Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fall Into the Pit

conversation pit I kind of miss the whole "Conversation Pit" movement in the 70's, probably because I just realized that we had this set as a kid and now I want it back.

conversation pit Here it is. the living room I grew up in. Add a man asleep still in a suit, still cradling his first, unfinished Rum n' Coke and two kids sitting three inches from a tv so as not to wake him (at least not at 6am) and it's memory lane, baby.


Anonymous said...

I was at a very ritzy house recently & the lady was telling me about the fabulous one-of-a-kind designer living room set she had just bought... seriously, it looked almost exactly like that second picture, except in cream leather!

I actually really like the red set up top!

wurwolf said...

I have to agree, Lisa, I am loving the red set. It's like a playpen for adults. I can only imagine the awesome swinger parties that took place there.

chunky B said...

Holy Crap! That second one is in my living room right now! Of course the lines are lower under the guise of modern design, but that's pretty much it without the chase and matching coffee table!

The first one has one way in and one way out baby!

Arkonbey said...

Dude. I must say that your memory lane is a bit... creepy. Sort of out of The Sunset Tree

That said, I miss the old conversation pit as well. Ours had a pull-out bed built in and it was where mom stuck us (in front of the TV, surrounded by comics and coloring books) when we were sick.

I also agree the red set is pretty sweet, but what is that couple doing? Was couples' obscene phone calls in vogue in the 70's?

wurwolf said...

Sweet! Another Mountain Goats fan! We're going to see them in Philadelphia one week from today!

"36 Hudson in the garage, all sorts of junk in the unattached spare room..."

Plaidstallions said...

It wasn't meant to come off as creepy, my dad worked long hours and always fell asleep on the couch. It wasn't a rare sight to find him asleep on the couch on Saturday morning. We were just being considerate plus my dad always woke up startled.

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Arkonbey said...


I wasn't being insulting, I'm sorry if it may have come out that way. Sort of like looking at a snapshot of someone holding a kid with an terribly angry look on their face, not knowing that they are a loving parent playing a game.

Arkonbey said...

wurwolf: lucky dog.

As sad as it is, Sunset Tree is my 'desert island record'

Have fun at the show!

wurwolf said...

Thanks! I'm sure we will. John Darnielle is awesome.

Sadly, too many people can relate to The Sunset Tree. I suspect that it doesn't just speak to those of us with stepfathers, but to anyone with a rough childhood in general.

By the way, if you haven't gotten Heretic Pride yet, I highly recommend picking it up. Great CD.


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