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(New York Daily News)   Your flip-flops harbor deadly bacteria that could kill you. EVERYBODY PANIC AND RUN AWAY COMICALLY FLIP-FLOPPING   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2009-08-11 01:39:03 PM  
www.drama-prairie-dog.com
 
2009-08-11 01:40:12 PM  
I do not own flip-flips.
 
2009-08-11 01:41:37 PM  
To put it in easier terms:
"If porous, it harbors the germs."
And though the refrain
Of those with a brain
Is "DUH," Ric Romero confirms.
 
2009-08-11 01:43:41 PM  
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the only things that don't harbor deadly bacteria that could kill you are

1) a bottle full of antibiotics

2) a bottle full of 200 proof vodak

/licks keyboard
 
2009-08-11 01:51:33 PM  

Biggs: I do not own flip-flips.

 
2009-08-11 01:53:48 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the only things that don't harbor deadly bacteria that could kill you are

1) a bottle full of antibiotics

2) a bottle full of 200 proof vodak

/licks keyboard


Yeah but what fun is there in reporting that?
 
2009-08-11 01:56:08 PM  
You what's going to kill you?

Not having a healthy immune system because you wrap your self in bubble wrap and Purel.
 
2009-08-11 01:56:11 PM  
What did the guy with two left feet say when he entered the shoe store?

Excuse me, do you have any flip, flips.

/Ba dum tsshhh
 
2009-08-11 02:00:28 PM  
It's a slippery slope. Let them take your flip-flops and soon they'll be after your shift registers.
 
2009-08-11 02:09:11 PM  
Pfft. All I need in life: A good pair of flops. Some linen shorts sans underwear. Steely Dan + beer + evening breeze. I frown on your shoe-wearing shenanigans.
 
2009-08-11 02:20:19 PM  
I don't wear 'em, but I'm guessing my sports sandals are bad, too.

Whatever.

We're getting too squeamish as a society.
 
2009-08-11 02:21:15 PM  
Here's my pair!

img232.imageshack.us
 
2009-08-11 02:21:20 PM  
Pfft. All I need in life: A good pair of flops. Some linen shorts sans underwear. Steely Dan + beer + evening breeze.

Dad, stay away from the time machine.
 
2009-08-11 02:21:39 PM  
First:

Flip-flops are stipid, even in Phoenix in July. You should know better than that.

Second:

How in Hell can you keep something that big between your toes? I'm not kidding. It's right between your big toe and your "index" toe. How in fresh hell can you wear that all day?
 
2009-08-11 02:23:27 PM  
If you pee on your feet, doesn't that make it all better?
 
2009-08-11 02:25:43 PM  

Civil_War2_Time: Pfft. All I need in life: A good pair of flops. Some linen shorts sans underwear. Steely Dan + beer + evening breeze.

Dad, stay away from the time machine.


And if you have to pick something up, please kneel rather than bend over. We don't want to see anything resembling a baby bird.
 
2009-08-11 02:28:15 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the only things that don't harbor deadly bacteria that could kill you are

1) a bottle full of antibiotics

2) a bottle full of 200 proof vodak

/licks keyboard


So you're saying I should take a bunch of pills and get drunk?

Can I change my vote? I like Kumana Wanalaia's health care plan best!
 
2009-08-11 02:39:23 PM  
Fluff Girl

And if you have to pick something up, please kneel rather than bend over. We don't want to see anything resembling a baby bird.

Back in the late 70s and 80s (my dad's days of acting like a hippie) he was a complete man-whore. I think the "eggs in chick-skin" look was in style back then. It prevents jock-itch, if nothing else.
 
2009-08-11 02:42:52 PM  
Flip-flops make you look ridiculous and unkempt.
 
2009-08-11 02:49:50 PM  
I have a nice comfy pair from Skeechers that I love.

I go to Universal Studios quite often and never fails to amaze me how many people wear flip flops there. It's too much walking, and many of the rides make you hold them in your hands (gross).
 
2009-08-11 02:51:30 PM  
padresteve.files.wordpress.com


Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press'll think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob
 
2009-08-11 03:35:17 PM  
www.collegerecruiter.com
 
2009-08-11 03:55:31 PM  

noYOUare: Flip-flops make you look ridiculous and unkempt.


Cool story brah

I'm going to enjoy my comfortable summer footwear used around the world.
 
2009-08-11 03:55:35 PM  
ny.milesplit.us
 
2009-08-11 03:56:21 PM  
Whoa, bacteria grows somewhere your sweaty, bare feet are constantly rubbing against?
 
2009-08-11 03:56:43 PM  
Everybody calm down. They'll just change their tune next week.
 
2009-08-11 03:57:40 PM  
Don't forget the acid burning:

http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart2.htm
 
2009-08-11 03:57:41 PM  
Flip-flop, flip-flop, flip flop, flip-flop, flip-flop, flip flop, flip-flop, fleep-floop, fleep floop, fleep-floop, fleep-floop," go the flip flops on the secretary as she runs down the hall past my office (with added Doppler goodness).

basemetal: I smell feet.
 
2009-08-11 03:58:01 PM  
I find it amazing that bacteria is so ubiquitous on Earth, yet we haven't found it on any other planet yet.
 
2009-08-11 03:58:19 PM  
Crocs = antimicrobial

/Start Crocs hate in 3, 2, 1
 
2009-08-11 03:59:03 PM  
midnightcafe.files.wordpress.com

Not to mention what happens when you step on a pop-top.
 
2009-08-11 03:59:35 PM  
I am sorry but- I do not wear sandals,flip flops or open toe shoes in NYC while walking around. YUCK.
 
2009-08-11 04:00:28 PM  
MaxxLarge:
To put it in easier terms:
"If porous, it harbors the germs."
And though the refrain
Of those with a brain
Is "DUH," Ric Romero confirms.


I love you.
 
2009-08-11 04:00:48 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the only things that don't harbor deadly bacteria that could kill you are

1) a bottle full of antibiotics

2) a bottle full of 200 proof vodak

/licks keyboard


1) incorrect, thanks for playing!

Antibiotics work only against certain types of bacteria. A hemmoragic e-coli with a penicillin resistance gene in it could live quite happily in a jug of penicillin.
 
2009-08-11 04:01:28 PM  
these were big when I was in school

dailymishmash.com
 
2009-08-11 04:02:22 PM  

Biggs: I do not own flip-flips.


I do not own a flip-flops harbor.
 
2009-08-11 04:03:14 PM  

netweavr: I find it amazing that bacteria any life is so ubiquitous on Earth, yet we haven't found it on any other planet yet.


FTFY

I prefer
earthskyknitter.files.wordpress.com

/flame on
 
2009-08-11 04:03:44 PM  
Man, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis have really let themselves go

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2009-08-11 04:03:54 PM  
So if the first kind of footwear worn by man was a piece of hide tied around your foot with strips of hide, then the sandal must have been the second or third type of footwear invented. I'm just guessing here - I'm no footwear historian. But I think it's safe to assume that man has been wearing sandals in some form for 20,000 years or more. And we're supposed to start worrying about it now?
 
2009-08-11 04:03:57 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: I am sorry but- I do not wear sandals,flip flops or open toe shoes in NYC while walking around. YUCK.


Nor at the urinal.
 
2009-08-11 04:04:45 PM  
"There's more bacteria in the city," says Dr. Philip M. Tierno Jr., the director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's Langone Medical Center. "There's garbage and rat-doo. This city is strewn with rats, and rats are harbingers of all sorts of germs. The same is true with cockroaches. It is all potentially harmful."

I'm sorry. All credibility is gone upon using the phrase "rat-doo."

Also, no, seriously. Who in their right mind wears flip flops in the city? Tourists, that's who.
 
2009-08-11 04:04:53 PM  
www.talkingelectronics.com.au

That dirty whore...
 
2009-08-11 04:05:31 PM  
The sandals took a trip on the F, A, C, G, 2 and 3 trains, went on walks through Prospect Park, out to bars in the West Village, to a Cyclones baseball game in Coney Island and rode the Cyclone. Twice. They even waded through a murky public restroom at the Coney Island subway station.

I'm going to take a wild, unscientific guess and say the action described in the final sentence was responsible for most of the germs.

/Likes cute girls wearing flip-flops
//Guys wearing flip-flops are usually gay
 
2009-08-11 04:06:04 PM  
You'll have to detox and suit up before you try to remove my flip flops from my cold, diseased, dead claws.
 
2009-08-11 04:06:40 PM  
My wife recently made me throw out my two-year-old pair of $7 Wal-Mart sport sandals. I tried dousing them with lysol, throwing them in the washer...no dice.

They had a smell that would knock the cats over.
 
2009-08-11 04:07:05 PM  
They can take my Rainbows when they pry them from my cold, dead, swollen, bacteria encrusted feet.
 
2009-08-11 04:07:51 PM  
Torgo_of_Manos:

absolute win. i love that movie
 
2009-08-11 04:10:11 PM  
Cup_O_Jo 2009-08-11 03:59:35 PM
I am sorry but- I do not wear sandals,flip flops or open toe shoes in NYC while walking around. YUCK.

Don't blame you a bit. I live in coastal North Carolina and I wear flip flops quite often.
 
2009-08-11 04:10:14 PM  
I only wear flip flops if I go to the beach. My sandals literally fell apart when I went to the water park the other day.
 
2009-08-11 04:10:39 PM  
Unless there's more than 2 inches of snow on the ground, I'm wearing a pair of these almost everywhere, with or without socks. Flip flops are ok if the farthest you need to walk is 20 feet to the beach.

i178.photobucket.com
 
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