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(Fast Company)   If you thought humans were disgusting stinkbags BEFORE the pandemic, then it should come as no surprise that 79% of Americans don't wash cloth face masks after each use (and 8% never wash their cloth face masks AT ALL)   (fastcompany.com) divider line
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366 clicks; posted to STEM » on 24 Oct 2020 at 10:05 PM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-24 6:50:15 PM  
35 votes:
I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.
 
2020-10-24 7:27:59 PM  
22 votes:
"Those nasty people with their unwashed masks" he typed, sitting in his semen-stained underwear, sweat matting the hair on his back.  Was it six days since his last shower or seven?  It doesn't really matter when you don't leave the house.
 
2020-10-24 8:07:53 PM  
19 votes:

foo monkey: PainInTheASP: You could stretch it a little longer by using your underpants as a mask too. Though you may want to give some thought to the rotation strategy.

monsatano: I also do that with my underpants, and then repeat the process when I'm using them as a mask.

puffy999: I do that, and then rotate with my underpants before washing.


I think you guys might be on to something.  Or just on something.


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2020-10-24 7:32:41 PM  
10 votes:

foo monkey: I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.


You could stretch it a little longer by using your underpants as a mask too. Though you may want to give some thought to the rotation strategy.
 
2020-10-24 10:17:24 PM  
5 votes:

foo monkey: PainInTheASP: You could stretch it a little longer by using your underpants as a mask too. Though you may want to give some thought to the rotation strategy.

monsatano: I also do that with my underpants, and then repeat the process when I'm using them as a mask.

puffy999: I do that, and then rotate with my underpants before washing.


I think you guys might be on to something.  Or just on something.


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Now, wash your damn gloves.

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2020-10-24 10:16:55 PM  
5 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: I have about 20 cheap Haynes masks I use for work and 4-5 dressier masks. They all get washed regularly like the rest of my clothing. I think of them as underwear for my face.


Are we really doing pandemic fashion?
 
2020-10-24 7:54:23 PM  
5 votes:

PainInTheASP: You could stretch it a little longer by using your underpants as a mask too. Though you may want to give some thought to the rotation strategy.


monsatano: I also do that with my underpants, and then repeat the process when I'm using them as a mask.


puffy999: I do that, and then rotate with my underpants before washing.



I think you guys might be on to something.  Or just on something.
 
2020-10-24 7:34:08 PM  
5 votes:

Krieghund: "Those nasty people with their unwashed masks" he typed, sitting in his semen-stained underwear, sweat matting the hair on his back.  Was it six days since his last shower or seven?  It doesn't really matter when you don't leave the house.


Ah, yes. "The Big Stink" by Rancid Ray Chandler.
 
2020-10-25 7:14:58 PM  
3 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: I have about 20 cheap Haynes masks I use for work and 4-5 dressier masks. They all get washed regularly like the rest of my clothing. I think of them as underwear for my face.


That's why I prefer wearing women's masks.
 
2020-10-25 1:55:02 PM  
3 votes:

weirdneighbour: SumoJeb: I leave them in the store parking lots so birds can use them for nest material.

That's funny, that is where I get my masks, they don't look dirty so all is good.


That seems like a risky thing, sure they're pretty common and relatively easy to spot, but wouldn't it be easier to just snatch them off the ground instead of raiding the bird nests?
 
2020-10-25 12:42:30 AM  
3 votes:

Krieghund: "Those nasty people with their unwashed masks" he typed, sitting in his semen-stained underwear, sweat matting the hair on his back.  Was it six days since his last shower or seven?  It doesn't really matter when you don't leave the house.


Wow, at long last, someone who finally understands me.
 
2020-10-25 12:06:15 AM  
3 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: I have about 20 cheap Haynes masks I use for work and 4-5 dressier masks. They all get washed regularly like the rest of my clothing. I think of them as underwear for my face.


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2020-10-24 7:08:53 PM  
3 votes:

SoupGuru: I wasn't aware that it really matters all that much. Isn't a mask supposed to stop me spraying in your face? A "dirty" mask does that just as well. Would it be nice if it was a clean mask? Sure. I'd rather you wear ANY mask versus no mask at all.


I agree.  I'm tired of smelling other peoples' stinky masks.  Show some courtesy.
 
2020-10-25 12:58:30 PM  
2 votes:

SumoJeb: I leave them in the store parking lots so birds can use them for nest material.


That's funny, that is where I get my masks, they don't look dirty so all is good.
 
2020-10-25 9:35:47 AM  
2 votes:
you can wash them?
 
2020-10-25 8:52:01 AM  
2 votes:

kyleaugustus: Tr0mBoNe: I have about 20 cheap Haynes masks I use for work and 4-5 dressier masks. They all get washed regularly like the rest of my clothing. I think of them as underwear for my face.

Are we really doing pandemic fashion?


What's dressy?  A Tuxedo Mask?
 
2020-10-25 3:04:44 AM  
2 votes:
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He must get his masks from International Male.
 
2020-10-25 12:28:42 AM  
2 votes:
We use paper ones.

And we wash and reuse them.

Are we doing it wrong?
 
2020-10-24 10:33:31 PM  
2 votes:
I leave them in the store parking lots so birds can use them for nest material.
 
2020-10-24 7:42:01 PM  
2 votes:

PainInTheASP: foo monkey: I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.

You could stretch it a little longer by using your underpants as a mask too. Though you may want to give some thought to the rotation strategy.


*shakes tiny COVID-and-feces-covered fist*
 
2020-10-25 5:00:14 PM  
1 vote:
OkieDookie:
Now, wash your damn gloves.

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Why am I suddenly in the mood for neapolitan ice cream?
 
2020-10-25 1:58:47 PM  
1 vote:

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He must get his masks from International Male.


The PM is really trying to distract from the WE charity stuff, eh?
 
2020-10-25 1:06:29 PM  
1 vote:

weirdneighbour: SumoJeb: I leave them in the store parking lots so birds can use them for nest material.

That's funny, that is where I get my masks, they don't look dirty so all is good.


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2020-10-25 3:26:43 AM  
1 vote:
No mention in this thread of the viral Facebook claim that unwashed masks cause Legionnaire's disease and that's what spiking Corona cases really are? You're in for a very special treat of terminal derp if you haven't seen it.

https://fullfact.org/health/legionnai​r​es-masks/
 
2020-10-25 3:08:38 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-10-24 11:29:31 PM  
1 vote:
What for? It serves its intended purpose (keeping my particles away from you). And my face doesn't make it dirty.
 
2020-10-24 10:30:46 PM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.


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2020-10-24 10:24:46 PM  
1 vote:
if you click through, the survey actually says:

46% who use reusable cloth masks wash their masks daily or after each use

and

o 43% wash their reusable cloth mask weekly

so, yeah, the article is crap.
 
2020-10-24 7:51:52 PM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.


I do that, and then rotate with my underpants before washing.
 
2020-10-24 7:40:36 PM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: I just turn mine inside-out, then upside down, like my underpants.


I also do that with my underpants, and then repeat the process when I'm using them as a mask.
 
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