How to do those things you were too embarrassed to admit you didn’t know how to do

No post yesterday, and light posting today as I’m preparing a teaching for church tonight. Thanks to an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), however, I am happy to direct you to a new video site chock-full of helpful videos of how to do those supposedly basic things that you may not have picked up on life’s journey. You know, things like folding a tee-shirt, boiling an egg, taking a shower. There are also more arcane topics as well, such as how to care for Emperor Scorpions, or how to eat sushi and, just in time for Halloween, how to carve distinctive jack-o-lanterns and how to make marshmallow and popcorn “brain balls”.

The site is called VideoJug, and at the time I visited the “10 Most Watched Videos” in the past hour were as follows:

  1. How To Fold a Tee-Shirt in 2 Seconds
  2. How to Tie a Half-Windsor Knot
  3. How to Use the Shower
  4. How to Kiss Someone Passionately
  5. How to Tie a Full Windsor Knot
  6. How to Become Breast Self Aware
  7. How to Iron a Shirt
  8. How to Perform the Perfect Golf Swing
  9. How to Get Out of a Car Without Showing Your Knickers
  10. How to Clean a Window

Personally, I didn’t even know you were supposed to fold tee-shirts. Even at just two seconds a pop, I estimate I’ve probably “freed up” nine and a half months out of my life so far. Time, no doubt, that I probably should have been utilizing by watching the other videos.

Anyway, other similar and helpful sites mentioned in the article include eHow, ViewDo, WikiHow.

If you want to know how to create a quick blog post when you’re otherwise very busy, go back to the beginning of this article.

7 thoughts on “How to do those things you were too embarrassed to admit you didn’t know how to do

  1. So are you telling us that you’re lazy or focused? Anyway, I can already do 7 of the 10 on your list which is a pretty good start.

  2. Hmmm, I got 4 out of 10. Sweet.

    I appreciate the links and I’m sure they’ll come in handy but so far I haven’t found an one explaining “How to convince others your not dangerously unstable”.

    Let me know if you find it.

  3. Actually, we sent someone over to your place to see if you’d be interested in participating in just such a video as a public service – and you shot at him.

  4. Tried #6 but it was just…well…..wierd. Gave it another go but this time grabbed ahold of the Lab Rat and she darn near slapped the peewaddin’ out of me.

  5. Oh sorry about that NW. I answered the door and he said “Hi sir, how are you this fine day?”. Anyone that doesn’t regard that as a lethal threat is just plain asking for trouble.

    Sorry, but I stand behind my decision to shoot him…..28 times….with a howitzer.

  6. Heathen Bro –

    the Lab Rat? Ohhh, that’s cold.

    Of course, it’s not like we both haven’t deservedly had the peewaddin slapped out of us many times!

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