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comfytube: Hours and hours of YouTube videos of crackling log fires in fireplaces. Click the raincloud to add the sound of rain, and the music note to add some soft music.
posted by ocherdraco (23 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
What do I click on for a scotch?
posted by davebush at 7:57 PM on October 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


<3 this so hard.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:57 PM on October 18, 2012


This is great.
posted by threeants at 8:00 PM on October 18, 2012


i always feel that things like this are insulting me

"hey, dummy, go pretend you live in a kinkade painting. go down some 'drinking chocolate' and listen to soft jazz, you small, stupid animal."

it is kind of irritating!
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:10 PM on October 18, 2012


Be irritated, then. I'd rather be comfy.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:13 PM on October 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


Music of choice: Riders On The Storm
posted by ShutterBun at 8:14 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Needs some Loons and Kookaburras in the distance.
posted by Flashman at 8:21 PM on October 18, 2012


Related: Calm.com
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 8:22 PM on October 18, 2012


Last Christmas we put up a Youtube cracklin' fire, because I'm sensitive to woodsmoke and we don't have digital cable (which nowadays has a Yule Log channel).
posted by muddgirl at 8:30 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of Patton Oswalt's gentle tweets, which are becoming less and less of a joke these days.
posted by PinkMoose at 8:33 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why does this make me want to weep?

I have my iPod loaded with "environmental sounds" to keep me calm throughout the day. I actually think this site, with a video crackling fire and rain sounds, is something that I will pull up on Thanksgiving and Christmas, to distract me from my surroundings.

Did you ever see Soylent Green? No spoilers, but I think, sometimes, that I would gladly jump in the grinder, just for a few minutes of connection with a better world.
posted by SPrintF at 8:46 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Last Christmas we put up a Youtube cracklin' fire

For the longest time the Yule Log channel was one of the reasons I hung on to cable. Last year they didn't have it (at least not for my package of channels).  :(

My tv loves YouTube. Another reason to ditch cable -- THIS WILL BE THE YEAR!
posted by mazola at 8:46 PM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of Patton Oswalt's gentle tweets, which are becoming less and less of a joke these days.

Probably the greatest tweet in Twitter history.
posted by eugenen at 9:03 PM on October 18, 2012


Loved, shared. Happy. One of the best things about the internet is Yule Log all the time.
posted by Miko at 9:27 PM on October 18, 2012


The rain and music 'buttons' are only graphics on the version I get. Can't turn down the music, which is completely WRONG, at 6:28 am.
posted by Goofyy at 9:28 PM on October 18, 2012


The rain and music 'buttons' are only graphics on the version I get.

You can set rain-noise and music volume by changing the numbers in the fields adjacent to the graphics. Mute is 0.
posted by Nomyte at 9:40 PM on October 18, 2012


Oh, and here's some relevant Soviet oil paint animation.
posted by Nomyte at 9:47 PM on October 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow, I loved that Soviet animation. It rang a bell, like something I saw once twenty years ago, but I can't be sure I did or it just felt that way. Lovely.
posted by Miko at 9:51 PM on October 18, 2012


Star Trek nerd edition
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 12:23 AM on October 19, 2012


Thanks, Nomyte. Now I feel stupider than Goofy.
hyuk hyuk hyuk
posted by Goofyy at 5:33 AM on October 19, 2012


Create a fake fireplace with a mantel above your flat screen tuned to fake fire channel, hang your stockings and watch as Santa comes down the chimney.
posted by mareli at 5:53 AM on October 19, 2012


Star Trek nerd edition

The tones are different, but the rhythm is exactly the same as my dishwasher in the next room. (How rich would you be if you could design a dishwasher that sounded like that?)
posted by straight at 9:21 AM on October 19, 2012


Chicago's TV station WGN usually shows several hours of fireplace with instrumental Christmas music starting on Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning.
posted by IndigoRain at 5:01 AM on October 20, 2012


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