(They match the plastic slipcover on the futon.)

May 7th, 2008 · 142 comments

Our anonymous submitter lives in what she says is a typical college apartment, one that is “not decorated according to any theme.” And yet, in a transformation a college freshman taking Lit 101 might describe as “Kafkaesque,” one of her roommates has been replaced by your [fill-in-your-own-ethnic-stereotype-here] grandmother.

These towels were meant as decoration towels! Please don't use! Thanks :)

Adds our submitter: “These weird towels wouldn’t dry two fingers, much less two hands, so we don’t use them anyway! (Maybe if they weren’t so ugly…)”

Towels for decoration only!

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142 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jinx

    Well, the next time I’m decorating something, I’ll keep towels in mind. ;)

    Seriously, though, those are some ugly towels and they’re the color of shit.

    May 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Listy

      What kind of shit do you shit? That’s real pale shit.

      Jun 23, 2009 at 12:13 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   anglophile bang

    No, no, no, Marissa’s Roommate. You are wrong. The entire point of a decorative hand towel is to designate it for use in drying your hands. Miss Manners says so.

    May 7, 2008 at 9:52 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   catatonia bang

      Great. Now I have to get rid of my collectible Chuck Norris “lookers not users”. Damn you Miss Manners!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Katzndogz bang

      I LOVE Miss Manners, partly because she advises me how to be correct, but mostly because she has deliciously good snark.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:13 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Katzndogz bang

      I LOVE Miss Manners! Partly because she advises me how to be correct, but mostly because she delivers deliciously good snark.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Big Wayne

      Petticoat? Who wears petticoats anymore?

      May 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      people who are paranoid about where guests dry their hands.

      May 8, 2008 at 1:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   ingriddles bang

      “That snark was fucking delicious!”

      Nov 18, 2009 at 9:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Cady

    OK, I don’t get the point of decorative hand towels. I mean, what is the fucking point? It’s just shit in your house with no purpose. And it really has no place in a college apartment. You’re supposed to be scraping by on Ramen noodles and beer, ladies!

    May 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   secondsout bang

      Yeah, seriously, those hand towels might look like a decoration now, but they’re going to be used to wipe up the remnants of a blowjob when nothing else is handy.

      May 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   anglophile bang

      Common decency (almost) prevents me from suggesting the roommate uses an alternate method to deal with the, um, remnants.

      May 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   kingkool

      “cum rag” is the official designation i believe.

      May 8, 2008 at 12:11 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   RunBarbara bang

      The new Martha Stewart Cum Rag Collection! Coming soon to stinky dorms everywhere.

      May 8, 2008 at 12:23 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   pistola

      “cum rag” or my personal favorite “dream catcher”

      May 8, 2008 at 10:56 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Randy

      That would go perfectly with Martha’s Jizz Mop line of cleaning supplies.

      May 8, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Mark

      I prefer “spank-it blanket”

      May 8, 2008 at 11:30 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Scaryduck

      It’s common sense. They neglected to provide curtains to wipe the spooge off your wick. Very very very small towels are the way forward.

      Have you ever tried to clean up on window blinds?

      May 8, 2008 at 11:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Poser101

      I thought you were supposed to swallow.

      May 9, 2008 at 8:05 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   ShizzStirrer

      No kidding – that’s what *I* do and my towels, (both decorative and functional) stay perfectly fluffed and folded.

      May 9, 2008 at 11:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   Cady

      lol — just what Martha would say

      May 12, 2008 at 5:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   sommerrainstorm

      everytime i come on here and read i find a whole world of ppl out there who would absolutely hate me!! lol
      but i am trying to change my ways for the better.

      still reading that i just don’t see the biggie. maybe it’s important to her. is that so bad?

      Oct 10, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   sommerrainstorm

      LMAO at the comment i prefer spank it blanket!!

      humor always a good remedy for us PAPDs!

      Oct 10, 2008 at 10:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    The hand-writing screams “I’m special!”

    May 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   anglophile bang

      Oh yeah. Just look at the n at the end of “decoration”. She thinks she has style! Too bad she couldn’t come up with the term “decorative”.

      May 7, 2008 at 10:03 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   marcopuffin bang

      or any style

      May 10, 2008 at 8:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   goose

    The submitter is lying when she says they haven’t used the towels.

    Clearly someone has used the top one to wipe their arse.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Wade bang

    Any supposed style points scored by placing decorative towels in the bathroom are instantly negated by the US magazine article on Ashlee Simpson’s life changing makeover.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:00 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   anglophile bang

      Those vertical blinds aren’t exactly screaming Architectural Digest layout, either.

      May 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Sarah bang

      Don’t forget the tabloid accusing David Copperfield of assault and rape.

      May 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Nerdyradiogirl

    Well at least she has an option if her room mate does not want her to use all of her toilet paper!

    May 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   secondsout bang

    You know what else makes great decoration? A stupid PAN! Seriously, it’s like hanging a “Don’t Touch” sign around the Statue of David’s neck.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   secondsout bang

    Every college dorm has someone like this. I had two friends who were total opposites but stuck as roommates. One guy was trying to watch cartoon network at 2 in the morning, and the other guy was trying to change the channel to check the stock market returns in Japan. Seriously, it’s 2 in the fucking morning. Live a little! And fuck off with your Nikkei-checking Twerpy self.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   GhostWriter bang

      The Oscar in you says that, but the Felix in me says, “…and just how do you plan to raise the money for our auto repairs, hmm?”

      May 8, 2008 at 9:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   secondsout bang

    If they want to decorate, maybe they should start by trying to hide the ugly cracks on the wall where the building is falling apart.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   RunBarbara bang

    Ashlee Simpson says:
    You thought nothing was as ugly as my nose job? Check out these hand towels!

    May 7, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Love Jesus

    I’d smear feces all over them. That’s just how I roll!

    May 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Zorin

    I have a neighbor with the clear plastic covers on ALL her furniture. It makes the furniture uncomfortable as hell to sit in, and it looks like utter SHITE on top of that.

    What’s the point in covering things to “keep them looking nice” if they look like ASS the entire time they’re covered? And you never uncover them?

    As for the towels… If they ARE supposed to be decorative, the big ugly *sign* sort of ruins the effect…

    May 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   goose

      Preserving resale value perhaps?

      Those pristine, fugly hand towels will be worth at least 5% of their original RRP!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Ben

    I wonder why Marissa was singled out?

    Is it because Marissa wipes her grimy paws on anything she can get her mitts on or did the person catch Marissa defacing the towels with her slightly damp hands after using the facilities?

    May 8, 2008 at 1:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   annonymous

    that is personalized stationary….an appropriate touch i’d say

    May 8, 2008 at 2:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Set To Evil bang

    If I’m in someones house and I have the common decency to wash my hands, I will use the towels provided, decorative or not! And the same goes for those little soaps in the shape of seashells or cherubs or some such tacky crap!
    I bet her toilet has a furry cover on it too.

    May 8, 2008 at 3:47 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   WickedLady bang

      What’s wrong with a furry cover on a toilet? I want one in pink. And then I’ll paint the walls bright blue with a few clouds and a rainbow. :P

      May 8, 2008 at 5:31 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   reverend dick

      Furriness, of any kind, in the bathroom just sends out all the wrong signals.

      May 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   amy d bang

      Speaking of signals Reverend Dick, I initially misread your screen name as Revered Dick. :D

      May 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Quite Contrary bang

      Amen to the reverend.

      May 8, 2008 at 6:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Super Tash

    Fab, Iv’e been wondering what my home needs to add a ‘touch of class’ – decorative hand towels might just do it. I might also buy ornamental food and display it in the kitchen with a PAN note on it to make sure no one eats it.

    May 8, 2008 at 6:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   WickedLady bang

      Why? Let people eat the fake food. It’s funny. :)

      May 8, 2008 at 6:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   RunBarbara bang

      Why are these apples squeaky?
      *droool*

      May 8, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Canthz_B bang

      That’s it! She should have put out wax towels! :idea:

      May 8, 2008 at 12:41 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   shirky

    this is one instance where escalating PANs would be appropriate. This food is meant to be decoration food…please don’t eat! This couch is decoration couch…please don’t sit! This dog is decoration dog…please don’t feed!

    May 8, 2008 at 6:41 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   GhostWriter bang

      Decorative towels, I can live with. But I draw the line at decorative fire extinguishers. Sure, they give you that warm feeling of security, but when the FryDaddy ignites, I need it to work (or for God’s sake, gimme one of those towels to smother the flames!)

      May 8, 2008 at 9:17 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      I have a decorative dog (think The dog on Scrubs) and a real dog … but I think that tells you the likely hood of finding decorative towels in my house.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Quite Contrary bang

      I’m embarassed to admit I have decorative towels. I also live alone. I think there’s a correlation AND a causation.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:42 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      QC,

      Well my decorative dog doesn’t actually tell about my decorative towels … I have some beautiful monogrammed soft and fluffy towels we were given as a wedding gift. They sit in the box they came in until the day we have a guest bathroom. I don’t want Mr.UHG to dry himself with them.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   secondsout bang

      So you’ll just have the Mr. dry his hands on the dog for the time-being?

      May 8, 2008 at 11:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.6   Quite Contrary bang

      I suggest the Mr. dry his hands on the decorative dog. Wouldn’t want to mess up a good dog, would we?

      May 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.7   unholyghost2003 bang

      No no no! He should dry his hands on the real dog. She’ll love it and my towels are safe. Have you ever tried to wash a decorative dog? Speaking of which … I think he DOES need a bath … he gets so dusty!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.8   Quite Contrary bang

      When I think decorative dog, I think ceramic. Tacky, no?

      May 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh! my decorative dog is MUCH Tackier than a ceramic one! He is a long haired Chi made by attaching Rabbit fur to a Chi taxidermy form. He looks very real … and creepy. I love him. His name is Pancho.

      May 8, 2008 at 3:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Brian

    What’s with everyone ending their “I’m being a bitch/dick notes” with a smiley face. Like that makes it all good.

    May 8, 2008 at 6:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   claw71 bang

    Decorative

    They are either decorations or they are decorative towels. I hate when trailer park bimbettes try to sound classy.

    I’m surprised that these are tacky 1970s-era ornamental towels rather than something out of the NASCAR bin at WAL*MART.

    May 8, 2008 at 8:34 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   amazon bang

      Thank you!!!

      “Decoration” is NOT an adjective.

      Using a noun as an adjective is only appropriate when you’re talking to 3 year olds.

      May 8, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Beth

      They must have belonged to Marissa’s grandmother, who had them out for decades (back when people worried about a fancy looking powder room). When granny went into the nursing home, Marissa’s mom foisted them upon her, leaving Marissa no choice but to believe that one needs old worn towels to make a bathroom fancy.

      May 8, 2008 at 11:05 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   GhostWriter bang

    My Mom will place notes on pies around Christmas that say, “Don’t Eat”. When I ask why, she tells me she’s saving them for guests.

    I live about a thousand miles from my Mom.

    She will also stick a note on a freshly cleaned toilet that says “broken” so it will be spotless for imaginary visitors.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:08 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Renagade676

      Well, that isn’t sanitary. If you have a pie set out, the longest it should be left out (depending on the type of pie) is 30 minutes to keep bacteria at bay.

      Kind of funny that your mom goes through all that trouble for guests, just to give them food poisoning and a fresh toilet.

      Don’t worry, though. My grandma leaves pies out too – and then wonders why nobody wants dessert.

      Oct 5, 2009 at 8:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   se

    I have to disagree wit ya’all.
    there’s nothing worse that starting to dry your hands on a decoration towel and coming across a huge fresh gob of snot.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   secondsout bang

      That’s not snot. See the discussion under #3.

      May 8, 2008 at 11:57 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Sheepish bang

    Why did the note leaver put Marissa’s last name on the note? How many Marissa’s live in this place? Is it like middle naming someone… maybe she didn’t know her middle name.

    May 8, 2008 at 9:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   annonymous

      no the lovely WRITER of the note put her name on there, its personalized stationary, classy right??

      May 8, 2008 at 9:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Sheepish bang

      ugh. I’m officially disgusted with that.
      My Granny has personalized stationary.
      She also has dome decorative towels.
      Maybe Marissa has decorative soaps shaped like seashells?
      And bowls of candy sitting on a doily on her coffee table.

      May 8, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Beth

      Don’t forget the dusty plastic flowers!

      May 8, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   WickedLady bang

      I have dusty plastic flowers. The only plants that can survive in my room. I had a few cactusses once, but they died from dehydration. :(

      May 8, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      If you were a WickedMan you wouldn’t have that problem.

      May 8, 2008 at 11:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   WickedLady bang

      If I were a WickedMan I probably wouldn’t even bother myself with plants.

      May 8, 2008 at 11:57 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   unholyghost2003 bang

      true enough :)

      I have some plant (I forget what it is called) that I have not watered in months and months … cute little plant too … and still alive … If I can remember what it is called I’ll tell you … and maybe I’ll water it today.

      May 8, 2008 at 12:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   WickedLady bang

      Nice. Let me know when you remember, I’m curious. :P

      May 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      Jade Plants!

      May 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.10   Mishee bang

      23.4 WL – I am sorry, but it goes against every fiber I am made of to not tell you that you probably had cacti

      But I am TOTALLY not picking on you!!!!

      (not like that big booger head toocool) 8)

      May 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.11   WickedLady bang

      Lol. :P Here I go again. What’s cacti?

      (So glad I’m planning to go study English)

      May 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.12   unholyghost2003 bang

      I don’t consider helping people with their English against PAN at all.

      Cacti is the plural of Cactus.

      May 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.13   WickedLady bang

      And cactussus isn’t? Then what on earth are they teaching me in high school? :|

      May 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.14   Mishee bang

      WL – certain words don’t ahere to the “s” as a plural reference rule.

      Very few.

      Cacti, moose (not mooses), geese, mice (not mouses! unless it’s for a computer?), and a bunch of others that I don’t want to have to think of right now…

      May 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.15   unholyghost2003 bang

      Wow I am a geek ;) Cactuses is an acceptable plural but the more common and more acceptable plural is Cacti. They probably taught you Cactuses because it is technically correct and it makes the word Cactus pluralize like a regular noun rather than an irregular. So Cactus = Cactuses is easier to learn than Cactus = Cacti.

      Wow! your High School English classes are intense! I never learned the French word for cactus in High School!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.16   WickedLady bang

      B-but… Why does everyone use the word ‘cactusses’ then? I’m so confuzzled.

      May 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.17   Canthz_B bang

      Cacti came to mind for me as well. M-W.com says Cacti, Cactuses and Cactus are all valid plurals, which I did not know until today.

      Oh,you guys already covered that while I was typing with one finger! ;-)

      May 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.18   Mishee bang

      wow CB, neither did I! I thought it was Cacti or the highway!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.19   WickedLady bang

      I knew I was right. Hooray for my brains. :P

      May 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.20   anglophile bang

      It’s a legit pattern: alumnus/alumni, fungus/fungi, hippopotomus/hippopotomi. Wait.

      May 8, 2008 at 1:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.21   Wade bang

      -us to -i is a Latin pluralization that carries over to some English cognates.

      It is more a matter of how it sounds. Cactuses, while technically correct, doesn’t sound as pleasant as cacti. Though most of the time cactus is used as either a singular or a group plural, like deer.

      But either way, the decorative towels are still pretentious and ugly.

      May 8, 2008 at 5:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Quite Contrary bang

    If Marissa was really good, she wouldn’t have to write a note. Really, to be a true decorating (if that’s what you want to call it) control freak, all it takes is one good look to let the offending party know they’ve offended.

    May 8, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Decorative Candy

    @23.2: My grandmother had those candies! Except they weren’t candy… They were wax. Unflavored wax.

    May 8, 2008 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Katzndogz bang

    I hope someone dries their hands with the PAN and puts it back on top of the decorative towel.

    May 8, 2008 at 10:20 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Quite Contrary bang

    Can I just say those are some of the ugliest towels I have ever seen?

    May 8, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Billy Bobbin for Apples

      No, you can’t.

      Alright, fine. Yes you can .

      May 8, 2008 at 11:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   secondsout bang

    I suppose if Marissa doesn’t want anyone to use her decorative towels, she could pre-emptively wipe btwn her legs with them.

    May 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Quite Contrary bang

      I just don’t even want to know what this is all about. I’m still recovering from learning about the dirty sanchez. (Thanks, Mishee!)

      May 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Mishee bang

      *wonders if QC clicked on the feltcher link….*

      Rusty Trombone is another interesting one…

      Oh yeah, I was talking about Mr. Mishee the other day about Little Mr. Mishee’s choices of instrument, and when I mentioned I tried to learn French Horn in elementary school, he jokingly offered to give me one… I don’t even WANT to know which definition he meant!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   secondsout bang

      It’s something akin to a rusty trombone, right?

      May 8, 2008 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   secondsout bang

      Anyway, QC, the reference about wiping btwn the legs is a link to a classic note on this site. It ranks with “losing lisa” in my opinion.

      I was a little surprised someone like Wade didn’t beat me to it.

      May 8, 2008 at 2:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   toocoolforschool

    WickedLady. You are annoying. And probably on the wrong website. Or at least the wrong PAN.

    May 8, 2008 at 12:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      at least she knows how to Gigglebrax her comments! ;)

      May 8, 2008 at 12:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   WickedLady bang

      Gigglebrax isn’t in my dictionary. What does it mean?

      May 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   annonymous

      not to divert attention from the note even further but what-oh what-is a gigglebrax? my guess is smileyface/emocon but then there wouldn’t be a new special word for it…

      May 8, 2008 at 12:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   Canthz_B bang

      If the point of the site is to comment on topics having to do with the notes and pictures, and the notes and pictures themselves, looks like toocool’s comment is less appropriate for the site than WL’s.

      May 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      I ummm made it up. It means Nest your comments

      May 8, 2008 at 1:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.6   WickedLady bang

      I live in the Netherlands. The only nest I know is the nest from birds, so I’m still not following you. Although Gigglebrax sounds too cute for words. :P

      May 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.7   unholyghost2003 bang

      No Problem :) To “Nest Comments” or “Gigglebrax” means means when you click “reply to this comment” or “Add to this thread” there by making your comment follow under the original comment you are replying to (for example, with this post I have “Gigglebraxed” or “Nested” my reply under yours so the number on my comment should be something like 28.7 instead of making a whole new comment that would be something like 29) :D Hope I helped!

      May 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.8   WickedLady bang

      That helped, I understand now. I love Gigglebraxing. :D

      May 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.9   NoPunIntended bang

      Toocoolforschool- Passive aggressive much?

      May 8, 2008 at 6:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Mishee bang

    Marissa should just try to do what I do with Mr. Mishee – I threatened him with certain torture and a slow death if he uses my decorative towels (or my nice mixing bowl to fill the car with water – I could’ve KILLED him dead right then!)…

    It seems to have worked as I currently have a fine layer of dust covering my beautiful towels that nobody but me sees.

    May 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      MrUHG used our VERY EXPENSIVE (relative to most 5gal buckets) food grade 5gal brewing bucket to catch the kitchen rain. Guess who got to spend hours elbow deep in bleach cleaning it? *Hint NOT MrUHG* HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE rained down. He also used a cut crystal vase. The vase is now safely in the cupboard where it sits never to be used.
      Good thing we didn’t marry them for their brains eh?

      May 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Mark

      You don’t want to scratch up your plastic brewing bucket, though… I hope you didn’t scrub it too hard. Soaking in bleach for a while and then rinsing several times is fine, but if you scratched it up you made all kinds of crevasses where “wee beasties” can hide.

      Team replace the bucket.

      Yay brewing!

      May 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh no! bleach soak and a gentle rub with a clean cotton rag then further rinsing.

      May 8, 2008 at 4:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   Quite Contrary bang

      Why is Mr. Mishee filling the car with water?

      PS. Isn’t “killed him dead” redundant?

      May 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.5   Summer

      some folks just don’t know about decorative towels. I have a cute white kitchen towel that hangs from my dishwasher, it says “shittake Happens” on it, I got it at a vineyard. A friend came over and used it while cooking, red sauce no less, I just cringed and bleached it later. The ignorance is astonishing…and people who use decorative towels do need to provide alternatives.

      May 8, 2008 at 5:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.6   Mishee bang

      he was putting water in the radiator… his sister’s car was overheating.

      Killed him dead was more used for emphasis than anything!

      May 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.7   RunBarbara bang

      I just leave my dirty underwear on the towel rack and pop a few motel soaps in the soap dish.

      May 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.8   Quite Contrary bang

      But, Summer, I thought shittake happens!

      May 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.9   Quite Contrary bang

      And the sister couldn’t put the water in…why?

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    • #30.10   Summer

      precisely why I just cringed and washed it later, shittake just rolls off my shoulders most of the time. The same person also used a hand made ceramic decorative little bowl for dipping sauce. I mean, i’m white, therefore I have several different sizes of ramekins in the cabinet for Godssake!

      May 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.11   secondsout bang

      I’m a little grossed out about the thought of using RunBarbara’s bathroom, washing my hands, and only finding a pair of her dirty underwear to dry my hands. I think I would just have wet hands.

      May 10, 2008 at 5:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.12   Canthz_B bang

      Probably, since the name brings vaginal discharge to mind.

      oh come on! it was there, you all saw it! it was just a matter of time!
      All with love, RB.
      :-D

      May 10, 2008 at 6:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.13   Jahzzie

      That’s as bad as when I came home to find my roommate cleaning up spilled motor oil with my kitchen towels. There was nothing P/A about my response. I told him if he did it again, I’d use his precious HD gear to clean up the next “cat accident” I found.

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  • #31   Quite Contrary bang

    Of course! I have multiple sets of measuring spoons so I can measure out tablespoons of various ingredients without having to wash and dry said tablespoon in between measuring. I put each individual ingredient in a small glass bowl. I have sets of different sized bowls to account for various ingredients (it’s the Barefoot Contessa in me).

    Did I mention I live alone? And that I clear the microwave timer when I’m done with it?

    May 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Summer

      OCD much? Or do you watch too many cooking shows?

      May 8, 2008 at 6:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Quite Contrary bang

      All of the above.

      May 8, 2008 at 6:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Agent Inspired

    …Who the hell has “decorative” towels? I thought design was supposed to be functional as well as… well the towels are hideous, so why have them serve a valid purpose?

    Ugh.

    May 8, 2008 at 11:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   fallopian

    Decorative functionality: the rack is portable for passing around at anal-probe parties.

    May 10, 2008 at 12:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Canthz_B bang

    At least now we know who keeps the Home Shopping Network on the air selling class and style to the lower-middle class.

    May 10, 2008 at 6:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   merey

    Well, shit. I read that at ‘devotional’ towels at first…not quite as funny now.

    May 21, 2008 at 1:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Olivia bang

    That note was actually very nice. Although I know this website broadens the definition of “passive-aggressive” to “anything remotely angry” (which isn’t a bad thing; it would be hard to find material otherwise) I really don’t see any ill will coming out of Note Writer.

    On a side note, ugh. I hate towels like those; we have some in my mother’s house. Why make towels that aren’t absorbent? Are the towels mocking us? :(

    Jun 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Michele in CA

      If towels you’ve used aren’t absorbent, it means someone washed them with that blue stuff (which I don’t know the name of because I hate the stuff). It’s used to make fabric softer so it doesn’t have static electricity, but will make your towels so non-absorbent it’s like wiping your hands on the back-side of a wetsuit.

      Apr 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   ingriddles bang

      “that blue stuff (which I don’t know the name of because I hate the stuff). It’s used to make fabric softer…” Michele: I think it might be called “fabric softener.” lol!

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  • #37   Stephanie

    I had a crazy roommate go nuts about decorative towels too. My boyfriend was taking a shower and used one of the “decorative towels” to dry himself off (since they were the only towels in the bathroom) and she went all crazy on him. She was a passive aggressive bitch.

    Jun 29, 2008 at 12:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Daisychain

      Personally I believe Marissa’s roomate may have just watched the movie “Along Came Polly”, with Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller.

      She probably fell asleep hearing Marissa bring a stray man home, had a nightmare, woke up in the middle of the night and carefully forged out the PAN on her delicate personalised stationery, with a futile aim of preventing a reconstruction of said “decorative towel vs ferret” scene.

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  • #38   fluffy8u

    Well the sign makes a loverly addition to the decorative towels. Who is your interior designer?! I must have her number!

    Mar 22, 2009 at 12:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Michele in CA

    Doesn’t putting a note on the towels preclude them from being an item of decoration?

    Apr 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   patricia

    I hate people who write their “R’s” and it looks like “Vs”.

    Aug 27, 2009 at 3:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   JetJackson

    Are those custom printed post-it notes? If they are then this one hell of a pre-meditated pan.

    Sep 20, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Renagade676

    How decorative are they with a note attached? Unless Martha Stewart all of a sudden started using notes, I’d say they weren’t doing their job.

    Oct 5, 2009 at 7:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   esther

    damn those towels are UGLY!!! why the **** would u want those ugly ass pieces of shit to be “decorative” when they’re just eyesores? someone has very bad taste.. and what is the point in “decorative towels?”the point in towels are to dry yourself with, not SIT THERE AND GATHER DUST like a useless piece of shit. geez someone’s an anal bitch about their their ugly ass “decorative” towel.

    Oct 25, 2009 at 1:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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