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64 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2003 at 6:36 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-10 11:26:34 AM  
I've already started fashioning my belly button lint into a sweater. Working on the sleeves as we speak.
2003-04-10 06:31:37 PM  
After a movie one night my wife found a piece of popcorn in my navel...she won't let me live it down either. Now she checks for "snacks" in my belly button on a regular basis.

Why did I just say that?
2003-04-10 06:39:07 PM  
Dinner is served?
2003-04-10 06:44:33 PM  
In general, women have pubic hair that looks like an inverted pyramid, or a map of Tasmania, with a sharp cut-off at the top.

I wonder how the Tasmanians would respond to be called "Pubers" ?
2003-04-10 06:44:44 PM  
I've never found any belly-button lint. It makes me scared that I instead might have a tiny belly-button lint monster eating it all.
2003-04-10 06:45:02 PM  
the responses here were more amusing than the article itself. sucks for jill's nipples though.
2003-04-10 06:46:25 PM  
i read somewhere that bellybutton lint comes primarily from pubic hair and the stuff that falls into it and whatnot. it said folks with shaved pubic areas have far less bellybutton lint. go figure.
2003-04-10 06:47:14 PM  
I can't believe this study hadn't been done till now.
2003-04-10 06:47:18 PM  
Alf surrenders.
2003-04-10 06:48:29 PM  
i read somewhere = i read somewhere else too
2003-04-10 06:48:48 PM  
Innies are sexier than Outties.
2003-04-10 06:50:03 PM  
Wow...I have no response to this...except that I proudly admit that I have a "snail trail".
2003-04-10 06:50:04 PM  
Cola: That is the CUTEST thing I've read today! Thanks for the wonderful imagery!
2003-04-10 06:50:46 PM  
Outies gross me out. I was too stoned to read the whole article. I skimmed it and I'm not hungry any more.
2003-04-10 06:51:49 PM  
Hm. Stupid and disgusting. Way to go, guys.
2003-04-10 06:52:03 PM  

I think you're referring to a "treasure trail"?

I always thought a snail-trail was what a stripper with no legs left on the stage behind her.

(too gross? sorry.)
2003-04-10 06:53:23 PM  
I've always heard it referred to as a happy trail
2003-04-10 06:53:47 PM  
Most appropriate. Still no cure for cancer. Ever.
2003-04-10 06:54:35 PM  
Jesus. Found this in the comments section, and now I'm wishing I hadn't just eaten.

"Recently my sister went out with her boyfriend clubbing. She was wearing hipsters, and I told her to clean out her belly button, 'cause it was really dirty. She used her electric toothbrush to do the deed. The problem is that she then used the toothbrush to clean her teeth. She went to kiss her boyfriend, and within a few hours, his tongue started to develop white furry stuff around it. Now, almost a week later, it's still there, only worse. We are very concerned that whatever was in her belly button somehow got transferred to his tongue and mouth area. Could this be possible, as we are very worried?"

Moral: clean your disgusting fungus-ridden belly button with someone else's toothbrush next time.
2003-04-10 06:55:23 PM  
Oh it's not so cute Yummy. Think of the sharp little teeth.
2003-04-10 06:55:24 PM  
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2003-04-10 06:56:19 PM  
just plain icky
2003-04-10 06:57:09 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend: I was using their terminology... "Treasure Trail" is much nicer :).

"Tulip is much nicer than mongloid"
2003-04-10 06:57:16 PM  
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2003-04-10 06:59:22 PM  

Horror of all horrors. Kill me now.
2003-04-10 07:00:10 PM  
2003-04-10 07:00:25 PM  
Oh, and don't worry, I like the imagery of your definition.... oh, wait a sec... ... ... Okay, I'm finished.
2003-04-10 07:04:00 PM  

I've heard happy trail and treasure tail used but snail trail is just weird.
It's not slimy (heh) and I wouldn't want a snail anywhere close to there.
2003-04-10 07:07:25 PM  
Lint schmint, I'm growing rosemary in mine. Excellent herb for bonsai, btw.
2003-04-10 07:18:50 PM  
This is my monster:

[image from too old to be available]
2003-04-10 07:28:11 PM  
God HurlyBurly, how big is YOUR bellybutton?
2003-04-10 07:53:28 PM  
Inside the pouch lies the source of life, the nipple

I TOTALLY agree!
2003-04-10 08:10:18 PM  
In general, women have pubic hair that looks like an inverted pyramid, or a map of Tasmania, with a sharp cut-off at the top.

[image from too old to be available]

Huh. It really does. So should we shart calling Tasmania Vaginania?
2003-04-10 08:23:22 PM  
i just licked the second "e" in Mersey River.

Force of habit.
2003-04-10 08:43:23 PM  
It's official. I am moving to Tasmania.
2003-04-10 08:51:38 PM  
Yep, I've never heard the term "snail trail" used in that fashion. I think someone was mixed up...

/evil snicker under breath
2003-04-10 08:54:18 PM  
Photoshop of Tasmanian map covering a chick's clam in 3...2...
2003-04-10 08:54:48 PM  
VERY promising potential cure for cancer, Endostatin, currently in phase II clinical trials. Still no end of stupid cliche.
2003-04-10 08:59:00 PM  
i'm going to hunt down whoever posted this and MURDER them for using "still no cure for cancer" AGAIN.... try having an original thought...
2003-04-10 09:26:57 PM  
Jockts50, Jonnyfish:
Thats the point, its a cliche.
2003-04-10 09:27:43 PM  
My oddest lint experience occurred last week.

Woke up and found a dog toenail in my bellybutton.
2003-04-10 09:47:46 PM  
I cant belive there is this "debate" over what a snail trail is. That little trail going from the "junk" area to the belly button is commonly reffered to as the happy trail or I guess the treasure trail.
Snail trails are leftovers from having the sex with a girl. Shes laying and with time scoots up the bed a bit and TADDA snail trail. They provide great proof to friends and room mates thatyou did in fact stick it.
2003-04-10 10:13:05 PM  
I love bellybuttons. Hmm, actually I just like saying the word.. can't help but smile.

2003-04-10 10:16:33 PM  
I find BBL very sexy on the right body- trim, taught. I have had others scrape mine out in a very sexy way using fingers or even tongue.

Um....yeah...ok that's different.
2003-04-11 10:09:46 PM  
goddamn holy bouncing baby jesus. a snail trail is another term for treasure trail, happy trail etc etc. for a fact, being an aussie I have never heard those two terms myself, and could proceed in calling your names the fattest crock of shiat in the world as well. i spose its a piece australian jargon! no big deal...
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