1. steal socks 2. ??? 3. Profit!
February 28, 2013 2:02 AM   Subscribe

Ever wondered what really caused your socks to disappear? Now you know. Bonus content: behind the scenes with the heroes of the video. (DLYT)
posted by MartinWisse (16 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Strange. I always figured the sock thieves were more closely related to underpants gnomes than extras from TRON.
posted by ApathyGirl at 2:52 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Socks are the larval form of wire coat hangers. That's why socks disappear and coat hangers accumulate.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:40 AM on February 28, 2013 [20 favorites]


Socks don't disappear, they breed, that's why your sock drawer is always full.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 5:51 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


So, were those little guys Sock Team 7?
posted by fuse theorem at 5:58 AM on February 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm impressed with the camera work on the cats, wonder how much wasted video was shot before they got them to "act" correctly.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 5:59 AM on February 28, 2013


Dude, you failed to mention the kittens in the text! That is no way to sell your FPP!
I liked the follow-up video; it makes them seem like like buddy cops -- getting the job done, but watch out for the personality clashes!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:23 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you buy 20 pairs of the same kind & colour of socks, keep them loose in a drawer, wash as required and return them to the drawer, you never need to worry about missing or orphan socks - any two you pull out at any given time will be good to go.
posted by MILNEWSca at 6:24 AM on February 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I read 1 as "steal stocks" and thought to myself "wow, #2 is really not that hard to figure out once you've stolen stocks"
posted by jermsplan at 6:38 AM on February 28, 2013


My first real long term relationship was marred by accusations of sock theft. I was convinced my boyfriend was stealing my generic tube socks. I would buy packs and packs of them and within weeks, I was reduced to one or two pairs of socks. Shortly after we broke up and he moved out, I got a massive cleaning bug and rearranged all the bedroom furniture. There underneath the bed was a rogue colony of wild socks. Apparently when I would go to sleep with socks on, I'd take them off in my sleep and they would fall between the matress and the foot of the bed, and eventually into the land below.

I apologized to him profusely. Now I realize that it was my cat's fault. He obviously had gotten too old to chase the sock gnomes. It may be time to get a kitten.
posted by teleri025 at 7:02 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I was a kid, out of the blue:

(My old man) - "You know son, I think your mother has a one-legged boyfriend."
(Me) - "WTF?!"
(The old man) - "Yeah, I can't find a single matched pair of socks in my drawer."
posted by 445supermag at 7:04 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is like Stephen King's "Battleground" from Nightshift
posted by stbalbach at 8:19 AM on February 28, 2013


Also explains why kittens are insane, as sock thieves are clearly invisible to the human eye. Next time your kitten starts running full speed at a wall, thank it for protecting your socks.
posted by sonika at 8:24 AM on February 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Next time your kitten starts running full speed at a wall, thank it for protecting your socks.

Hmm I have noticed I have lost fewer socks upon adding a second kitten to the household. On the other hand, said kitten has broken a picture frame, a bookshelf, several other things and also likes to knock stuff off counters and spill things so it's a wash.

Maybe another kitten would help this problem.
posted by sweetkid at 8:28 AM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Follow that sock! Socks always know the way out.
posted by mazola at 8:39 AM on February 28, 2013


My brother's ferret also used have a major sock obsession. You couldn't leave a sock anywhere in the house that wouldn't eventually be stolen and end up under the sofa. I'd hate to tell you what happened to the bars of soap... Also, there were no ninjas in the house; they hate the smell of ferret pee.
posted by sneebler at 9:30 AM on February 28, 2013


Post inspired by this comment and the fact that the black and white kitten looks a lot like my Hector, though he has only three legs (a cat so good you don't eat at once).
posted by MartinWisse at 10:11 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


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