Hi kids, it’s your old pal, Fluffy!

December 20th, 2008 · 108 comments

Once upon a time, our anonymous submitter informs us, a plucky young fellow who goes by the name “Fluffy Fox” found his way onto the walls of this underutilized Florida dorm shower. An avid personal hygiene enthusiast, Fluffy has always been all too willing to provide grime-infested student bodies with his full rundown of bathroom reminders.

How to: Shower

Did you remember to...

REMEMBER TO WIPE! Thanks, The Management

If passive-aggressive notes are good enough for prime time, surely there’s room for Fluffy’s bathroom antics in today’s lackluster Saturday morning cartoon lineup, no?

related: There are only 10 types of people in the world…

FILED UNDER: bathroom · college life · Florida · heart · hygiene · shower · toilet · visual aids


108 responses so far ↓

  • #1   justaguy

    Fluffy is a guy? This sounds like my mom! Perhaps a sex change operation is indicated?

    Dec 20, 2008 at 11:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   nasoccermom

      maybe he’s just effeminate due to his nub of a ‘nubbin’

      Dec 20, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Wesley

      Or maybe he just wants to be as clean as possible. No one likes to smell bad. Although…

      Dec 20, 2008 at 10:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   snee bang

      according to the step-by-step instructions complete with handy illustrations, it would appear that stick-fluffy the fox, in fact…
      HAS NO NUBBIN!

      damned hypocrite.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 11:27 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   GhostWriter bang

      I disagree- check out frames 1, 4 and 5. That’s one plump (and apparently kosher) nubbin.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 9:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Bunnee

      A “fluffy nubbin”, if you will…

      Dec 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   JoeInLA

      “I disagree- check out frames 1, 4 and 5. That’s one plump (and apparently kosher) nubbin.”

      Um, you do realize that’s Fluffy’s tail, right?

      Dec 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   GhostWriter bang

      A tail that sticks straight up when you scrub it vigorously in the shower??

      Try making a stole out of that “tail”…

      Dec 23, 2008 at 8:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Olson

    I can’t wipe while the foxes watch!!
    (If theres no tissue can I use the fluffy fox to wipe?)

    Dec 20, 2008 at 11:45 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   snee

      oh, but showering while fluffy watches is no biggie?

      Dec 20, 2008 at 12:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Olson

      Not really. Showering is one thing. Pooping is quite another.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   RunBarbara bang

      i dont mind when people watch me shower- my motto is:
      if it pays the rent, do it. you can always drink away the memories.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 11:39 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Quite Contrary bang

    I’m surprised that Fluffy didn’t leave another “pro tip” about washing your hands after wiping.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   zenvelo

    yeewww, that communal washcloth in picture 2 is stiff, maybe from too much nubbin washing…

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   snee

      scrub the nub!

      Dec 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Ti O

      Don’t forget to powder or you’ll get chafing.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Geek Goddesss

      Scrub the tub!

      Dec 22, 2008 at 11:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   C

    Sounds like whoever drew this is practicing for her career in Early Childhood Special Education. I wonder if she gives her boyfriends “pro-tips” in other rooms.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Thanks!

    This is great! And if you slip and fall, get amnesia learning to wash will be a breeze with fluffy f0x! Pro tip!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Thanks!

    I love this one it is very creative and cute.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:22 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Crash bang

    WOW…This is very informative stuff here….
    I mean by collage I never figured I had to turn on the water in a shower stall.
    All theses years no one ever told me that piece of vital information. They should teach that in grade school or at home !

    Hey !
    I’ve been meaning to ask about the soap since we’re on the subject…
    I tried eating it once and it was horrible so I figured it might be for throwing at random people, but thanks for clarifying that one for me. I never would have guessed it.

    And really…who calls it a nubbin, anyway ?!?
    WTF :roll:

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:30 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Abe Froman

      Another vital piece of information you never picked up -

      It’s spelled COLLEGE….

      Dec 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Juliet

      Aren’t you ‘The Sausage King’ of Chicago?

      Dec 20, 2008 at 4:36 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   RunBarbara bang

      i only call it a nubbin when im performing oral on my little brother. the word “penis” is murder on his lisp.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 11:40 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   unfortunate names blog

      just tell him to be quiet or he’ll ruin the moment.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   0falcon8 bang

    fluffy sez: remember to wipe your fox-hole!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   snee

    did you remember to…wash your nubbin?

    worst. question. ever.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   RunBarbara bang

      its almost as bad as:
      who wants seconds on the bacon pie?

      Dec 20, 2008 at 11:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   snee bang

      are you ready for your colonoscopy?

      Dec 21, 2008 at 1:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   RunBarbara bang

      would you mind draining my bag?

      Dec 22, 2008 at 1:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Ti O bang

      would you squeeze this boil on my back?

      Dec 22, 2008 at 7:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   secondsout bang

      Is it just me, or does my nutsack smell bad?

      Dec 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   La Loca

    It took me a good long while to realize what exactly a nubbin was. Dang it, just say naughty bits.

    Also, if that happened in my old dorm, it would be called vandalism and would be swiftly taken care of. Although, if he had mentioned, “keep the noise down when you’re rubbin’ your nubbin’ on someone else” I would approve.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   nestchick

      I tried to take peak at you in the shower, but all I saw was nubbin’.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 1:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   lulz

      Peek

      Dec 21, 2008 at 1:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   park rose bang

      Maybe the nubbin was peakin’ with all that rubbin’ goin’ on?

      Plus, lulz, you’ve got to correct article usage as well as spelling if you’re going to correct at all. No half-arsed spelling/grammar-Nazis around here!

      Dec 21, 2008 at 2:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   snee bang

      go full-arsed, or go home!

      Dec 21, 2008 at 3:35 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Liquidamber

      Why do anything half-assed when you can be an ass-whole?

      Dec 26, 2008 at 2:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   stopcloningsheep

    isn’t wash your nubbin redundant? He clearly stated “pro tip: soap” earlier.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   summer

    this has to be a shower in a group home for the mentally ill or retarded, it has to be!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Vincent Van Cough

      Obviously a fine arts department dorm. :roll:

      Dec 20, 2008 at 1:26 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   MaryJane

    Wait, how does the “management” know they aren’t wiping?

    Dec 20, 2008 at 1:54 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Ten

      I’m guessing this whole thing is because someone who lives in the place stinks.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 9:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   0falcon8 bang

    wait…am i supposed to be hauling the laundry and bedding into the shower with me? i’m all for water conservation, but that’s carrying things a bit too far.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Juliet

    This is like a dorm filled with newly-left-home boys who spent their teen years reading comic books and playing Dungeons and Dragons and Magic.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   KoT

    I need contact info … my kid’s bathroom needs this artwork!

    I reserve the right; however, to keep his “nubbin” out of the instructions.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 4:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   snee bang

      he should really be washing his nubbin, though.

      a clean nubbin is a happy nubbin!

      Dec 21, 2008 at 3:37 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Debris Blanc

      Oh, don’t worry-if only one thing gets scrubbed, it’ll be the nubbin……

      Dec 21, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Commentator

      “Son, what are you DOING in there? You’ve been in the shower for half an hour!”

      “I’m washing my nubbin. Says so right here in the instructions!”

      Dec 21, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    Now that we know how foxes shower, what about college students? Can they just keep showering with beer?

    Dec 20, 2008 at 5:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   charmaine

    What’s a “nubbin”?

    I’m just askin…

    Dec 20, 2008 at 6:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   wright bang

    Couple of issues here.

    First, if this shower is “underutilized”, shouldn’t Fluffy be leaving propaganda elsewhere in the dorm as to WHY it’s such a keen thing to shower? Bonus points for the varied colors, though.

    Second, I note a disappointing lack of PA follow-up by dorm residents. No gothic schwastikas, obscene additions to Fluffy’s anatomy, not even a pink penis all by itself.

    Kids these days.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 6:52 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   kristin

    nubbin
    –noun 1. a small lump or stunted piece; stub.
    2. a small or imperfect ear of corn.
    3. an undeveloped fruit.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 6:54 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Canthz_B bang

    “Choking the Chicken” shall henceforth and forevermore be known as “Scrubbin’ the Nubbin”.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   JoeInLA

      I’d have gone for “Rubbin’ the Nubbin.”

      Dec 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Canthz_B bang

      You just did. ;-)

      Dec 22, 2008 at 3:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   kittehk

    Of course fluffy is a guy, he references a 4chan meme *and* draws people with catears. Passive-aggressive furry = scary thought!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   teeg

    Oh my lord. Someone has severe childhood trauma!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 8:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   wright bang

      I sure do now.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   plausibletheories bang

    Damn furries!

    Dec 20, 2008 at 8:38 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   biscuit

      They are well versed on the subject. It gets pretty sweaty in those suits. Especially with all that stuff they do with their nubbins.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 1:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   you suck at craigslist

    I think the thing that disturbs me the most is that someone can be in college and still dot their ‘i’s with a circle.

    Dec 20, 2008 at 9:34 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   stopvoldemort

      even worse, i work with a 23 year old who still dots all her i’s with the most annoying hearts i’ve ever seen. and her exclamation points?
      a big heart on top of a smaller one.

      Dec 20, 2008 at 11:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   teeg

      For me, that’s an indication that the writer is female. In which case, she’s Glenn Close.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 8:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   biscuit

    But what are fluffy’s recommendations on handling fecal mist?! I must know!

    Dec 21, 2008 at 2:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Martin Heidegger

    I… I would have to kill a bitch. This is just unspeakably cutesy and passive-aggressive.

    I have bad suitemates right now, and they hassle me about our bathroom all the damn time. But at least they are outright aggressive. If they crayon’d the bathroom, I’d be going nuclear.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 5:37 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   snee bang

      i’m guessing someone’s got a dirty nubbin! :smile:

      Dec 21, 2008 at 11:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Canthz_B bang

      I give points for admitting that you’re the one with the poor bathroom habits in your suite.
      Maybe your “suitemates” are aggressive because they have to “hassle” you “all the damn time”.

      Just a thought. ;-)

      Dec 21, 2008 at 11:35 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   Goldie

      Hey, we don’t know what they hassle him about exactly. He did say they’re “bad” suitemates. Maybe they want to watch. Or worse. *insert blumpkin joke of your choice here* I hate it when a guy goes nuclear in the bathroom, though, it’s a bitch to wash off the walls afterwards.

      Dec 21, 2008 at 3:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   Hoodlum

      I’m pretty sure it’s not crayon, but that colored soap for kids, made to write on the walls of the tub with.

      Still annoying, but at least easier to clean than actual crayons.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 6:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Callisto bang

    Was it really necessary for Fluffy to remind them to wipe? Do people really forget to do that?

    Dec 21, 2008 at 2:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Bunnee

      Only if they’re 3 years old…aka “Skid Kids”.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 1:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Goldie

    Why the heck are those pictures still there? The fox clearly said to wipe. A lil rubbing alcohol and a paper towel should do it.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 3:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Goldie

    Another thing I don’t understand is, why does the sign say to do your laundry in the shower? There’s a time and a place for everything, you silly fox! You don’t wash your dirty laundry in the shower, and you don’t pee into the washing machine! (looks around) wait, you’re not supposed to pee in the shower? oops.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Goldie

    And, in closing, always remember to tip your bathroom attendant, Fluffy! And don’t forget – when you flush with the lid open, you spray Fluffy with fecal mist! Although he probably deserves it, the annoying bastard.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Woman on the Verge bang

    The last note explains it all. Fluffy = Management. Why it is management’s business whether or not one chooses to wipe after using the toilet…. You know, never mind. That’s just disgusting no matter how you spin it.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Thea

    Long time reader, first time poster –
    this is amazing! I work with autistic children and adolescents and have to write signs exactly like this to remind them of how to wash hands/use toilet/shower appropriately…

    I think whoever wrote this might work a similar job :)

    Dec 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Thea

    p.s. – nubbin? never heard that one before although here in Oz you sometimes hear “muff muff” …

    Dec 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Canthz_B bang

    As Fluffy Fox showers for his date with Vivian Vixen, he’s hopeful of their nubbins rubbin’.

    Dec 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Shocksystems

    This could NOT have been written by a male. I refuse to believe it. Being a man I feel our gender has a few things to be proud of. One of them is that we NEVER write cutesy notes including multiple hearts.

    Jim

    Dec 21, 2008 at 8:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   Christiaan

      ♥ Dear shocky-babe ♥ ,

      When you’re through with the hearts, we’ve got a few transplant patients that need them over here. Make sure you scrub, now.

      Wub (your old pal),
      ♥ Christiaan (fluffy) Banard ♥

      Dec 22, 2008 at 7:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   chris

    That nubbin was…

    Dec 21, 2008 at 11:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   DrunkBunny

    If all “passive aggressive” messages were as adorable as Fluffy Fox, I’d actually look forward to them!

    Dec 22, 2008 at 8:48 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   park rose bang

      I think it would bode drunk bunnies well to be mighty wary of furry foxes.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 9:08 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   GhostWriter bang

    It’s so not fair. I followed the detailed instructions, but the Final Exam asked all these questions that weren’t on the worksheet- we never even covered nubbins in class!

    Dec 22, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Geek Goddesss

      All the nubbins in my classes were covered!

      Dec 22, 2008 at 11:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   claw71 bang

      That’s OK, GW, in your case I’m sure that was a small section that didn’t count for many points.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.3   GhostWriter bang

      Young man, I have half a mind to wash your mouth out with a soapy nubbin.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   claw71 bang

    Interestingly enough I wash and wipe with cats. Since they seem to have an aversion to water I find it’s best if you whack their heads on the side of the tub before showering but they hold a nice lather.

    As a substitution for toilet paper cats prove to be a very ecological and economical alternative as cats are self cleaning. Also, their faces are ergonomically designed to clean those hard to reach areas.

    Dec 22, 2008 at 9:36 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Goldie

      In my experience, chinchillas work better.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 12:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Woman on the Verge bang

    Um, claw? That’s a little disturbing…

    Dec 22, 2008 at 9:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   T.U.M.

    If someone has already found his way into the shower to read the note, can his personal hygiene really be so poor as to inspire the derision of the notewriter?

    Dec 22, 2008 at 10:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   GhostWriter bang

    They tell me to wash my hair with shampoo, but the picture clearly shows a family-size bottle of Astroglide!?!

    Dec 22, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   claw71 bang

      The family that plays together…

      Dec 22, 2008 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   secondsout bang

    Panel 7 should have Fluffy Fox reminding students to clear the rocket pubes off the shower walls.

    Dec 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   secondsout bang

    Step 1: Get Wet!

    It’s like the drill sergeant’s foreplay.

    Dec 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   secondsout bang

    Did I remember to wash my bum? Which one? The bag lady with the cats? The legless beggar? The crazy guy taking a dump in the bus stop?

    No, I can’t say I washed any of them. I agree they need it, but they don’t seem to be fond of soap.

    Dec 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   secondsout bang

    The late, great George Carlin once said, “if you want to save time, you just need to wash four areas – your mouth, asshole, armpit and crotch. And if you want to save money, use the same brush for all four.”

    Dec 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   claw71 bang

      I don’t bother making my bed because I know in about 16 hours I’ll be right back in it. I don’t bother wiping my ass because I know in about 16 minutes I’ll be squeezing off another round.

      Dec 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.2   TheOldSchool bang

      Which armpit?

      Jan 2, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   heynow

    “wash your nubbin”… where’s this from, the amputee dorm?

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:03 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Danyell

    Next week: Fluffy goes to the cafeteria to teach us how to chew and swallow!

    Dec 23, 2008 at 3:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #50.1   Goldie

      Fluffy swallows? Finally, something positive about this animal.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #51   paul

    oh lawdy a /b/tard

    Jan 29, 2009 at 10:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Schizophrenic?

    Apr 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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  • #54   FlameAdder

    Bloody furries. I just know he’s a pedophile, too, what with his choice of vocabulary.

    Jun 16, 2009 at 8:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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