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26 Nov 2012 01:56 PM   |   4887 clicks   |   The Street
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The Martintuckian     
Two reds, one white.

26 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
diaphoresis     
a filler in cosmetics

I'm not sure if I should be impressed or disturbed...

26 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Hemorrhoid remover?
Starfish Itcher?
Herpes Scab Remover?
biatchy Woman Tampon?

26 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
dryknife     
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26 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
SDRR     
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26 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
stainedglassdoll    [TotalFark]  
What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.

26 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
Grapple     
modified toilet paper holders?

26 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
Rezurok     
FTFA:
The first answer: Use it to replace sand for industrial blasting. The cob's woody ring is a biodegradable product that is as hard as diamonds, but unlike sand, soft enough to avoid pitting.

So it's as hard as diamonds, but softer than sand? Got it, time to stop reading.

26 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
BeerGraduate     
Slob on my cob?

26 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Urethra Massager.

26 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

Grapple: modified toilet paper holders?


That would be IRONIC...

26 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
Gough     
My grandparents not only used it as alluded to in the headline, but also for cooking fuel. I don't long for the good old days....

26 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Pro Zack     
you had to go there, didn't you.

26 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
Milk D     

stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.


go oooooooooooooon.

26 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
bbcard1     
We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.

26 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
stainedglassdoll    [TotalFark]  

Milk D: stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.

go oooooooooooooon.


Like this: Link

26 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
Butthurted     

SDRR: [i1143.photobucket.com image 600x431]


Um yea, so since the topic has been broached, how exactly did that whole deal work? Were they use once and dispose or more of a rinse and repeat type of deal? Did every member of the family have a designated stash of cobs or was it a free for all? Did mom admonish you if you busted into the fancy cobs as those were being saved for company? HOW in the hell did the whole cob thing work???

/Kinda like the three shells

26 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club     
I got to the world "corncob" in the headline and before I made it to the word "way" I was already thinking about anuses. There are things wrong with me and the internet that I fear are irreparable.

26 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
I haven't done any blasting with corn cob. I've used sand and dry ice, and the dry ice was nice because you could use it with a minimum of crap flying around.

26 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
OscarTamerz     
"Creative uses for the humble corncob have come a long way from the outhouse"

Somebody, obviously, has not read Faulkner.

26 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
CygnusDarius     
I'm guessing she might have a few ideas...

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/Grey's Anatomy
//Fifty shades of Sasha Grey
///Any more Sasha Grey puns?

26 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
Louisiana_Sitar_Club     
Crawn Prawn


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26 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
OscarTamerz     
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26 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
Big Ramifications     
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26 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
Old Man Winter    [TotalFark]  
"When people ask what I do, it's hard to explain, 'Hey, we grind corncobs,'" said McElfresh,..."

That would actually be an awesome thing to tell people.
"I grind corncobs, baby. Slow grind, all night..."

CSB
About 20 ago, when I was just starting college on the Great Plains, I found out my local market had an extraordinary amount of bizarre soy-bean related protect that were super cheap. Form nuts to soy ink pens. To this day I will occasionally run into someone who thinks I worked for the "Nebraska Soybean Council". I only stopped when some goons from the actual Soybean Board got pissy with me for making cheap pamphlets full of flat-out lies and passing them out at my favorite bar,
Don't mess with lobbies that depend on subsidies, btw.
/CSB

26 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
Gough     

Butthurted: SDRR: [i1143.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Um yea, so since the topic has been broached, how exactly did that whole deal work? Were they use once and dispose or more of a rinse and repeat type of deal? Did every member of the family have a designated stash of cobs or was it a free for all? Did mom admonish you if you busted into the fancy cobs as those were being saved for company? HOW in the hell did the whole cob thing work???

/Kinda like the three shells


Since you asked....my family had a small farm in the midwest and all of the corncobs were saved after the corn was shelled. They put them in an old silo to dry. Periodically, they'd take a bucketful of them into the kitchen (for cooking fuel) or to the outhouse.

It was a bit of a contrast from my other grandparents, who had not only "indoor", but also...um...staff.

26 Nov 2012 02:26 PM
WalMartian    [TotalFark]  

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


This.

26 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
Burr     
They are great at rebellion against alien overlords...

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26 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
stevetherobot     

Rezurok: FTFA:
The first answer: Use it to replace sand for industrial blasting. The cob's woody ring is a biodegradable product that is as hard as diamonds, but unlike sand, soft enough to avoid pitting.

So it's as hard as diamonds, but softer than sand? Got it, time to stop reading.


Is it stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream?

26 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
Odd Bird     

stainedglassdoll: What about creative home uses for corn cobs? I ask because I eat corn oddly and end up with very clean cobs at the end.


boing-oing-oing-oing!

stainedglassdoll: Like this: Link


ppplllllbbbttthhhh

26 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
WordyGrrl     

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


A++ Fast delivery! Would LOL again!

/If you don't get the joke, ask your great grandma.

26 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
Butthurted     

The Martintuckian: Two reds, one white.


Damn, that was a very "wince-inducing" google search.

26 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
My grandmother made Corn Cob Jelly.
It was about the color of apple juice but sweet and vitrually without flavor.
I peeked, and yes, she did boil corn cobs to nake it.

26 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
MayoBoy     
They also make pretty nice pens

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26 Nov 2012 02:58 PM
elvisaintdead    [TotalFark]  
So... what you're saying is that they're more than just handy?

26 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
Broktun     
My grandma says "two reds then a white to see if you need another red".

She will be 90 this spring.

26 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
Robo Beat     

bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.


Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.

26 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
Gough     

Robo Beat: bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.

Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.


Yes, but how well to they work as an alternative to sandblasting??? I'm not sure I need something that's "more aggressive".

26 Nov 2012 04:13 PM
Butthurted     
Reason #682 Why Fark is such fun...

When a thread has two competing trains of thought; 1) Wiping your arse with corncobs and 2) Alternative mediums for sandblasting.

26 Nov 2012 04:21 PM
revrendjim    [TotalFark]  

Robo Beat: bbcard1: We corn cob residue as a gentler alternative to "sandblast" a portion of our structure that is made of wood. Worked fine. I do not know how that process would have worked for wiping of bottoms.

Crushed walnut shells work very well for the same purposes, and are rather more aggressive IIRC.


You're not talking about the wiping of bottoms, I hope.

26 Nov 2012 04:52 PM
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26 Nov 2012 05:25 PM
LaughingRadish     
Corncob pipes are inexpensive and smoke very well. 
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26 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
gstefan     
Texas Aggies shove them in their anus before each football game so they are reminded that they are not allowed to sit down during the game.

26 Nov 2012 06:51 PM
Johnny Bananapeel     
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26 Nov 2012 06:59 PM
wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  
Thank the Lord for the Sears catalogue.

26 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
LordOfThePings     
Apartments?

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26 Nov 2012 09:41 PM
Good Behavior Day     
ACI presents At Your Fingertips:Corncobs

27 Nov 2012 12:00 AM
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