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(Curbed)   Guy buys refrigerator that won't fit through his front door. What happens next will give you hope for humanity   (ny.curbed.com) divider line
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8712 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 May 2020 at 2:05 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-29 10:40:11 PM  
We may yet be okay
 
2020-05-30 1:18:59 AM  
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/ click bait headlines can bugger off
// drtfa
/// threes
 
2020-05-30 2:13:17 AM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2020-05-30 2:16:30 AM  
Umpster plugged in the fridge, filled it up, and drew "Free Food" and a heart on a piece of paper that he taped to the top of the fridge.

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2020-05-30 2:16:38 AM  

cretinbob: We may yet be okay


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Yeah, it was a heartwarming article in a week full of really awful news about really awful people doing really awful things.

To the boob who is slamming the "clickbait" and didn't bother to rtfa; perhaps you should.
 
2020-05-30 2:22:23 AM  

TwowheelinTim: cretinbob: We may yet be okay

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Yeah, it was a heartwarming article in a week full of really awful news about really awful people doing really awful things.

To the boob who is slamming the "clickbait" and didn't bother to rtfa; perhaps you should.


Only if it involves one weird trick the insurance companies don't want you to know about.
 
2020-05-30 2:23:46 AM  

MBooda: He fixes the cable?


He f--

/😡🤬
 
2020-05-30 2:43:55 AM  
The premise of the free-food fridge is simple: Take what you need and leave what you don't.

If I lived in that neighborhood, I'd leave some Twinkies and 40 ouncers in that thing. That's how I do community outreach.
 
2020-05-30 2:55:40 AM  

phishrace: The premise of the free-food fridge is simple: Take what you need and leave what you don't.

If I lived in that neighborhood, I'd leave some Twinkies and 40 ouncers in that thing. That's how I do community outreach.


Yeah well if I lived there I'd like fill the crisper with hundred dollar bills. Uh huh.
 
2020-05-30 3:18:52 AM  
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2020-05-30 3:40:09 AM  

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Check it out. Refrigerator Fieri.
 
2020-05-30 4:02:24 AM  
I have an extra fridge but I use it to keep my animals extra food stuffs with.

Like when I pull weeds I just stick em in there till morning and yummy for their tummy!!!
 
2020-05-30 4:18:51 AM  
I don't want to be Debby Downer but there must be public health code and liability issues with doing this, I should think.  Not  saying they can't be worked out. But, I can imagine a few ways this could go bad.
 
2020-05-30 5:35:50 AM  
My grandfather had this happen, when he bought a large modern refrigerator in the 1970s ... and found that it wouldn't fit through any of the doors of his rural Florida house, which was built in the 1930s.

So, he placed the fridge on an outdoor porch -- just outside his kitchen -- and built a small enclosure around it.
 
2020-05-30 5:49:06 AM  
Subby, I lever lost my hope for humanity to be expeditiously annihilated by an energetic cosmic object.
 
2020-05-30 5:55:16 AM  
Is that thing waterproof?  Seems like after the next good solid thunderstorm, that thing is gonna go snap-crackles-zap-pop-poof.
 
2020-05-30 6:35:28 AM  
So... Leaving a community-spread device, and actively encourage others to add/take what they need, with zero oversight.
Nice vector you made!! Aimed at teh poors, too!MAGA, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME!!!
 
2020-05-30 6:40:33 AM  
Oh, and I literally can't think of a more pretentious phrase than "tackling hyperlocal food insecurity", with regards to dumpster-diving.
 
2020-05-30 7:39:14 AM  
We have a "galley" kitchen that has narrow doorways. We had to take the doors off our fridge to get it in there. I've told my wife when this one dies, I am shopping with two words in mind - "counter depth" - and a tape measure.
 
2020-05-30 8:50:13 AM  

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OMG what a pig!!!!!
 
2020-05-30 9:05:31 AM  
Well, sure beats Umpster diving for food.
 
2020-05-30 9:41:30 AM  
3 million out of 8.3 million people in NYC can't feed themselves?

Maybe it's better the 'Rona is killing them off wholesale.
 
2020-05-30 10:08:13 AM  
WHO KEEPS LEAVING BEETS IN HERE!
 
2020-05-30 10:11:29 AM  
Years ago, I bought a house, and when I arrived to take possession, the PO's fridge was jammed in the back door, half out. I kicked and manhandled the thing the rest of the way out, and then dragged it down the driveway to the street on its side.

Later that day, the PO stopped by, loaded it up and thanked me for getting it out of the house.
 
2020-05-30 10:45:22 AM  
People are being resourceful and ingenious in the present crises.

Covid-19 is making America Great Again.

Vote Covid-19 in November!

 
2020-05-30 11:04:42 AM  
Give it  a week before everything gets taken then it gets trashed for good measure.
 
2020-05-30 3:28:35 PM  
"The first night we set it out, I told my housemates, 'I don't know if this is a good idea. I don't know if this is good for the house or if it might attract some negative energy,'" Umpster tells Curbed.

The whole point of a fridge is negative energy. That said, good for them. A nice gesture with community buy-in which is actually helping people.
 
2020-05-30 6:14:12 PM  
Great story, and it did indeed give me about 1 minute of positive vibes.  Now, about that other 23:59 today ...
 
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