Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fakes on film

After sucking down candy, cakes, and roast dinners all winter, it's time to fight the podge and start my bike regimen anew.  The plan this time around is the same as the last: 20 - 30 miles on the stationary bike a day and light weight lifting.

The best part about using a stationary bike is that I can work (OK, more like procrastinate) on the computer and watch movies while exercising.  However, I've exhausted Netflix and the list of decent films coming out of Hollywood in recent years is rather thin.

So, despite my trepidation, decided to give Adam Sandler's Click a watch. I'm not exactly the biggest Sandler guy (the novelty of fart jokes and weird voices wore off around the time that my age hit double digits), but I'd been tipped off by numerous blog posts, websites, and forums that an Eames 670 lounge makes an appearance.  That's as good a reason as any, right?

So I get to the Eames cameo and...
 

... something's off here.  


Where's the welting on the armrest?  What's with the wood arm support, vinyl-looking leather, and dull walnut shell? 


Upon closer inspection of a several set shots, it looks as if this wasn't an Eames 670 at all.  I've never seen one with a base like that, but the other details lead me to believe that this is, in fact, a Plycraft.

The more you know...

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    1. I didn't actually finish. Got bored and switched to Archer.

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  2. Chair not an Eames that's a let down, Kate Beckinsale co-starring that's a plus. I feel your pain with the ever growing winter waist line. 40 is my new number as of last week but I won't let it be my waist line. Time to cut back on the rich foods, you'd think I was eating seal blubber like a polar bear with the winter wait gain this year.

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    1. But it's just so darn delicious! Once you start piling it on, it gets harder and harder to give it up.

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  3. Ohhhh...the worst is the oh so fake Eames replica in Tony Starks joint in Iron Man 2. Really? Tony Effing Stark can't afford a real Herman Miller? Gimme a break!

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAHyirJM4SE

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  4. "the novelty of fart jokes and weird voices wore off around the time that my age hit double digits" A-men. Indeed, the more you know!

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    1. In all fairness, his act was pretty par-for-the-course in the 90's. It was a great time to be alive, but the bar for comedy was set awfully low.

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