Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ugly Furniture

There's "ugly", and then there's "Fugly".

Fugly happens when ugly and hideous are used in the same sentence.

My favorite line from the video is: "Believe it or not, most of this stuff came to us this way."

All humour aside it never ceases to amaze me how much fugly crap continues to flood into North America by the container load. It's not just furniture, but also appliances, clothing and even food. (Yuck)

When you consider the sheer scale of this phenomena you'll come to realize that somewhere in China there's probably a factory exclusively dedicated to producing fake rubber dog sh*t for export to novelty stores in North America and Europe.

Is this the sign that the Western world has achieved its apex as a civilization?

The photo below shows a massive container ship, but it's difficult to tell whether it's bringing in the fugly or shipping out the $$$ and jobs necessary to support the factories of fugly offshore.

Probably both.

Of course when it comes to fugly furniture it's common knowledge that most of it will fall apart and end up in your local landfill long before the easy payment plan is paid off.

When I ask people why they buy this crap, the usual answer is because it was cheap.


So is it any surprise that you got what you paid for?

1 comment:

  1. I've sent along an interesting link from stylenorth...