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Katie Nolan's "Garbage Time" premiered its third season last night. In it she proposed an idea for a gift to the retiring David Ortiz. Her Idea? Buy Papi a bench in the heartland of Yankee Nation, Central Park. Katie is a smart and funny TV personality, and if you have not caught her show, it airs on FS1 wednesdays nights at midnight, but really 10k for a bench?
Here's the segment that aired on her show last night
How stupid do you think I am? $10,000? For a bench? Listen I know all about the super inflation that is living in NYC, even more so Manhattan. I have family in Manhattan, I've been there more times than I care to remember. A 12 oz. steak can run you $40, a Porterhouse can go as high as $124, I know I keep going on about steak but I found a 8 oz. steak,
For anyone not deep in the steak game, that is what an 8 oz. steak looks like. As I was saying I found an 8 oz. steak that costs $185. But if you're staying in New York, you don't need to go to the fanciest of the steakhouses and you don't have to buy the most expensive of benches.
It took me one google search and I already found some more viable alternatives.
$650 for this bench. It isn't glamorous but it does the job and at a way more reasonable price.
If that is a little to "low class" then try this one.
Try that guy on for size, he runs for a measly $1,475. You also gotta pay for shipping which is like $100, so all in all your essentially looking at a $1,600 bench. While it might be small, it is certainly elegant, I think, I'm not a bench guy, but I would bet my left nut this is a good bench. It's not like I use them anyway.
I can concede that the previous bench is pretty small and they don't call him Big Papi for nothing.
Much longer and it has a very nice finish to it. The price tag on this guy is $7,500. We are getting dangerously close to the original 10k that Nolan was asking for.
Let's try and get functionality mixed with affordability.
So far this is my personal favorite. How can you not love that limestone? It has back support and it looks like something straight out of Game of Thrones. The stone is nice and sturdy, so you know Papi and his love for salsa won't be doing any damage to this guy. This one runs for $5,500, almost half the price Nolan proposed.
I like Garbage Time, good takes just on shitty network. But I ain't with you on this one Katie. I am sorry but you're not going to get me to throw money away on an overpriced bench. If you wanna team up on this and pick a different bench I'm down. I've been wanting to get into the bench game, just been waiting for the right place and right time.
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