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A plumber heads down to a basement to find a boy with his finger in the pipe.
Tags:pipe, pipes, dike, dikes, boy with his finger in the dike, hans brinker, silver skates, flood, floods, flooding, flooded, basement, basements, plumber, plumbers, plumbing, plumbing problem, plumbing problems, dam, dams, stop, stops, stopping, hero, heroes, heroic, dutch boy, dutch boys, little dutch boy
"I'm 65, Mom - I'll play my Blondie records as loud as I want!"
Tags:rock, rock music, classic rock, old age, dad rock, manchild, manchildren, man child, man children, adult child, adult children, living with parents, basement, basements, parents' basement, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, defiant, defiance, son, sons, adult son, adult sons, tantrum, tantrums, temper, temper tantrum, temper tantrums, throw a fit, throws a fit, throwing a fit, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, immature, immaturity, live at home, lives at home, living at home
Department of Archaeology Floor Plan
"Lives in the basement and has yet to bring home a dime."
Tags:basement, basement dweller, basement dweller, live at home, living at home, lives at home, superhero, superheroes, parent, parents, parents' house, parents house, useless, worthless, non-contributor, non-contributors, non-contributing, loser, losers, millennial, millennials, generation, generations, generation gap, generation gaps, appearance, appearances, facade, facades, faker, fakers, faking, impressive, all show, comic, comics, comic book, comic books
"Oh, perfect. I can't remember what I wanted from the basement, and you've remarried."
"Hey, sorry to call you guys this late on a weeknight, but I just happened to be in your basement."
'I know its access is limited, but its got potential.'
"Well, we found out what's been clogging up your drains!"
Tags:drain, drains, clog, clogs, clogging, monster, monsters, tentacle, tentacles, plumber, plumbers, plumbing problem, plumbing problems, clogged, clogged drain, clogged drains, bathroom, bathrooms, home repair, home repairs, home maintenance, basement, basements, kraken, giant squid, giant squids, squid, squids, octopus, octopuses, giant octopus, giant octopuses
'Yep, it's just what I suspected: You've sprung a leak in the main corporate coffee supply line!'
'Bill, in the country it's a CELLAR not a BASEMENT! I won't come down 'til you use the proper term.'
'It'll take a few days for the dryer parts to come in. In the meantime, you might want to set some lint traps in your basement.
"It means taking a healthy pay cut, but my dad has decided to stay at home and lock himself in the basement."
Tags:family, families, work, world of work, unemployed, unemployment, job search, pay, gallows humour, dark humour, dark humor, black humor, black humour, gallows humor, pink slip, laid off, quit job, resign, resignation, resign from work, recession, children, basement, hermit, mid life crisis, hide, neet, home office, home offices, depression, depressions, depressing, mid-life crises
"Watch out for the fourth step."
Tags:step, steps, danger, dangerous, stair, stairs, staircase, staircases, basement, basements, danger, dangers, repair, repairs, repairman, repairmen, home repair, home repairs, monster, monsters, monstrous, watch out, watches out, watching out, eat, eats, eating, cannibal, cannibals, cannibalistic
'He's building a yacht in his basement.'
"Him? - Oh, he's gone private..."
"You see? That noise you heard was just the man-monster Daddy cobbled together using stolen cadaver parts."
Tags:reassure, reassures, reassuring, reassurance, reassurances, father, fathers, dad, dads, basement, basements, creepy, scare, scares, scaring, child, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenting, frighten, frightens, frightening, freak out, freaks out, freaking out, mad scientist, mad scientists, frankenstein, frankenstein's monster, reanimate, reanimates, reanimating, resurrect, resurrects, resurrection, resurrecting, body parts, corpse, corpses, halloween
"We can't tell yet if it's a malfunction or a dysfunction."
"Fred, I think you're spending altogether too much time down here with these mushrooms!"
Tags:mushroom, mushrooms, fungus, fungi, grow, grows, growing, grow your own, growing your own, basement, basements, hobby, hobbies, hobbyist, hobbyists, obsession, obsessions, obsessive, body horror, transform, transforms, transforming, transformation, transformations, focus, focuses, hyperfocus, hyper focus, side effect, side effects, unhealthy, light, getting light, fresh air, poor health
"Would you prefer me to hover over you silently or awkwardly try to make small talk?"
Tags:maintenance, handyman, handymen, basement, basements, boiler, boilers, hot water heater, hot water heaters, water tank, water tanks, water heater, water heaters, plumber, plumbers, awkward, over your shoulder, small talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socialize, socialized, socialised, socializing, repairmen, repairman, repair men, repair man
'Hello, Acme Termite Control...?'
'Two socks in, two socks out. Let the good times roll.'
Death in Venice.
'Does this mean you're going to fix the leaky bathroom faucet?'
'Yeah... I kinda like it, it's the first home I've ever had with a basement.'
Mom, do you get any perks with this job?'