Dutch Boy® Paint Co. is having a contest to promote their Refresh™ brand paint – a paint that not only brightens the room, but also kills odor (purportedly). People send in pictures of the ugliest, stinkiest room in their houses, and site visitors have the opportunity to view the rooms and vote on which ones look stinkiest. The prizes for the three ugliest, stinkiest rooms are:
1st prize: 50 gallons of Refresh™ paint and $5000
2nd prize: 25 gallons of Refresh™ paint and $2500
3rd prize: 10 gallons of Refresh™ paint and $1000
Those who vote on the rooms also have a chance at winning a few gallons of paint.
Just to give you an idea of what sort of stinky things interest the unwashed masses, here are the top ten posts, as measured in pageviews, for the last four months. In countdown style, a la Letterman–
10.) 1000-year-old eggs
9.) The Stink List (page)
8.) Andouillette: French Pig-Colon Sausage
7.) Michelle Obama on Barack: “snore-y and stinky guy”
6.) “NodorO” Eliminates MGO (Male Genital Odor)
5.) Eva Mendes-Cameron Diaz Fart/Belch-Off
4.) Ask Uncle Stinky (page)
2.) Classifying Crap: The Bristol Stool Scale
*Drum roll* And the number one post for the last four months is…
1.) From The Best of Craigslist: “Don’t Shave Your Ass-Hair!”
Posted in The Unwashed Masses
Tagged blog, foul, odor, posts, putrid, rotten, stench, stink, stinky, things that stink, top 10, top ten, uncle stinky
Last August, after an all day airshow, my brother and I were making the long trek across the brown fields back to the car when we encountered a spilled porta-pottie. A truck had been transporting the odoriferous receptacle and it had been upset somehow, dumping its contents onto the ground.
The smell was abominable and we gave it wide berth, but not before I snapped a picture of the tanker truck that was there to vacuum up the mess–
Posted in Bodily Fluids, Crappers (restrooms), Effluvia, emissions, Miasma, sewage, Stink Interdiction, Stinky Accidents, Stinky Incidents, Stinky occupations, Stinky Signs, TOXIC
Tagged ace, cleanup, feces, odor, porta potty, roto rooter, Smelly, spill, stinky, urine
Smelly Orlando Bloom Needs To Wash More
Model girlfriend kicks up a stink over his poor personal hygiene…
Orlando Bloom’s on-off girlfriend, Miranda Kerr, is reportedly insisting the actor clean up his act – literally….
Read it (entertainmentwise.com)
Man lived with lodger’s body for years
An elderly man lived for years with the body of his dead lodger on the sofa of his council flat in Bristol.
The man, who is in his seventies, never reported the death of his dead friend and officials never suspected anything despite a stench that neighbours complained about repeatedly.
The corpse was found in the living room after council workers finally responded to complaints about the foul smell coming from the flat.
It is not clear how long the corpse remained in the flat. One neighbour told the Bristol Evening Post that he moved into his flat eight years ago after the previous tenants left because of the vile stench – but police dismissed reports that it could have been there for a decade.
A police spokesman said: “It has been suggested that the body may have been there for as long as ten years. This is incorrect, although it is fair to say we believe it was there for several years.
Read the entire article
Posted in Just Disgusting, Miasma, Stink Interdiction, Stinky dead things, Stinky People, Stinky practices
Tagged britain, ceased to be, corpse, dead, deceased, England, expired, late, lodger, odor, odour, rotten, stench, stiff, stinky, tenant
Kelly Rowland caused a massive stink on a flight – with a sandwich.
The former Destiny’s Child star hates eating plane food so she decided to grab a “smelly” Subway takeaway roll laden with onions before boarding.
She said: “I took a Subway sandwich onto a plane and I was in first class. The other passengers were not happy with the smell! I looked around and could see a lot of disgusted faces. I put everything on it, and the onions made it really smelly!”
Although none of her fellow passengers scolded the singer, Kelly already had her excuse readied in case someone did shout at her.
She added: “If I think I’m going to get into trouble I always say that I’m sick. Then they feel like they can’t really be cross with you. They think you are too feeble for them to be angry with you.”
Posted in Pop Culture Stench, Stinky Food, Stinky People
Tagged airplane, Destiny's Child, flight, hoagie, Kelly Rowland, onions, roll, Smelly, stinky, subway
I would be remiss not to cover a current stench-situation in the town where I was born and raised, Bellingham, Washington. (no, not a suburb of Washington D.C., foreign folk – the state of Washington, NW corner of the U.S.).
Awful odor wafts over Bellingham neighborhoods
Coffee roasters, manufacturer possible sources
BELLINGHAM — An unpleasant odor wafting through neighborhoods has residents plugging their noses and searching for answers.
The offending aroma is known as the “Sunnyland Stench” in reference to the Sunnyland neighborhood, where the odor seems most prevalent. But people in neighborhoods such as York and Columbia also have smelled it, said Patrick McKee, the Sunnyland representative on the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission.
The odor, described by residents as “chemical” and “sweet,” has been a problem for more than two years but has become stronger within the last year, McKee said….
Read the entire article
I hardly gave stench a second thought in Bellingham, growing up; it was just a fact of life. For the entire time that I was stretching into the 6’2″ frame I now occupy, the Georgia Pacific pulp mill was churning out emissions of one sort or another, down by the bay (it has in recent years severely cut back its operation). Its odor was so ubiquitous that a local publication once solicited opinions about what residents thought the “GP odor” smelled like. Opinions were of course, diverse, but the one I could relate to was “tuna on whitebread.”
Posted in emissions, Miasma, Stinky products, Stinky substances
Tagged Bellingham, chemical, emissions, foul, odor, sickly sweet, smell, State, stinky, Sunnyland Stench, Washington
HUDSON BEGGED SMELLY McCONAUGHEY TO WEAR DEODORANT
Kate Hudson was so put off by her Fool’s Gold co-star Matthew Mcconaughey’s natural odour she begged him to reconsider his no-deodorant stance for love scenes. The movie hunk famously refuses to wear scents – something which his latest co-star found disgusting.
He reveals, “She always brings a salt rock, which is some natural deodorant, and says, ‘Would you please put this on?’ “I just never wore it. No cologne, no deodorant.” McConaughey insists Hudson is his only co-star who has ever complained about his smell, adding that a good diet and regular showers help him stay fresh.
He adds, “I take a few (showers) a day.” (source)
I’m sure you’re a very cleanliness-conscious guy, Matt, but the bit about the good diet is a load of crap. There is no diet which prevents bacteria from proliferating in the vicinity of the armpit. And as for the showers: I’m sure those help for a while, but my guess is that your armpits really do begin to stink under hot lights on the set.
I surmise that no one else complained about your pit odor because 1.) They weren’t outspoken enough to mention that you smell like a locker room 2.) They were so awed by your star status that they overlooked it (but probably whispered about it when your back was turned).
This is planet Earth, and people are people, wherever you go.
You’re completely free to continue avoiding deodorants, Matthew. Just don’t tell us that our noses are deceiving us. You might also consider moving to France, where no one will notice.* Heaven knows, you can probably afford it.
Posted in emissions, Pop Culture Stench, Stinky occupations, Stinky People
Tagged armpits, Bo, body odor, deodorant, Fools Gold, hygiene, Kate Hudson, Mathhew McConaughey, musky, Smelly, stinks, stinky, sweat
The first image here is of a street sign on Bainbridge, Island, Washington. How it came to have that name I’ve no idea.
The second sign is in the UK, I suspect, but I’m not 100% sure of that.