@djslack@sjk3 you really expect meh to cater to likely uber unhealthy lifestyles that requires you to need several more X’s? Think of it as a little karma returning from jamming up the regular sized people next to yall on airplanes.
@blainechapa it took you two weeks to judge my health and come up with a fat insult?
Yeah, I’m fat. I don’t expect meh to cater to shit. They do what they want. But what they usually do is offer a 3X shirt. One time they even offered a 4X, and in the skinny sized shirt blanks they use, that was even better. So I took the opportunity to let them know my preferences as a customer. They can “cater to” them, or they can print them out and burn them during the next full moon in a ceremonial sacrifice to Irk in hopes of increased sales. It’s up to them. (They went back to offering a 3X, so I guess they catered.)
Since you were so kind as to let me know that I’m fat, I’ll share what I’ve discovered about you in this exchange. You’re apparently an asshole, and not a timely one at that. When the ocean levels rise, you are hereby prohibited from using me or any of us other fat fucks to help your judgy ass stay afloat.
@blainechapa@djslack Ha. I forgot this comment. Well said, @djslack. My comment below now feels a little redundant, but @blainechapa apparently needs it, because he feels the need to scroll through and pass judgment on everyone who exceeds his standards. What a small and insignificant person they must be.
@blainechapa@wishlish I’m 6’7". Even when I’m I’m at my trimmest (and I’m not grotesquely overweight even now; I have a little bit of a belly), a 2X isn’t going to cut it. And I tend to like a shirt that extends below my belt and enables me to reach without feeling like I might expose myself.
And it’s none of your goddamned business if anyone here is a little pudgy.
So, @blainechapa, I think the “much more pressing matter that needs to be worked out” is that you’re an ignorant, presumptive fucking asshole.
Well, so I got one and I’m happy with that, because it reminds me of the original VMP shirt. But that makes me wonder, why is VMP still worth it several years after becoming a member? There hasn’t been anything exclusive in a while and I order less than 12 times per year. Is there any other reason to keep VMP anymore?
@JT954@tizio I got socks and cardboard phone holders. That stuffs worth at least a couple hundred dollars, right? Oh, and let’s not forget, free shipping on shit I shouldn’t be buying and my wife reminds me every time a package arrives.
@unksol you can write in to support and they’ll take away the pile of shit. There was a whole controversial thread about it when it came out. We lost some mehmbers because of it. So they said you can remove it if you want.
@unksol - first off, when you say XXL - how true are these things to size? Because I got a red Meh t-shirt marked XXL one time and it was scarcely an XL, which is good because I’m a US medium these days.
FWIW, I used to be a US XL and dropped six pants sizes by doing fasts 2-3 times per week. It’s the easiest diet I ever did, you just don’t eat from sundown day 1 to sunup day 3. You spend a lot of day 2 thinking about all the stuff you’ll eat day 3, but I never binged any more on day 3 than I did sometimes anyway, and after a while I got on top of the binging.
@RedOak@seraphimcaduto Brother was a chemist… danger in the basement when he was a kid. He forgot aluminum was a catalyst and Boom! Red phosphorus in his eyes and blew out the furnace pilot light. Another incident involved accidentally mixing something that broke the ceramic crucible and small boom. Cut his hand.
Those were the days when the chemistry sets they sold to kids you could make fire crackers (he did) and contact explosive (he did)… Likely today they are PG rated in what you can make.
My great grandfather used to identify chemicals by tasting them if it wasn’t already clear by smell or other means. (Impressively, he lived to a ripe old age in spite of that!)
He started a small “chemical unknowns” business that sold “qualitative” (what’s in it?) and “quantitative” (how much is in it?) unknown compounds to universities around the world for teaching chemistry students. My dad sold that business but I think it’s still around.
… and finally, since one of my dad’s businesses was a chemical distributor, when we worked for him, we learned a lot about chemicals, especially when we broke down large containers like 55 gallon drums into sizes as small as a finger size vial.
Standouts amongst many for me:
Ammonium Dichromate - For making “mini volcanos”. It started as a cool orange granular powder. But when you poured a pile of it on the sidewalk and lit it on fire by burying a couple lit wooden matches in it, it burned from the inside, spewing up gray ash from the top until it burned out.
Silver Nitrate solution “Detectives’ tracker”. We’d carefully paint it on on object we knew a friend would touch. When they touched it, it left deep black stains on their fingers. Stains that do not wash out. You had to wait for the skin to wear off.
Sodium Metal I’d never admit we actually tried this one. “Pond Fireworks”. Apparenly it creates a scary-impressive boom reaction and mushroom cloud of water.
I never intentionally “did drugs” but even when moving 55 gallon drums of material to 5 gallon or smaller containers under proper ventilation and wearing masks, “dizziness” could result from things like acetone, methyl ethyl ketone (great liquid model maker cement BTW), toluene (model cement when plastic is dissolved in it), or a cool one, methyl salicylate (intense Wintergreen when in this quantity!).
We also made our own Sweettart candy using citric acid powder and an old manual large single pill press we found at “the lab.”
@Kidsandliz@RedOak@seraphimcaduto I don’t know if my brother’s chemistry set had much in the way of hazardous chemicals, but I think the quantities were too small to be of much interest. When we took an interest in contact explosive, we started off by picking up a half liter of concentrated nitric acid from a local distributor, no questions asked - just try that today!
I also recall harvesting the gunpowder from from a roll or two of paper caps to hand roll firecrackers - which were distinctly meh.
Iron oxide + aluminum + a strip of magnesium equals a good time. So is Nitroglycerin but that might get me banned…good time good times. I work with guys that have been around long enough to see the change from mouth pippetting to bulbs.
@Kidsandliz@RedOak@seraphimcaduto Remember The last Whole Earth Catalog? An entry I still recall was for “Pyrotechnics Monthly - see what the other seven fingered Americans are doing.”
Ah, memories. I don’t know where Glenn is now (from high school days), but I do recall an evening when we firing off bottle rockets by lighting the fuse and then tossing them high in the air - with luck, they’d fire before turning around.
I dropped one, stooped down to pick it up. I’d managed to tuck it up into Glenn’s bell-bottoms (remember those?), leaning against his safari boots (remember those?), and I was trying to get a spark from of my non-Zippo lighter (won it from A Man From the South), when Glenn looked down.
To this day, I truly don’t whether know if I would have lit that fuse or not . . .
@Kidsandliz@RedOak@rpstrong all you have to do to get magnesium burning is a spark from a fire starter/striker or set a match on top of it. I usually use it when I’m starting a camp fire; once the magnesium is burning, it will start the logs on fire. Pro tip: don’t use an iron/forge bucket, use clay. I have a buddy whose friend put a 6 foot deep hole in his garage floor making that mistake.
@seraphimcaduto The gauge of our magnesium must have been heavier - matches didn’t always work.
We had access to WWII/Korean War surplus Thermite canisters (they used it to burn thru military vehicle engine blocks to disable them from the enemy when they had to abandon them). I believe it sometimes included magnesium. Never did try it out on anything.
I recently saw a gas company crew using thermite welding to fuse a grounding wire to the buried gas line to prolong its life.
@Kidsandliz@RedOak@seraphimcaduto ??? I remember playing with a small strip - about an inch by a half by 1/16" - and it was a bitch to ignite; I remember using a propane torch to heat corner of it through white hot through ignition . . . perhaps you had it in powdered form?
And speaking of propane - I also remember an afternoon of scientific investigation involving bleach bottles, rubber tubing, the swamp behind our house, and a misguided tank of acetylene…
@Kidsandliz@RedOak@rpstrong the trick to ignite it is that magnesium is very easy to shave off pieces of it: all you have to do to light the magnesium is take a file, make some shavings with some tinder and light the shavings to light the block. Alternatively what you can do is take some steel wall and the 9 V battery put some shavings in the steel wall and that will ignite the magnesium. With that much energy it should carry over and ignite the block. You can also get your source of iron oxide from steel wool that’s been exposed water. Isn’t science fun?
OMG!!! T-shirts!!! Now I can die Meh-Happy!!! (And eff-you to those of you from 2 days ago, who doubted my meh-ness because less-than-meh crappy flashlights, hahahahah!!!) In for 2, hopefully one will fit, then I can use the other as a carwash rag!! (I love my car, so not really a diss here.) Thank you, Meh!!
Perfect timing! I’ve been at Microsoft Ignite all week, and every day rocking a (different) Meh shirt. Multiple people have asked where to get one, and I’ve pointed them at the site with the warning that the shirts only show up on occasion.
Next week I’m at O’Reilly velocity, repping even more Meh shirts. With the two I picked up tonight, I think I can make it nearly a month broadcasting my mehness.
No more 3x option means no sale here. I’ll be the first to admit I could stand to lose a few pounds, but it’s pretty disappointing to see a store that has always carried the big guy size in the past decide not to carry it anymore. I want one of these, by only if I can buy one that will actually fit me!
@mfladd Ok, went with the L since my other next level was. Being all cotton I am sure I can shrink it down if need be. Next can we have the flask shirt in different colors? I know - bitch, bitch, bitch!
@RiotDemon Unfortunately, the AA shirt sizing means nothing to me. Is it larger, smaller then the blend? I think I will be ok either way. But I loved those blend shirts - even if most others didn’t - they fit me really nice. I really wish they would stick with one brand/blend for ordering consistency here.
I was just painting the nursery yesterday thinking, “Won’t it be great when mediocritee.com gets up & running? Then I can start buying shirts for this baby too… although it will probably be a teenager by then…”
At least this will keep stringing my addiction along until I can get some clever & cool designs. In for 3 (this husband is really getting in the way of me ordering all 3 shirts for myself. Crap, this kid’s going to make it even worse).
I just had to throw out my first broken beaker shirt a few weeks ago. I had tears in my eyes it was the most comfortable shirt ever. I hope this one will be as soft. I bought 3 shirts one for everyone in the family. So happy and filled with joy to show my Meh.com pride.
/ Support - Do you have a size that measures at least 23 inches across at the belly? The last time I ordered one of the shirts, it appeared to of been made by American Apparel, I ordered the XL, my normal size for T-shirts, but it was way too small.
Thank you for not being ‘sold out’. I fell asleep before placing an order. Awoke, figured I was s.o.l., but nope! Just ordered three in the sizes I sought. The last Fuku T-shirt with an empty Fuku bag (so kewl), the Women’s Medium seems like an X-Sm/petite and the Lg fits as a form-fitting Medium. So, based upon my only other shirts
from meh, I’m gonna’ try their Women’s XL. Can always shrink-to-fit as needed. Or, enjoy the baggy freedom, forget about wearing pants if I’m swimming in it. Meh. It will be just fine. Did any toothbrush orders get fulfilled? I’ll check on the tracking. The Lovesac order arrived FAST, four days; was told the boxes stacked on the porch were taller than my son-in-law; he opened the front door, shouted “Grandma!”, shut the door.
I’ve always been on that “the original meh shirt design was the best” bandwagon, glad to see it back! And the flask is possibly even better for someone who does chemistry. I knew there was some reason I let meh take VMP money every month still even though my TomTom heart rate tracking watch died and you still haven’t offered a good replacement… HINT HINT
Wanted to buy but need at least a 3x and prefer a 4x. 38DD in a too small shirt might be appreciated by some but that’s not the kind of “appreciation” I appreciate. I’d appreciate if meh appreciated their robust clients. Capiche??
@mediocrebot@ticklescratch This picture reminds me of my “Art or Not Wall”. Based around a paired print my partner picked up at a holiday market, I’ve put up things that may or may not be considered art surrounding it, all of which have some meaning to me.