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2022-12-03 7:06:43 AM  
What you need is an ostrich pillow.

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zez
2022-12-03 10:05:43 AM  
A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?
 
2022-12-03 10:07:09 AM  
You're supposed to wear them like you are a princess in a space opera....

/ on your head
 
2022-12-03 10:07:30 AM  
If redistributing a pillow into my partner's colon is "wrong", I don't want to be right.

/ lube is God's gift of saying "it's okay to do this"
 
2022-12-03 10:12:47 AM  
Fill it full of nitrous oxide to have a more comfortable trip.
 
2022-12-03 10:15:02 AM  
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2022-12-03 10:30:08 AM  

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I just watched this movie last week.  I've seen it countless times, but always the bawlderized TV version on TBS, TNT, USA, etc.  The rental car counter scene was absolutely fantastic.

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/Apparently the raw cut of the film was 4 hours long, and they whittled it down expertly to the movie we have now.
 
2022-12-03 10:32:19 AM  
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2022-12-03 10:37:20 AM  
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2022-12-03 10:54:39 AM  
In addition, if you wear it with the opening at the back, it looks more like you're wearing an Elizabethan ruff and less like a toilet seat.
 
2022-12-03 10:57:25 AM  
How is sh*t like this even news?  People are acting like this is a new discovery? Sigh.
 
2022-12-03 11:00:34 AM  

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I just watched this movie last week.  I've seen it countless times, but always the bawlderized TV version on TBS, TNT, USA, etc.  The rental car counter scene was absolutely fantastic.

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/Apparently the raw cut of the film was 4 hours long, and they whittled it down expertly to the movie we have now.


An 80s classic for sure....and it has to be the best Thanksgiving movie of all time.
 
2022-12-03 11:02:24 AM  

fuzzybacchus: How is sh*t like this even news?  People are acting like this is a new discovery? Sigh.


Yoou must be new here:

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2022-12-03 11:05:37 AM  
'Travel pillow' is a rather odd term for the shoulder of the person next to you on the plane
 
2022-12-03 11:07:05 AM  

Izunbacol: The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x236] [View Full Size image _x_]

I just watched this movie last week.  I've seen it countless times, but always the bawlderized TV version on TBS, TNT, USA, etc.  The rental car counter scene was absolutely fantastic.

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/Apparently the raw cut of the film was 4 hours long, and they whittled it down expertly to the movie we have now.


That movie inspired Emma Stone to become an actress

Emma Stone Recites Steve Martin's F**K Monologue from Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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2022-12-03 11:19:46 AM  
You use it to suffocate crying babies, right?
 
2022-12-03 11:29:25 AM  
Hey, a TikTok video made by someone who looks like they need to be head butted a few times, must be a day ending in Y.
 
2022-12-03 11:33:00 AM  

El_Dan: Hey, a TikTok video made by someone who looks like they need to be head butted a few times, must be a day ending in Y.


And why the fark was he mean mugging at the end?
 
2022-12-03 11:35:11 AM  

zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?


Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.
 
2022-12-03 11:39:27 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?

Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.


I have travelled a lot in the last 30 years. Its funny, i have *never* seen anyone use the pillow correctly. Everyone wears it like an ox yoke.
 
2022-12-03 11:42:03 AM  

BafflerMeal: Ketchuponsteak: zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?

Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.

I have travelled a lot in the last 30 years. Its funny, i have *never* seen anyone use the pillow correctly. Everyone wears it like an ox yoke.


I also find that people who travel a lot for work don't drag those things around.  Mostly I see them around the necks of moms heading to Disney (or wherever) and their tween kids' necks.
 
2022-12-03 11:55:14 AM  
If I want to sleep on an airplane, I just clean out a luggage bin and crawl in with the pillow. Passengers don't like it when they see their luggage all strewn on the ground, but fark them. I paid for my ticket.
 
2022-12-03 11:56:19 AM  

BafflerMeal: Ketchuponsteak: zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?

Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.

I have travelled a lot in the last 30 years. Its funny, i have *never* seen anyone use the pillow correctly. Everyone wears it like an ox yoke.


"Correctly" is a pretty bold claim when every single photo, sketch, drawing, etc., including on the package, shows the"wrong" way.

It might work better, but not a single one of those pillows is intentionally designed to be worn on the front of your neck.
 
2022-12-03 12:22:17 PM  

BafflerMeal: Ketchuponsteak: zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?

Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.

I have travelled a lot in the last 30 years. Its funny, i have *never* seen anyone use the pillow correctly. Everyone wears it like an ox yoke.


Now is your chance to show everyone how its done.
 
2022-12-03 1:55:51 PM  
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2022-12-03 2:57:03 PM  

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Interesting, you can always find the cold side of that pillow!
 
2022-12-03 3:33:36 PM  

Izunbacol: bawlderized



Edie McClurg was great.

Minor clarification: 'bowdlerized'. It was named for Thomas Bowdler, who took it upon himself to edit Shakespeare's works to make them family-friendly.
 
2022-12-03 3:37:26 PM  

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Wil looks a bit pissed ;)
 
2022-12-03 3:42:10 PM  
So, this guy was on to something.

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May want to avoid touching other people's travel pillows.
 
2022-12-03 4:02:23 PM  

BafflerMeal: Ketchuponsteak: zez: A friend who traveled a lot told me this about 20 years ago. How did he know about it before tiktok?

Dunno. I only just learned about it 20 seconds ago.

It makes complete sense actually. Of course the thick part shouldn't be behind your neck, but, I guess I looked at everyone doing it wrong as well.

I have travelled a lot in the last 30 years. Its funny, i have *never* seen anyone use the pillow correctly. Everyone wears it like an ox yoke.


It depends on what kind of pillow, and what you want it to accomplish.

If it's the ones with the really high sides, you're just going to end up with it in your face and get smothered. If it's the lower ones, maybe it'll go under your chin, but it seems like it would have enough slack so that it just hangs down in front of you.

I never really found these things to be very comfortable.
 
2022-12-03 4:06:20 PM  

Winterlight: ostrich pillow


The pictures on the website look...weird.

https://ostrichpillow.com/products/original-napping-pillow

It's like someone said, "fark it, I'm done with the world" and invented a pillow around that concept.
 
2022-12-03 4:09:22 PM  

fuzzybacchus: I also find that people who travel a lot for work don't drag those things around.



I have an inflatable one that can be stored in its own drawstring bag about the size of a 16oz can of veggies. It's used only for transoceanic trips but it's pretty handy.

It also has a small air pump built in (like the kind in sneakers) so I don't need to inflate it with my mouth.
 
2022-12-03 4:35:27 PM  

HighlanderRPI: 'Travel pillow' is a rather odd term for the shoulder of the person next to you on the plane


Oh, I should have been using the shoulder? That probably explains why I get slapped so often.
 
2022-12-03 5:21:49 PM  

khatores: Winterlight: ...

It's like someone said, "fark it, I'm done with the world" and invented a pillow around that concept.


I think that inventor deserves something...
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/You could make a case for both the prize for science and the peace prize.
 
2022-12-03 8:49:17 PM  
One of my top pet peeves traveling is seeing that idiot that walks through the airport with their stupid travel pillows hanging around their necks. Why not keep it in a bag, carry on, shopping bag. Watching some clueless couple claiming their baggage wearing their travel pillows made me what to push them in front of a moving train.
 
2022-12-04 11:09:47 AM  
Travel pillows are tourists' way of saying "it's going to take me farking forever to get my stupid roller bag out of the overhead compartment."
 
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