Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cousin Earl




Do you like this lamp? I do. I think it is super cool (although saying "super cool" probably means I am not.) Please notice the marble base...

You can buy this lamp on 1stdibs for only...$5900. No, I am not kidding. See it here. Who is buying this stuff? Is it you? If so call me, I have something for you, but first I need to mark the price up, way up.

I know it is not exactly the same but I found this lamp's cousin.

Let's call him Earl. Do you see the family resemblance especially around the base? Where the 1stdibs lamp probably lived a pampered life with private schools, maids and chauffeurs, Cousin Earl has led a rough life. Drugs, alcohol, time on the street, none of it would surprise me.

Not to worry. I have rescued Earl from the streets and he is currently in rehab. The next step is to find a family to take him in and give him a good home.
Please pray for Cousin Earl as he starts this new chapter in his life.

20 comments:

  1. ha! that's a great one. slap a hefty tag on him and let's see what happens...

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  2. Hahaha! you crack me up! I think you should start a blog for your finds with names & sad stories behind them, kind of like "the pet of the week" feature we have in our Sunday paper.
    Great find! I'd adopt him.

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  3. Too funny, Sissy! I love Earl too. I found his brother on our local CL but can't tell from the photo if he's worth my time. Don't you just love the prices on 1st Dibs? Did you see how much my "fish table" is going for? Bri found it for me, and it's a little surprising as well. I blogged about it yesterday.

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  4. Nooooo earl, society rejected him! Earl sold himself pretty cheap.!

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  5. I have cousin earl's twin brother. I painted that brass white and we are in love.

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  6. You are hilarious. Love your style and love, love, love your Butterball stories. Please keep us posted with the latest in the Gobbers saga.

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  7. Cousin Earrrrrlllllll.....he can definitely roll with the private school boys....! I love him...let's have a beer cuz.

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  8. Loving Cousin Earl...can't wait to see where he goes!!

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  9. You blog like I think!!!! I am cheering for old Cousin Earl! Can't wait to see the story he will tell. (Great Post!)

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  10. You're blog was recommended to me this morning and I'm glad I checked it out. It's certainly always nice to come across another NC blogger. I'll be sure to check back regularly!
    ~Erin
    http://wearerandalls.com

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  11. Ha ha!! This was hilarious! Who does buy that stuff on 1st Dibs? I LOVE cousin Earl and his crazy little upbringing. What a find!

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  12. HA! Earl's lived a hard life, but is worth a second chance. Glad to see you're giving him an intervention!

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  13. Sissy just so funny!! I love it I really love it, very cool!! Maybe 1st Dibs will buy it from you I know what price to ask!!

    Come and join my Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

    Xoxo
    Karena

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  14. hey. all cousin earl needs is a shave and a hot shower and he'll be right as rain. great find!

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  15. This just confirms my theory that people will pay what you tell them to pay. I say you put Earl on ebay with a starting price of $5K and see what happens! I'm pretty sure that's what they did on 1stdibs...

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  16. I do like the first lamp shining in chrome color. That lamp is so techno. Perfect fit for modern homes. It's fantastic!. Only though, the price is a pain in the pocket. But i must agree, anyone who can afford to buy this truly gets what she paid for.

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  17. Hahahaha, this cracks me up! Good find!

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  18. My in-laws have Earl's twin brother, Elbert. We never have liked him, in fact, no one in our family gets along with him. He's been standing around so long, my in-laws don't even notice him any more. We need to re-unite these brothers and hide 'em out in an old shed some where. Whoever finds 'em and takes 'em, you'll be sure must really love 'em.

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  19. I came over from Me you and a wiener reading about Fred, now Earl..let's say that I have cousin George laying out in by back yard.
    Chic Modern Vintage

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