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Old 05-25-10, 02:16 PM   #1
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The Coffee Table Thread

I have a coffee table. It must be one, because I call it one, however it tends to have more beer, juice boxes, dog spit and toys on it at any give time than coffee.

How did the ubiquitous coffee table acquire it's name and why?

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I've always considered our coffee table as more of a general "crap" table. When considering how often there is laptops, remote controls, beer, dinner, papers, movies, etc compared to how often coffee is on it, it hardly justifies the name coffee table.
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Old 05-25-10, 02:24 PM   #3
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Mom, have you seen my homework?

Yes son, it is on the crap table.

I like it.
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Mom, have you seen my homework?

Yes son, it is on the carp table.

I like it.
Delicious bassed it for you.
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I sea what you did there
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http://www.thecoffeetable.co.uk/page37.html

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I prefer ottomans - it's very satisfying to sweep all the carp onto the floor with one fluid leg motion. Everyone gets upset for some reason.
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I prefer ottomans - it's very satisfying to sweep all the carp onto the floor with one fluid leg motion. Everyone gets upset for some reason.
Your house must smell terrible!
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I put about as much coffee on my coffee table as I do ends on my end tables.
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Speaking of which, have any of y'all ever put any end on your end table?
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It's OK, usually the hyenas get to it before the smell becomes unbearable.
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Speaking of which, have any of y'all ever put any end on your end table?
Not recently. I'm still trying to get my nightstand to work.
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You are waiting until after dark right?
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My "kitchen" table is for storage. For it to be a legitimate kitchen table, it would need to have chairs of some sort.

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Speaking of which, have any of y'all ever put any end on your end table?
No, but I have gotten some tail. (wait, I guess that would mean there WAS an end on the end table )
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You are waiting until after dark right?
Of course. I think I've got to realign the crystals in my bedroom; the ley lines must have shifted and are conflicting with the feng shui. After I perform the exorcism, of course.
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And what is an occasional chair? If it is just a chair occasionally, what is it the rest of the time?
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And what is an occasional chair? If it is just a chair occasionally, what is it the rest of the time?
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You should see me give the Love Seat a good rogering.
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