The Bumstead Maneuver

23 Apr 2009 /
The Bumstead Maneuver

On weekends, I’m the king of the sofa at my house. Let me tell you, there’s lazy, and then there’s Sofa King lazy, and I’m the latter.

I nap in one of two positions: facing the front of the sofa or on my back.

Lately I’ve been thinking about adding a new weapon to my arsenal — the Bumstead Maneuver, as popularized by Dagwood Bumstead.

You can see from the illustration that Bumstead is actually taking a nap facing the back of the sofa!

Blogging experts recommend posing a question in your posts, in order to artificially engage the readership, so here goes . . .

Does anyone have any thoughts, pro or con, on adding the Bumstead Maneuver to my repertoire?


5 Comments on The Bumstead Maneuver »

  1. MS

    MS

    23 Apr 2009 @ 7:16 pm


    Who has time to take naps on the weekend?

  2. s

    23 Apr 2009 @ 9:38 pm


    less light in your face….maybe little quieter…

    but then there’s the tendency to keep leaning forwards, eventually burying your face in the back of the sofa……

  3. 24 Apr 2009 @ 6:49 am


    I prefer the face down nap on the sofa. Don’t use if your sofa is either leather or one of those cheap prickly plaid fabric numbers. Drool and slobber ages a sofa quite nicely.

  4. Shawna

    24 Apr 2009 @ 1:19 pm


    Hi Hostile,

    You can sleep, eat, poo, pee or write anyway you want. It’s your website……..You’re the boss.

  5. RP

    25 Apr 2009 @ 12:14 pm


    Thumbs up for the Bumstead Maneuver! Add a pillow over your head to block out the light/sounds. If it’s a recliner, so much the better: lift up one or both sides to allow man’s best friend to join you without you feeling squished in!

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