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This Makes Me Uncomfortable - A Pinterest Board for innocently disturbing things (Slightly Not Safe For Work, Certainly Not Safe For Sanity)
posted by The Whelk (81 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
 
I can't flatten the tone of my "what" enough.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on July 16, 2014 [13 favorites]


Gross, ketchup is touching that hot dog.
posted by michaelh at 1:08 PM on July 16, 2014 [9 favorites]


Hi, please where can I get myself a pair of marshmallow pants. Thank you.
posted by phunniemee at 1:09 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


THERE IS A FORK STUCK IN AN EYE. "Innocently disturbing", my ass D=
posted by ominous_paws at 1:10 PM on July 16, 2014 [6 favorites]


I am not okay with any of this.
posted by skycrashesdown at 1:10 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


I somehow scanned over the text of the post and read "A Pinterest Board for innocently disturbing things to say" and was totally unprepared for a load of pictures of disturbing things.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:12 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


Your brain is the board, these are the pins.
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:14 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


On the other hand, these two (NSFW) seem like an extreme closeup of the two sides of Erotic Velcro.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:17 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


i thought this was going to be innocuous stuff like lotus pods

instead i am on the nope train to fuckthatville
posted by supermassive at 1:18 PM on July 16, 2014 [32 favorites]


By comparison to all that, this soft silicone stress reliever toy (NSFW) is way more normal, though it was still shocking to see on a Deal eXtreme email under the broad heading "Stress Relief Day"

(Important Clarification [from the product webpage]: this is not an "adult's toy", It's is a soft and stretchy object filled with soft beads inside. These are way too soft to become a adult toy. It's really the shape of this stretch and smash object that catches attention (that's probably the intention of the manufacturer).)
posted by filthy light thief at 1:19 PM on July 16, 2014


Do they have those horrific plushy isopods on there?

Do not follow that link if you are afraid of bugs. You have been warned. I LIKE bugs and it skeeves me out to the max.
posted by winna at 1:20 PM on July 16, 2014 [7 favorites]


Oh, hello, Mr. Cronenberg. Lovely weather today.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:20 PM on July 16, 2014 [6 favorites]


D’aw! Isopods are the best!
posted by bouvin at 1:22 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


THERE IS A FORK STUCK IN AN EYE.

I thought this was the least disturbing thing, and I hate eye-things!

I only got as far as the thing I actually couldn't identify, which was right around the FORK STUCK IN AN EYE.

I wouldn't normally click, but I really underestimated the creepiness factor.
posted by Room 641-A at 1:22 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


So bananas are the new schlongs. And so are hot dogs. Who knew?
posted by chavenet at 1:25 PM on July 16, 2014


i feel really good about my decision to read the comments before the link
posted by elizardbits at 1:27 PM on July 16, 2014 [24 favorites]


I believe this can best be answered by nopetopus.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:28 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


I don't want to click on the link but I feel helpless to. Oh no...
posted by bleep at 1:31 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


I thought this was the least disturbing thing, and I hate eye-things!


Me too. I have enough ommatophobia that I have to reference it enough so I can both recall and spell correctly the word "ommatophobia" -- but still that one almost didn't register.

I mean it did register greatly but it was a familiar sort of horror that I have dealt with before.

Is there a name for that feeling you get when you look at something and you get a tingle behind your knees and think that you might want to die?

There was a lot of that happening on that board.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:32 PM on July 16, 2014 [5 favorites]


I… I thought you were our friend and then … then you did this. Why, Whelk, why?
posted by sparkletone at 1:36 PM on July 16, 2014 [5 favorites]


That translucent window over the bottom half for the screen telling me to sign up for pinterest makes me profoundly uncomfortable, is there any way to get rid of it without giving up my email address?
posted by whir at 1:36 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


Enormously entertaining.
posted by Pudhoho at 1:37 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


embrace the new flesh sparkletone
posted by The Whelk at 1:39 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of the teeth soother my friend showed me that they got for their baby (not exactly the same, but close).

Luckily she has both a sense of humour enough to get a soother like that and also a sense of humour at my telling her how CREEPY that thing is. Gah.
posted by urbanlenny at 1:45 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yep.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 1:48 PM on July 16, 2014


winna: "Do they have those horrific plushy isopods on there?

Do not follow that link if you are afraid of bugs. You have been warned. I LIKE bugs and it skeeves me out to the max.
"

From the link: A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium has eaten no food for over 4 years
Wait what???
(and I think it's kinda cute!)
posted by Gordafarin at 1:49 PM on July 16, 2014


The curator of this has exquisite taste.
posted by exogenous at 1:50 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


I see the Cenobites have discovered Pinterest
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2014 [13 favorites]


innocuous stuff like lotus pods

what is wrong with you
lotus pods are portals to a netherworld of eternal cringing
*shudder*
posted by zeptoweasel at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2014 [6 favorites]


Oh good grief...one of those pins is an ad for my husband's old boss. Disturbing on so many levels.
posted by Diagonalize at 1:52 PM on July 16, 2014


It's interesting to think about why Something counts as disturbing. A lot of the banana ones are about sexual innuendo, but why is that disturbing? Then, there is the "Bizarre hair and flesh sculpture" thing, which is actually a bunny anus collage. Yeah.
posted by Omnomnom at 1:53 PM on July 16, 2014


From the link: A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium has eaten no food for over 4 years

I have sad news for you, Gordafarin. The giant isopod has ceased to be.
posted by Curious Artificer at 1:57 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


You people never visit contemporary art exhibits or what? We've been seeing stuff like that since the 60s.
posted by travelwithcats at 1:59 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


hey kids lets all drop acid and look at this neato website on our 80" hideftv while listening to dragula by infected mushroom oh why are you running away and locking the door and gluing the lock shut and whats that hammering sound and why can i smell gasoline
posted by lalochezia at 2:00 PM on July 16, 2014 [8 favorites]


This doesn't make me uncomfortable, it only makes me giggle like a ten-year old.
posted by Mystical Potato Head at 2:03 PM on July 16, 2014


I was going to wait until I got home from work to click, just in case the slightly NSFW is more slightly than is ok. And now I'm thinking maybe I'll wait til never to click.

who am I kidding I'm totally going to look at them.
posted by aka burlap at 2:05 PM on July 16, 2014


I hope patricia piccinini getstherapy.
posted by Cranberry at 2:08 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


Oh good grief...one of those pins is an ad for my husband's old boss.

Please, I implore you, never reveal which one. I want this to be a magnificently terrible mystery forever.
posted by elizardbits at 2:22 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


Oh good grief...one of those pins is an ad for my husband's old boss.

I hope it's the collection of what I can only assume are rabbit buttholes.
posted by phunniemee at 2:30 PM on July 16, 2014 [5 favorites]


This Pinterest board makes me want hot dogs and also at least nine extra sets of teeth (for all the hot dogs I'll be eating).
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:40 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


From the link: A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium has eaten no food for over 4 years

You can get that isopod in phone-case form now.
posted by AzraelBrown at 2:47 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


I adore Pinterest. This is why. Also this, and this. (SFW)
posted by Sophie1 at 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


Isopod • Cat • Doritos
posted by Kabanos at 3:01 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Clicked. Felt profoundly uncomfortable. Clicked back.
posted by tommasz at 3:01 PM on July 16, 2014


BUTTS LOL
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:03 PM on July 16, 2014


OK, I clicked! Yep, pretty uncomfortable. But also I enjoyed it. I like how she kind of seems to go through phases, like the rash of banana-themed ones all near each other, a bunch of teeth ones near each other, etc.
posted by aka burlap at 3:04 PM on July 16, 2014


This totally looks like the Spice Worms in the movie Dune (worst movie almost ever) - except in pink!

Wrong. Wrong. And wrong. Flagged HARD!
posted by Splunge at 3:10 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


The 70s Pinterest Sophie1 linked to is really making me want to wear 70s fashion all the time.
posted by aka burlap at 3:10 PM on July 16, 2014


I like how just an unremarkable picture of Miley Cyrus is considered "uncomfortable"
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:13 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


I want the corn kerneler. I want it very much. But the link to it is dead. So instead, I has a sad.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess at 3:17 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I will say that that's one of the most flesh-colored image collections that I've seen recently, and that includes some straight-up porn tumblrs.
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:17 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Looks like I picked the wrong night to have tofu dogs for dinner.
posted by allthinky at 3:57 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


The little furry butthole pets are hilarious.

This was not as scary or disturbing as the comments led me to believe.
posted by Hoopo at 3:58 PM on July 16, 2014


They're mostly more "im sorry what now?" than outright disturbing, and this one is beautiful I think. (I can't work out if she's covered in oil or if it's strategically placed white makeup - I think it's makeup - but either way it's really lovely.)

But one million points for the MOUTHS EYES TONGUES ahhh tags
posted by billiebee at 4:06 PM on July 16, 2014


Some of those are great photographs but the Pinterest "you must sign up" insistence is irritating.
posted by Dip Flash at 4:40 PM on July 16, 2014


I made it 3/4 of the way down the page before going, "NOPE, NOPE, NOPE" and hitting the back button. Wow.
posted by Aquifer at 4:41 PM on July 16, 2014


Well, this got me to search on supernumerary teeth...(NSFL)

Gawd fucking damnit...
posted by The Power Nap at 4:49 PM on July 16, 2014


Oh yes speaking of tooth trauma let me just casually suggest that people google for images of children's skulls that have both baby teeth and adult teeth present.
posted by elizardbits at 4:55 PM on July 16, 2014 [4 favorites]


I hope patricia piccinini getstherapy.
posted by Cranberry at 5:08 PM on July 16 [+] [!]


If she actually needs therapy (which I certainly wouldn't assume), then I'd think her sculptures are a form of therapy.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 4:58 PM on July 16, 2014


Oh yes speaking of tooth trauma let me just casually suggest that people google for images of children's skulls that have both baby teeth and adult teeth present.

Done! Now your nightmares can begin!
posted by ubersturm at 5:49 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]


is being able to parse a Pinterest page one of those superpowers that normal people without ADD have
posted by threeants at 5:53 PM on July 16, 2014


I'll second the motion for marshmallow pants. Any tailor/confectioners here?
posted by threecheesetrees at 6:05 PM on July 16, 2014


Well, I guess that I am stranger than I thought... the images did not startle me or cause discomfort. Now my curiosity was piqued with the supernumerary teeth photo but further research at a dental forum indicates that it was photoshopped...pity..
posted by jadepearl at 6:10 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Gross, ketchup is touching that hot dog.

A blob of ketchup shaped like a glistening wet tongue hovering menacingly over the hot dog that you are about to serve to me and expect me to consume.
posted by marsha56 at 6:30 PM on July 16, 2014


That scalloped fingernail ... I used to do that in high school sometimes with a hole punch.

Just me, huh? Okay, guess it was just me.
posted by penduluum at 7:13 PM on July 16, 2014


Well, that fulfilled my weird quota for dayecade.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:58 PM on July 16, 2014


it's the fact that the "stress reliever" is in a category called "toys for all ages" that does it
posted by NoraReed at 9:03 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh yes speaking of tooth trauma let me just casually suggest that people google for images of children's skulls that have both baby teeth and adult teeth present.

Jesus fucking hell.

I have an imaginary mental list to which I add the reasons why I am never having children whenever one of my friends tells me about some horrible thing that happened to them while they were pregnant or some awful thing their kid has recently done. I just make up the numbers at random, and for most of my friends, it's enough for me to say "Seventeen hundred twenty seven" for them to know what I mean.

Seventeen hundred twenty eight. And twenty nine. And thirty. And pretty much most the rest of the 1700s, in fact.

What the ever loving fuck.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:16 PM on July 16, 2014


penduluum: "That scalloped fingernail ... I used to do that in high school sometimes with a hole punch.

Just me, huh? Okay, guess it was just me.
"

Nope, I did it too. But I didn't make it pointy, I made one of those shapes like the top of a castle ramparts, like _|¯|_|¯|_|¯|_

lalochezia: "listening to dragula by infected mushroom"

Are you thinking of Dracul from Classical Mushroom, or is Dragula a white-label release?

Also, that got me googling IM's discography, and...they did one of the songs for Lady Gaga? I find that kinda mind-blowing.
posted by Bugbread at 10:14 PM on July 16, 2014


oh gods too many teeth no no no
posted by harriet vane at 10:22 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I had a supernumerary tooth! It was removed when I was twelve. Looking at these pictures I AM SO FUCKING GLAD.
posted by KathrynT at 10:23 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wow, am I the first one in this thread to say that this is so incredibly awesome? Every image, I was like "ohhh, too scary, what is it, I'm scared to look, is it -- oh! It's THAT! Ew, awesome! Ha ha ha that is so awesome!"
posted by salvia at 11:31 PM on July 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


Here is another good board of similar things, if you're into this kind of stuff (as I am).
posted by lollymccatburglar at 5:30 AM on July 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: actually a bunny anus collage
posted by disconnect at 7:25 AM on July 17, 2014


For those of you who are into the endless teeths of horror thing, there is a very mediocre short story called Extraction that might be right up your alley.
posted by phunniemee at 7:28 AM on July 17, 2014


It is the nasal tooth extractions that are the BEST.

Three cases
Endoscopic removal of nasal tooth -- one, two and three (this one is more removal of tooth with roots that went to nasal cavity causing an encapsulation; also powerpoint.

Hell, I will throw in a RHINOLITH extraction too.
posted by jadepearl at 7:56 AM on July 17, 2014


what the fuck why is NASAL TOOTH allowed to be a thing

who authorized this
posted by elizardbits at 8:28 AM on July 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


truly we are made in God's image
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:44 AM on July 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


When I was at the Hunterian Museum in London, there was like an entire section of specimen case devoted to teeth grown inside of roosters. Here is a picture. (Warning, that picture is of a tooth in a rooster.)

You can search for more images of these yourself by googling tooth and cock.
posted by phunniemee at 8:49 AM on July 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


metafilter: googling tooth and cock
posted by elizardbits at 11:03 AM on July 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Patricia Piccinini? She's been done on the blue I think before? She's the sort of thing I come to Metafilter for
posted by glasseyes at 11:35 AM on July 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


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