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(Forbes)   How Tide Pod eating went viral. This story is long and very weird   ( forbes.com) divider line
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2018-02-06 12:14:29 PM  
Does the article say that the reason is that there are lots and lots of dumb people?  Because I didn't read.
 
2018-02-06 12:29:25 PM  
It's a viral Tide campaign?
 
2018-02-06 12:32:14 PM  
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it Subby:
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2018-02-06 01:00:03 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:22:14 PM  
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/I'm guilty, too
//running out of options
 
2018-02-06 01:23:27 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:23:49 PM  
I wasn't expecting an article like this to actually have citations.
 
2018-02-06 01:23:58 PM  
On the plus side, anuses have never smelled fresher or looked their whitest.
 
2018-02-06 01:24:01 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:24:04 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:24:10 PM  
To be honest, that story wasn't very long or weird.  It almost took longer for me to get past the Forbes 'welcome' page than read the article.

Keep trying, Forbes, but you will never make me feel welcome.
 
2018-02-06 01:25:42 PM  
What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?
 
2018-02-06 01:26:23 PM  

On-Farkin-On: [img.fark.net image 320x240]


First of all, Great meme.  Laughed.  Second of all, Great music video and great song.  That said, really MJ?  Why are you chewing with your mouth open?
 
2018-02-06 01:26:42 PM  
My daughter tells me she had "toxic" as a word in a vocab quiz last week; when prompted to use it in a sentence, she wrote about Tide Pods. Accurate and topical -- that's my girl.
 
2018-02-06 01:27:23 PM  

Argyle82: To be honest, that story wasn't very long or weird.  It almost took longer for me to get past the Forbes 'welcome' page than read the article.

Keep trying, Forbes, but you will never make me feel welcome.


U-block Origin, Privacy Badger, and No-Script are your friends.
 
2018-02-06 01:27:53 PM  

Argyle82: To be honest, that story wasn't very long or weird.  It almost took longer for me to get past the Forbes 'welcome' page than read the article.

Keep trying, Forbes, but you will never make me feel welcome.


Long in time, not in size.

/That's what she said.
 
2018-02-06 01:28:02 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:29:00 PM  

sirrerun: It's a viral Tide campaign?


It's a Tide ad.
 
2018-02-06 01:29:15 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


It's easier for me.  My apt. laundry room is a hike.  Much easier to throw 2 pods in the basket than haul a bottle of detergent.
 
2018-02-06 01:30:57 PM  
When you're tired of America winning, you're just tired of life.
 
2018-02-06 01:32:07 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


Blame Apple.

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2018-02-06 01:33:25 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


Lazy people with too much disposable income.
 
2018-02-06 01:34:56 PM  
this is now a Tide commercial
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2018-02-06 01:36:01 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


It's for people who go to laundromats and in dorms, who can't lug a 3 gallon jug of detergent downstairs along with their laundry hamper. This way they can just take a handful of pods.
 
2018-02-06 01:39:18 PM  
I like to keep a couple pods in my jacket pocket when I leave for work in the morning in case I get hangry before lunchtime.
 
2018-02-06 01:47:08 PM  

Drubell: I wasn't expecting an article like this to actually have citations.


Appears as though they relied heavily on Know Your Meme.
 
2018-02-06 01:48:01 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


For laundry detergent, as others said before, it makes it much easier for people who don't have a washing machine in their house.

For dishwasher soap, I can only tell you why we use pods in my house: my wife. She always seems to use much more soap than needed, so it's actually cheaper to buy pods if I'm not going to ban her from running the dishwasher.

Also, when we lived in Houston, it was humid enough that the soap was always caking and that would make her angry for days after she had to start the dishwasher. I have no idea why it bothered her so much, but I only made the mistake of telling her that it isn't really a big deal once. After that, pods.
 
2018-02-06 01:49:43 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


That's it, by Jove!

Nespressp Tide Pods!

/or Tide Nespresso Pods
 
2018-02-06 01:50:28 PM  

Sim Tree: cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?

It's for people who go to laundromats and in dorms, who can't lug a 3 gallon jug of detergent downstairs along with their laundry hamper. This way they can just take a handful of pods.


When I used laundromats or lived in dorms, I filled up a 20oz soda bottle with detergent; pods were too expensive.
 
2018-02-06 01:52:51 PM  
This needed exploring?  I figured it was pretty easy:

1) Some people joke about eating tide pods
2) Some dumb YouTuber does it for views
3) Even dumber kids start doing it for real
4) The annual average IQ of the planet drops by two points
 
2018-02-06 01:53:05 PM  
Pods came out,  people joked about eating them;  eventually someone made a joke video about eating them as a "challenge", and some people didn't get it was a joke and actually did it. That's not really a weird story,  and definitely not long.  Bullshiat headline much?

On a related note,  I'm really hoping the "don't be a farking idiot challenge" catches on.
 
2018-02-06 01:54:42 PM  
Before I read it:
The fact that most American's have brain damage from long term lead poisoning?
 
2018-02-06 01:54:49 PM  
Kids eating pods these days have no idea there is an engine full or Mountain Dew to wash it down with....

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2018-02-06 02:00:00 PM  
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2018-02-06 02:03:00 PM  
I blame this on society suppressing natural selection. By not allowing Mother Nature to weed out the dumbest members of the population, our collective IQ is being slowly dragged downward.

"Let the dumb kill themselves off! After all, It's what Nature wants!!" is going to be my campaign slogan...
 
2018-02-06 02:04:25 PM  
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2018-02-06 02:08:35 PM  
Oh, & have look at this video by Chubbyemu (who does brilliant medical scenarios on YouTube) about what actually eating the damn things does to your organs:

A Boy Ate 3 Laundry Pods. This Is What Happened To His Lungs.
Youtube PmibYliBOsE


https://youtu.be/PmibYliBOsE
 
2018-02-06 02:09:20 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?

For laundry detergent, as others said before, it makes it much easier for people who don't have a washing machine in their house.

For dishwasher soap, I can only tell you why we use pods in my house: my wife. She always seems to use much more soap than needed, so it's actually cheaper to buy pods if I'm not going to ban her from running the dishwasher.

Also, when we lived in Houston, it was humid enough that the soap was always caking and that would make her angry for days after she had to start the dishwasher. I have no idea why it bothered her so much, but I only made the mistake of telling her that it isn't really a big deal once. After that, pods.


For the washing machine, there's powder, it works really well.

For the dishwasher, I've tested liquids, powders, and pods.  The best is TSP, but it's not ideal to run that much phosphorus down the drain.  The next best, oddly, are the Kroger pods.  I have no idea why they work better in my dishwasher than loose powder or goo, but they do.
 
2018-02-06 02:12:27 PM  
Lowest common denominator.

We'd be better off letting them kill themselves off.

"911 what is your emergency"
"My child just ate a Tide Pod. "
"How old is the child."
" Fifteen. "
"Sorry ma'am, we can't cure stupid." *click*
 
2018-02-06 02:18:38 PM  

Psychopusher: This needed exploring?  I figured it was pretty easy:

1) Some people joke about eating tide pods
2) Some dumb YouTuber does it for views
3) Even dumber kids start doing it for real
4) The annual average IQ of the planet drops by two points


That not how gene pool cleansing / darwin award works

/average should go up when you lose the dumb ones
//no, Scores are NOT based on a running average of the whole earth.  They were based on the average of an previous sample
 
2018-02-06 02:21:21 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Psychopusher: This needed exploring?  I figured it was pretty easy:

1) Some people joke about eating tide pods
2) Some dumb YouTuber does it for views
3) Even dumber kids start doing it for real
4) The annual average IQ of the planet drops by two points

That not how gene pool cleansing / darwin award works

/average should go up when you lose the dumb ones
//no, Scores are NOT based on a running average of the whole earth.  They were based on the average of an previous sample


That's the problem.  We're not losing the dumb ones.  They're getting poisoned, but they're surviving.

Clearly the problem needs to be addressed by making Tide Pods more poisonous.
 
2018-02-06 02:24:21 PM  
Kids are dumb. Film at 11.

Like the majority of people on my facebook are all "I can't believe this" .... lik there weren't kkids in the 90's huffing paint and glue. I am sure there is shiat from the 70's and 80's that's equivalent.
 
2018-02-06 02:24:30 PM  
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2018-02-06 02:24:36 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


No idea why Tide would want to sell less product for more money.
 
2018-02-06 02:25:00 PM  
Is every thread a Tide thread?
 
2018-02-06 02:25:05 PM  

DarkVader: I May Be Crazy But...: cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?

For laundry detergent, as others said before, it makes it much easier for people who don't have a washing machine in their house.

For dishwasher soap, I can only tell you why we use pods in my house: my wife. She always seems to use much more soap than needed, so it's actually cheaper to buy pods if I'm not going to ban her from running the dishwasher.

Also, when we lived in Houston, it was humid enough that the soap was always caking and that would make her angry for days after she had to start the dishwasher. I have no idea why it bothered her so much, but I only made the mistake of telling her that it isn't really a big deal once. After that, pods.

For the washing machine, there's powder, it works really well.

For the dishwasher, I've tested liquids, powders, and pods.  The best is TSP, but it's not ideal to run that much phosphorus down the drain.  The next best, oddly, are the Kroger pods.  I have no idea why they work better in my dishwasher than loose powder or goo, but they do.


The key is using the TSP in conjunction with the powder or pods, I've found just 1/4-1/2 tsp works fine.
 
2018-02-06 02:25:21 PM  

Psychopusher: This needed exploring?  I figured it was pretty easy:

1) Some people joke about eating tide pods
2) Some dumb YouTuber does it for views
3) Even dumber kids start doing it for real
4) The annual average IQ of the planet drops by two points


I would expect the average IQ to increase after culling a few idiots
 
2018-02-06 02:27:28 PM  

Psychopusher: Vlad_the_Inaner: Psychopusher: This needed exploring?  I figured it was pretty easy:

1) Some people joke about eating tide pods
2) Some dumb YouTuber does it for views
3) Even dumber kids start doing it for real
4) The annual average IQ of the planet drops by two points

That not how gene pool cleansing / darwin award works

/average should go up when you lose the dumb ones
//no, Scores are NOT based on a running average of the whole earth.  They were based on the average of an previous sample

That's the problem.  We're not losing the dumb ones.  They're getting poisoned, but they're surviving.

Clearly the problem needs to be addressed by making Tide Pods more poisonous.


Why, isn't dumb people voting against universal healthcare fast enough for you?
 
2018-02-06 02:28:25 PM  

cfreak: What I really want to know is why everything has to be "pod" these days anyway? Is it really that hard to measure the right amount of detergent or coffee or whatever and put it in the machine?


Learned helplessness from incompetent infomercial role models.

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2018-02-06 02:32:02 PM  
It helps when you put them in the pantry with the rest of the snacks.
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