Semi-Hemi-Demigod avatar

This is why they don't have a living room in Clue


The living room is red herring.


“Living room” is just a name we came up with. Just rename everything else to “living ____”, such as “living car”, “living office”, or “living restaurant”.


I guess I’m going to die in my sleep then, because there’s no way I’m ever calling it my “living bed”.

DontTreadOnBigfoot, avatar

Sad mimic noises

HubertManne avatar

just don't get into anything called a death bed no matter how much you have something you want to say.

ripcord avatar

Especially not one that eats

Transporter_Room_3, avatar

I don’t have a living room. Am I fucked?

Or can I exist on a technicality that any room I live in, is a living room, and therefore if I never leave my bedroom or game hobby room, I’m good, right?

… R-Right?


yeah, just eat healthy and exercise and drink plenty of water and you’ll be free to roam the earth.


The earth is my living room

NorthWestWind, avatar

The mathematician defines the entire R3 space as living room


Fun fact! It used to be called the parlor and was basically only used for home funerals, so was casually called the death room. When the funeral industry became a thing, rebranding it as “the living room” was an effort by the Ladies Home Journal in 1910 to get rid of the creepy feeling most people associated with that room, to make it a nice place for families to hang out while still alive.


Our lore is weird

tryptaminev, avatar

i strongly doubt that many people had the money for a room that they just used to present someones body if they died.


It was also used for formally entertaining guests and wedding receptions. It was where the expensive furniture and good dishes were kept, that you didn’t really use except when trying to impress people. So yes, it wasn’t for families who lived in a one room, dirt floor hovel, or families that had servants and many formal entertaining rooms that they could afford to use regularly and maintain, but if you were middle class and had enough for a “good room” that you wanted to “save for best” then that was what it was used for.

Also- 30% of people died before the age of 5 in 1900 England and USA, so it’s not like they rarely had occasion to use it.

There’s a part in one of the Disc World books by Terry Pratchett (which are fiction, but roughly analogous to that time period in England) where we are being introduced to Granny Weatherwax (a witch) and it is said of her that she never ever uses the front door of her own house, because that is for brides and corpses and she didn’t plan on ever being either of those.


My parents grew up in working class 1950s Britain. My dad’s parents slept in the kitchen (with a curtain round the bed for privacy), which was also the room that most “living” was done. The three kids shared a single small room, with both teenage boys sharing a double bed, their older sister got her own single bed, and she stayed there until she married and moved out in her early twenties. I remember seeing that room and even as a child it seemed cramped, no space really for anything else once the two beds were in it.

While the whole the family was living, eating and sleeping in two small room, an immaculate “front room” / parlour was kept solely for the two or three days a year where they had “company” (a family event like a wedding or funeral, or the priest visiting or something). The front room was bigger than both the others. It’s hard to comprehend the priorities that led to this sort of thing, but it was apparently extremely common in that time and place.


It is the room that lives, not its occupants.




Reminded me of SCP-002.


I wonder what room in the house is most often died in (what’s the dying room?). Bedroom? Kitchen?

samus12345, avatar

Gonna guess bedroom, as we’re most vulnerable while sleeping, whether from external forces or internal.


Bathroom? Going out Elvis style


Badroom, obviously!

theodewere avatar

but the treats are generally stored elsewhere

Deceptichum avatar

You can eat treats or you can live long, you decide.


I wonder if there is a way to either store treats in the living room or if someone could be persuaded to bring treats in when desired?

Deceptichum avatar

I suppose there’s nothing stopping you picking up food orders from your living room window provided your hands don’t leave the confines of the room.

Hupf, avatar

What is a long life without treats but a hollow one?

theodewere avatar

it's a pickle

HubertManne avatar

but I need to take a crap!


and take care of your liver.


Spending a lot of time sitting or otherwise not standing up/moving around increases the risk of death. I say from my couch.

ilovesatan, avatar

Nobody said you couldn’t exercise in the living room.


A mini gym sounds like a good idea


But… that would make it a gym room


Who said you can’t die in the living room?

ilovesatan, avatar


evdo, avatar

Leave the living room at once. It knows you’re there.

Rocketpoweredgorilla, avatar

One of the previous owners of my house died in the living room about 5 feet from where I’m sitting right now.


Doesn’t the smell bother you?


Cashing their pension cheques makes up for it.

Rocketpoweredgorilla, avatar

Only for the first few months.


Dang. But how is it possible to die in the room that’s designated for living? 🤔


They were contrarians, I guess.


Maybe the trick is never entering the living room in the first place. What is dead may never die.


And with strange aeons even death may die.

Rocketpoweredgorilla, avatar

Talent. And the heart attack probably helped a little.

xoggy, avatar

Living room is by the front door so setting up the hospice bed in the large room with the easiest access to the exit makes sense.


Hospice? Exit door? Not necessary in the Eternal Life™️ schematic.

jeena, avatar

But we have a German saying “Daheim sterben die Leut’.” which means "People die at home.


My education is fiction so: Valar Morghulis (GOT), and Live together die Alone (LOST).

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