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Old 01-17-2014, 11:19 AM   #19401
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I spent a good wad (not $3500!) on an organic latex mattress that was customizeable. OK It was 2500. But here's why I got it:

1. organic latex has zero odor and bugs can't live in it
2. 20 year warranty but:
2a. they pretty much last forever and only need the cover replaced after it wears out
2b. you can replace individual layers if they get damaged or you decide you need firmer or softer support
3. totally customizeable layer system (3 layers) to give you the feel you want.. and king size can be split down the middle to give your wife what she wants and you the support you need for thesex.
4. it's not memory foam!
5. no (alleged) risk of cancer from the giant spring box
6. no risk of cancer from the pointless flame retardants that don't stop your **** from burning.
7. a good night's sleep -- who cares what it costs?
8. even Joe's super cheap, shitty mattress will cost this much after 145 years.
9. cats can't puncture it.

I also have one of their granular latex pillows.
it is dense as **** but you can add or subtract however much filling you want to make it exactly as firm or soft as you like. and it's AWESOME. They also make a latex/wool version.

plus you will win every pillow fight with a 20 lb pillow.
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I do like my latex foam pillow. It's not granular, just a big ole' slab, but it gets the job done.
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Interesting. All of the box springs in our house are wood, including the new dual-twins under the king.

I'm pretty sure box springs do jack **** other than raising the bed up off the ground.
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Interesting. All of the box springs in our house are wood, including the new dual-twins under the king.

I'm pretty sure box springs do jack **** other than raising the bed up off the ground.
1: He was actually talking about the mattress itself, I think. Most conventional mattresses contain metal springs, whereas a foam mattress does not.

2: It sounds to me like you're describing what, in the bedding industry, is called a "platform," which is different from a box-spring.
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Meh. $300 queen pillowtop works fine for me. But I can't feel a pea between the mattress and box spring like some of you delicate princesses.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #19406
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1: He was actually talking about the mattress itself, I think. Most conventional mattresses contain metal springs, whereas a foam mattress does not.

2: It sounds to me like you're describing what, in the bedding industry, is called a "platform," which is different from a box-spring.
Now that I think of it, it makes more sense that the cancer could be caused by fire retardants, but I haven't checked to see if that was weighed against the giant-mattress-spring-antenna theory.

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Meh. $300 queen pillowtop works fine for me. But I can't feel a pea between the mattress and box spring like some of you delicate princesses.

OFF WITH YOUR 'EAD!
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:59 PM   #19407
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Now that I think of it, it makes more sense that the cancer could be caused by fire retardants, but I haven't checked to see if that was weighed against the giant-mattress-spring-antenna theory.
I would think that if the levels of EMI due to RF which is absorbed and re-radiated by a mattress were sufficiently high to cause any measurable increase in cancers whatsoever, then telephone company central office technicians, radio and television transmitter engineers, electrical linemen, etc., would all be dropping dead after about half an hour on the job.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:06 PM   #19408
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Oddly, the one I prefer sounds exactly like what you describe: Intex Classic Downy Airbed - Walmart.com

I tried a few different designs, and this is the one I ultimately settled on. The ones that have ribs which run from side to side, or a grid of pockets, didn't work for me. This style, with rubs from top to bottom, feels very natural, perhaps because my body also runs from top to bottom. The ribs are not deeply pronounced, but they are noticeable. I simply seem to fall into them naturally.

I have this on top of a standard box-spring, atop a standard bed frame. It is wrapped (during winter) in a Sunbeam brand heated mattress pad, and then standard bedding atop that.

The quality of these seems to be consistently fairly high- they do fail after a while (figure maybe a year's worth of continuous use) but before they fail completely, they do not leak much at all. I add air maybe once every 2 months.
That one looks less to the extreme that I was talking about with the ribs. The one I've owned had grand canyon size valleys between the ribs. That one looks far more livable to me.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #19409
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I would think that if the levels of EMI due to RF which is absorbed and re-radiated by a mattress were sufficiently high to cause any measurable increase in cancers whatsoever, then telephone company central office technicians, radio and television transmitter engineers, electrical linemen, etc., would all be dropping dead after about half an hour on the job.
bro, why do you want to kill people?! We need to outlaw memory foam before we find out what's in it.
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bro, why do you want to kill people?! We need to outlaw memory foam before we find out what's in it.
I'm sure it's only aborted baby collagen and kitten fur.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:38 PM   #19411
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bro, why do you want to kill people?! We need to outlaw memory foam before we find out what's in it.
I'm not saying that EMI / RFR are 100% safe at all doses. Frankly, there's too damned much conflicting data, and I really don't care all that much.

But trying to calculate the field intensity that a mattress is capable of generating simply by way of eddy currently induced by the stray RF floating around from TV and FM transmitters, it's a bit like trying to calculate the increase in aerodynamic drag caused by having one dead mosquito stuck to the windshield of a 747.
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kinda like measuring the temp difference of thermal siphoning effects on the chra...
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:41 PM   #19413
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or the caloric intake i gain from chewing my fingernails
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or the caloric intake i gain from chewing my fingernails
I lol'd.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #19415
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A while back, I posted a thread to the effect of "What car projects the image that I am a well-to-do, secure heterosexual male?" Many of you posted complete bullshit responses, a few correctly pointed out that this was an entirely absurd line of reasoning to begin with.

Based on an admittedly small sample size, I am confident already in concluding that the vehicle which bears the highest statistical correlation with drawing the attention of attractive, eligible, thirty-something divorcees is a cheap red Schwinn retro-cruiser from Walmart.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #19416
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A while back, I posted a thread to the effect of "What car projects the image that I am a well-to-do, secure heterosexual male?" Many of you posted complete bullshit responses, a few correctly pointed out that this was an entirely absurd line of reasoning to begin with.

Based on an admittedly small sample size, I am confident already in concluding that the vehicle which bears the highest statistical correlation with drawing the attention of attractive, eligible, thirty-something divorcees is a cheap red Schwinn retro-cruiser from Walmart.
That's amazing and really shows all those midlife crisis-ers that they wasted dozens of thousands of dollars.

Incidentally, can you get a photo of you in your most "attractive" state? And by attractive, I mean "relating to forces which draw objects together" not "hot, sexy joe".

Could it be that
premise 1: they can see your feet
premise 2: you have large feet
premise 3: they have heard rumors that foot size is related to the size of other body parts
premise 4: you can't see the feet of a luxury vehicle

mix with equal parts deductive reasoning and: porsche drivers have no dick.
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Saw "Frozen" with the SO and kids.... good flick. Nice to see a return to white princesses.
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Saw "Frozen" with the SO and kids.... good flick. Nice to see a return to white princesses.
I wasn't aware minorities had taken over the role of princess in movies lately.
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Incidentally, can you get a photo of you in your most "attractive" state?
And, by that, you mean my most formal Hawaiian shirt?

It turns out that lawyers from New York dig the SoCal thing. And you ignorant ******* mocked me...


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Saw "Frozen" with the SO and kids.... good flick. Nice to see a return to white princesses.
That's what my niece tells me. Haven't seen it, but I'm finding it hard to believe that it could top Despicable Me Too for the best CG film of the year.


Sidebar: Holy ****, man. I remember watching Tron in the theater in 1982, and it was an absolutely mind-blowing experience. It still amazes me how far computer-generated animation has come in just a tad over 30 years.



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I wasn't aware minorities had taken over the role of princess in movies lately.
There were exactly three: Pocahontas, Mulan (who wasn't actually a princess at all, but is still considered to be a part of that group), and Tiana, and everybody ******* lost their minds.

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There were exactly three: Pocahontas, Mulan (who wasn't actually a princess at all, but is still considered to be a part of that group), and Tiana, and everybody ******* lost their minds.
We aren't counting Pocahontas?
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