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Here’s What Happened When I Tried Wearing Acrylic Nails For Three Days

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

I, Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez, wore acrylic nails for three day as part of a mitú social experiment video. It was me and two dudes learning how to live, work, and function with these nails and the results were interesting. Before you ask, using the bathroom was not the kind of challenge I expected. But more about that later…

The very first thing I tried was typing (since it’s a huge part of my job) and it sucked.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

My own productivity plummeted as a result of the nails and I was happy to write three words in a row without having to retype them. To this day I still don’t get how people can type with those nails.

Even the old pen and paper was a challenge I couldn’t fully master.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

No matter how I positioned my hands I was being stabbed by those talons I was living with.

However, the animals that call my apartment home were thrilled when I got home.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

And I do mean thrilllled.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

At least someone was benefiting from my nails choice. ??

I painfully caught these little daggers on everything from door handles to pant pockets.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

There was a time or two when I thought I had ripped my nail off leaving me in tears with no relief in sight.

And they were not as helpful or strong as I had always thought they were.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Such. ?? A. ?? Bad. ?? Idea! ??

Tying shoes quickly became a time consuming and soul-crushing affair.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

And taking them off made me really think about my life choices.

At some point, I was sure that these nails were out to get me, like when they tried to ruin my lunch.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

How does one even do this?!

But, an insider tip, these acrylic nuisances make for wonderful ear scratchers.

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez
CREDIT: Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

That moment made three days of torture and immobility totally worth it.

Watch my entire experience here:

Guys try fake nails for 3 days.

Posted by We are mitú on Monday, February 20, 2017


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11 San Marcos Blankets We Wish Were Real

comedy

11 San Marcos Blankets We Wish Were Real

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Before the Snuggie was all the rage in the late 2000s, anyone who grew up Mexican (or around Mexicans) knew there was another blanket that always came through in the clutch: the San Marcos blanket. Thick, super warm, and decorated with some sort of wild animal (or peaceful landscape), San Marcos blankets were always there for you when you needed a little comfort. The San Marcos legend remains strong, even though the company that originally manufactured the blankets has gone out of business: listen to anyone describe a copycat blanket and you’ll most likely hear them describe it as a “San Marcos.” So, what would some of these iconic blankets look like if they had a modern touch?

A San Marcos featuring an emoji tiger would be a nice update…

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

… unless you like a different type of tiger.

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

When you don’t want anyone waking you up early, this blanket sends a clear message:

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

Here’s how you can tell everyone which language you speak in your dreams:

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

If you like to lie in bed all day, here’s the blanket for you:

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

Some days, you may feel like this Kermit…

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

… And other days, you’ll have to flip over your cobija to reveal your dark side.

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

This blanket is a perfect recuerdo for the greatest party of 2016.

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

Here’s one bedbug you wouldn’t mind spending some time with:

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

And here’s a San Marcos for all the insomniacs who have trouble sleeping…

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson

Not your style? Here’s another option:

Illustration by Christina Henderson
CREDIT: Illustration by Christina Henderson



Which San Marcos blankets would you like to see? Tell us in the comments below.



Quiz: Which San Marcos Blanket Are You?