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Cuellar

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Face Masks
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:06:37 PM »
What are people doing about them? Making them? Buying them? Where to get them, that's a key question.

I've seen a few places you can order them from online, but are they any good, I wonder? I suppose you just have to try it.

There's also a site where you can design your own: https://www.contrado.co.uk/custom-face-masks?browsedesign

There's a fetching 'FUCKTHETORIES' one on there. And of course you can just write CUNT across it in big letters, which is a lot of fun. But you wouldn't actually wear it then, would you, so it sort of defeats the purpose. Still, a lot of fun to see it mocked up and to imagine wearing it.

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 07:39:24 PM »
Allegedly a lot of companies like ASOS, Gap, and Boden are doing them. I bought a couple from eBay and Etsy and while the design is OK the quality is poor (similar or worse to the authentically homemade ones I've seen). But better that than Amazon which seems entirely full of scammers selling tissue paper masks stuffed into dirty envelopes based on the comments.

Personally I don't understand why the government is giving out free condoms but not facemasks. And pulling a condom over your head is not recommended by the CDC.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 07:42:21 PM »
I got both of mine from what looked like little more than someone with a sewing machine and they've been fine. The idea of giving it to a brand or hipster designer jumping on the bandwagon just seemed fundamentally wrong.

This was the better one of the two, the nose wire makes a big difference:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224038048930

The designs on the fabric are pretty horrid (I got the pirates one) but they're well made and have some plain colours.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 08:53:14 PM »
Allegedly a lot of companies like ASOS, Gap, and Boden are doing them.
What do you mean allegedly

Has it not been proven?

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 10:45:44 PM »
It's the word on the street, but you didn't hear it from me.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 09:36:37 AM »
recognise your age it's an anti-mask rampage

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 10:03:32 AM »
It's genuinely baffling why the UK is so far behind on masks. It doesn't bother me that much because I don't care if hundreds of thousands of people die just so I can say I was right but it is very weird. A strange combination of English contrarianism and an unwillingness to 'make a fuss', probably mixed up with some culture war snowflake perception phobia and the kind of fragile masculinity which results in a decrease in seatbelt use.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 10:13:19 AM »
my main problem is that wearing a mask is a pain in the arse

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 10:35:48 AM »
my main problem is that wearing a mask is a pain in the arse

You're wearing it wrong.

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 10:37:32 AM »
my main problem is that wearing a mask is a pain in the arse

You should try wearing a vent 😂😂😂

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 11:15:31 AM »
People are selfish cunts, it's as simple as that.

Pub cunts, beach cunts, mask-less cunts, lazy cunts, me me me cunts.


Cuellar

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 11:29:00 AM »
I'm paralysed by indecision - Asos are selling them, and donating a quid per mask(? or order) to Oxfam. On the other hand, I can go on Etsy or something and directly support some random stranger who might be out of work or fucked in some way by lockdown.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2020, 11:31:28 AM »
Buy two

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2020, 11:32:08 AM »
I'm paralysed by indecision - Asos are selling them, and donating a quid per mask(? or order) to Oxfam. On the other hand, I can go on Etsy or something and directly support some random stranger who might be out of work or fucked in some way by lockdown.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING

Cut out the pointless middlemen and use eBay.

Cuellar

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2020, 11:40:36 AM »
Isn't that just what Etsy is?

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 05:50:16 PM »
You can get them basically everywhere now, whole world is cashing in on it.

Doesn't have to be anything special as it's not personal protection but a communal solution that prevents asymptomatic people from unknowingly spreading it about.  (And symptomatic people, obvs, but it's the asymptomatic i.e. effectively EVERYONE else, who need convincing)

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 07:04:00 PM »
Isn't that just what Etsy is?

I always assumed Etsy were the middle people, a bit like redbubble but with more people on the supply stream.

Probably got it all wrong though. I never really bothered to confirm my assumption.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 07:39:12 PM »
I always assumed Etsy were the middle people, a bit like redbubble but with more people on the supply stream.

Probably got it all wrong though. I never really bothered to confirm my assumption.



Gasp! The Middle People?!

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2020, 05:02:48 AM »
Talking of Etsy, check out this cunt*;

https://twitter.com/jupy314/status/1280536679443361792?s=21

*The seller, not the tweeter

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2020, 08:36:50 AM »
I got a bunch from Redbubble. Mine is Silence of the Lambs-themed. I was looking for birthday pressies for my mum and got carried away

Cuellar

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2020, 09:42:18 AM »
Talking of Etsy, check out this cunt*;

https://twitter.com/jupy314/status/1280536679443361792?s=21

*The seller, not the tweeter

I mean christ of course these won't work. Stupid bastards.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2020, 09:47:59 AM »
Talking of Etsy, check out this cunt*;

https://twitter.com/jupy314/status/1280536679443361792?s=21

*The seller, not the tweeter

*and the tweeter

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I never thought I’d have a viral tweet ever. If anyone wants to support me, you can check out my Etsy :) I draw and make cute things.

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2020, 10:08:36 AM »
Talking of Etsy, check out this cunt*;

https://twitter.com/jupy314/status/1280536679443361792?s=21

*The seller, not the tweeter

I miss Regretsy.

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2020, 11:23:44 AM »
Talking of Etsy, check out this cunt*;

https://twitter.com/jupy314/status/1280536679443361792?s=21

*The seller, not the tweeter

That's just an old pair of ladies lacy pants isn't it?

Malcy

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2020, 01:42:27 PM »
I'll have to get one in the next couple of days or won't be able to go to the shops. The Scottish Government website says something along the lines of "we don't really think they'll be much help but just wear one anyway" and then gives a load of excuses for you to use for not wearing one.

Re: Face Masks
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2020, 03:45:06 PM »
I'll have to get one in the next couple of days or won't be able to go to the shops. The Scottish Government website says something along the lines of "we don't really think they'll be much help but just wear one anyway" and then gives a load of excuses for you to use for not wearing one.
The English government advice tells you how to make a face covering, the Scottish advice tells you to wear a scarf or burqah/niqab. I don't know if this is a comment on the relative craft skills north and south of the border, or expectation of the apparel a Scot will have (what Scottish man doesn't like to wear a burqah and sneak into ladies' toilets?). Fortunately while a quite a few Scots seem to have access to medical-style masks, none seem to think a Rangers scarf is acceptable diseasewear.

I'm also wondering if constantly eating chips is a suitable excuse for not wearing one.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2020, 03:50:51 PM »
Scottish gov have done succinct instructions too.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1280532028614602754

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2020, 04:29:22 PM »
Holy shit, if you don't know that you can make an easy face mask from the sleeve of a t-shirt then you have never had to quickly disguise yourself amongst other masked up people.

Malcy

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2020, 05:07:03 PM »
Scottish gov have done succinct instructions too.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1280532028614602754

Fuckin hell, could they not get an actual person to do the voiceover?

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Face Masks
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2020, 05:35:11 PM »
I hope once this dies down everyone remembers to keep their masks for their next bit of protest/civil disobedience. The police will love that.

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