"In Vancouver, the humble doorknob is being phased out. Kind of. Effective in March, new housing will be required to install levers on doors and faucets, instead of the good-ol' round knobs of our forefathers."
Yes! The addition of any fixture that you can operate with a thrust of the crotch or butt brings us closer to a more ergonomic and healthier future.
This is sort of also happening in New York (Oh no, am I writing about a fake trend? Whatever, I can't back out now), from apartment renovations I've seen.
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I bet it disappears again once the edit window is closed.
Yep, it's gone again.
It was a b/w animated gif of a dim hallway in which a kitty jumps up and uses a lever–not a doorknob–to open a door and escape into a bright unknown.
Charming, mildly alarming–no one wants a kitty to get out and into peril–and relevant, I thought.
@laurel I see it! (For now.)
And yes, it is cute, scary, and relevant.
@Mr. B Thank you, Mr. B.
"Knobs of our Forefathers" would make a good name for a band, or at least a better name than "Barenaked Ladies."
Johnny Foreigner sinks another fang into the once-great haunch of the American way of life. Fuck your levers.
For a city where people inexplicably lose their feet, this is helpful.
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