June 17, 2013

The funniest thing in the world: rubber bands.



(Via Metafilter.)

34 comments:

edutcher said...

They don't break when I pull them!!!

bagoh20 said...

They're drunk.

ampersand said...

& one appears tattooed.

Ann Althouse said...

You're probably not supposed to let babies play with rubber bands. Choking hazard.

Please don't try this at home.

Take the more general lesson: Little kids can play with anything.

Ann Althouse said...

I remember one of my sons finding it fun to play with a few paper clips.

Titus said...

I loved playing with my mom's scarves.

I wore them on my head and pretended I was Cher and sang Dark Lady.

Titus said...

Althouse, why don't you and Meade get out more and travel and go to fab restaurants?

You should experience more life.

I am the same way though. I would rather just be home. But if I was in Madison I would try to get out, even to Hayward or LaCrosse-both are equally horrible but I think you could write about the experiences.

All Madison all the time is kind of repetitive.

I hope you summer or do a little road trip, even for a day....bitch.

One day road trips is my thing now. Berkshires, The Cape, Maine, Vermont, Portsmouth New Hampshire, South Shore, North Shore, Rhode Island, Connecticut. All within one hour. And then back to fab Cambridge with the husband and rare clumber and loft and not spending $300.00 on a room.

El Pollo Raylan said...

All laughs and giggles until they learn to snap each other with them or they accidentally snap themselves.

But it sure is cute!

Lem said...

This reminds me of a recurring story I've heard were it is said some kids will rather play with the box the toy came in.

Understandably, there is some hush ambivalence as to whether it means the kid is not the brightest crayon in the box.

edutcher said...

The toy gives you parameters.

The box is what you want it to be.

Inga said...

It's fun and games until they bonk heads.

Methadras said...

cute.

Inga said...

When they get to be 9 year olds, grandma can buy them rubber band guns, heh heh.

Methadras said...

Althouse drops a lawyerly rejoinder about choking hazards, rubber-bands, and babies. Even while being parentaly supervised while filming. Gosh, those kids are sure lucky they didn't get choked by their umbilical cords without any supervision at all.

You see what I did right there?

Methadras said...

Inga said...

When they get to be 9 year olds, grandma can buy them rubber band guns, heh heh.


I have a rubber band gun that holds 100 rubber bands. A also happen to have a giant picture of your bug-eyed drunken face that I use as a target for it. I've also been to the shooting range with that face of yours made in outline cartoon-y target range face as to not waste ink, since I have a large format printer and people ask me all the time who you are after I'm in between reloads and I just look at them and say, "It's a leftist..." plenty of thumbs up and fire-at-wills with that one. You are douche face is quite popular on the lanes. It kind of started a trend, I've seen people show up with Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, etc. outline targets. Pretty funny stuff.

Titus said...

Althouse's road trip could be Mcfarland, Waunakee, Stoughton, Verona, Darlington, Fort Atkinson.

Dear God, no road trip, stay in Madison.

Those locales are hideous, boring and nondescript. Have you been to Waunakee lately? McMansions and a disgusting downtown with abs no character and bordered up storefronts. Why oh why would these people build an enormous house in a city that offers abs nothing in terms of culture?

Get on a plane or in your car with Needy, who doesn't work, and experience the United States of America.

I feel bad, not really, for Americans, who's day trips consists of grossie places.

Ann Althouse said...

We like to stay in and snap rubber bands on knobs.

Inga said...

Just don't bonk heads with Meade, otherwise have fun.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Ann Althouse said...
We like to stay in and snap rubber bands on knobs.

I'll bet you like it more than Meade does.

Lem said...

We like to stay in and snap rubber bands on knobs.

Oh great... more 'personal' stuff we have no video to confirm for ourselves that you guys are doing it right.

Something to look forward to when the NSA mine is abandoned.

Meade said...

Planes are "grossie". Plus last time I was on one I bonked my head.

Southern Wisconsin is beautiful in the summer. I love it. Especially on a bike. I'm all about love and beauty and freedom. Traveling and fabulousness and eating in restaurants all disappoint. Being with people and dogs you love is where it's at. I love working on the house and on gardens and, at our advanced age, time becomes too short to waste doing anything that isn't for love.

William said...

They will soon have a bitter moment of disillusionment when they discover that snapped rubber bands can hurt. This will soon be followed by a moment of joyful epiphany when they discover that snapped rubber bands can be used to inflict pain on that selfish bastard who's always hogging Mommy's attention. But right now they are in Eden and rubber bands are innocent and good.

Inga said...

Yeah William, maybe Meth's rubberbands gun will backfire.

>:)

Lem said...

I'm seeing what looks to me like a shrill in expectation of something that hasn't happened yet, but that they know that if they follow through on some simple steps it will result on something moving very fast and making a sound.

Hopefully that little tidbit is a lot more pleasant to read than a choking hazard warning label...

Just saying.

Steve Koch said...

The babies and thread are both hilarious.

FleetUSA said...

Kid love to play with boxes (any size or shape). Very creative. The larger the better.

Rusty said...

Traveling and fabulousness and eating in restaurants all disappoint.


Especially in Hayward.

ndspinelli said...

Their 2 sisters were in the next room playing quietly w/ dolls. This is why women don't get Laurel and Hardy or the Stooges. And, this is why we men still run the world and own most everything in it. WE LAUGH @ SIMPLE, OFTEN STUPID SHIT. Then we go discover new continents, how to fly, cures for polio, etc. Annie doesn't get this nor do most women. Enjoy second place for another millennium or 8! Camille Paglia gets it.

ndspinelli said...

Methadras, Our higher order thinking host missed the fact that AND ADULT WAS FILMING THIS!

ndspinelli said...

Eating in Madison restaurants disappoint. Drive to Chicago, Minneapolis, hell..Milwaukee. I'm a helluva of a cook, grew up in a restaurant family[to which Annie called "bulllshit" and never had the class to apologize]. But every person I know who says restaurants disappoint are snobs, cheapskates, or both.

ndspinelli said...

Meade, The planes are no longer props, they're jet propelled, much smoother ride and higher ceilings. It's about control and fear.

rhhardin said...

Rubber bands are interesting in that they heat when you stretch them (hold one against your forehead) and cool when you unstretch them.

You could build an air conditioner based on them.

TheDopeFromHope said...

Instead of requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion, require them to watch this video.

Revenant said...

Cute video.