Rachel's Blog: How-to-fold-a-t-shirt-you-dimwit videos

Thu, 02 Feb 2006

I think the internet is to blame for the proliferation of t-shirt folding videos on the internet. No, really. Hear me out on this one.

  • The internet exists.
  • The internet supports the spread of memes. (Or, the internet creates memes, or the internet itself is a meme to be spread, but, whatever.)
  • To take financial advantage of memes, people design t-shirts.
  • Which are sold on the internet. (cafepress, threadless, spreadshirt...)
  • People buy memes, in form of t-shirts.
  • People run out of closet space. (Only one t-shirt can be worn at a time or the meme cannot be seen to be worn.)
  • People are too ashamed to admit that they never helped their parents with the laundry.
  • People make how-to-fold-a-t-shirt-you-dimwit videos.
  • Videos spread. Like memes.

It is a vicious cycle, and one day you will drown in a never-ending stream of .mov and .wmv files demonstrating simple household chores. (Because watching someone else doing the housework is as good as doing it yourself, right? Works for me...)

Comment by Richard on Thu, 02 Feb 2006

So where's the t-shirt with the folding instructions printed on the front?