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The Freudian Slip-Cover - delta_november

Jul. 12th, 2012

08:37 pm - The Freudian Slip-Cover

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In a month I'm headed back to Utah for a trade show.  As part of my campaign to be forever banned from the state, I've decided to set up my exhibit as a model of Dr. Freud's consulting room.  I will sit in an armchair, and my customers can lie down on a couch.  I can then say "Tell me about your attitude problems."  This is a hilarious joke if you happen to be a spacecraft controls person.

The problem is making this all happen from a continent away.  There is a pretty good furniture rental company in the area that I've used before, but their inventory isn't infinite.  This is what I've found from their catalog:

The chair and table aren't bad.  The chaise is the perfect shape -- the others available wouldn't be comfortable to just sit in, which I expect my less adventurous customers to opt for.  But the bright white just isn't right.  Anybody have any bright ideas on how I can fix this?  Some sort of blanket with lots of tassels maybe?  I'd either have to find it in Utah, or bring it with me from Toronto.

probabilistic has suggested that I give out cigars.  If they were Cuban I'd certainly get kicked out.  Maybe I should get a set of Rorschach blots, and label them "Generalized Solution to the Three Body Problem."

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From:terheyt
Date:July 13th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
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Last I heard, the Cuban embargo had been partially lifted so that cigars were legal in the US again. This was just after I moved back, so 2004-ish info. Might be worth checking.

But for my money, chocolate cigars would be an acceptable substitute.
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From:delta_november
Date:July 13th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
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http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Documents/ccigar2.pdf

Looks like Cuban cigars are still a no-no. That's okay -- I have no interest in the real thing. But chocolate cigars are a great idea! I won't get enough for everyone, but I may pick up a box for the special folks :). I can get Amazon (!) to drop-ship them for me so I don't have to try to cross the border with them.
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From:sylvia_rachel
Date:July 13th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
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I 2nd the chocolate cigars -- more people will probably enjoy them anyway.

One can undoubtedly get slipcovers made for any shape of furniture (there used to be a shop called Potato Skins around Yonge & Davisville that did them, not sure if it's still there), but whether this can be done remotely from a catalogue photo ... For not-expensive blankets with tassels, try Pier One, Winners / Home Sense, or (if you can stand it) IKEA (the latter has the advantage of a website you can look at first, and then not bother shlepping up there if you don't see anything likely). IKEA's curtain panels and/or duvet covers might also be a possibility. Also of course you could go to a fabric store and improvise yourself a throw-thingy. If it only needs to function for a short period, it wouldn't matter if the edges weren't hemmed. (I think.) Or you could go for a knitted rather than woven fabric, which would fray less readily.
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From:olletho
Date:July 13th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
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I adore the chocolate what is highly suggestive of a cigar idea.
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