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posted by growabrain (123 comments total) 80 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are you trying to kill me?
posted by Mizu at 6:44 PM on September 30, 2012 [39 favorites]


Ok, I cracked up. Dammit.
posted by spitbull at 6:45 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ow, my OCD! It hurts. So. Badly. I beg you to stop.
posted by Krazor at 6:47 PM on September 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


AAUUGGHH!
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:48 PM on September 30, 2012


That's a brilliant way to eat pizza.
posted by michaelh at 6:48 PM on September 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


This just got funnier and funnier as I scrolled down.
I have spent so much time in waiting rooms or other dull places just staring at some flaw in the tile until I thought I would have to fix it myself with a butter knife.
posted by Countess Elena at 6:49 PM on September 30, 2012 [19 favorites]


FFFuuuuuuuuUUUUUCK.

Stop triggering my OCD.
posted by kafziel at 6:53 PM on September 30, 2012


What was wrong with the ice cream sandwich?
posted by mittens at 6:54 PM on September 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Arrrhghghg
posted by zeoslap at 6:54 PM on September 30, 2012


All were amusing until I reached the improperly sharpened pencil.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 6:58 PM on September 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


I was starting to twitch but actually I kind of like the bookshelf one.
posted by hattifattener at 6:58 PM on September 30, 2012 [20 favorites]


What was wrong with the ice cream sandwich?

interesting shibboleth, to me it seemed very wrong not to start with a small bite out of each of two adjacent corners, then lick the ice cream out of the area between, & so on. just taking a chomp out of it shows an astounding insensitivity to method and proportion.
posted by facetious at 7:02 PM on September 30, 2012 [27 favorites]


I see someone has taken a screenshot of my parent's computer desktop.
posted by maxwelton at 7:02 PM on September 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


I love this so much.

Whenever I see a floor or a wall with those little tiles in some seemingly intricate pattern it always amazes me when I can't find any flaws. A lack of imperfection is always surprising to me for some reason.
posted by bleep at 7:02 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Beard spray
posted by growabrain at 7:05 PM on September 30, 2012 [11 favorites]


TAKE THAT CAPRI SUN!
posted by clockbound at 7:07 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Fish face
posted by growabrain at 7:10 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Left last box unchecked" was brilliant. If you want to be orderly, you have to lie.
posted by Malor at 7:16 PM on September 30, 2012 [17 favorites]


When I was a kid we had a set of Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedias. They also sent us a yearbook every year, listing the significant events of that year. We had about ten yearbooks, all nice and even in our shelf, along with 26 or so perfectly sized encyclopedias.

Then one year they sent us the new yearbook and it was... bigger. Like, an inch and a half taller and it stuck out a half inch or so. I think we got three years of those before we stopped getting them altogether.

Those books are still there in my mom's shelf, sticking out like a sore thumb. One of these days I think I'll just go set her house on fire to rid the world of this wrongness.
posted by bondcliff at 7:18 PM on September 30, 2012 [28 favorites]


Last box left unchecked makes me squirm.
posted by Babblesort at 7:19 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hnnnnnnnngh.
posted by subbes at 7:20 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Forget waterboarding, this is my clockwork orange and jack bauer all rolled into one nightmarish dreamscape.
posted by i less than three nsima at 7:22 PM on September 30, 2012


What's wrong with the fig bars?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:23 PM on September 30, 2012


This is not a tumour
posted by growabrain at 7:24 PM on September 30, 2012


The D in OCD actually stands for disorder.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 7:25 PM on September 30, 2012 [41 favorites]


That website is like a recording of nightmares.
posted by Scattercat at 7:28 PM on September 30, 2012


Is that one with all the icons a stereogram? Or is the "thing wrong" that it's a bunch of error messages and images from games and people like me will stare and stare and get eyestrain thinking it's a stereogram when it's just a big pile of crap? Because if so, that shit's just mean.
posted by gingerest at 7:28 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is there a name for, not actual OCD, but for enjoying putting things in order?

When I was very young I'd rearrange boxes on shelves so they all faced the right way, put all the different funny-shaped soaps in the right containers, things like that. I stopped doing this when I grew a massive and painful sense of self-awareness, but it was peaceful while it lasted.
posted by cmyk at 7:30 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


hisssssss
posted by elizardbits at 7:32 PM on September 30, 2012


What's wrong with the fig bars?

ONE OF THEM IS FACING THE WRONG WAY

D:
posted by elizardbits at 7:33 PM on September 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


No, only one is facing the right way, all the rest are wrong.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:35 PM on September 30, 2012 [23 favorites]


Is that one with all the icons a stereogram?

It's a sailboat.
posted by RobotHero at 7:37 PM on September 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Eris hail!
posted by formless at 7:40 PM on September 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


The D in OCD actually stands for disorder.

which is why I always say OCT (tendencies)
posted by johnstein at 7:46 PM on September 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


just taking a chomp out of it shows an astounding insensitivity to method and proportion.

I can understand that, but I can't get behind them on the Kit Kat. Have you tried attacking a whole Kit Kat from the short end like that? So crunchy! So textural! So much more satisfying to sink your teeth into a whole plank of Kit Kat than to break it into frail insubstantial fingers and nibble-nibble-nibble into them.

I'm not saying it's the only way to eat a Kit Kat, just that it's the only way I eat a Kit Kit anymore.
posted by Elsa at 7:47 PM on September 30, 2012 [13 favorites]


For those who like rules broken: this came imgur gallery came up on one of my favorite subreddits First World Anarchists (mostly SFW subreddit).
posted by Mister Fabulous at 7:49 PM on September 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


No, only one is facing the right way, all the rest are wrong.

Heretic!
We might need to have a nice, orderly burning.
posted by Mezentian at 7:50 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


A few of those images feel a little bit off although I can't quite put a finger on it..
posted by rainy at 7:57 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, what the hell. Everything looked fine to mǝ.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:59 PM on September 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


I love the bookshelves but they make me feel dizzy.
posted by sio42 at 7:59 PM on September 30, 2012


A couple of these made me twitch hard. The bookshelf was actually kind of cool though.
posted by koucha at 8:01 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, if I had CDO, those would really bother me.
posted by madajb at 8:02 PM on September 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


I still don't know what's wrong with the fig bars. Why won't anyone tell me?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:07 PM on September 30, 2012


One of the fig bars is facing sideways. If that was a serious question. If not, I apologize for missing a joke?
posted by NoraReed at 8:10 PM on September 30, 2012


They're just wrong, bad fig bars. You can almost sense it. Bad apples of fig bars.
posted by rainy at 8:11 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Smoke the butt
posted by growabrain at 8:12 PM on September 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Oh, I see now. Hes holding the packge of fg bars upside-down.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:16 PM on September 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


One time, on a slow and dreary summer day, my friend guffawed with horror and delight because I first drank glass of milk and then I immediately filled up that same glass with water and then drank that. Oh man, I loved getting under his skin...
posted by stroke_count at 8:16 PM on September 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


When I was younger and far less sensitive to others, I would go to the Howard Johnson's after midnight to order a large plate of something fried and Mountain Dew with unlimited refills. I was accompanied by other BBS nerds, this being the days before the internet, when we all carried clubs to defend ourselves from dinosaurs and roving boy-bands.

One of my favorite people in this menagerie of misfits was a man we shall call J__, as that was not his true name nor his chosen name, which was lifted from a Douglas Adams novel. He was a cheerful and easygoing guy, with a really sly and surreal sense of humor. If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have done this to him, but...

As we'd chat, I'd flip over one of the jelly packets in the little jelly-bin. While he fixed that, I'd I'd turn the butter knife on my place setting so the edge faced outward. While he fixed that, I'd tear off only the very tip of my straw wrapper. While he peeled the rest of the paper from the straw, I'd swap the salt and pepper shaker screw-tops. While he fixed that, I flipped over one of the jelly packets in the little jelly-bin.

He did all this without breaking the flow of conversation, and seemed not to even know he was doing it.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:20 PM on September 30, 2012 [35 favorites]


My babysitter, an ancient woman named Mrs. Brown, had her own peculiar OCD which triggered mine. She loathed the sight of a half-empty cereal box, and fixed it by combining the boxes into one regardless of type. Thus you might unsuspectingly go to pour Cheerios and get a cornflake-rice crispy-Cheerio mix.

OF HORROR.
posted by emjaybee at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2012 [41 favorites]


It's a sailboat.

Not a bicycle?
posted by gingerest at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2012


Oh god, it's like when a book or graphic novel series gets re-released and you bring home one you hadn't bought previously and the spine doesn't match and it's a different height from the others. INFURIATING.
posted by skycrashesdown at 8:28 PM on September 30, 2012 [11 favorites]


This Is Just To Say

I have opened
the fig bars
that were in
the cupboard

turned one
sideways and
glued
the package shut

Forgive me
it was devious
so sweet
and so cold
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:29 PM on September 30, 2012 [16 favorites]


I HATE when people do that to the orange juice carton. Or the half-and-half. Or whatever.

OMG, those damn pencils that won't take a point. What's up with that? The only thing that cures it is a hacksaw.

Sorry, stroke count, anyone who would drink water without rinsing the glass out after putting milk in it is just disgusting.

...spine doesn't match and it's a different height from the others.
or those weird-ass nearly square paperbacks!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:34 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


i'm one of those terrible people that finds an off-kilter tile or a shaggy, broken line absolutely beautiful. Loved this.
posted by es_de_bah at 8:37 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


also, how else does on make a gin and capri sun?
posted by es_de_bah at 8:42 PM on September 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


OverlappingElvis: "The D in OCD actually stands for disorder."

As smeoene wtih an O/C spcteurm diosredr, I cnosatnlty fnid tihs irionc.
posted by Riki tiki at 8:45 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


CAN WE GET A FUCKING WHITE LIGHTER WARNING ON THIS POST FOR FUCKS SAKE
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:49 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Funny that you posted this while I was massively reorganizing my Trello lists to save space.
posted by phaedon at 8:54 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


AUUUGH, this is totally brilliant but belongs here because the "lead vocals" of the HP scanner lag a couple of milliseconds and it has the same effect on me as those tiles.
posted by gingerest at 8:55 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


THIS SITE VALIDATES ALL OF MY COMPLAINTS IN LIFE THANK YOU
posted by mudpuppie at 8:56 PM on September 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


This should have some kind of warning on it. Couple of those pictures made my low level OCD twitch.

I've also been known too drink milky water like stroke_count.
posted by arcticseal at 8:58 PM on September 30, 2012


You down with OCD? Yeah, you know me.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 8:59 PM on September 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Yes, your right.
posted by crunchland at 9:12 PM on September 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Someone in my office keeps opening the cheese packages with scissors on the top of the packet instead of using the very clearly in large red letters labeled E-Z-OPEN & RESEAL ziplock thingy along the side.

When I figure out who it is no one will ever fucking find the body.
posted by elizardbits at 9:15 PM on September 30, 2012 [15 favorites]


As we'd chat, I'd flip over one of the jelly packets in the little jelly-bin. While he fixed that, I'd I'd turn the butter knife on my place setting so the edge faced outward. While he fixed that, I'd tear off only the very tip of my straw wrapper. While he peeled the rest of the paper from the straw, I'd swap the salt and pepper shaker screw-tops. While he fixed that, I flipped over one of the jelly packets in the little jelly-bin.

One of the early artificial intelligence experiments involved a computer program that simulated a Tetris-like stack of square blocks and a robotic arm. The arm was given the goal of stacking the blocks in a particular pattern, at which point it would stop moving --- that is, until the user came along and capriciously smashed the pattern of blocks, at which point the arm would dutifully spring back into action until the pattern was restored. Rinse and repeat.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 9:16 PM on September 30, 2012


"When I was very young I'd rearrange boxes on shelves so they all faced the right way, put all the different funny-shaped soaps in the right containers, things like that."

I got a box of 64 Crayolas for a project I did with a group of adults not long ago, and seriously everyone who came to sit at my table and do their coloring page for the project would, upon finishing, start automatically reorganizing the crayons in the box into their own idiosyncratic crayon organizing system.

More than one person said to me, upon finishing rearranging the crayons, "Wow, that was really fun, I haven't gotten to play with a box of crayons since I was a kid!" It wasn't the coloring that was fun -- it was sorting the box. Several offered explanations while working on the fiddly bits of their system, about why they preferred the oranges over HERE or how they had never satisfactorily settled the green-yellow and yellow-green positioning. Most, when faced with the NEW Crayola colors, had to hold the new colors next to a couple of old colors in succession and study where "canary" fits with respect to "lemon yellow."

Of course when I went home that night and was putting away my supplies, I dumped out the whole box on the dining room table so I could sort it properly. It was existentially soothing.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:19 PM on September 30, 2012 [72 favorites]


"Left last box unchecked" was brilliant. If you want to be orderly, you have to lie.
posted by Malor at 9:16 PM on September 30

Last box left unchecked makes me squirm.
posted by Babblesort at 9:19 PM on September 30


The righteous way to deal with that is to add another box underneath it that says "Make second to last item a lie" and then check 'em both.
posted by nanojath at 9:22 PM on September 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


I can't even let the cleaning lady into my office to do anything other than empty the trash because OH GOD SHE WILL TOUCH ALL MY STUFF MY PENS MY PRECIOUS PENS STOP TOUCHING MY PENS THERE IS A SYSTEM OH MY GOD HALP

&c
posted by elizardbits at 9:23 PM on September 30, 2012 [11 favorites]


For a long time I've wanted to tile a floor using Penrose Tiling. I figured it would drive the OCD types completely off the deep end as they tried to find the overall pattern.
posted by Xoc at 9:29 PM on September 30, 2012 [17 favorites]


The only person I have known intimately who obsessed over making everything perfectly organized did this (and they admitted this) because it was a lot easier than working.

See also: an organized desk is a sign of no creativity & if it weren't for deadlines I would never get anything done.

I have never known a single person who owned one of those closet organizing systems. I have known three people whose job was to sell them.

What percentage of computer users know how to find everything on their disk with a couple clicks and typed keystrokes? Those are the ones I have always wanted to emulate but it seems beyond my power.
posted by bukvich at 9:33 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love it! If I'm ever going to tile something in my house, I'll make sure to create imperfections like that.
posted by cx at 10:10 PM on September 30, 2012


Entropy is inevitable, you know. It's a law. Entropy eventually wins.
posted by ceribus peribus at 10:16 PM on September 30, 2012


I do that with Capri Suns all the time.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:17 PM on September 30, 2012


Bike friend
posted by growabrain at 10:31 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


That bookshelf is a great visual joke. I want one. Where can I get one?
posted by exphysicist345 at 10:33 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's slightly more inclusive, because some things are right instead of wrong, but this is essentially the exact subject matter of /r/mildlyinteresting on reddit.
posted by Buckt at 10:45 PM on September 30, 2012


Oye. Ouch. My OCD hurts. At a job where I was in an office with 7 other teachers, they knew better than to borrow a book and put it back in the wrong place. It only took one or two times of them putting it back while I was at my desk and me putting it in the right place to get them all to stop. Seriously, who would put the grammar books with the math books? And why mix up the levels?

/neurotic
posted by kathrynm at 12:11 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I almost did something really mean: sending this to my ex with OCD. I didn't have the heart though.
posted by outlandishmarxist at 12:27 AM on October 1, 2012


@Xoc: You just made my day. I am going to one day open a restaurant and cover the floor with Penrose tiling.
posted by outlandishmarxist at 12:28 AM on October 1, 2012


At my last job I always felt a need to pull out the paper collector tray thing on the printer. It always seemed to to be pushed all the way in when I would walk by (why?? So your documents can fly out and fall on the floor when you print?). I never did find out who was pushing in the tray. I like to think we had duelling obsessions.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:48 AM on October 1, 2012


The gallery itself makes me uncomfortable. 'physical objects not properly aligned' and 'food item consumed in a convention-subverting manner' are both very upsetting but NOT IN THE SAME WAY OBVIOUSLY COME ON!!! and I am sort of longing to open an imgur account and make a new post separated as such.

(And then swap one of each type into the wrong list)
posted by Pre-Taped Call In Show at 1:07 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whar does it mean that I looked for the ocd tag and instead found the odd tag? What does it mean if you went to check if I was right?
posted by epo at 1:15 AM on October 1, 2012


A B C D E F G I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W X YZ
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:15 AM on October 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


And that checklist ticks all the right boxes for me.
posted by epo at 1:19 AM on October 1, 2012


This site is a nice balm to sooth the brain after viewing those images: Things Organised Neatly - http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/.

Showcases precisely (and I do mean precisely) what the URL describes.

I liked this.

Coupla instances really made my mind's eye do a wft? thought. The mismatched floor tiles especially.
posted by Faintdreams at 1:20 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


cmyk: "Is there a name for, not actual OCD, but for enjoying putting things in order?"
Librarianism.
posted by brokkr at 1:37 AM on October 1, 2012 [14 favorites]


Why...why would you do that? This is like showing a photo gallery of crosses to a vampire.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:31 AM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: All were amusing until I reached the improperly sharpened pencil.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:17 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


The gallery itself makes me uncomfortable. 'physical objects not properly aligned' and 'food item consumed in a convention-subverting manner' are both very upsetting but NOT IN THE SAME WAY OBVIOUSLY COME ON!!! and I am sort of longing to open an imgur account and make a new post separated as such.

I had a similar problem: the author of the gallery seems to think that a brilliant, mind-destroying variation on the Epimenides paradox can be lumped together with the violation of some obscure norm about chocolate consumption, displaying a lack of discernment showing that this person should not be trusted with such dangerous information as the hitherto-secret knowledge that Capri Sun isn't some kind of fluorescent orange.
posted by kengraham at 6:23 AM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Those cracked me up, especially the pizza.

I used to joke about OCD because I like stuff neat too, but these days it just sounds like someone healthy eating ice cream and going "Oh man, this is really gonna hurt me in the diabetes!"
posted by lucidium at 6:50 AM on October 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


cmyk: Is there a name for, not actual OCD, but for enjoying putting things in order?
Didn't this used to be called anal retentive?
posted by ob1quixote at 7:07 AM on October 1, 2012


I did not expect this to be so... jarring. I feel like somebody just ran a fork down my spine.
posted by ChrisR at 7:30 AM on October 1, 2012


I don't understand you organizational types. Chaos is life.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College at 8:07 AM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


gingerest: "Is that one with all the icons a stereogram?"

It might be. I tried staring at it, and it slowly began to resolve, but just before I could make out what it was my brain refused to accept it and it snapped out of focus again. I honestly tried, several times, my main impression is that it resembled two Atari logos joined end-to-end... but then it goes blank again just before I can really see it.

If it's a stereogram, it wasn't meant to be seen by human eyes I guess. It's either the face of Cthulhu or a visual fnord. I can't decide which would be worse.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:48 AM on October 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


I wonder what kind of furious moral handbrake turn brain would make, if primed with enough of this kind of material and then displayed a picture with some typical difference-acceptance image, like a school class with one Down syndrome kid or one kid with a different skin color. 'Oh that one! How jarring! No, I mean... '
posted by Free word order! at 9:32 AM on October 1, 2012


I get a lot of shit for being "messy" or "disorganized".

I've also noticed that most of the people who give me such shit, who straighten everything and make list after list and are fixated on 'organization' almost invariably never get anything done.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:44 AM on October 1, 2012


wow, I couldn't stop laughing (and couldn't figure out why.)

This was especially fun after this linked video in this posting a few days ago.
posted by spbmp at 9:45 AM on October 1, 2012


I once had a memory test where they laid out ten cards with random images on them, e. g. an apple, a car , a monkey, a gas station, &c. Then I was blindered and they pulled one from the collection and shuffled them around and I was supposed to tell them which one was missing. Repeat 12 or 14 times. That test was exhausting. I wonder if people with strong preference for place for everything and everything in place might almost enjoy taking a test like that.

Does anybody know what the name for that test is?
posted by bukvich at 9:47 AM on October 1, 2012


idk, it sounds like pretty standard Stanford-Binet stuff to me.
posted by elizardbits at 10:33 AM on October 1, 2012


Not the least bit.
posted by Mental Wimp at 10:33 AM on October 1, 2012


When my mother eats an ear of corn, she just takes bites out of it randomly. Just here, there, where ever. It's horrible to witness. I don't like to jump on board the "blame the mother for everything" bandwagon, but I think about those ears of corn every time I organize my closet. Which is everyday.
posted by Hushpuppy at 10:42 AM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, and stop trying to see the "stereogram." Stereograms need horizontal repeating patterns that this doesn't really have. It's just a desktop that makes it harder to see your icons.
posted by RobotHero at 10:44 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whenever I see a floor or a wall with those little tiles in some seemingly intricate pattern it always amazes me when I can't find any flaws. A lack of imperfection is always surprising to me for some reason

Those little tiles are usually made up of 12X12 or 18x18 (sometimes smaller for accent and narrow patterns) sheets of the small tiles. The factory would need to screw up for a single small tile to be off and then the installer not notice.

I've got one of these aggravating once you see it tile disconutities in the walk in shower I tiled. Because the floor slopes unevenly to a drain and because a cheap 12X12 tile is $0.79 and a cheap 3x3 tile is $1 I bought 12x12 tiles and cut them down to 3x3s thereby reducing my costs by 90+%. However my 3x3 tiles come in different styles because of the original 12x12 tile finished edges. IE: there are tiles with 2 finished edges, 1 finished edge, and 0 finished edges. This was a problem I identified before I started cutting the tiles so I was very careful to store the cut tiles so they conformed to their original tile so I could lay each 16 tile group as a single mega-tile group.

Except for along one wall where I needed to slide the tiles under the overhanging wall tiles and my remaining space was only 9" wide. I accidently stuck the finished edge tiles under the wall instead of using the tiles from one space in (discarding the set of tiles from the orignial finished edge) and I didn't notice till it came to lay the tiles three rows from the wall. What should have been a finished edge was tiles from the center of the 12x12. All the under wall tiles were all ready set up so I just left them but it makes me twitchy everytime I'm in that room.
posted by Mitheral at 10:57 AM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


only anti-social miscreants eat Kit-Kats that way. srsly.. what if your friend wants a bite? IT IS DESIGNED TO BE SHARED. can you as easily rip apart a milky way or 3 Musketeers? no.

I used to have a Capri-Sun almost daily during elementary school. and easily half the time I'd try to jab that straw into the package, it wouldn't go in. or the little sharp tip of the straw would bend. so the scissors are entirely justified.

that desktop is just an evil prank. deliciously evil.
posted by ninjew at 11:04 AM on October 1, 2012


Maybe the responses to this deluge have pointed out the average MeFiers
partial INSANITY....

that I also have
posted by jinkoh at 12:02 PM on October 1, 2012


IT IS DESIGNED TO BE SHARED. can you as easily rip apart a milky way or 3 Musketeers? no.every Milky Way or 3 Musketeers that I get for Halloween because I am not interested in those candy bars, but GET YOUR OWN KIT KAT I AM BITING ON THIS ONE.
posted by Elsa at 12:30 PM on October 1, 2012


DANG IT! That should read "I can share like nobody's business. You can have all of every Milky Way or 3 Musketeers that I get for Halloween..."
posted by Elsa at 12:31 PM on October 1, 2012


also, how else does on make a gin and capri sun?

Like this.
posted by cirrostratus at 12:34 PM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Like this.

I'm going to set up a Kickstarter to make Capri Sun pouch-funnels.
posted by Slap*Happy at 1:14 PM on October 1, 2012


What's it called when anything too orderly makes you twitchy? Because my surroundings usually look a lot like these photos after I adjust the items around me (okay, except for the pizza, perhaps) so that my environment feels less, I dunno, *repressive*.
posted by stagewhisper at 4:11 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: an astounding insensitivity to method and proportion.
posted by jcreigh at 4:42 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


My favorite high-school math teacher always used to point out that what humans are good at is pattern recognition.
posted by limeonaire at 5:03 PM on October 1, 2012


What was wrong with the ice cream sandwich?

bitten in the middle, and left to melt on the counter
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:23 PM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like to think we had duelling obsessions.

After a solid 2 weeks of reorganizing our kitchen utensil drawer on a daily basis, such that the pastry cutter was in the drawer UNDER the pizza wheel (so the tines wouldn't get jammed and bent while the drawer was being pulled out), I started to wonder if I was going crazy. I was fixing it all the time and we weren't making biscuits or pie or even pizza for that matter, but every time I opened the drawer, the damn pastry cutter was back on top again. Finally, suspecting really specific gaslighting, I asked my husband about it. It turns out he had been pulling the pastry cutter out and putting it on top every time he opened the drawer, because he knew I was sensitive about it getting bent and he thought it would get crushed if left under the pizza wheel.
posted by vytae at 6:27 PM on October 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


bukvich: What percentage of computer users know how to find everything on their disk with a couple clicks and typed keystrokes? Those are the ones I have always wanted to emulate but it seems beyond my power.

... couple OF clicks ...
posted by bryon at 7:06 PM on October 1, 2012


I suppose I'm not the only one who has sat in a stall and found strange faces in the patterns in the vinyl sheet flooring in front of me.

Sometimes, they whisper things to me. Oh, the secrets they tell!

Ah, edit has failed me. I have said too much!
posted by SPrintF at 8:55 PM on October 1, 2012


bryon you laugh but those goofy people hovering over their smart phones are mostly looking for something they filed badly.
posted by bukvich at 9:18 PM on October 1, 2012


My Best Friend and Best Man still laughs at the memory of my wife sorting out my bookshelf by color shortly after we got married. By color, I said. I was kind of short of breath for a while after that. Last month she reorganized my basement workbench, and this weekend she got to my dresser top again.

I do love her all the same.
posted by wenestvedt at 10:32 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I did not expect this to be so... jarring. I feel like somebody just ran a fork down my spine.

A...fork? Down your spine?

Is that a thing??
posted by nzero at 8:12 AM on October 2, 2012


A B C D E F G I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W X YZ
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 3:15 PM on October 1 [4 favorites +] [!]


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
You'd be surprised how many times I wanted to flag that comment. But I feel better now.


Uh oh... I was just tempted to break something else in the alphabet above, so people who thought it was all fine, would go "Naaarrrgggh." You are a bad influence, Purposeful Grimace. Bad.


There's a 5 minute edit window I'm going to have to restrain myself for.
posted by b33j at 11:32 AM on October 2, 2012


I'll just leave this here.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:05 AM on October 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


I really like the bookshelves, although they make me twitchy.
posted by sarcasticah at 2:54 PM on October 9, 2012


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