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Old 10-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Wood log US$98

Apparently This Matters: A $98 stump of wood, for hipsters


By Jarrett Bellini, CNN
updated 6:14 PM EDT, Thu May 30, 2013 | Filed under: Social Media




Log: It's big. It's heavy. It's wood. It costs $98

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Which is why -- of course -- a furniture store exists in Toronto where they've literally price-tagged a plain stump of wood for $98 Canadian. Which, these days, counts as real money!
Mind you, this stump -- which isn't intricately carved or decorated or manipulated in any way from its natural form -- will not charge your iPhone, it won't make you an omelet, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't come with Netflix.


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More at http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/tech/s...rticle_sidebar
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Watch - some aging nouveau riche will buy it, (or their decorator will), it will be strategically placed in the Great Room at the cottage in the Muskokas & 'casually' pointed out. By next spring, it will be a must have accesory & will retail for $300.

Cutting your own doesn't count - half the cachet is buying it at the 'right' store for the 'right' price.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Dear gods, I never realized that every time we have a fire in the fireplace, we burn up that much money!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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[–]Ineedauniqueusername 1847 points 6 months ago
If it were San Francisco, it would be labelled as a free-range, organic, fair-trade stump, and it would be priced at at least 300 dollars





[–]dreadredheadzedsdead 799 points 6 months ago
Yep, or Portland.





[–]newestalt 1137 points 6 months ago
In Portland it wouldn't be for sale. It would have it's own non-profit to make sure the whole community would be able to use it for generations.





[–]cream-of-cow 664 points 6 months ago
And in the 4 minutes since you posted, 2 people have already started knitting a koozie for it.





[–]Vroome 435 points 6 months ago
Also engineering students from Portland State have detailed schematics on how to turn it into a bong.





[–]mandlebaum0000 143 points 6 months ago
I live in Portland and just started my post-graduate thesis on the sustainability of this particular stump vs non regional stumps.

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[–]Spooooooooooooon 20 points 6 months ago
As a Portlandian, I would like to announce my new free-range, fair-trade, gluten-free, cruelty-free, stump furniture store called "Stümpé".

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Their web page

http://mydesignrepublic.com

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Well, good thing it isn't Montreal!

They would be fined for not having the word the French translation on the tag.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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Bet they put it in there just to see if some fool was stupid enough to buy it.
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Log: It's big. It's heavy. It's wood. It costs $98
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Yeah, that would be Toronto.

I have stumps for them at a discount. $50 each, 5 only, first come, first serve. Shipping extra.
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I believe it. Out wood man who delivers to us 2 cord at a time cut and dried. He always stops for a visit with DH.
He told us last year he had a woman come into his wood lot and tell him she would like to buy a couple of designer logs for her fireplace.

She didn't want to buy firewood but she thought her huge fireplace didn't look right without wood and she wanted real wood. But, it had to be designer wood. He told her he'd keep his eye open for some. That is a true story and while he chuckled and shook his head he was not derisive. He was more amazed she was serious and she wanted to educate him the best she could to help.
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I believe it. Out wood man who delivers to us 2 cord at a time cut and dried. He always stops for a visit with DH.
He told us last year he had a woman come into his wood lot and tell him she would like to buy a couple of designer logs for her fireplace.

She didn't want to buy firewood but she thought her huge fireplace didn't look right without wood and she wanted real wood. But, it had to be designer wood. He told her he'd keep his eye open for some. That is a true story and while he chuckled and shook his head he was not derisive. He was more amazed she was serious and she wanted to educate him the best she could to help.
Tell em to call my appointment scheduler, I am a multiple award winner designer, specialising in designer fireplace designer wood, all hand crafted, virgin wood from Scämdinavia, shops in Paris, Helsinki and soon to open New York. Free delivery and installation for approved clients.

(anyone have forest somewhere near NY?)

Edit: shiiiit, im 2 generous, delivery and installation of the installation extra.
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