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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 8 05:48 PM

March 8, 2008: Glass Stairs


These make me uncomfortable. My brain tells me they are plenty strong and not dangerous, but my gut tells me it ain't natural.

Besides, I don't want just anyone looking up my kilt.



Stress Puppy  Saturday Mar 8 06:17 PM

Just remember to take the shoes off.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 8 07:36 PM

Nothing like slippery socks on glass stairs.



Stress Puppy  Saturday Mar 8 08:51 PM

A conundrum. Shoes would scratch the glass, possibly make it break easier, no shoes would make it much more likely for one to slip.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 8 11:40 PM

It appears the treads have rough (sandblasted?) stripes, for slip resistance.



lumberjim  Saturday Mar 8 11:44 PM

i think Lexan would be a better idea.

and rubber soled shoes should be fine on glass. go barefoot if you're scared.

question for those of you who are imagining standing under them looking up skirts:

Why? are taints really that hard to spot in the wild?



toranokaze  Sunday Mar 9 03:13 AM

They are impressive, more than likely expensive too.
However, I don't want glass stairs in my house.



Aliantha  Sunday Mar 9 03:58 AM

Imagine trying to keep them clean...especially if you have kids.



BrianR  Sunday Mar 9 09:37 AM

Kids? Easy. Dogs? Try THAT!



Clodfobble  Sunday Mar 9 11:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR
Kids? Easy. Dogs? Try THAT!
Seriously? Generic "kids" maybe, but not kids under 3, my friend. Your dog may poop on the floor in a neat little pile; my kid reaches into the back of his diaper, grabs a fistful, and starts flinging and smearing. (Dogs don't laugh maniacally last time I checked, either.)


Sheldonrs  Sunday Mar 9 12:22 PM

Meh. You want to see glassy stares, give me a percocet and watch my face. :-)



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Mar 9 12:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
(Dogs don't laugh maniacally last time I checked, either.)



Gravdigr  Sunday Mar 9 03:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
are taints really that hard to spot in the wild?
Taints in the wild aren't nearly as rare as naugas. I wanted to make my very own nauga hide couch, went nauga huntin', and couldn't find a nauga anywhere. Might not be indigenous to my area?

Mmmm...taint...


Aliantha  Sunday Mar 9 06:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR View Post
Kids? Easy. Dogs? Try THAT!
I think dogs are much cleaner than kids except when it's been raining and they leave little paw prints all over the place. Kids are just one big grot machine. they get sticky stuff and muck all over the place. Most of it unidentifiable.

In any case, we have both kids and dogs. I don't think my dogs would walk on glass stairs. Have you ever seen how a dog reacts to something different like that?

And imagine how it'd hurt if you fell down them too. I reckon you'd split you skin if not your skull much quicker on glass than even bare timber in most cases.


lumberjim  Sunday Mar 9 09:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
my kid reaches into the back of his diaper, grabs a fistful, and starts flinging and smearing.
cmon....

thats a big exaggeration, right?

i mean....

cmon...

not really????


JuancoRocks  Monday Mar 10 02:29 AM

I saw that at the zoo once........^^^



leorolim  Monday Mar 10 07:14 AM

Hehehe!
Stairs for the brave!
Remember, there is superb bullet proof glass. It won't break with your weight. Now repeat 10 times and breath before you get on that stairs


Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post

These make me uncomfortable. My brain tells me they are plenty strong and not dangerous, but my gut tells me it ain't natural.

Besides, I don't want just anyone looking up my kilt.



TheMercenary  Monday Mar 10 08:38 AM

Every nightclub should have them. And I would mount a video camer under the stairs and broadcast the images around the bar. Guess who is wearing the pink ones!



SteveDallas  Monday Mar 10 09:42 AM

Are you sure those weren't custom commissions for VoyeurDorm?



classicman  Monday Mar 10 04:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Guess who is wearing the pink ones!
Guess who isn't wearing any at all!


TheMercenary  Monday Mar 10 04:51 PM

Good one.

I want to know.



HungLikeJesus  Monday Mar 10 05:52 PM

The stairs in that first picture have no handrail, so most people would put their hand on the glass. I wonder how often you would have to clean it.



kerosene  Monday Mar 10 07:04 PM

Exactly, HLJ. And how are they attached...with glue? Although, I would think cleanup would be easier than with wood or carpet...just use windex.



TheMercenary  Monday Mar 10 07:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by case View Post
Exactly, HLJ. And how are they attached...with glue?
They are stuck in the wall. 3 inch glass is very strong. And if it is actually laminated bits, which they prob are, like safety glass they are even stronger.


Clodfobble  Monday Mar 10 09:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
cmon....

thats a big exaggeration, right?

i mean....

cmon...

not really????
100% true, swear to god. He's only managed to go all the way through with it twice, because usually his shirt gets in the way and I have enough time to stop him from getting his hand in. And sometimes his hand gets in but he hasn't pooped. But he doesn't much like it when I scream and run him into the bathroom dangling by the offending arm, so hopefully he'll stop trying soon.


dar512  Wednesday Mar 12 12:03 AM

Hmm. Just reminded me of a poem I haven't read in a long time -

Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the flooró
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall nowó
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.



deek  Friday Mar 14 05:12 PM

I think you should all quit "throwing stones".



SteveDallas  Friday Mar 14 06:38 PM

So far Friday Afternoon isn't being nice. Don't make me go back to Monday Morning.



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