Everybody doesn't like something...
...but none of these people don't like the Van Gogh Goghs!
We've long been convinced that the Van Gogh-Goghs are the best, most
imaginative, and funniest sketch comedy group that... well, that includes
us. However, thanks to a marketing technique known as "graft," we've
been able to convince other people as well. Let's see what the nice people have to say about our web site. And then let's see what John Q. Newspaperman says about our performances.
Actual Quote From our Landlord
(Oct 24, 1999)
This is my suggestion. First, please use only the men's room and practice at home and stay out of the ladies room.
What They Say About Our Web Site
JanesGuide (about Furniture Porn)
(June 21, 1999)
Heeheeheeheehee... boy, did I ever need this! If you have ever seen an adult site, if you've ever cruised Times Square, if you've ever gotten lost in the wonderful world of Internet Smut, you need to see these folks' parody. Too cute! I love it!
(June 11, 1999)
CoolCom picked Food on the Grill as their cool site of the day.
The Van Gogh-Goghs: These guys are holy damn funny. Furniture porn?
About.com Guide to: Beatles Fans By Robert Fontenot
(May 29, 1999)
The Food On The Grill
A hilarious Beatle-themed restaurant menu from The Van Gogh-Goghs comedy troupe.
CyberSpots: Time Marches On By Michael Stewart
The most hilarious thing I've seen in years is presented courtesy of Los Angeles' sketch-comedy group, the Van Gogh-Goghs sketch comedy group. "Furniture Porn" (at http://www.fringenet.com/vgg/furnporn1.html), is a riotous spoof on the zillions of hardcore porn sites that permeate the net.
If you've ever noticed how "boilerplate" most adult-oriented sites are -- or been spammed by them while sitting in an AOL chat room -- you'll wet yourself laughing at segments like, "Hot Outdoor Action," featuring chaise lounges, or, "The Office Party," where, "Mr. Overstuffed decides to give a 'full interview' to a hot colonial number named Tawny!" Pay special attention to the faux click-through banners.
Thrift SCORE zine
JUST FUN OR DUMB STUFF:
The pal who directed me here said the furniture looked thrifted. Well,
maybe. This Furniture Porn series of photo uh essays made me laugh and
laugh. Check out that Office Party one! Now you know what you're ergonomic
chair is up to late at night.
(February 4, 1999)
CoolCom picked Furniture Porn as their cool site of the day.
Bayern3.de - das NetRadio
(February 20, 1999)
A review of Furniture Porn in German:
Dann war da ja noch die Sache mit der Beschwerde! Bully hatte ja schon davon
gehört, daß es im Internet nicht immer "moralisch einwandfrei" zugeht, aber was er auf der folgenden Seite entdeckt hat, geht selbst diesem weltoffenen Bürger Bully zu weit. Purer, gemeiner Sex von Stühlen - aufgedeckt von den härtesten Fotografen der Welt. Outdoor-Sex von Gartenstühlen oder auch Erotik im Büro, diesen Seiten ist nichts zu hart.
Translated by Babelfish, this says:
Then was there still the thing with the complaint! Bully had heard already of the fact that it does not happen in the Internet always "morally perfectly," but which it discovered on the following page, goes even to this world-open citizen Bully too far. Pure, common Sex of chairs - uncovered of the hardest photographers of the world. Outdoor Sex of gartenstuehlen or also Erotik in the office, these pages is not anything too hard.
Transcription of an IRC Chat Log
<Catmando> did i ever tell you about the furniture porn site
<IBAG> yes, you did
<Catmando> did you ever see it?
<Catmando> not that they were exciting in any way
<Catmando> it was funny
<Catmando> the furniture was on top of other furniture
<IBAG> I went but could only get about half (if that much) of the pictures. I saw that they were stupid. While origonal, that page doesn't belong on the web.
<Catmando> why does't that page belong to the web?
<IBAG> It was stupid and pointless and just wasn't even worth being there.
<Catmando> not everything has a point
<Catmando> it was stupid but it was funny too
Chatalot's Goddess of Gossip
(March 29, 1998)
Excellent site of the week: Furniture Porn
Normally, my site of the week is something of substance. Something you can use. Something way out there. Something you can walk away knowing you learned something. This is NOT one of those sites. *L* This is plain, straight up nonsense...designed to give you nothing more than a laugh, and make you realize that some people have WAAAAAAAAY too much time on their hands.
Being one of those people...I appreciate this page. *L* Enjoy the laugh. You may never look at your "end" tables the same way again...*s*
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
(December 6, 1997)
"The Web site of the Van Gogh-Goghs comedy troupe gets high marks for its
content (check out "Furniture Porn," its deadpan parody of all too many
sex sites, or the "Swingline Stapler User's Group Homepage"), as well as
its arty pencil-on-notebook-paper look. Alas, it doesn't receive high
marks for timeliness -- the last time one key page was updated was in
July 1996. The troupe moved to L.A., but one imagines there's Web access
(webmaster's note: We're updating! We're updating!!!!)
The Daily Planet
(November 26, 1997)
"Furniture Porn is een site die op aardige wijze de draak steekt met alle
- toch wel saaie - sex-sites op het net. ,,Kijk wat er gebeurt als een
donkere leunstoel genaamd Lance zijn oog laat vallen op knappe Debbi,
een lekker Lodewijk XIV leunstoeltje! De kussens vliegen rond!`` En:
,,Al ons meubilair bestaat uit hete, geile amateurs - geen professionals
hier!`` Spectaculaire, niets verhullende, foto`s spreken voor zich."
(webmaster's note: Does anyone speak Dutch? We'd like to know if this is a good review or bad review. Email us here with a translation.)
Internet for Christians Newsletter
(March 20, 1997)
HUH? PROOF WE'RE LOST IN THE COSMOS -- STAPLER LOVERS
If you're interested in purchasing a new or used Swingline stapler, or if you're restoring a classic Swingline of your own, The Swingline Owner's Group site, home of the premiere stapler enthusiast group (there are others?!) in the Southeast, is a great resource for finding original Swingline parts, operating and repair tips, and great memorabilia, such as photos of paramount Swingline staplers. Coming soon: stapling competition info (of course!). Binding proof, once again, that humankind is truly lost in the cosmos. (We at IFC really would like one of the old pearl-handled jobs.)
Furniture Porn. Couches and chairs gettin' it on! What is with these strange feelings of guilt I have when looking at this site?
What They Say About Our Performances
(December 7, 1994)
"...The Van Gogh-Goghs have a smart, sharp sense of the absurd and an
approach to comedy that has evolved well past the standard clichés
of the form.... Their shows are diamonds in the rough, and all the more
enjoyable as a result. Even though it isn't improv, the constant asides and
jabs of the dialogue turn in unpredictable directions, bubbling with
sponteneity.... Even when the Van Gogh-Goghs borrow conventional
set-ups--the movie-genre parody, the game show--they turn them inside-out.
What was once irredeemable, thanks to the fill-in-the-blank comics of
late-night weekend television, becomes suddenly and hilariously
The Chapel Hill News
(July 21, 1995)
"At its best, [the Van Gogh-Goghs humor] is an intense and inspired
flirtation with the bizarre and the twisted."
(February 14, 1996)
"As they demonstrated, the Van Gogh-Goghs' playful mischief transcends
the performance stage.... whatever the future holds in store for the group,
the Van Gogh-Goghs hope to continue to attract attention wherever they may