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(Vox)   Viruses fear soap like an unarmed terrorist fears a helicopter full of Navy Seals. And for roughly the same reason   (vox.com) divider line
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2020-03-11 3:30:49 PM  
Because if you grab a SEAL in the shower it will be so slippery that it will slip out of your hands and fall on the floor, making you bend over?
 
2020-03-11 4:04:38 PM  
Does this mean the virus is going to pose dead with a SEAL who will later be court martialed?
 
2020-03-11 4:04:44 PM  
because your soap will be accused of war crimes?
 
2020-03-11 4:05:16 PM  
So how does one cash in on this soap craze?
 
2020-03-11 4:06:34 PM  
Got to find their faces first.
 
2020-03-11 4:06:41 PM  
Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.
 
2020-03-11 4:06:44 PM  
brb taking the Tide pod challenge
 
2020-03-11 4:07:22 PM  
Viri?
 
2020-03-11 4:08:08 PM  

Jeebus Saves: So how does one cash in on this soap craze?



Do what Soapy Smith did:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soapy_S​m​ith#Prize_soap_racket

Prize soap racket
Smith's most well-known short con was a ploy the Denver newspapers dubbed the "prize soap racket."[7] Smith would setup a display case, piled with bars of soap, on a busy street corner. As he sold the bars of soap and spoke to a growing crowd of onlookers, he would wrap money-ranging from one to a hundred dollars-around a few select bars of soap. He then wrapped plain paper around all the bars so that the money was hidden.
He then made the appearance of mixing the money-wrapped "prize soap" in with the regular soap and sold the soap to the crowd for one dollar per bar. Then, a shill in the crowd would buy a bar, tear it open, and loudly proclaim that he had won some money, waving it around for all to see. The performance led to the sale of even more bars of soap. Midway through the sale, Smith would announce that the hundred-dollar bill still remained in the pile. He would then auction off the remaining soap bars to the highest bidders.[8] Through manipulation and sleight-of-hand, the only money "won" went to his shills.[9]
On one occasion, Smith was arrested by policeman John Holland for running his prize soap racket. While writing in the police logbook, Holland had forgotten Smith's first name and wrote "Soapy."[10] The sobriquet stuck, and he became known as "Soapy Smith."
 
2020-03-11 4:09:00 PM  
They just lay around all day doing fark all?
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2020-03-11 4:09:15 PM  
because they get in your butt?
 
2020-03-11 4:09:35 PM  
oh geese, never mind, booobies got it
 
2020-03-11 4:09:50 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


You can if do that.   You see someone coughing, stuff a bar of Irish Spring in their gob.  That'll stop the virus from propagating.
 
2020-03-11 4:12:20 PM  
Because their efficacy will be blatantly overstated in a real crisis? 

Or does soap just get better book deals?
 
2020-03-11 4:14:37 PM  
They're both 99.42% ivory?

/are minorities even allowed to be navy seals?
 
2020-03-11 4:15:42 PM  
It's great that we spent a century and a significant amount of human labor and innovation to pipe clean water into our houses, only to forget why we wanted it in the first place.

Just shiat in your sink and wash it down with some bottled water and eat a fistful of paper towels and die you farking displaced cavemen.
 
2020-03-11 4:16:11 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: Does this mean the virus is going to pose dead with a SEAL who will later be court martialed?


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2020-03-11 4:16:24 PM  
So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?
 
2020-03-11 4:18:47 PM  
Do I get shower with a Navy Seal?
 
2020-03-11 4:23:05 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


It's not airborn. Pay attention
 
2020-03-11 4:25:53 PM  

dittybopper: Because if you grab a SEAL in the shower it will be so slippery that it will slip out of your hands and fall on the floor, making you bend over?


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Tell me more about showering with a SEAL......both of us all slippery...someone gets bent over.....

/fark IS my personal erotica site!
 
2020-03-11 4:31:12 PM  
Because the last time I blew a seal, it made soap bubbles?
 
2020-03-11 4:43:10 PM  

abhorrent1: So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?


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2020-03-11 5:04:25 PM  
Is it rape ?
 
2020-03-11 5:11:32 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Irish Spring 1982 TV commercial
Youtube U_NrfJNNGi4
 
2020-03-11 5:28:03 PM  

beeztreezandthesieze: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.

It's not airborn. Pay attention


May not be purely airborne in a pathological sense but plenty of researchers seem to think some aerosolization with live virus stays in the air for up to 30mins.
 
2020-03-11 5:28:51 PM  
If we need to save water and soap by showering with Navy SEALs, I'd be totally OK with that.

Just sayin', I'm willing to do my part.
 
2020-03-11 5:32:51 PM  
No, they're never gonna survive...

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2020-03-11 6:04:39 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


https://www.theonion.com/freshly-scen​t​ed-soap-to-cleanse-irish-1819564039
 
2020-03-11 6:12:03 PM  

Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.



Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

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2020-03-11 6:20:20 PM  

dittybopper: Because if you grab a SEAL in the shower it will be so slippery that it will slip out of your hands and fall on the floor, making you bend over?


That pretty much fits with what I've heard about the Navy.
 
2020-03-11 6:24:40 PM  
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Right!  Stop this thread.  It has become very silly.
 
2020-03-11 6:25:20 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: dittybopper: Because if you grab a SEAL in the shower it will be so slippery that it will slip out of your hands and fall on the floor, making you bend over?

That pretty much fits with what I've heard about the Navy.


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2020-03-11 6:29:06 PM  

abhorrent1: So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?


yes
 
2020-03-11 6:37:53 PM  

dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

[Fark user image 500x389]


Err... why are you showing a graphic of what appears to be a plot based on frequency and amps (I), possibly an amplifier circuit? I could be wrong, but...


Fara Clark: abhorrent1: So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?

yes


Which order, please.
 
2020-03-11 7:00:46 PM  

Percise1: dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

[Fark user image 500x389]

Err... why are you showing a graphic of what appears to be a plot based on frequency and amps (I), possibly an amplifier circuit? I could be wrong, but...


Fara Clark: abhorrent1: So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?

yes

Which order, please.


I'd suggest a bit up the bum first. Then when you start eating the soap the virus will see it coming into the mouth. Naturally it will run to escape. So as it nears you ass....holy pumba....there is more soap. Thus ensuring a complete defeat. But then that's just me

/or I just like seeing "stupid human tricks"
/or I'm on my third Jameson
/ three's are a slippery soap.....slope
 
2020-03-11 7:18:04 PM  

Percise1: dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

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Err... why are you showing a graphic of what appears to be a plot based on frequency and amps (I), possibly an amplifier circuit? I could be wrong, but...



Because when phase "science, it works biatches" came to mind as a rebuttal to the post question the science of hand washing, it was this XKCD cartoon that I remember seeing it.
 
2020-03-11 7:31:37 PM  

abhorrent1: So do we eat the soap or put it up our butts?


Porque no los dos?
 
Ant
2020-03-11 8:24:29 PM  

dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

[Fark user image image 500x389]


Someone just sneezed behind me on the bus. Goddamnitsomuch! fark!
 
2020-03-11 8:51:53 PM  
In other news, viruses experience "fear".
It's Afraid
Youtube o4I_4i0_LeU
 
2020-03-11 9:48:35 PM  

dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

[Fark user image 500x389]


Not washing your hands to own the libs. It's the Frank N Stein way!
 
2020-03-11 11:26:30 PM  
I need a friend in the shower with me to help me count to 20.

By the way, are there any other body parts that benefit from 20 seconds of vigorous soap-scrubbing?
 
2020-03-12 3:14:31 AM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: If we need to save water and soap by showering with Navy SEALs, I'd be totally OK with that.

Just sayin', I'm willing to do my part.


User name checks out, though you'd hopefully be less smelly after the shower.
 
2020-03-12 7:44:19 AM  

Ant: dennysgod: Frank N Stein: Yeah we're gonna stop an airborne pathogen with a bar of Irish spring.


Not if someone coughs or sneezes in your face, but otherwise yes, these airborne pathogens don't stay in the air forever and when they come down soap is you best bet to wash your hands of it.

[Fark user image image 500x389]

Someone just sneezed behind me on the bus. Goddamnitsomuch! fark!


This song is just for you!

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Another One Rides the Bus
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2020-03-12 7:58:58 AM  

gameshowhost: They're both 99.42% ivory?

/are minorities even allowed to be navy seals?


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/a​m​erica-s-first-black-navy-seal-mission-​diversify-unit-n983741

Apparently the biggest reason why the percentage of Blacks in the SEAL program is about 1/10th what it is in the general population is because swimming is a huge part of the job.   You've got to be a strong swimmer, and there just aren't as many of them in the Black population, for various reasons:

https://www.ymca.net/summer-buzz/high​e​st-risk-for-drowning

Something like 60% of White kids can swim, but only 36% of Black kids.

Overall, however, Blacks are much, much more common among the Navy in general, especially in the Enlisted ranks where they are over-represented based on their percentage in the population, and underrepresented in the officer ranks but not nearly as egregiously as in the SEALs.

https://diversity.defense.gov/Portals​/​51/Documents/Presidential%20Memorandum​/20161018%20Abbreviated%20US%20Navy%20​by%20Gender,%20Race,%20and%20Ethnicity​%20v1.0.pdf?ver=2017-01-04-135118-310
 
2020-03-12 1:48:29 PM  

dittybopper: You've got to be a strong swimmer, and there just aren't as many of them in the Black population, for various reasons:

https://www.ymca.net/summer-buzz/highe​st-risk-for-drowning

Something like 60% of White kids can swim, but only 36% of Black kids.


But they can still coach swim teams, right?

Jimmy the Greek Comments that got him fired.
Youtube xKtIqXMpHcY
 
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