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Craig Cooper
02-25-2007, 06:20 PM
Where do I get them? What are they? How do they work? Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

Mike ODonnell
02-25-2007, 06:50 PM
Most anywhere you find curtains. Curtains that block all visible light. See last sentence. Twice.

Try walmart
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/search-ng.gsp?search_constraint=0&search_query=curtains%20blackout&adid=0100000031361411502498
or
http://www.blackoutcurtains.com/

Greg Everett
02-25-2007, 06:57 PM
if you want the cheapest and easiest method, just go to a fabric store. they sell white blackout fabric that you can just hang over your windows.

if you want some that actually look nice, the honeycomb shades are righteous, but not super cheap. i installed them in my own house after getting sick of always having a dark room.

http://www.selectblinds.com/search.aspx?keyword=blackout&x=0&y=0

Chris Forbis
02-25-2007, 09:21 PM
Or when you live by yourself and don't give a crap that your room is a cave, you could duct tape aluminum foil over the window...

Allen Yeh
02-26-2007, 04:33 AM
Or when you live by yourself and don't give a crap that your room is a cave, you could duct tape aluminum foil over the window...

This method is good for keeping out the alien signals from getting into your brain too.....

Also acts as a woman repeller I've heard...

Mike ODonnell
02-26-2007, 05:05 AM
Or when you live by yourself and don't give a crap that your room is a cave, you could duct tape aluminum foil over the window...

Or live in a cave.....I think Pierre does that....something about fighting with the Bears is a great warmup before his real workout.....I love comfy living too much to try it.

Oh dear god....Ron.....take the foil out of your mouth...Nooo dont chew on it......and there we have it....Yes...it does hurt....Happy now?

Chris Forbis
02-26-2007, 06:11 AM
Also acts as a woman repeller I've heard...

Yeah... I'm good at that.

Yael Grauer
02-26-2007, 07:34 AM
I was thinking of making my own black-out pajamas instead. I mean, if it's really the light hitting your skin that is the problem, all I need is a black-out ski mask, a sleep mask tp wear over that and black-out PJ's. Oh, and black-out socks.

Neal Winkler
02-26-2007, 09:16 AM
Yael, that's just a ninja with a sleep mask. Sheesh...

R. Alan Hester
02-26-2007, 09:36 AM
Or when you live by yourself and don't give a crap that your room is a cave, you could duct tape aluminum foil over the window...

I had a friend that did this. It got so hot when the sun hit it that it melted his blinds.

R. Alan Hester
02-26-2007, 09:38 AM
I was thinking of making my own black-out pajamas instead. I mean, if it's really the light hitting your skin that is the problem, all I need is a black-out ski mask, a sleep mask tp wear over that and black-out PJ's. Oh, and black-out socks.

Good Idea! Now my leather gimp outfit serves two purposes!

Chris Forbis
02-26-2007, 10:06 AM
I had a friend that did this. It got so hot when the sun hit it that it melted his blinds.

Yikes! My window faces east with a stand of trees a couple meters away to boot, so I don't think (I hope) that this will not happen.

Mike ODonnell
02-26-2007, 10:27 AM
Yes I would spend the extra $ on the black out curtains that are fire proof....there is a reason they advertise that....you won't get much sleep with the house on fire.

Yael Grauer
02-26-2007, 11:05 AM
Good Idea! Now my leather gimp outfit serves two purposes!

They make leather black-out gimp outfits? I thought I'd just have to go to the store to buy black-out cloth and design my own clothes!

Yael Grauer
02-26-2007, 11:06 AM
Yael, that's just a ninja with a sleep mask. Sheesh...

No way, it's got a more versatile market than that!