only in russia...
i wonder how long they stay down...that'd be a nasty surprise
Is it on a timer if so that would suck to be on it when it went back up
put a board over the spikes
it's not a good idea anywhere. i would sit right next to this.
Surely this is a hoax>
And I suppose everyone you know just carries boards around.
Like George Harrison once said, "...if you try to sit, I'll tax your seat."
you can still sit on the top edge :)
So you sit on your briefcase. When rested, you vandalize the damn bench.
Wait, what happens when your time runs out?!
Sit on the corner of the bench? Place something flat & of a hard nature over the spikes (such as a textbook, board, etc)?The only way they could ever possibly make this work is to make it watertight, with no way around it.Dumbass Russians.
Ha! that doesnt work on me. I'm a teenager, and as so I rest my ass on the guardrail and my feet on the spikes^^
no to most of you, that isnt what you do, you pay the fucking toll, use your fucking seat, and shut the fuck up
This is an art installation, not a serious idea for benches..That's for the people who did not get that.
i bet a masochist had no problem sitting there...
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Simple. Sit on the ground, and admire the work of art.
we have lots of free garden chairs in india...... come take some. lol!
Whoever believes some little spikes in a park bench is "art," you're a fool.
Is there a time limit when the spikes will pop back out and spike the person in the ass?
Have to say, in a park with a good possibility of kids running about that looks awfully safe.
Great, as if the homeless didn't have it hard enough already.
In Soviet Russia, bench pokes on *you*...
ill take a garden chair
I thought this must have been a hoax.. but! a little googling let me to find out its serious! i find it highly amusing ! check out the vid http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/07/pay-and-sit-park-bench-libertarian-dream.php you can sit for about a minute then you must go hahaha highly amusing, i would get my blanket and sit on the grass watching ppl pay to sit for a minute hahaha brilliant!!
agreed, this is nothing close to art. this is a fat waste of time, both on the part of the person that constructed it, and on the part of every single person who's had a few minutes taken away from their life viewing it. Thank you internet, that's a little bit of my life i'll never get back.
Take a cushion. Problem solved.
what a load of crap!!!!!
Pfft. Your time isn't worth crap.
This is ridiculous. I would personally wait till its dark and go ahead and smash it with a sledgehammer, its just and insult. Also pay toilets are devices of cruelty, but this really takes it to another level.
It's to keep the bums from sleeping on the bench.
Pay toilets, pay benches, pay parking, pay everything. Wherever did people get the idea life should be free. Unsafe for the kiddies running around, then stop letting them run around annoying everyone. Keep the brats under control.Its as much art as a bunch of colored pigments applied to a surface is, or chipping away at a perfectly good stone to make it look like on of us. Come to think of it it is a waste of time, like all art.
a law suit waiting to happen...
I would take a large crap on that thing and make sure to get some of it in the change area so they have a nice gift waiting for them when they come to collect the money.
This is an art piece... it's not serious nor is it meant to be.
It's an art piece by Designer Fabian Brunsing
Hilarious. Why is everyone so up in arms saying they're going to vandalise it? It's a piece of art. Even if it was serious no one said you had to sit on it. If someone's willing to pay the toll so be it if you don't wanna sit somewhere else you chincy bastards.
If it's real, which I doubt. Then I'd assume it wouldn't be cost effective. Surely the cost of the bench and paying someone to collect the money would defeat the point of it?
i helped install this and it was my idea, it was not meant to be a piece of art i just wanted to piss some people off after a jog
Now hobbos cant sleep on parks
Just sit on the grass, fuck that shit
It amazes me... the amount of trolls that linger on websites like this. Clever idea. :)
For all those people wondering what happens when the timer runs out, it beeps about 10 seconds before the spikes go back up. That gives you enough time to pick up all your stuff and get up.
Anyone who says its not art is fucking stupid. Its supposed to make you think; "Yeah, those fuckers, what'll they charge us for next!?" I mean, how could you not get that?
It's probably a sculpture and if it's not...im sure it's to deter the homeless from sleeping in the park.
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In mother Russia bench sits on you...
What an asinine way to take that much more money out of people's pockets. As a piece of art, this is a waste of time and resources at best. As a serious application, it seems like yet another contraption based on taking money out of your pocket, and in turn conditioning you for a life of work with no rest. This is a small start to a bigger picture. You're only allowed to sit for a minute, and then you are forced to either pay more for a longer rest, or get up and go back to work. Stupid. Why don't you people apply this kind of creativity to HELP, not HINDER mankind?
who ever thought this was a good idea.... YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT... fuck you
WTF? I would just sit on the ground. Jesus....and I thought America was bad...
in Soviet Russia chair sit on you
bring a plank. problem solved.
It is art.... But if it was for real, I'd recycle.I'd recycle the coins from the coin box into my own pocket, I'd recycle the coin box into my own limited edition letter box, I'd recycle the spikes for something as yet to be determined, and I'd recycle the seat for use in my own yard...