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Sadly less than the sum of its parts.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:39 PM on June 2, 2009 [14 favorites]


I used to do market research surveys for movie trailers back in arround 1994 or so. Basically, the way it would go is we'd show them a few trailers, then ask them about one of them -- basically what they remembered, what they liked about it, what they didn't like, whether it made them want to see the movie, or whatever.

I honestly could have filled out all the surveys myself after doing a few of them:

For guys:
I liked: the explosions and boobs.
I didn't like: the talking

For women:
I wanted to know more of the story.

So if you wanted to know why the trailers always gave away the whole movie and had all explosions and boobs, that was why.
posted by empath at 3:41 PM on June 2, 2009 [77 favorites]


I enjoyed the part with the explosions, and thought the boobs were a nice touch.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:42 PM on June 2, 2009 [9 favorites]


I've been seeing this on del.icio.us/tag/awesome for weeks now, can't believe it took this long to get posted to mefi.
posted by mullingitover at 3:42 PM on June 2, 2009


NOT SAFE WORK FOR ?
NO, SURELY WAS FARK ?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 PM on June 2, 2009 [6 favorites]


i get enough of both at work. why would i spend my free time with this?
posted by the aloha at 3:50 PM on June 2, 2009


I disagree with Navelgazer. Too many explosions.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:51 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Did anyone else think the post was about this?
posted by In The Annex at 3:51 PM on June 2, 2009


I thought this was going to be about silicone implants.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:51 PM on June 2, 2009


NSFW tag? What if my work is in the boobs and/or explosion industry?
posted by rokusan at 3:52 PM on June 2, 2009 [10 favorites]


(For example, our recent convention.)
posted by rokusan at 3:54 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


@ the aloha:

You must make videogames.
posted by keep_evolving at 3:59 PM on June 2, 2009


What if my work is in the boobs and/or explosion industry?

You wouldn't be wasting time on mefi, for one.
posted by shoebox at 4:02 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Clearly this is a concept that would work better in video form.
posted by burnmp3s at 4:05 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


I saw this a few days ago too, I love it. It's a simple and funny site that does what it says it does.
posted by Science! at 4:09 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


But... All the boobs seem to have these pieces of cloth over them.
posted by dunkadunc at 4:11 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


If you just want the boobs.
If you just want the explosions.
For some reason there are 10 more boob pix (114).

PS I didn't spend much time finding this out.
posted by i_cola at 4:15 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


I got bored of the explosions after the thirty-third reload. Pretty fucking dumb if you ask me.

I'll let you know when the books get boring.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:18 PM on June 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


Or, if you're into that sort of thing, you can check out CocktailsAndCocks.
posted by GatorDavid at 4:19 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


What if my work is in the boobs and/or explosion industry?

Sadly that's only my hobby job and not my real job.
posted by Artw at 4:21 PM on June 2, 2009


Underwhelmingly safe for work.
posted by P.o.B. at 4:22 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's like, we live in an intense information age. The internet oozes excitement and there are hundreds of thousands of interesting web pages...and then there is this...it's so boring. The best of the web, this is not.
posted by agregoli at 4:23 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm lacking context.
posted by chillmost at 4:25 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


P.o.B., didn't you see the URL? It has the word "boobs" in it.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:28 PM on June 2, 2009


Hmmm, boobs, explosions...exploding boobs! I hope Al Qaeda doesn't read my comment. Suddenly I'm beginning to wonder what's under every woman's bra. Oh wait, nothing's changed, carry on.
posted by jamstigator at 4:28 PM on June 2, 2009



Did anyone else think the post was about this?

No, I'm not aware of that website--Female First, you say? But I am aware that that article and that headline is like, totally a metaphor for a kicky celebrity blog called "Female First." Can someone explain what that even means?

(For those of you who didn't click -- to sum up, classy British blog with sympathetic story with understated headline on 'pussycat'...ruptured 'surgical enhancement'...slightly bizarre catsuit..."my breast exploded and that's kinda fierce!" expression)
posted by theefixedstars at 4:29 PM on June 2, 2009


Boobs with explosions + explosions with boobs? Needs BOYZONE tag.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:29 PM on June 2, 2009


I didn't know there was a size C-4.*
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 4:32 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


"You can have my gun and my bikini when you pry them from my cold hands." (No nudity, but NSFW unless your place of business makes "bikini-clad women shooting guns" movies).
posted by zippy at 4:35 PM on June 2, 2009


hey! hey! hey! Guns too...!

When I found this earlier (via Twitter, I love Twitter!) I was disappointed how quickly they started to repeat themselves, only took a few dozen clicks...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:38 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can't decide what's more offensive the misogyny or how lame it is. Probably the former, but the latter is rather significant.
posted by oddman at 4:41 PM on June 2, 2009


Misogyny? What about the misandry implicit in the idea that all men want is explosions and breasts?
posted by dunkadunc at 4:44 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Go, Diego, Go! is possibly worse than Dora.
posted by boo_radley at 4:44 PM on June 2, 2009


"IT HAS A VAMPIRE AND AN EXPLOSION!"
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:45 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Misogyny?

Also, tits and asses.
posted by you at 4:48 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, tits and asses.

The tits were young and perky but the asses were old and hairy.
posted by Daddy-O at 5:01 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Needs sound effects.
posted by atchafalaya at 5:01 PM on June 2, 2009


I like both of these things. So why do I feel so bored and empty looking at this site?
posted by futureisunwritten at 5:02 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


You're overthinking. Reload some more.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:16 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm lacking context.

Good thing I just registered explosionsandboobsandcontext.com.
posted by naju at 5:25 PM on June 2, 2009 [6 favorites]


Not Safe While Freeping?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:35 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


1) I assumed these things would be combined.
2) It would help if they were moving.
3) Some monsters would be nice. Or maybe just some tigers or big fucking snakes.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:39 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


What does it mean that I found this site boring and would be unlikely to ask for more explosions OR boobs (or information about the story) from trailers? And if you are tempted to either label me gay or intelligent, what does it mean that these labels are interchangeable?
posted by DU at 5:40 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Explosions are more fun when they're moving.

Boobs too.
posted by klangklangston at 5:42 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


cjorgensen: "I got bored of the explosions after the thirty-third reload. Pretty fucking dumb if you ask me.

I'll let you know when the books get boring.
"

You can lower the snoot, Eustace.

I would have been proud to post this myself.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:43 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I have a friend who often gets shit for being "gay." As near as anyone can tell, it's because he enunciates.
posted by brundlefly at 5:45 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Men! We like stories, right?

Right!

But they have to be good stories. Stories with plots in which there are good guys and bad guys, and then some explosions happen to them!
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:54 PM on June 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Speaking of friends, I often send my gay bff links from this site and I pretend I'm giving him a "contrast and compare" school writing assignment. I thought I was soooo cool playing this game by sending him two sites that already did our work for us by asking him to "contrast and compare" explosionsandboobs and cocktailsandcocks.

His response? Are you sure the second one isn’t an oral assignment?

Fucker. I get lazy one time and lob a meatball over the plate and he smacks it right out of the fuckin' park.
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:55 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's got everything you need for a heavy metal video except the music.
posted by ardgedee at 5:55 PM on June 2, 2009


Remember, when George W. Bush was elected, and he said that thing about how, by 2008, we’d have “movies that would explode in our balls like a shotgun filled with handjobs”?

Well, that promise came true two days ago when I saw GRINDHOUSE in Hollywood. Except not only was it a shotgun full of handjobs exploding in my balls, but also my balls suddenly knew how to make fire using karate. All from seeing GRINDHOUSE, a movie that’s made of screaming car crash zombie boobs.


After this review Grindhouse couldn't help but disappoint.
posted by brundlefly at 6:03 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Explosion sand boobs?
posted by emelenjr at 6:04 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Seriously? Pancakes and now explosions? Why? Why is this worth the potential of making women feel not so welcome here?
posted by anthropoid at 6:07 PM on June 2, 2009


What if my work is in the boobs and/or explosion industry?

Wait, you're Kari Byron?
posted by stargell at 6:12 PM on June 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Explosions and Bobs
posted by teraflop at 6:29 PM on June 2, 2009 [10 favorites]


You must make videogames.

You make jokes, but I was producer on this videogame and this videogame.
posted by bpm140 at 6:33 PM on June 2, 2009


Bust of the web? SRSLY WTF?
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:47 PM on June 2, 2009


Does what it says on the box.
posted by chunking express at 6:51 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm not really crazy about this post.
posted by Mister_A at 6:53 PM on June 2, 2009


Well, it took ten long years, but finally -- FINALLY -- we have found THE best of the web! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!
posted by mds35 at 6:53 PM on June 2, 2009


Huh. I noticed the boob repeats far sooner than I noticed the explosion repeats. There's a lesson here somewhere, but I suppose I'd have to stop looking at boobs to figure out what it is.
posted by elizardbits at 7:09 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm oddly pleased with how simple this website it. It's almost....mesmerizing.
posted by elder18 at 7:15 PM on June 2, 2009


Explosions and boobs.
posted by neuron at 7:38 PM on June 2, 2009


Just a note, sorting the file list by size does not do what you wish it did. (Statement applies to both sets).
posted by borkencode at 7:40 PM on June 2, 2009


Joe Beese - I think that was a typo, not snootiness.
posted by EatTheWeak at 7:46 PM on June 2, 2009


elder18, here is a site you will enjoy.
posted by Mister_A at 8:18 PM on June 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


@neuron: explosionsandbobs is epic
posted by GatorDavid at 8:23 PM on June 2, 2009


Eh, photos are no substitute for reality. *takes off shirt, builds fire, places propane tank in fire, runs to safe distance, shoots propane tank with rifle, jumps up and down gleefully*
posted by little e at 10:05 PM on June 2, 2009


"You wouldn't be wasting time on mefi, for one."

You'd think so yet klangklangston is here all the time.
posted by Mitheral at 10:19 PM on June 2, 2009


Gonads and Strife?
posted by Thoth at 10:32 PM on June 2, 2009




Misogyny? What about the misandry implicit in the idea that all men want is explosions and breasts?

Yeah! I'm all offended and stuff!

I'm also gonna look up them fancy highfalutin M-words of yours, just as soon as I get done looking at these here 'splosions and titties and such.
posted by rokusan at 5:15 AM on June 3, 2009


I was just relieved not to see exploding boobs.
posted by HuronBob at 5:41 AM on June 3, 2009


Misogyny? What about the misandry implicit in the idea that all men want is explosions and breasts?

HEY. Liking boobs is inherently misogynistic?

Weirdoes.
posted by grubi at 5:49 AM on June 3, 2009


Explosions and Boobs (SFW)
posted by Pollomacho at 6:47 AM on June 3, 2009


Somebody needs to make this work with Google images so that I can put in my own search terms on the left and right. Because I don't think anybody is going to make a website for me called "Phonemes and Cheese."
posted by iamkimiam at 12:25 AM on June 4, 2009


mmm. phonemes and cheese
posted by aubilenon at 1:24 AM on June 4, 2009


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