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2014-07-19 04:49:32 AM  
From the comments : That's what I'm farking saying all this time - Arthur Daniel Midlands and Monsanto with their farking growth hormones way back in the 70s. Find those farks and kill them! Look at your stupid (mine too) ears. Didn't notice that either did you. Didn't notice your rib cage is shrinking did you either? 30 years later the people notice they're trying to make freaks out of us, My..., so astute. Way in 2014, an article on a web page, they finally notice, "Gee Marge , something strange...." Then before you know it, everyones nine feet tall so their vertibrates can't even hold their upper torso up with out destroying the disk pads. Can't even lift the dishwashing cleaning brush. So, I know, lets put tons of Calcium in everything for babies health and that way we can get bone spurs on our vertibrae. That'll really help the situation. Then let's biatch and complain about GMOs. We're right on it - Now that we're standing around looking like olive oil. Thanks. minor detail. Hope someones happy with their weird profit. Whatever. Next time, next life we'll just have to not let them put strange things in our food. Just the next time. Yeah, oh yeah - Decades later - ya think?

You could almost picture the dude's vein bulging in his temple as he typed that..
 
2014-07-19 08:30:00 AM  

Czechzican: From the comments : That's what I'm farking saying all this time - Arthur Daniel Midlands and Monsanto with their farking growth hormones way back in the 70s. Find those farks and kill them! Look at your stupid (mine too) ears. Didn't notice that either did you. Didn't notice your rib cage is shrinking did you either? 30 years later the people notice they're trying to make freaks out of us, My..., so astute. Way in 2014, an article on a web page, they finally notice, "Gee Marge , something strange...." Then before you know it, everyones nine feet tall so their vertibrates can't even hold their upper torso up with out destroying the disk pads. Can't even lift the dishwashing cleaning brush. So, I know, lets put tons of Calcium in everything for babies health and that way we can get bone spurs on our vertibrae. That'll really help the situation. Then let's biatch and complain about GMOs. We're right on it - Now that we're standing around looking like olive oil. Thanks. minor detail. Hope someones happy with their weird profit. Whatever. Next time, next life we'll just have to not let them put strange things in our food. Just the next time. Yeah, oh yeah - Decades later - ya think?

You could almost picture the dude's vein bulging in his temple as he typed that..


what's his TF handle?  GOTTA be a "politics" page regular.
 
2014-07-19 08:52:02 AM  
shiat. I copied the same guy's reply. Only difference: I bought him a month's worth of TF. Gonna be worth every penny.
 
2014-07-19 08:57:06 AM  

Czechzican: From the comments : That's what I'm farking saying all this time - Arthur Daniel Midlands and Monsanto with their farking growth hormones way back in the 70s. Find those farks and kill them! Look at your stupid (mine too) ears. Didn't notice that either did you. Didn't notice your rib cage is shrinking did you either? 30 years later the people notice they're trying to make freaks out of us, My..., so astute. Way in 2014, an article on a web page, they finally notice, "Gee Marge , something strange...." Then before you know it, everyones nine feet tall so their vertibrates can't even hold their upper torso up with out destroying the disk pads. Can't even lift the dishwashing cleaning brush. So, I know, lets put tons of Calcium in everything for babies health and that way we can get bone spurs on our vertibrae. That'll really help the situation. Then let's biatch and complain about GMOs. We're right on it - Now that we're standing around looking like olive oil. Thanks. minor detail. Hope someones happy with their weird profit. Whatever. Next time, next life we'll just have to not let them put strange things in our food. Just the next time. Yeah, oh yeah - Decades later - ya think?

You could almost picture the dude's vein bulging in his temple as he typed that..


MONSANTO!

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2014-07-19 08:57:19 AM  
I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?
 
2014-07-19 09:00:03 AM  
 Apparel and footwear merchant Long Tall Sally tells the Journal that 12 and 13 are its most popular US sizes.

Store for tall women sells a lot of large-sized shoes.

No way!
 
2014-07-19 09:31:20 AM  

Nogale: I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?


You know the stereotype of men with large feet?  It's crap.  I'm living proof.

/size 11 gunboats and hung like a hamster
 
2014-07-19 10:08:09 AM  
New Balance 14EEEEs are the only thing my feet don't complain about wearing.
 
2014-07-19 10:09:46 AM  
For those of you unfamiliar with women and shoes it goes something like this. Women tries on every size 8 and 8 1/2 in the store. "They made all of these too small". "Why don't you try a size 9?" "But I don't wear a size 9!"
 
2014-07-19 10:30:23 AM  
My mom's toes are bent from being crammed into pointy toed heels over the years.

Google chinese foot binding if you have a strong stomach.
 
2014-07-19 10:39:53 AM  
Yes, we have big feet- so why don't the damn shoe companies realize this?  I need at least a 2E wide shoe, and it's almost impossible to find one.  New Balance at least makes a few, but half the time you'll go to the store and they'll have stacks of normal and nothing wide.  Ask them and it's always the same "We're sold out right now".   So why not actually make more of them? The Clark's store near us used to have a good selection of wide stuff; the past three times I've gone they've had nothing at all.  Same story- all sold out.  The shoe industry seems to be utterly incapable of actually making what's selling- you'd think somewhere a smart MBA might actually figure this out.

Don't even get me started on my 9-year old's 4E feet
 
2014-07-19 10:45:43 AM  
I definitely bring down the average.  Size 2-5 girls'/women's depending on the brand/style.  I'm only 5 feet so I don't need big feet.  Still it is a giant pain in the ass finding shoes that don't have sparkles or glitter on them.
 
2014-07-19 11:12:40 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Nogale: I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?

You know the stereotype of men with large feet?  It's crap.  I'm living proof.

/size 11 gunboats and hung like a hamster


They need bigger shoes?
 
2014-07-19 11:42:15 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Yes, we have big feet- so why don't the damn shoe companies realize this?  I need at least a 2E wide shoe, and it's almost impossible to find one.  New Balance at least makes a few, but half the time you'll go to the store and they'll have stacks of normal and nothing wide.  Ask them and it's always the same "We're sold out right now".   So why not actually make more of them? The Clark's store near us used to have a good selection of wide stuff; the past three times I've gone they've had nothing at all.  Same story- all sold out.  The shoe industry seems to be utterly incapable of actually making what's selling- you'd think somewhere a smart MBA might actually figure this out.

Don't even get me started on my 9-year old's 4E feet


I'd add that it would be helpful if different manufacturers were better at standardizing sizes.  ( eg. I comfortably wear a size 10.5 4E shoe from New Balance...which seems to be exactly the same size as my Merrell "light hiking" shoe, which is size 10 wide, supposedly much narrower...)

/ even the foreign-made New Balance shoes are sized differently than the US-made ones, IMHO.
 
2014-07-19 12:49:13 PM  
i've hiked about 1000 miles in my current pair of boots, i searched awhile for ones that fit my feet and found a $200 pair that's extremely tough and durable and water resistant

the only problem is my feet are already sorta wide, and when hiking my feet swell (like everybody) so they're literally pushing the sides out like a balloon

dunno what to do about it besides buy oversized boots
 
2014-07-19 02:15:38 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Yes, we have big feet- so why don't the damn shoe companies realize this?  I need at least a 2E wide shoe, and it's almost impossible to find one.  New Balance at least makes a few, but half the time you'll go to the store and they'll have stacks of normal and nothing wide.  Ask them and it's always the same "We're sold out right now".   So why not actually make more of them? The Clark's store near us used to have a good selection of wide stuff; the past three times I've gone they've had nothing at all.  Same story- all sold out.  The shoe industry seems to be utterly incapable of actually making what's selling- you'd think somewhere a smart MBA might actually figure this out.

Don't even get me started on my 9-year old's 4E feet


Word yo.   I have 13 2Es.   Very hard to find shoes I like in that width in the stores.   I gave up even trying.  What is the point of going to the store, ordering it, then going back to the store two weeks later when I can order it online and get it two days later?

I also prefer New Balance for their selection of 2Es.
 
2014-07-19 02:17:42 PM  

Smoking GNU: Pants full of macaroni!!: Nogale: I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?

You know the stereotype of men with large feet?  It's crap.  I'm living proof.

/size 11 gunboats and hung like a hamster

They need bigger shoes?


Wait...you consider size 11s to be "gunboats"?  That is pretty average unless you're some kind of immigrant....yer not a ferraner is you?
 
2014-07-19 02:54:35 PM  
Anna knew She had to have a new pair of shoes today, and Carlo had helped her try on every pair in the store. Carlo spoke wearily, "Well, that's it. That's every pair of shoes in the place."

"Oh, you must have one more pair. . . ."

"No, not one more . . . . Well, we have the cruel shoes, but no one would want to try . . .

"Yes, let me see the cruel shoes!"

"No, you don't understand. You see, the cruel shoes are . . .'

"Get them!"

Carlo disappeared into the back room for a moment, and then reappeared carrying an ordinary shoebox. He took off the lid and removed a hideous pair of black and white pumps. But this was not an ordinary pair of black and white pumps; both were left feet, one had a right angle turn with separate compartments that pointed the toes in impossible directions. The other shoe was six inches long and was curved inward like a rocking chair with a vise and razor blades to hold the foot in place.

Carlo spoke hesitantly, "Now, you see . . . they're not fit for humans . . ."

"Put them on me."

"But--"

"Put them on me!"

Carlo knew all arguments were useless. He knelt down before her and forced the feet into the shoes. The screams were incredible.

Anna crawled over to the mirror and held her bloody feet up where she could see.

"I like them."

She paid Carlo and crawled out of the store into the street.

Later that day, Carlo was overheard saying to a new customer, "Well, that's it. That's every pair of shoes in the place. Unless, of course, you'd like to try ... the cruel shoes."
 
2014-07-19 03:35:55 PM  

TheSelphie: I definitely bring down the average.  Size 2-5 girls'/women's depending on the brand/style.  I'm only 5 feet so I don't need big feet.  Still it is a giant pain in the ass finding shoes that don't have sparkles or glitter on them.


Useless without pics.

Mods are asleep, post feet.
 
2014-07-19 04:33:29 PM  
i call bs
she probably talked to one person and got their opinion not fact
also only got women's sizes .
 
2014-07-19 05:57:29 PM  
A lot of us squish our feet into shoes that are too small because the non-usurious options are 1) normal retail stores that top out at size 13 because that's the biggest size they ever needed in 1967, or 2) go to the discount store chain and buy size 23 clown shoes, because anything not ugly in the 14-16 range is looooooooooong gone.
 
2014-07-19 06:53:47 PM  
I wear 10 1/2s and I'm built like a Neanderthal so apparently I'm some kind of atavistic throwback.
 
2014-07-19 06:58:41 PM  
To help the helpless!
To befriend the friendless!
And to defeat...de feetless!

www.moviemarket.com
 
2014-07-19 07:16:21 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Yes, we have big feet- so why don't the damn shoe companies realize this?  I need at least a 2E wide shoe, and it's almost impossible to find one.  New Balance at least makes a few, but half the time you'll go to the store and they'll have stacks of normal and nothing wide.  Ask them and it's always the same "We're sold out right now".   So why not actually make more of them? The Clark's store near us used to have a good selection of wide stuff; the past three times I've gone they've had nothing at all.  Same story- all sold out.  The shoe industry seems to be utterly incapable of actually making what's selling- you'd think somewhere a smart MBA might actually figure this out.

Don't even get me started on my 9-year old's 4E feet


Ever heard of the internet?
What kind of idiot keeps going to a store that doesn't carry what they need?
 
2014-07-19 07:55:59 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Nogale: I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?

You know the stereotype of men with large feet?  It's crap.  I'm living proof.

/size 11 gunboats and hung like a hamster


And the award for the best self-deprecating joke and nickname goes to...
 
2014-07-19 08:28:36 PM  

TheSelphie: I definitely bring down the average.  Size 2-5 girls'/women's depending on the brand/style.  I'm only 5 feet so I don't need big feet.  Still it is a giant pain in the ass finding shoes that don't have sparkles or glitter on them.


Or pink. Or rainbow.

On the down side, I'm sharing shoes with my 7 year old, since we wear the same size. But on the plus side it's usually a lot cheaper to get kids sizes than adult.
 
2014-07-19 09:30:18 PM  

Somaticasual: Pants full of macaroni!!: Nogale: I can see women shoving their feet into shoes that are too small - so many wear shoes that are horribly uncomfortable anyway, even when they're the correct size - but why would men bother? Are men ashamed to have large feet?

You know the stereotype of men with large feet?  It's crap.  I'm living proof.

/size 11 gunboats and hung like a hamster

And the award for the best self-deprecating joke and nickname goes to...


In all fairness, a gunboat is one of the smallest types of naval craft. Not even sea-worthy. So small feet and small penis.
 
2014-07-19 10:42:51 PM  

technomuse: TheSelphie: I definitely bring down the average.  Size 2-5 girls'/women's depending on the brand/style.  I'm only 5 feet so I don't need big feet.  Still it is a giant pain in the ass finding shoes that don't have sparkles or glitter on them.

Or pink. Or rainbow.

On the down side, I'm sharing shoes with my 7 year old, since we wear the same size. But on the plus side it's usually a lot cheaper to get kids sizes than adult.


But hey, you can get the light-up ones, so you've got that going for you.
 
2014-07-20 12:32:14 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Anna knew She had to have a new pair of shoes today, and Carlo had helped her try on every pair in the store. Carlo spoke wearily, "Well, that's it. That's every pair of shoes in the place."

"Oh, you must have one more pair. . . ."

"No, not one more . . . . Well, we have the cruel shoes, but no one would want to try . . .

"Yes, let me see the cruel shoes!"

"No, you don't understand. You see, the cruel shoes are . . .'

"Get them!"

Carlo disappeared into the back room for a moment, and then reappeared carrying an ordinary shoebox. He took off the lid and removed a hideous pair of black and white pumps. But this was not an ordinary pair of black and white pumps; both were left feet, one had a right angle turn with separate compartments that pointed the toes in impossible directions. The other shoe was six inches long and was curved inward like a rocking chair with a vise and razor blades to hold the foot in place.

Carlo spoke hesitantly, "Now, you see . . . they're not fit for humans . . ."

"Put them on me."

"But--"

"Put them on me!"

Carlo knew all arguments were useless. He knelt down before her and forced the feet into the shoes. The screams were incredible.

Anna crawled over to the mirror and held her bloody feet up where she could see.

"I like them."

She paid Carlo and crawled out of the store into the street.

Later that day, Carlo was overheard saying to a new customer, "Well, that's it. That's every pair of shoes in the place. Unless, of course, you'd like to try ... the cruel shoes."


---by Steve Martin
 
2014-07-20 02:56:57 PM  
My feet have gone from a 9 to a 12 over the last 35 years. It may be due to my habit of going barefoot around the house, or the extra 50 pounds I've put on since I was a teenager. Although it's not my feet that got fat. Whatever. I wear the size that fits me. Old Monty Python skits aside, nobody is going to phone up and ask what your shoe size is. Nobody cares.
 
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