"delicates" cycle
January 16, 2016 12:45 PM   Subscribe

This is a video of a washing machine on a trampoline. The washing machine has a brick in it. The video is 37 seconds long.
posted by ardgedee (84 comments total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
 
And that's how I lost my security deposit.
posted by oceanjesse at 12:47 PM on January 16, 2016 [42 favorites]


I applaud both the video and the extremely accurate description thereof.
posted by asperity at 12:51 PM on January 16, 2016 [33 favorites]


These two should really just get a room.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 12:53 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


Exquisite.
posted by Ipsifendus at 12:56 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's getting away!
posted by Elly Vortex at 12:57 PM on January 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


I want an "after" shot of how clean the brick is
posted by oulipian at 12:58 PM on January 16, 2016 [26 favorites]


The second take sounds like a Buddy Rich solo.
posted by steef at 12:58 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


so this is something I should try at home then?
posted by shmegegge at 12:59 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


These are the stupidest videos yet I laugh loudly every time I watch one.
posted by tommasz at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2016 [11 favorites]


Quit biting my dance moves, Westinghouse.
posted by zamboni at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2016 [9 favorites]


Damns thing's tryin' to steal all my best dance moves.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:00 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I guess that's one thing to do if you have an old washing machine and an old trampoline...
posted by soren_lorensen at 1:02 PM on January 16, 2016


I've said it before to The Internet : why are you doing that exactly?
posted by bluesky43 at 1:03 PM on January 16, 2016 [9 favorites]


I'm calling child welfare services. These terrible washing machine parents don't have safety netting around the trampoline. How dangerous!
posted by NoMich at 1:07 PM on January 16, 2016


Exit, stage right.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:10 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Even better with a proper soundtrack.
posted by oulipian at 1:10 PM on January 16, 2016 [29 favorites]


It had a grand time until the last.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:13 PM on January 16, 2016


I've never seen a happier washing machine.

Well, maybe once.
posted by item at 1:15 PM on January 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


NOW DO THE HARLEM SHAKE
posted by Itaxpica at 1:16 PM on January 16, 2016 [11 favorites]


Finally, something worthwhile on YouTube!
posted by birdhaus at 1:18 PM on January 16, 2016


As ready made art pieces go, I would dare say this is the best one I've ever seen.
posted by alex_skazat at 1:18 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


The sequel should be the brick in a dryer . . . .
posted by birdhaus at 1:19 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


So, that's my Robot Wars entry sorted then.
posted by Artw at 1:21 PM on January 16, 2016 [10 favorites]


YES
posted by stoneweaver at 1:22 PM on January 16, 2016


AH FECK IT

FED UP WITH BRICK
posted by howfar at 1:25 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


Plague, famine, war, death.

Brick in a washing machine on a trampoline.

I feel better.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:28 PM on January 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


I feel so sorry for the washing machines.
posted by salvia at 1:49 PM on January 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


I feel so sorry for the washing machines.
That is because you crazy. It has no feelings, and the new one is much better.
posted by kickingtheground at 2:01 PM on January 16, 2016 [44 favorites]


That is because you crazy. It has no feelings, and the new one is much better.

I know. I never realized how much I personified washing machines, as they bopped around, tried to steady themselves...
posted by salvia at 2:08 PM on January 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


This should be shown in every therapist's waiting room, all the time.
Of course, it would result in much less need for therapist time.
So I guess we need a law to require it. Well, so be it.

(This is not really a good comment. But I felt a comment was needed, and this is what my fingers emitted)
posted by hexatron at 2:17 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of Ghostbusters II.
posted by inconsequentialist at 2:23 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I want an "after" shot of how clean the brick is

Would you like to know more?

posted by ActingTheGoat at 2:35 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


After watching this one, YouTube showed me a bunch of other similar videos, one of which is this one from Bosch themselves (Bosch Home India) as an ad to replace your old machine.

It contains a snippet of washing machine on trampoline, and going by the publication dates, it looks like someone from Bosch (or their ad company) pays attention to the Internet.

There is something mesmerizing about washing machines dancing around.
posted by But tomorrow is another day... at 2:36 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I feel like this could make for a great high school physics lesson on diagramming force in a closed system.*

I know my terminology is failing here. I have a humanities degree.
posted by tivalasvegas at 2:52 PM on January 16, 2016


Washing machine chicken plucker.
posted by The otter lady at 3:06 PM on January 16, 2016


TRAMAMPOLINE!


TRAMBOPOLINE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:30 PM on January 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


That is why you balance your centrifuges, and never let them play on trampolines.
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 3:35 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


BREAKING NEWS: new Autechre video leaked
posted by Mrs. Davros at 3:35 PM on January 16, 2016 [9 favorites]


I don't know...something about the uncanniness of this was scary to me. I can't figure out why. *shudder*
posted by Munching Langolier at 4:02 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's just like when Deckard shoots Pris in Blade Runner, except with a washing machine.
posted by lagomorphius at 4:09 PM on January 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


Can someone please take hexatron's parenthetical comment above and put "Metafilter:" in front of it? Thank you.
posted by mono blanco at 4:09 PM on January 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


"people destroying washing machines by putting bricks into them" might be my favorite genre of video on the entire internet. this is a decent example, the trampoline was a nice touch. sometimes this goes quickly, sometimes it's long and violent. it's always hilarious.

that said, there is something disturbingly organic in the way these machines self destruct. when the machines gain sentience, these videos will be what starts the war.
posted by JimBennett at 4:12 PM on January 16, 2016 [15 favorites]


just to aid my facilities with dialogue in weird short stories, i'd really like to have listened to the conversation in which this idea germinated
posted by angrycat at 4:16 PM on January 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


That's pretty much how mine does it.
posted by SLC Mom at 4:17 PM on January 16, 2016


I clicked the link, not really knowing what to expect .... And it turns out I should have expected a washing machine on a trampoline running with a brick inside it. I don't know how I feel about this decidedly accurate and equally baffling post.
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 4:23 PM on January 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


Bricks get awful treatment, yet nobody thinks twice about them. They are thrown through windows, used as the comparator in cruel similes invented by Jethro Tull, baked at temperatures that would make lesser inorganic matter melt into goo, and now degraded as props in acts of machine violence.

I would like to lay the foundation for the better treatment of bricks. First, they must join together.
posted by sylvanshine at 4:29 PM on January 16, 2016 [12 favorites]


oulipian you are so right.
posted by dougzilla at 4:31 PM on January 16, 2016


I don't know why you people are all laughing at this. How the hell do you clean YOUR bricks? Some of us can't afford to take our bricks to the dry cleaners every fucking week. Talk about your "wealth privilege" - you people make me sick.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 4:36 PM on January 16, 2016 [22 favorites]


It's a white goods problem.
posted by chavenet at 4:43 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is a thing of quiet beauty. Or really loud thumping kind of scary beauty.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:46 PM on January 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


So much funnier than a google car!
posted by sammyo at 4:55 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


This video will be one of the listed grievances in the Robot Horde Declaration Of Independence.
posted by Snowden at 4:59 PM on January 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


My cat didn't like the soundtrack, and made an abrupt exit.
posted by Oyéah at 5:04 PM on January 16, 2016


> Washing machine chicken plucker.

That wasn't on a trampoline. It's like they don't even care.
posted by ardgedee at 5:05 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am pleasantly surprised by the durability of washing machines.
I honestly thought they were more😐


...😎delicate
posted by sara is disenchanted at 5:48 PM on January 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


To quote Elton John, it's the cycle of life.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 5:58 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I can't believe the trampoline doesn't rip. That's quality.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:15 PM on January 16, 2016 [11 favorites]


Dammit, I told you to use fabric softener.
posted by 4ster at 6:18 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


This is a thing I never knew I wanted in my life until now.
posted by Salieri at 6:34 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Hahaha, that was amazing! It really felt like the washing machine had so much personality. I wanna see a Pixar movie about the little guy!
posted by aka burlap at 7:12 PM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Just for the record, I held it together until the spin cycle started.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:09 PM on January 16, 2016


Has anyone tried a bouncy castle? You could get several in one at once and play disco! Put a go pro on one or two of them.
posted by boilermonster at 8:40 PM on January 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


I am duly impressed that there are entire playlists of washing machine mayhem on youtube.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:41 PM on January 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


I think this could be an ad for my laundromat. :/
posted by sexyrobot at 8:42 PM on January 16, 2016




Needs more googly eyes.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:05 PM on January 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: I know my terminology is failing here. I have a humanities degree.
posted by drfu at 10:26 PM on January 16, 2016 [1 favorite]




this thread is full of crouton petters
posted by Jacqueline at 11:04 PM on January 16, 2016 [11 favorites]


How the hell do you clean YOUR bricks?

Cleaning them is easy. Ever tried plucking one?
posted by flabdablet at 5:30 AM on January 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


And the award for Most Like Stop Motion Without Being Stop Motion goes to...
posted by rokusan at 5:51 AM on January 17, 2016 [1 favorite]




It's just like when Deckard shoots Pris in Blade Runner, except with a washing machine.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Cardigans mixed with beach towels on permanent press. Tissues and chewing gum shredded with brand new jeans.

All of these things will be lost in time, like tears in the suede. Time to dry.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:22 AM on January 17, 2016 [20 favorites]


You'd think you'd include a switch that stops the motor if the drum is no longer connected to the case. Well some of the ones by the Australian guy he's bypassed the controls and is powering the motor directly. How did I know some of these videos would be made by Aussies, is it the easy availability of bricks or just the love of smashing things for shits and giggles?

Somehow I clicked through to this video and it plus the washing machine videos really made me think about the full lifecycle of technology.
posted by Joe Chip at 8:54 AM on January 17, 2016


Yakkity Sax.
posted by verstegan at 10:24 AM on January 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


This video demonstrates why all my laundry supplies are on top of the dryer.
posted by double block and bleed at 12:27 PM on January 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


when the machines gain sentience, these videos will be what starts the war.

"Hello. My name is Westinghouse, you tortured my father. Prepare to die."
posted by TheLittlePrince at 5:38 PM on January 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


SPEED QUEEN!
posted by clavdivs at 7:39 PM on January 17, 2016


I was 14 once. I don't understand why this isn't happening at laundromats all across the country.
posted by rtimmel at 2:30 PM on January 18, 2016


A visual metaphor for the current state of the Republican party?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 4:07 PM on January 18, 2016


it's always hilarious.

Oh my god, I was interested but not amused until the barrel finally breaks free and starts wandering the yard. That was amazing.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:55 PM on January 18, 2016 [2 favorites]


My favorite thing about this video is that it spawned this gif. I'm pretty sure I could watch it looping all day long.
posted by ashirys at 7:50 AM on January 19, 2016 [6 favorites]


My "Washing machine with a trampoline on it" video pales in comparison to this. I knew I should have been thinking more outside the box. Dammit.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:00 PM on January 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


I texted this video to my husband a couple days ago, saying "hi honey, apparently this is what the internet is about, today".

he responded in kind by sending me Adam Driver cat.

truly we live in an age of wonder.
posted by lonefrontranger at 9:45 PM on January 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


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