June 25, 2001
12:51 PM   Subscribe

"Many individuals have asked me in past months, Why moist towelette collecting? Why not stamp collecting, or numismatics? To be different, perhaps? Well, I must admit that at first that was part of the appeal, but I have since become aware of the strong movement of Moist Towelette enthusiasts, and accepted that I am not alone in my fascination / hobby."
posted by machaus (12 comments total)
I prefer the term "wet-nap," for obvious reasons.
posted by luser at 1:13 PM on June 25, 2001

My favorite part is the footer after his email address:

"In addition to running Modern Moist Towelette Collecting, editor Michael Lewis also authors Web Sites, such as this one, ranging from the complex to the simple. For more information or quotes, contact him at the above address."

Ahh ... so he's a Modern Moist Towelette Collector / Web Developer! Now it all makes sense!
posted by bclark at 1:50 PM on June 25, 2001

Ahh ... so he's a Modern Moist Towelette Collector / Web Developer! Now it all makes sense!

A simple correlation or sinister causality? You decide!
posted by iceberg273 at 1:56 PM on June 25, 2001

Moist towelette collectors bemoan the lack of technologically effective means of preserving their towelettes' moistness, long-term. Congress must act.
posted by dhartung at 2:06 PM on June 25, 2001

Congress must act.

They could sneak legislation through as an amendment.
posted by iceberg273 at 2:10 PM on June 25, 2001

I have to admit, years ago I collected moist towelettes. I didn't realize it was an actual hobby....I actually collected them & kept them in my purse. I had (have) OCD and was a hand-washer. I remember emptying my purse out on the counter once, looking for my keys, and this mountain of towelettes fell out. My husband looked askance, (I think he was vaguely disturbed by what he saw), and mentioned that even still-wrapped towelettes dry out after a while. I threw most of them out without stopping to observe their lovely textures and whatever else is supposed to be appealing about them.
posted by Oriole Adams at 2:29 PM on June 25, 2001

they smell like the early 1970's.
posted by clavdivs at 2:30 PM on June 25, 2001

Yeah I hate it when I get a moist towelette after eating a finger-lickin' meal, and I find that it's dry. There's nothing in the world quite like a lemon-scented moist towelette.
posted by gyc at 2:58 PM on June 25, 2001

The truly civilized prefer a fingerbowl.
posted by rodii at 3:11 PM on June 25, 2001

Next time I go to my local Barbeque joint, I'll ask for a fingerbowl.
posted by gyc at 5:25 PM on June 25, 2001

Be sure to report back.
posted by rodii at 7:10 PM on June 25, 2001

I love the beautifully inane instructions: tear open packet, unfold towelette and use. I keep one in my jacket as evidence of the decline of civilization.
posted by plinth at 4:42 AM on June 26, 2001

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