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my new shirt folding technique is unstoppable. (QT mpeg)
posted by whatnot (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by mrplab at 7:27 AM on September 28, 2004


I've mastered this technique at home, but there are two drawbacks: (1) it needs a flat surface on which to fold, and (2) it leaves one sleeve flapping about underneath the folded shirt. I'm working on variations which will allow me to apply the folding method without need of a table or the floor.

Excuse me while I go do some ironing.
posted by brownpau at 7:33 AM on September 28, 2004


Also: here and here.
posted by davidmsc at 7:35 AM on September 28, 2004


Related: here and here.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:41 AM on September 28, 2004


Round 3 of the chinese folding meme?
posted by shoepal at 7:44 AM on September 28, 2004


The chinese folding meme is unstoppable.
posted by Galvatron at 7:48 AM on September 28, 2004


And here?
posted by cortex at 7:48 AM on September 28, 2004


On post, dammit.
posted by cortex at 7:48 AM on September 28, 2004


I just finished making closet-like doors for my bookshelves according to a plan I saw on that show. (FYI, it's Japanese, not Chinese.)
posted by planetkyoto at 8:06 AM on September 28, 2004


Speaking for the slob contingent, can I just say you compulsive shirt-folders creep me out a tiny bit?

I just finished making closet-like doors for my bookshelves according to a plan I saw on that show.

Now that sounds cool. Keeps the dust off. Next you'll be wanting climate control ;-)

/book fetishist, not laundry fetishist ;-)
posted by Shane at 8:09 AM on September 28, 2004


Am I the only one who hangs t-shirts in the closet in order to avoid the whole folding issue?
posted by Dreama at 8:42 AM on September 28, 2004


No.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:47 AM on September 28, 2004


Hey planetkyoto, any way you can find a link to that plan you mentioned? I'd love to hide the clutter...
posted by MsVader at 8:55 AM on September 28, 2004


awesome!
posted by matteo at 9:00 AM on September 28, 2004


roll'em!
posted by ParisParamus at 9:10 AM on September 28, 2004


HOLY FUCKING SHIT!
posted by jon_kill at 10:05 AM on September 28, 2004


What's up with that film cut a few seconds in? I think they're installing wires in the shirt. The whole things is CGI. Or she's like a 4th-generation Asimo. Or something. Aliens.
posted by scarabic at 11:07 AM on September 28, 2004


Dude, just try it! It's so easy!

The best is when you show this technique (in person, not the video) to someone who's worked in retail, and their jaw just drops.
posted by lbergstr at 11:19 AM on September 28, 2004


That's some seriously weird voodoo magic.
posted by michaelbrown at 1:07 PM on September 28, 2004


Awesome. I can't wait to try it when I get home. However, I must admit that I fold only some of my t-shirts, and hang up others. The divisions break down thusly:

"Good" t-shirts (i.e., fitted ones that I can wear to work): hang up.

"Weekend" t-shirts (i.e., fitted one with band logos, faded color, patterns, etc. that render them perfectly good for wearing out with jeans or to yoga or something, but not to work): fold carefully, stack in small piles in closet.

"Whatever" t-shirts (i.e., old, sloppy shirts that I wear to bed or whilst schlepping laundry, some dating back to concerts attended in the mid-'80s): fold vaguely, toss into large stack in middle dresser drawer.

I can't believe the rest of you freaks don't live according to these obvious t-shirt distinctions.
posted by scody at 1:24 PM on September 28, 2004


Cotton-poly origami!
posted by Frank Grimes at 3:43 PM on September 28, 2004


This and the shoe-tying post are the most influential posts that ever have appeared on MetaFilter. I betcha.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 4:24 PM on September 28, 2004


welcome to a million years ago
posted by Satapher at 9:51 PM on September 28, 2004


HIDE THE BOOKS!
posted by Satapher at 9:59 PM on September 28, 2004


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