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Ughck. I just imagine them starting to slide after a couple hours and leaving that nasty tacky stuff on your skin.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:30 AM
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Please delete this post. It's too disgusting for Unfogged. Put the Two Girls One Cup video up instead.

The NYT has jumped the shark. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:30 AM
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Well, now you've done it. I punched my screen, and am typing blind as I bleed all over the place.... guess what it's time for!!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:32 AM
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So really, though, has there ever been a more pure example of the "take this one asshole I know, who no doubt signifies a larger trend!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:33 AM
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This is nothing, I personally prefer color-coordinated fake carbuncles.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:33 AM
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I can see the appeal.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:34 AM
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He doesn't put them on his face because, he said, "I don't want people thinking, 'What happened?' "

Words fail.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:35 AM
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6: when I wrap myself in bacon (a) I use real bacon and (b) I don't need no damn excuse.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:35 AM
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I dunno, Tweety. You don't put ugly Swarovski crystals on a band-aid for just one dude.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:35 AM
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Looking in the medicine cabinet, it seems that we have Dora band-aids, Spidey band-aids, Peanuts band-aids, Pokemon (yuck) band-aids, Batman (if only they were Dark Knight) band-aids, and a few others. But they're for our six-year-old. We use them when he has a cut or scrape.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:36 AM
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If someone is wearing a bandage without a cut you should be allowed to cut them there. Then the bandage would be useful.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:36 AM
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9: I just might!

No, I could see the whole "designer band-aids" thing being a larger phenomenon, but the idea that there are more than a couple people acting like three-year-olds and wearing fashion band-aids to elicit fake sympathy from idiots I reject on principle.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:38 AM
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This person who claims that it's like an accessory that gets you sympathy obviously hasn't thought very far ahead, because in about a day or two everyone will know that it's actually an accessory that reveals you as a tool.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:39 AM
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everyone will know that it's actually an accessory that reveals you as a tool

Hence my cutting rule. Now you get sympathy for real.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:40 AM
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Lies! My Alexander Calder leg braces and Louis Vuitton colostomy bag haven't resulted in a single sympathy lay.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:41 AM
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6: when I wrap myself in bacon (a) I use real bacon and (b) I don't need no damn excuse.

My subletter left a box of bacon and eggs band-aids in the bathroom. The long ones have the bacon design, and the ones that are usually circular have the egg design and are more amorphously shaped.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:42 AM
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Once—because I don't see race—I bought some band-aids which I only later realized were supposed to be skin-tone, but for people whose skin is not of my tone. From then on I livedwore them deliberately, to make a statement. I don't think anyone noticed, which is too bad, because that shit was actually High Art.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:42 AM
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That's because Louis Vuittton stuff is ugly, apo.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:43 AM
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Observation the first
To the extent that an appearance in the NYT Style section signifies that a trend has either passed, or will soon pass, its peak popularity, we can take comfort that this article has appeared.

Observation the second
Just as "heroin chic" mainstreamed (heh-heh) intraveinous drug use, fashion accessory bandaids can be seen as a manifestation of psychotic self-mutilation

Observation the third
No adult needs to wear a visible bandaid. Ever. If you have an injury severe enough to need covered, it will require a larger gauze pad and some surgical tape. The rare injuries that benefit from being covered by a 0.35 square inch patch of bandage are not on parts of the body that are ordinarily visible.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:45 AM
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Flesh wounds in the jungle can be treated with honey-- the sugar dessicates bacteria. Who would have thought that I too could give fashion forward party advice.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:46 AM
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Knecht has obviously never sliced the tip off his finger with a bread knife.

Once the bleeding subsides to a manageable level, you'll still want to cover it up some.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:47 AM
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Also, what was the fussy fashion site with casual photos that some former poster here used to love so much?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:48 AM
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22: probably sartorialist.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:49 AM
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21, moreover, if you cut your hand in the kitchen, you don't want to bleed into the food; if you cut your hand fixing stuff around the house, you don't want blood on the carpet. Etc.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:51 AM
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21: And some little cutesy bandaid was adequate to cover the wound?

The specialized finger-covering bandaids, I will concede, are quite useful, as are the oversized bandaids that can actually cover an adult-sized boo-boo. Also, butterfly bandages to hold together long, deep slice wounds so they can heal properly.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:52 AM
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24: assumes facts not in evidence.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:53 AM
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NTM even if you don't care about the blood, if you continue doing stuff with your hand, you'll want to avoid reopening the cut, or just stressing it, or whatever; the bandaid can provide some useful cushioning.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:54 AM
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21: And some little cutesy bandaid was adequate to cover the wound?

Yes. My fingers aren't that big. I did have to apply it in a funny sort of shape, but it worked, sorta.

Knecht probably already thinks of me as some kind of unutterable pantywaist, so I'm ok making these confessions.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:55 AM
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Nicholas Brown is apparently unaware that these days the truly au courant are accessorizing with PolyMem.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:56 AM
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I know that people will think that I'm just being contrarian, but for many purposes duct tape is superior. It stays on when wet and the glue is antiseptic. I actually do use duct tape.

It doesn't let the skin breathe, so you should take it off after 10-20 hours.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:57 AM
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21: Knecht is such a fucking sissy. I bet he hasn't accidentally whacked himself with a shovel either.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:58 AM
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but for many purposes duct tape is superior

Super glue also highly effective.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:59 AM
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I'm with W-lfs-n on this. The reason not to wear a band-aid on your hand, or anywhere that leaking blood might spoil clothing, is because you're too lazy to find one. Which isn't a bad reason.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 10:59 AM
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Based on the Swarovski crystals, a prediction: diamond encrusted bath bombs. And after they cut you, you'll need even more designer band-aids!


Posted by: cheerylilgoth | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:12 AM
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I once cauterized a small wound on my foot. To move anywhere to get something to stop the bleeding would have meant leaving bloody footprints across my apartment, but I happened to have a lighter and a paperclip within arms reach, so...
Why don't I get any style section articles?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:28 AM
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11 is right on the money.

32 - I believe the US army has funded research into using glues for wound treatment.

There's a product called New Skin I' quite fond of for minor cuts - it's a paint on rubber sort of stuff. Hurts like a motherfucker going on, but it's quite robust and much better in water than a regular bandaid.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:30 AM
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I would totally buy bandaids that had realistic pictures of horrific suppurating wounds on them.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:32 AM
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This is so 4 years ago. The GOP was way ahead of this with the Purple Heart bandaids.

This is also so 4 years old. My nearly 4 y.o niece loves to wear band aids as fashion accessories.

Therefore, the GOP is a bunch of nursery schoolers!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:33 AM
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The reason why that white dude from Esquire doesn't want to wear one on his face is because he doesn't want to look like Nelly.

Hrrrmph. The guy is stupid and racist.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:41 AM
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Knecht has obviously never sliced the tip off his finger with a bread knife.
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Knecht is such a fucking sissy. I bet he hasn't accidentally whacked himself with a shovel either.

I've had my share of mishaps.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:10 PM
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36: FDA approved, even.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:15 PM
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36- I have that in my bathroom. It's sold as NexCare spray on bandage. Very good for paper cuts and knuckle abrasions.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:21 PM
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35: but I happened to have a lighter blowtorch and a paperclip piece of steel within arms reach, so...


Posted by: disaggregated | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:25 PM
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Joe Lieberman attacked from the rear.

"I never thought a friendly birthday cake would attack me from the rear."

Must've been one of those low-hanging fruitcakes.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:29 PM
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There's a product called New Skin I' quite fond of for minor cuts

I have used this before too. Super Glue tends to hold a little better though.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:32 PM
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39: Another trend picked up by insufferable white douchebags from the rap/hip-hop community!

Adult women need bandaids because we wear uncomfortable shoes.


Posted by: Amber | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:40 PM
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For the sake of argument:

1. Historically, people have used both permanent and temporary methods of adorment for ages: beauty marks, caste marks, etc. So it's a bandaid. B.F.D.

2. I confess that the plethora of cute kids' bandaids and the nifty tattoo-style bandaids means that I, personally, have ceased purchasing the old-fashioned "flesh" tone bandaid (Mr. B. still buys those, though), and yes! I enjoy deciding whether to put the spider or the frog bandaid on my skinned knuckle!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:41 PM
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NuSkin is also useful for extending the duration of target practice after you have worn the skin off your finger from pulling the trigger all day.



Posted by: G. Gordon Liddy | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:44 PM
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B helpfully comes out in favor of body adornment.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:47 PM
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I'm just paving the way for my eventual decision to have plastic surgery.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 12:49 PM
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I had a giggle once with a surgeon when he was explaining that the incision site would be closed with glue in addition to stitches, and I mentioned that my husband, who used to slice his hands up often at work, swore by superglue. "Oh, we got the idea from carpenters! It's basically the same stuff."


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:00 PM
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Looks like medium John is off the VP list.
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Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:12 PM
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I bought some band-aids which I only later realized were supposed to be skin-tone, but for people whose skin is not of my tone.

I was delighted when both Band-Aids and Crayola stopped using "flesh" to describe a sickly peach-ish color.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:12 PM
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50: can't happen too soon.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:15 PM
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Yeah, the color of flesh depends much more on whether it's been exsanguinated or not than on skin tone.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:19 PM
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I have some very nice monkey plastic bandages (don't think Johnson & Johnson isn't going to come down on your ass) that, like B I use for both myself and the kids, but only on actual wounds.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:24 PM
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52: Goddamnit.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:26 PM
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I don't understand why the color formerly known as "flesh" is always described as a peach tone. It isn't peach at all; it's putty.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:31 PM
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I imagine that's because it isn't flesh-coloured for many in the US.
Shorter me: Racist


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:46 PM
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Oops, I completely misread 58. A thousand apologies, B.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 1:56 PM
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It's curious that Tiny Hermaphrodite was nowhere to be found during the whole ambiguously gendered Olympic athletes thread. Perhaps he/she is too tiny to take an interest in competitive sports?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 2:07 PM
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Yes, that's largely right. Second reason is I'm too fat. Also I'm a True Hermaphrodite (or at least this persona is) and thus not ambiguously gendered.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 2:43 PM
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Also I'm a True Hermaphrodite

I'm curious what gender this tool says you are.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 3:09 PM
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Well, I'm not.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 3:16 PM
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But I did it anyway cos it's you Mister Ruprecht. It's 54% Male 46% Female.
And embarrassingly, most human true hermaphrodites seem to be ambiguously gendered.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 5:11 PM
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