March 17, 2004

I just found that It's a waste of time to ask Jeeves anythin' ??

OK, I was gonna try to do nuthin' but St. Patty's Day, but I was checkin' out some sheets on the internet for my bed. My damn fitted sheets are always comin' off of the mattress like they don't really fit. I am always lookin' for deep pockets, but deep pockets don' t seem to stay on all that well. I was wonderin' if maybe I have a Cal King bed. I am confused as to what the difference is between a King sized bed and a Cal King sized bed, though. So I went to and asked Jeeves: "what is the difference between a King sized bed and a Cal King sized bed?". All I got in response was a list of forkin' websites sellin' mattresses and sheets. George! There are at least a million search engines: my favorite bein' alltheweb. I was of the opinion and thought I recollected that Jeeves actually attempted to answer your questions, or did at one time? Am I mistaken? Oh to Hell® with answerin' that question -- just somebody tell me the difference between a King sized bed and a Cal King sized bed.

Posted by notGeorge at March 17, 2004 11:08 AM

King size is standard length, maximum width (I believe it is like two fulls wide). A California King (they never had one, only Emperor Norton) is the same width and several inches longer. To my knowledge there is no established mattress size for a tall skinny person who sleeps alone.

Posted by: triticale at March 22, 2004 10:00 PM

We have this dinky little clip things that stretch across the corner of the sheet (under the mattress) that hold it on. Really hard to describe but maybe I could photograph it if you care. You can attach them (and detach them) easily but they seem to stay on well.

Posted by: Ozguru at March 27, 2004 08:52 PM

I just asked Jeeves and learned that a standard king is 76" x 80", a split king is 78 x 80, and a Cal king is 72 x 84.

Posted by: brynclaer at May 8, 2004 02:59 PM

You are a much better man than I, Senor. I tip my sombrero in your honor.

Posted by: notGeorge at May 8, 2004 03:42 PM