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Mythbusters: Do Pretty Girls Fart?
January 1, 2008 9:56 AM   Subscribe


 
Yes they do, but they smell better. kind of like banana pudding.
posted by jonmc at 10:02 AM on January 1, 2008 [6 favorites]


Fart is nearly=Fark

It's only one letter difference...for a reason....
posted by HuronBob at 10:06 AM on January 1, 2008


[Zach gives jonmc a doubletake, then shakes it off]

I hate being a party pooper --pun intended-- but... isn't this a rerun?
posted by ZachsMind at 10:07 AM on January 1, 2008


Oh wait no. I just mentioned it coyly not too long ago. My bad. Carry on with your tooting.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:08 AM on January 1, 2008


It's an oft-repeated rumor in English classes that Thomas Carlyle's marriage went unconsummated because on the first night they shared a bed she farted in her sleep and it completely freaked him out.
posted by clevershark at 10:18 AM on January 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty sure the asavage facts will be along pretty soon. My singular hope for 2008 is that they're better than the Zach Braff facts.
posted by jourman2 at 10:19 AM on January 1, 2008


They don't fart so much as they perfume a room, expressing exquisite puffs scented with jasmine, orange, and, of course, anise.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:22 AM on January 1, 2008 [9 favorites]


Double?
posted by KirkJobSluder at 10:22 AM on January 1, 2008




Kari: "Can I take the microphone out of my butt now?"
posted by found missing at 10:29 AM on January 1, 2008


Not only do they fart, they also Dutch Oven themselves!

From the vid:
Kari: ...when other people see this, I'm gonna sleep with the covers over my head for a week.
posted by bonobo at 10:32 AM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


For 2008, let's just go ahead and roll out a new MythFilter section.

See you in the ginger!
posted by dw at 10:32 AM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Even though it's about farting, it still seems to be above Fark board level. I thought it was pretty funny.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:33 AM on January 1, 2008


Yes they do, but they smell better. kind of like banana pudding.
posted by jonmc


Thanks; my favorite dessert will never be the same.
posted by nola at 10:41 AM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kari did a :(.
posted by basicchannel at 10:54 AM on January 1, 2008


Is there anything related to this television show that doesn't get posted to metafilter?
posted by interrobang at 10:56 AM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


I :( in your general direction, but in a lady-like, discreet manner.
posted by bonobo at 10:57 AM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


[It's probably more of a triple]
posted by chuckdarwin at 11:00 AM on January 1, 2008


I weep for humanity.
posted by pupdog at 11:05 AM on January 1, 2008


I fart for humanity.
posted by hojoki at 11:07 AM on January 1, 2008


I weep for humorless people.
posted by saslett at 11:07 AM on January 1, 2008


interrobang : Is there anything related to this television show that doesn't get posted to metafilter?

A few months ago there was an episode where Adam's head did a slight jerking motion as he laughed, as if he was trying to stifle a hiccup. I thought for sure that it would be all over Metatalk, since it was an obvious nod to the blink tag controversy last Fall. So I guess everything they do isn't covered here.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 11:09 AM on January 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


While this is wonderful in its own way, all I care about is whether the freakin' plane takes off or not. Stop dillydallying and give us what we want!
posted by tommasz at 11:15 AM on January 1, 2008


anyboy remembers that Family Guy episode where Stewie farts so hard that capillary veins in his eye burst and his eye gets all red? I laughed
posted by matteo at 11:19 AM on January 1, 2008


Was this a cameraphone smuggled into Mythbusters: The Movie? The irritating format makes it unwatchable.
posted by dgaicun at 11:19 AM on January 1, 2008


Yes they do, but they smell better. kind of like banana pudding.

I believe you are mistaking "smell" with "sound".
posted by Rumple at 11:20 AM on January 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'd say this thread is pretty much busted.
posted by jtoth at 11:20 AM on January 1, 2008


Did you ever see Blazing Saddles? These dudes eat a bunch of beans and totally fart.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:42 AM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


"You read the guidelines, right? Because making a post where the tags are "Mythbusters" and "Fart" will result in a deletion and your account will be banned."
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:44 AM on January 1, 2008


Pretty girls don't. But their stuffed animals do.
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:45 AM on January 1, 2008


Women can fart from more orifices than can men. NSFW© but not pr0n.

A glossary of farts.

"...Movies ... that made you care about whose ass it was and why it was farting."
posted by not_on_display at 11:58 AM on January 1, 2008


Curses! This is going to make it that much harder to blame it on the cat.


Also:
The companion piece. I like to think of them as pendant portraits.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:03 PM on January 1, 2008


And the world, quaking with worry, is given brief respite from the vast unknown.
posted by moonbird at 12:10 PM on January 1, 2008


Yeah, but find me a pretty girl who can do this.
posted by jbickers at 12:11 PM on January 1, 2008


Shouldn't that be a

*<
posted by porpoise at 12:17 PM on January 1, 2008


I fart for humorless animals.
posted by cogneuro at 12:21 PM on January 1, 2008


There used to be this great Arabella Weir character on the Fast Show. The sketch would start with her and another woman playing two confident, assertive modern women having a heated discussion about some technical topic or other. At some point in the proceedings, a man would join them, at which point Arabella's character would be instantly transformed into a fawning airhead, to the undisguised horror of her female companion.

I hope I'm not being a dick if I say that I feel a bit like that about this whole Mythbusters/asavage thing sometimes. It's great that we have a celebrity here, but perhaps we could maintain a bit more, you know, dignity.
posted by teleskiving at 12:23 PM on January 1, 2008 [5 favorites]


Tiger Woods -- busted!
posted by edverb at 12:29 PM on January 1, 2008


More important than all this farting business, whats up with the laughtrack? Is Mythbusters a comedy these days? For shame.
posted by curlyelk at 12:39 PM on January 1, 2008


It looked like someone filming a screen. Maybe that was a live audience of some kind?
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:50 PM on January 1, 2008


So the video is a bootleg of a theatrical showing of Mythbusters?

I laughed. Farts are always funny, and farts on new year's day are especially funny, and Kari is awesome for going through with it.
posted by LooseFilter at 12:54 PM on January 1, 2008


Yeah, these clips are filmed off of a screen at some conference or something. Both the Kari farting and the lighting a fart clips were never aired (in America, at least).
posted by puke & cry at 12:55 PM on January 1, 2008


....but perhaps we could maintain a bit more, you know, dignity.

I think that the ideal place to start working on that is a thread about farting.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:05 PM on January 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


I think that the ideal place to start working on that is a thread about farting.

Oh, that could be a great response in so many different situations....
posted by LooseFilter at 1:07 PM on January 1, 2008


no, but they make graves.
posted by aftermarketradio at 1:08 PM on January 1, 2008


This much dignity, LooseFilter? I just need to quantify it so I know in the future.
posted by spec80 at 1:13 PM on January 1, 2008


My boyfriend has an ex who used to carry some sort of perfume around, which she would strategically spray so that when she left a bathroom, it really did smell like roses.

I hate this girl for setting standards that I will never be able to live up to.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:37 PM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


I thought it was just do girls fart, regardless of their looks, or did looks enter into it somehow? I refuse to rewatch the episode.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:45 PM on January 1, 2008


Also it's worth stating that I have a huge geek crush on Kari Byron.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:46 PM on January 1, 2008


I need a new pair of glasses. Every time I see "Kari", it looks like "Karl"
posted by drleary at 2:01 PM on January 1, 2008


Also it's worth stating that I have a huge geek crush on Kari Byron.

Gee, never heard that before.
posted by puke & cry at 2:17 PM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


vice magazine had a story of a woman on youtube, peteuse, who busted this myth long ago. (i am so sorry for linking this.)
posted by cazoo at 2:18 PM on January 1, 2008


There's also this. "What would you say if a hot chick asked you if she could fart in your mouth?"
posted by puke & cry at 2:33 PM on January 1, 2008


Kari who?

And when Howard Stern did this stuff (um, a decade ago), he was called the misogynist devil and fined another $1m by the FCC.
posted by wfc123 at 2:44 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


"What would you say if a hot chick asked you if she could fart in your mouth?"

I'd probably start uncontrollably vomiting right then. Good times.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 2:59 PM on January 1, 2008


Do pretty girls fart? Of course they do. The real question: do pretty girls' farts echo.
posted by tim_in_oz at 3:00 PM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


"What would you say if a hot chick asked you if she could fart in your mouth?"

Ha! There's something almost scientifically relevant about that experiment. Remember that famous psychology experiment where hot guys and girls asked random strangers if they would have sex with them; 0% of the women said yes, but 75% of the guys.

It's probably even much worse than that, because sex is something recognizably desirable. What % of men would allow a hot female to take a dump in their mouth? 5%? 10%???

What % of men would allow a hot female to kick them in the balls?
posted by dgaicun at 3:02 PM on January 1, 2008


>wfc123:
And when Howard Stern did this stuff (um, a decade ago), he was called the misogynist devil and fined another $1m by the FCC.

And horses used to shit in the street.
Down with progress and evolving standards! It's not always for the good, but that's the way it sometimes goes. Now get off my lawn, all of you, so I can tie this onion to my belt to mask the scent of my wind.
posted by bonobo at 3:19 PM on January 1, 2008


wfc123 writes "And when Howard Stern did this stuff (um, a decade ago), he was called the misogynist devil and fined another $1m by the FCC."

9/11 changed everything.
posted by krinklyfig at 3:20 PM on January 1, 2008 [4 favorites]


"Also it's worth stating that I have a huge geek crush on Kari Byron."

Not sure that's worth stating, CitrusFreak12. Probably would be easier to list straight males and lesbians in MeFi who don't have a geek crush on Kari. (straight women and male homosexuals suitably excluded as applicable).

Someone should make Adam a black t-shirt with white letters that says, "No I'm not going to give you Kari Byron's phone number. Stop asking me."
posted by ZachsMind at 3:30 PM on January 1, 2008


"Also it's worth stating that I have a huge geek crush on Kari Byron."

Expression of heterosexual male desire detected!!! MetaTalk callout in three...two...
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:46 PM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


Not only do pretty bears sh*t in the woods, their farts smell like they've been eating out of
Trader Joe dumpsters.
posted by doctorschlock at 3:46 PM on January 1, 2008


Well now, isn't that interesting.
posted by wafaa at 3:58 PM on January 1, 2008


I've never understood the Kari Byron craze. She seems like a pretty typical woman to me.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 4:02 PM on January 1, 2008


*imagegoogles Kari byron*

Hmm. Cuter than average.
posted by jonmc at 4:18 PM on January 1, 2008


*imagegoogles Kari byron*

NSFW, btw
posted by found missing at 4:22 PM on January 1, 2008


Grant is hotter.
posted by sadie01221975 at 4:22 PM on January 1, 2008


*imagegoogles Kari byron*

NSFW, btw


My God. There really IS porn of everything.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:28 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


They're making porn out of women now?!
posted by found missing at 4:31 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


and Tex (if that is your real name*) before you start arguing with me about whetehr she is or isn't attractive.. I just watched this and this back-to-back on Sci-Fi channel and they eloquently echo my sentiments that beauty, even physical beauty, is a subjective matter, ultimately. Of course, if I believed you were doing anything other than being a prick for the sake of being a prick, I'd argue further, but...

*See, I don't believe you're from Texas. I think you're from Louisiana, but you don't want to be called 'Louise.'
posted by jonmc at 4:35 PM on January 1, 2008


They're making porn out of women now?!

Out of their very flesh. Soylent Green is porno.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:39 PM on January 1, 2008


Porn is...

people!!
posted by found missing at 4:40 PM on January 1, 2008


This was a showing in Australia? The narrators are region specific I know, and he sure sounded Australian to me
posted by A189Nut at 4:40 PM on January 1, 2008


asavage says that the show is produced out of Sydney.
posted by found missing at 4:43 PM on January 1, 2008


And when Howard Stern did this stuff (um, a decade ago), he was called the misogynist devil and fined another $1m by the FCC.

Note, again that this clip was never aired in the US, specifically because they thought it was inappropriate, so the comparison isn't there. They did air a bunch of other fart related stuff, but it was toned down from this.
posted by puke & cry at 4:43 PM on January 1, 2008


I like some of Kari Byron's art/doll works.
posted by peacay at 4:58 PM on January 1, 2008


I guess it's true:

A pretty girl is like a melody.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:19 PM on January 1, 2008


Hmmm. I'm a pretty man..

*farts in melody*
posted by jonmc at 5:24 PM on January 1, 2008


after an extra-large bean and goat cheese burrito, i would expect a pretty girl to fart like a choo choo train.
posted by bruce at 7:23 PM on January 1, 2008


Or puke up her intestines like that chick in Gates of Hell.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:27 PM on January 1, 2008


Huh. The weird thing is that I know for certain that I've seen this before, but don't know for sure where. An outtakes show, maybe?
posted by cerebus19 at 7:46 PM on January 1, 2008


This was a showing in Australia? The narrators are region specific I know, and he sure sounded Australian to me

Beyond Productions, an Australian company, kicks in money to fund the show. I've seen a few aussie science shows on Canadian(!) TV and they have Mythbusters clips in some of them, particularily Beyond Tomorrow.
posted by barc0001 at 7:58 PM on January 1, 2008


I thought they were going to get a pretty girl?
posted by cjorgensen at 8:16 PM on January 1, 2008


Nerd boyzone filter.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:25 PM on January 1, 2008


Do pretty girls light their farts?
posted by jason's_planet at 8:41 PM on January 1, 2008


Gee, never heard that before.

Probably would be easier to list straight males and lesbians in MeFi who don't have a geek crush on Kari.

Heh, sorry my crush lacks orginality. You make a valid point though.

Expression of heterosexual male desire detected!!! MetaTalk callout in three...two...

No no, it's ok: I've built up enough credits by expressing homosexual male desire.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:48 PM on January 1, 2008


I just farted and I feel pretty, oh so pretty.
posted by homunculus at 8:50 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


If mythbusters is produced out of Sydney will it be affected by the writers strike? Or are the writers for the show actually under aussie rules? Or since its vaguely reality tv is it just not govered under WGA rules at all?
posted by humanfont at 8:53 PM on January 1, 2008



I gingerly clicked this link expecting to be excoriated by various MeFites for ever participating in such a lightweight exercise in fluff. I apologize for it, it's a low point just above "Pyramid Power".

Someday, over a beer, I may tell the story. I may not.

This segment never actually aired anywhere. AFAIK. Discovery was too upset about it's content, and shelved it, along with the finale of me lighting my farts. The voice you hear isn't an aussie narrator, it's my chief aussie executive producer, Dan Tapster, who wrote this segment.
When the writers pace out a segment, they use their own voices as a scratch track for Robert Lee.

I think this was recorded off the screen at an appearance I did at MIT last year, those kids are good with the intertubes you know. That explains it's poor quality.

Poor visual quality.

ahem.
posted by asavage at 12:16 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


asavage -- I am pretty sure the opportunity at hand is to couple Kari's bloomers-mike to a noise-cancelling circuit and a small speaker, thus automating the silent-but-deadly-rhinoceros-fart. Think of a nice dinner out without squirmy buttocks and grimaces.
posted by Rumple at 12:25 AM on January 2, 2008


it could be marketed as a "whiffbuster" or something.
posted by Rumple at 12:44 AM on January 2, 2008


Funny, I would have expected a methane detector instead.
posted by bwg at 2:13 AM on January 2, 2008


Didn't 2 girls and a cup prove they do more than just fart? ew.
posted by dasheekeejones at 3:39 AM on January 2, 2008


While neither are girls (or pretty), this seems like as good a time as any to post a link to the Kenny vs Spenny fart competition episode.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UoP6TaO5_5M its too bad this is mixed with music, if you can find the original full episode its better.
posted by jeffmik at 8:17 AM on January 2, 2008


Do pretty girls shart? Or do lengthening brown shadows on white sweatpants render one unpretty? That's what I want to know.
posted by breezeway at 9:48 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ten foot tall and the nurse stuck a needle in my arm
Well Uncle Doc's nurse wields a needle with ungodly charm
Walkin' down the hall the dentist loomed through the door...
I SAW AN X-RAY OF A GIRL PASSING GAS.
posted by Sailormom at 11:34 AM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


sadie's right. Grant is totally hotter.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:52 AM on January 2, 2008


Guys, guys, it’s a proven fact that pretty girls farts are higher pitched the prettier they are. Check out the dog one night after you feed one some garbanzos. Rover will be running in circles. Bats will slam themselves into your window. Subs will go off course. Your watch will be cleaner.

(With ugly girls though, it’s the opposite. Their farts are infrasound, so you’ll have anxiety, uneasiness, extreme sorrow, nervous feelings of revulsion or fear, chills down the spine and feelings of pressure on the chest, attract rhinos and whales. Also you might see ghosts)

Average women, of course, merely step out of the room to blast a gasser.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:02 PM on January 2, 2008


Probably would be easier to list straight males and lesbians in MeFi who don't have a geek crush on Kari. (straight women and male homosexuals suitably excluded as applicable).

Funny, this made me think of a myth I'd love to see either confirmed or busted: a long-standing notion I've held which is that just about every "pretty" girl has had, at least once in their life, a lesbian experience (most involving alcohol). They couldn't really prove or disprove the myth, but at least Kari could provide another data point.

The other part of this is that I don't believe anywhere near the same proportion of men have had the same. Now, that could be due to social reasons and pressures, or it could be psychological, but what I think it really is, is this: women are more purely pretty than men--objectively, asexually speaking. I mean, you can take the best example of a really pretty guy, and you've still got man-sweat and beard stubble and hair coming out of their noses and on their feet and asses...

I'd also like state for the record that I don't have a crush on Kari. She seems like a nice girl, and I guess she fits the standard definitions of 'pretty', but... meh. And while I suppose it's nice to have a female geek role model for all the girls watching (and guys), I can't help but feel her role on the show is somewhat condescending. She's like a "Tool Time" girl, but look, the little lady can work a CNC mill! Way-to-go!

Maybe I just haven't seen enough of the show.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:25 PM on January 2, 2008


All they proved is that Kari farts. But did Scottie ever fart?
posted by homunculus at 10:52 PM on January 2, 2008


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