surprised to hear that stereos can, in fact, harbor bedbug colonies.

Well, at least stereos can be relatively easily fumigated.


Yes, this is true. Well, partly true. Bedbugs are surprisingly resistant to a lot of fumigants, and the "treatment" of choice remains steam or very high heat. Which can be hard on some electronics.

I just wanted to be sure you (or anyone else) didn't bring discarded electronics, etc into their car or home without looking it over as a carefully as you might a second-hand couch, including removing the backs and examining the innards. At the very least, double bag any off-the-street items until you can inspect them closely.

I was a hall director for a long while and we received annual training from Cooper Pest Control, one of the best US companies, particularly for bedbugs. They also handled our pest control including bedbug infestations. I learned a lot and take a lot if precautions with recycled items, travel, and apartment hunting because fark! when those little buggers get a foothold they can be very hard and very expensive to dislodge.
 
2014-09-01 02:49:38 AM  

Nocrash: Target Builder: poot_rootbeer: I would never, ever touch a piece of furniture that he been deemed too scuzzy to keep by college students.

It's more the stuff either isn't worth transporting back home and then back to college the next year or the kids are graduating and looking for nicer furniture now they have employment.

Brand new never used kitchen appliances and rarely used excellent bicycles are abandoned next to dumpsters by foreign students returning home. Forty years ago I was given a garbage bag full of day old donuts in excellent condition by a shop owner who wasn't going to re-open over a long weekend. Free food!


All that sugar, you must have been bouncing off satellites.

Sounds delicious.
 
2014-09-01 07:00:53 AM  
Hyde Park (Chicago, the University Of Chicago) area is also really really good for scavenging this time of year, especially around Blackstone/53-Blackstone/55, 57street almost all the way through, Greenwood from 47th on down, and all up and down Cornell, for the Chicago Farkers looking for decent furniture and free books (which they'll buy over on 57th, very likely. I grabbed a nice little load of them years back and got about $50 from it).
 
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