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Unwanted-Guest Eating Sofa

Suck. Burp. Repeat.
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The door bell rang and awoke me from my mid-afternoon slumber. I smartly got up from my easy-chair and brisked myself to the door. I was anticipating the arrival of a DVD copy of //Festen//, but alas, it was not the postman at the door, but two Mormons!

Normally i would turn away such visitors that solicit anything, from tooth-brushes to toilet duck, but today was a different day. Yes, today was the day that my Unwanted-Guest-Eating sofa arrived, and this was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

I let the two peddlers of mormonia inside and invited them to take a seat.
"How lovely and soft your sofa is, my friend."
"All the better to eat you with."
"Would you like some coffee?"
I retired to the kitchen and quickly snatched up the Unwanted-Guest-Eating Sofa's remote control. I turned the dial to the first setting.
"Gosh, your sofa is //really// soft, sir."
Said one of my unwanted guests. I turned to the second setting.
"I feel like i'm sinking straight into it, my man."
Said the other.

I turned the dial up to the final setting and they glid down the sofa and into a peaceful, suffocating death.

Knut, May 26 2004

Festen http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154420/
(own it today!) [k_sra, Oct 17 2004]


       You want the Unwanted-Guest-Burying lawn chair.
FarmerJohn, May 26 2004

       Didn't Sweeney Todd have a bed like this?
DrCurry, May 26 2004

       formerly welcomed guests who've just broken your expensive vase?
sweet, May 26 2004

       is glid a word? +1
po, May 26 2004

       Peaceful suffocation, huh? ... Sounds reasonable (+)
luecke, May 26 2004

       Is there a regurgitation setting? Like, how would you dispose of the bodies?
lintkeeper2, May 26 2004

       I've heard Festen is really good. May I sit down for a moment?
k_sra, May 26 2004

       Killing off people you don't like isn't good. Maybe if it deposited them out on your front lawn tarred and feathered, but this just isn't funny. At least, it was funny 'til you killed them. [-] You are a very sick man. Bad joke.
ghillie, May 26 2004

       Yeah: idea - killing = good idea.
Workable, though.
yabba do yabba dabba, May 26 2004

       what [yabba] said
dentworth, May 26 2004

       Yay. Festen is among my favorites from the Dogme movies. This should involve a vacuum cleaner attachment (for the suction). Maybe a dry/wet vac.   

       Realistically, ads for the "sleepnumber bed" (where people dynamically adjust their softness) have been running on TV and the radio where I live. Maybe it's time for the sitnumber couch? Tall and short people could look each other in the face without craning their necks.
jutta, May 26 2004

       There was an America's Funniest Home Video where they did some split screen thingy with a big overstuffed chair. People would run across the room and jump *into* the chair or sort of fall into the seat crack. Can't find the clip though.   

       What if you're relaxing on the chair and then you reach for the T.V. remote, and, wait, wrong remote, wrong button, shit.
swimr, May 26 2004

       A friend of mine had a broken sofa bed that would consume the unwary and you'd have to be hauled out by bystanders.
oneoffdave, May 27 2004

       This was halfbaked in the Dr Who episode 'Terror of the Autons'.
DrBob, May 27 2004

       Naturally, I thought this was the other way around, punctuation's a wonderful thing.
Guests are always coming around and eating our sofas so anything that can be done about it gets my (+).
neilp, May 27 2004

       Killing them peacefully is too nice. If someone rings my doorbell at 7 am on a saturday morning, I'm pretty sure I don't want to talk to them. Whether they are selling magazine subscritions or religon.   

       Three easy steps...
1) Insert video of Headbanger's ball into VCR and play as loud as possible.
2) Answer the door completely nude, and invite them in.
3) Interrupt them every few seconds to make sure they still don't want a beer, joint or other narcotic that you just happen to have laying around.

       They will probably not stay for more than a few minutes.
ato_de, May 27 2004


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