Re: Guest Post - "Angry Birds Toy Surprise Jake and the Never Land Pirates Disney Pixar Cars 2 Easter Egg SpongeBob."

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I'm quite familiar with unboxings in the tech world, but I didn't realise people did them for toys. I guess the same sort of logic applies, though for tech ones (at least the ones I've seen), it's not the act of unboxing that is fetishised so much as the cool new thing inside it. The whole point is to unbox it, and then turn it on and see what it does.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 9:42 AM
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In case anybody wonders, yes, there is such as thing as fruit that hangs too low.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 9:46 AM
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Apparently this is a part of/related to a larger internet weirdness: ASMR videos, which as far as I've been able to glean from half-interested googlings, are videos of things like whispering that are meant to be soothing but also make your scalp tingle or....something? I feel like it's next door to a kink, like videos of people squishing things with their feet, which is a big thing I guess.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:43 AM
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(The link is broken.) ASMR is sort of fascinating in that it's about non-sexual orgasms that aren't really orgasms or something and I really, really don't understand.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:47 AM
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I think there's been a thread about those videos.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:49 AM
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3 I had no idea there was a technical term for that sensation.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:49 AM
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The horror! The horror!

If you search -- and I honestly do not suggest anyone do this -- "popping zits," you will find that not only are there a giant number of pimple-popping channels, but there is also an emergent vocabulary, both in terms of how these videos are shot and how they are described. There is the "mirror blast" and the "squirting cyst geyser," and there is a surprising level of interest in the age of blackheads.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:53 AM
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ASMR is sort of fascinating in that it's about non-sexual orgasms that aren't really orgasms or something

Oh, sneezes.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 10:57 AM
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7: Like everything else, it's been discussed here before.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:00 AM
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Something else one can run across on the YouTube.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:01 AM
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9: The Nine Billion Threads of God.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:03 AM
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4 I have fairly frequently experienced it and orgasm is not a word that would ever occur to me to use to describe it. OTOH, as pleasurable sensations go it is eminently suited for being measured in the Unfogged standard unit of pleasure.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:03 AM
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Wanks per furlong per fortnight.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:05 AM
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Imperial wanks, or metric?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:13 AM
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I'd call the sensation closer to having a non-crotchal erogenous zone stroked than to orgasm.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:21 AM
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Wow, I think the word "non-crotchal" gives the opposite experience of that, then. (And seriously, I have no room to criticize anyone else's weird orgasms-ish, which is why I'm a little bit fascinated.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:25 AM
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Oh, sneezes.

I love sneezing.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:35 AM
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Try to record yourself sneezing while crushing a small mammal under your foot.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:36 AM
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Wow, I think the word "non-crotchal" gives the opposite experience of that, then.

Truly.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:37 AM
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I was going to say "non-genitalian," but then I decided I needed to get a bit broader.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 11:53 AM
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One thing that's weird about the internet is that it forces you to see yourself in moderation. I used to think I had a crazy quirk about popping zits, but post-internet it turned out that actually I only like a very, very mild form of the activity, and much of it is super gross. Small pond/big fish to big ocean, I guess.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 12:02 PM
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21: That's true -- it used to be I was the biggest Bob Dylan fan I knew, and then I discovered rec.music.dylan, and after a while I realized I was hardly a Bob Dylan fan at all.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 12:06 PM
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I used to think I was politically well-informed until I found this site called Unfogged.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:13 PM
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22: Linking threads--a similar Bave Dee comment re: Teri Garr/Letterman from one of those earlier threads:

I'm a big fan of Teri Garr and I have the complete versions of all of the talk show appearances that appear on this montage.
Am I truly a fan of anything?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:14 PM
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22: If this lead you to stop listening to Bob Dylan, the whole internet is justified.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:20 PM
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The linked quote in 24 made me laugh.

My only completist fandom is probably Callas. I feel like I've heard nearly every recorded note, though I typed that with a period after it and thought about it for a minute and changed it to a comma so I could say that's not really true.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:35 PM
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Two notes from my FB feed:

1. DoucheBro Xfit owner is turning 26 years old today. Jesus Christ.

2. "Random thought... God's not jealous OF you, He is jealous FOR you". What?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:37 PM
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I think that means he's your controlling boyfriend?


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:39 PM
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I think that means he's your controlling boyfriend?


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:39 PM
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That does make sense.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:40 PM
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I fixed the link. That's ok, you don't have to thank me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:43 PM
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I'm not thankful FOR you, I'm thankful OF you, neb.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:45 PM
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Is this a good place to just note for the record that a mobile shredding semi truck was madly at work this morning outside the local lair of stsigilotneicS? So many heavy smokers among them, too.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 2:59 PM
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I'm sure they were just getting rid of people's personal data in accordance with their well-known privacy standards.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 08-22-14 3:08 PM
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