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. . . world might recover eventually? Probably not, but a guy can hope.

Posted by Levi | March 27, 2008 12:16 PM

...gradual come down from all that pot you must be smoking?

Posted by Hernandez | March 27, 2008 12:22 PM


After the furniture crash, what will we have to sit on?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 27, 2008 12:25 PM


Our asses, until the inevitable ass market crash.

Posted by Postureduck | March 27, 2008 12:27 PM

When will the oversized SUV crash begin? Seems like global warming coupled w/ realizing you're an asshole for driving one is enough to make a person not buy one before they decide they don't need that Eames chair.

Posted by duplicitous | March 27, 2008 12:29 PM

...large-foreheaded semi-nude tennis player crash?

Posted by Ziggity | March 27, 2008 12:30 PM

...hopefully your posting abilities will crash

Posted by D | March 27, 2008 12:32 PM

It's not just furniture, it's all durable goods. If economic circumstances are sucking, then people can postpone many such purchases indefinitely. Keep the old shitty fridge running, the old jalopy, and the old sofa that you sorta hate, but it still serves its purpose. Nobody suffers directly, but collectively it's a downward spiral of economic doom.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | March 27, 2008 12:33 PM

I don't know, @5; it seems like I see more of them every day, even now. I don't understand it; the things are just WRONG.

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2008 12:34 PM

Think of all the trees saved - the ones that will decrease global warming and pollution.

It's a good thing.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 27, 2008 12:45 PM

I'm to in love with the girl in the picture to care about this post.

Sorry Charlie

Posted by wisepunk | March 27, 2008 12:48 PM


Otherwise known as, "the Mudede Crash".

Posted by COMTE | March 27, 2008 12:49 PM

Will is rooting for economic collapse. Good to know.

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2008 1:05 PM

That reminds me of something I saw on Yahoo!Answers or something: Someone posted asking "If the US collapsed, what else around the world would fall?" And someone replied, "Well, Canada would fall on Mexico."

Posted by Natalie | March 27, 2008 1:24 PM

Well I learned my lesson after Grandpa was taken out by that ol' chiffarobe in the Great Furniture Crash of '87.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 27, 2008 1:29 PM

The cup can be half empty or it can be half full.

Now's a good time to buy REITs, actually.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 27, 2008 1:33 PM

Will@16: How do you know that -now- is a good time to buy, as opposed to a year from now, when everything will have crashed another 30 or 40 percent in value?

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | March 27, 2008 1:38 PM

half empty or half full, a cup isn't technically furniture.

Posted by infrequent | March 27, 2008 2:02 PM


I couldn't agree more.

Posted by sirlearnsalot | March 27, 2008 2:15 PM

@17 - because you all gave up on them. I didn't say this actual day, I mean sometime between now and say end of June.

And my favorite furniture were the eggshell cup seats my Aunt used to have at her place, as well as some TV-viewing "cups" (nice and fluffy) she had as well.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 27, 2008 2:39 PM

Damn you are so alarmist.
Stop getting ahead of yourself the world is not going to end because someone cant sell copies 60's styled furniture in the US.

You might be heading into some form of recession in the US but here in Canada we are not. We have a strong economy which is usually dictated by the US economy but not any more.
Blame it on Bush.
At this point most things seem dismal in the US. But there is hope because there are people that still believe in how great the US can be. Most of my friends in the US think this and I think this to. It is still one of my favorite places to visit. So be a little more optimistic k!

Furniture crisis, Human crash ????? Does not mean the end.
Humans live outside the US to you know.

Posted by -B- | March 27, 2008 3:03 PM

Not to worry, -B-, we won't impact you like we did Australia and the EU ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 27, 2008 3:56 PM

It's a quick and slippery slope from not being able to afford that Herman Miller chair you've always wanted, to lawlessness, and then to degeneracy and cannibalism.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 27, 2008 4:12 PM


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