This Friday, Dlisted will hang a closed sign on its door after 18 years of spreading the industrial-strength fuckery, and yes, I’m still slightly in denial. And I’m the trick that brought this on! But Dlisted cannot say goodbye to the internet without paying tribute to one of its most popular and weirdest features: Hot Slut of the Day! For me, there are dozens of memorable HSOTDs who have permanently taken up residency in my brain, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to five for our Hot Slut Hall of Fame.
Our first inductee into the HSOTD Hall of Fame is a Hot Slut from 2008. It landed in my inbox as an HSOTD nomination from former regular commenter LA (shout out to LA!). Abandoned couch was… wait for it… wait for it.. an abandoned couch left on the curb in the 10000 block of West Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood. It made HEADLINES after a driver lost control of their car, flipped sideways, and landed on somebody’s memaw’s old couch. The driver wasn’t injured, and it was obviously thanks to Abandoned Couch! AC was a perfect HSOTD because it was smothered in pure glamour (see: its gold jacquard ensemble), and it was an unlikely hero. AC went on to become Hot Slut of the Week and Hot Slut of the Month but didn’t get the Hot Slut of the Year crown. That went to Spaghetti Cat. But former and current readers still bring up Abandoned Couch to me today, and some say it’s their favorite HSOTD in HSOTD history. Hopefully, Abandoned Couch has re-branded as Lounging Couch and is spending its retirement lounging on a beach somewhere. It deserves it!
Original HSOTD post from September 15, 2008:
Abandoned couch in North Hollywood, CA – This lonely couch saved a 30-year-old passenger in a car accident! The car just happened to land on the couch this way. Cops say the couch probably cushioned the blow. The passenger walked away without any injuries.
I need to show my lazy ass couch this story. It just lays there, feeding on my crumbs, when it really should be out in the world, saving others!