Friday, May 08, 2009

The pluffer

9 comments:

Earl Tesch said...

That is the most banal, yet mesmerizing, video on the whole world wide internets.

glittergirl said...

that scared me. i was almost afraid to click it and watch the video. it looked like some poor, deformed mini-whale dying in someone's basement...

i laughed when i realized it was one of those nylons things that filter lint from the washer. that is so old school!

:)

Earl Tesch said...

By the way...thanks for the promo Tweet.

dogsdontpurr said...

Erin, I know you don't want to hear this...but I think it's time to change the Pluffer.

Seriously...ewwwww.

But only you could make a video like this, of a Pluffer no less, and end up seeming kinda cute!

But still....ewwww....

Anonymous said...

We use a old nylon to catch the lint too...and now and then it used to get sucked into the drain and the sink / tub would overflow. And then I got the great idea of putting a fishing bobber at the end of the stocking. Works like a charm.

Erin O'Brien said...

Yes, the pluffer is terrifying.

Be comforted by this though devout launderers: I made this important film right before replacing the pluffer. I wanted to get the dramatic effect of the hole in the toe of the would-be knee-hi (purchased at some discount store) as it gently spouted.

There is probably some military application for the pluffer. If that ever comes to fruition, I'd better get credit for the name!

Louis said...

Product placement, just like in the Hollywood blockbusters. I noticed the Tide jug made three cameo appearances. I presume Procter & Gamble paid you a tidy sum for the exposure.

Erin O'Brien said...

You bet, Louis. We're talking BILLS. I don't like to mention sums, but let's just say if baby needs a new pluffer, baby can get herself a new pluffer!

Anonymous said...

For the love of God please clean that tub!