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Poll Results: "Guess that Smell..." - SPOILERS BE WARNED!!! Thankfully, "Smell-O-Vision" doesn't exist, so the voting will show everyone's favorite Theory!

 
  • 16% (6)
    Theory 1: "Estate Sale Closeout"... aka Rigamortis Funkubus
  • 16% (6)
    Theory 2: "Death Bead Doorbuster"... aka killer sound
  • 36% (13)
    Theory 3: "Musical Mortician Madness"
  • 5% (2)
    Theory 4: "Z for Zennheiser - Z for Zombie"
  • 13% (5)
    Theory 5: "Clean your ears folks!"... aka leprosy, bringing it back!
  • 11% (4)
    Theory 6: "Taxidermy Treasure"
36 Total Votes  
post #136 of 337

brilliant story thus far.    :popcorn:

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Comment: I sure hope the final installment does not involve one of those state of the art 5D theaters where you watch, hear, feel and SMELL the action! I am not sure wouldn't need a bulbus olfactorius donor after all that!

 

Question: In all seriousness, if you decide to keep it, could I demo this, pretty please? (This isn't a joke, even though everyone is probably snickering.) I would like to use this in a head to head comparison with a K812 Pro I just put in a sample request for. I don't mind smells, actually, since I have walked through and among the most putrid, pungent fields of fowl scent in my lifetime. Added bonus: Maybe this would solve my sinus problems once and for all. (Again, I am not joking despite the humor surrounding this real life story.)


Edited by Sonichedgehog360 - 10/15/13 at 9:57pm
post #138 of 337

There is a particularly pungent Japanese dish called natto that's made of fermented soybeans. It is among the most offensively smelly foods I've eaten. To put that into context, I've eaten and enjoyed cheeses so smelly that the French have banned them from public transit. I've eaten durian fruit, an experience that has been likened to eating custard in a sewer. But natto is the closest I've come to having ripe, unwashed sports socks served to me as side dish. Natto alone causes my olfactory instrument to send signals directly to my epiglottis to start convulsing.  

 

Were the HD800s contaminated with traces of natto? If so, I can understand your reservations about keeping them, no matter how cheap they were. (And my apologies to natto aficionados. I'm sure you are worthy people who manage to get by with your four remaining senses.)

post #139 of 337

Awesome Read! Thanks!

post #140 of 337
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post
 

 I've eaten and enjoyed cheeses so smelly that the French have banned them from public transit. I've eaten durian fruit, an experience that has been likened to eating custard in a sewer. But natto is the closest I've come to having ripe, unwashed sports socks served to me as side dish. Natto alone causes my olfactory instrument to send signals directly to my epiglottis to start convulsing.  

 

 

You get many dinner guests..?

post #141 of 337

Surprisingly...yah, now that you mention it. 


Edited by micmacmo - 10/15/13 at 11:44pm
post #142 of 337
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post. Natto alone causes my olfactory instrument to send signals directly to my epiglottis to start convulsing.  

 

Were the HD800s contaminated with traces of natto? If so, I can understand your reservations about keeping them, no matter how cheap they were.

 That stuff is horrid. It's simply not right in any conceivable way. Dogs would avoid that I bet.

post #143 of 337
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post

There is a particularly pungent Japanese dish called natto that's made of fermented soybeans. It is among the most offensively smelly foods I've eaten. To put that into context, I've eaten and enjoyed cheeses so smelly that the French have banned them from public transit. I've eaten durian fruit, an experience that has been likened to eating custard in a sewer. But natto is the closest I've come to having ripe, unwashed sports socks served to me as side dish. Natto alone causes my olfactory instrument to send signals directly to my epiglottis to start convulsing.  

Were the HD800s contaminated with traces of natto? If so, I can understand your reservations about keeping them, no matter how cheap they were. (And my apologies to natto aficionados. I'm sure you are worthy people who manage to get by with your four remaining senses.)

I cannot comment on any of those since I haven't had the opportunity. Hopefully with my descriptors in the final installment, you can piece together if it sounds like one of your suggestions.

I do like that you bring this up, since it gives me hope! I watch Anthony Bourdain and once saw him yak up the Durian fruit. I love me some stinky cheese, but I would not be able to bring anything even half this bad near my tongue without being forced to purge... It's that bad.

UPDATE: After finally having a couple of free hours this evening, I have set aside the time to get all my thoughts gathered and start typing them out. The proceedings are not as fresh in my mind as they were 6 days ago, so it's taking me longer than I would like. It's almost here, guys.

70 hour work-weeks running a locally owned small business, not including outside events, radio spotlights, networking, and spending time with family -- doesn't leave much time to indulge in well worded writing. (Not asking for sympathy....) The GF is going out of town so, priorities are priorities. I don't mean to sound callus, but those offended by my buildup, suspense, or writing style are in the wrong thread... The title says "Story Telling Time" so I could share my experience in episodes since cannot write a book in one sitting. I am happy that those of you who are enjoying this can see the fun it's been for me.
post #144 of 337

Surströmming?

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I don't mean to sound callus, but those offended by my buildup, suspense, or writing style are in the wrong thread... The title says "Story Telling Time" so I could share my experience in episodes since cannot write a book in one sitting. I am happy that those of you who are enjoying this can see the fun it's been for me.

I wouldn't worry about it, Mr. Scotch.  It's a great read, and I'm sure the one or two less than pleasant remarks are simply out of frustration from not having more of your story to read.  It's kind of a compliment in a strange... socially awkward way.

 

Anyways, what's a mystery without a little suspense?  So take your time.

 

Cheers!

post #146 of 337
Oh ye westerners of little faith, I don't know which species of durian Anthony bourdain ate (and there are hellish types that even locals gag on) but if it's the usual ones, then it's actually not bad, honest! But I guess it's the same as most (south east) Asians smell 'uncommon' cheese.
post #147 of 337
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Oh ye westerners of little faith, I don't know which species of durian Anthony bourdain ate (and there are hellish types that even locals gag on) but if it's the usual ones, then it's actually not bad, honest! But I guess it's the same as most (south east) Asians smell 'uncommon' cheese.

I like durian, but yes, I've seen asians gag at the smell of blue cheese.

post #148 of 337

jgray91, I tried a durian-flavoured ice cream once. It was delicious, especially for something that had the potential to entirely ruin ice cream of any kind for me. How do the different types of durian differ?

 

mrscotchguy, I'm concerned. I'm sure you've noticed how both smells and music evoke memories. What happens when you short circuit your brain with great music but an awful smell? What will that do to all the great memories you associate with certain songs?

post #149 of 337
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Surströmming?

Haha fyfan :)

post #150 of 337
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Originally Posted by micmacmo View Post

jgray91, I tried a durian-flavoured ice cream once. It was delicious, especially for something that had the potential to entirely ruin ice cream of any kind for me. How do the different types of durian differ?

mrscotchguy, I'm concerned. I'm sure you've noticed how both smells and music evoke memories. What happens when you short circuit your brain with great music but an awful smell? What will that do to all the great memories you associate with certain songs?

Ahh, durian flavoured X. Those are usually very tame compared to the real thing. But it always makes me happy to hear someone like the flavour; it really is magnificent if one can ignore the pungent fragrant.

Durian types usually differ from taste and smell. Wilder ones - those that aren't cultivated, but found in forests and such - usually have a stronger pungent smell. And the taste can truly be atrocious even to iron-stomached locals. At least for me, I judge its taste by how bittersweet it is. I guess I can say it's bittersweet. Personally, I haven't tasted yet one of those wild ones, but there's a new FOTSeason - Musang (fox) king. But the season has pass, so I missed out on that; at least I ate the normal ones, and a new, sweeter, less pungent one. Actually the new ones are suitable to those that don't usually like durian IMO. Personally I don't like it because it taste too much like sweetened condensed milk.

Never occured to me to eat durian whilst listening to music. I wonder what'll happen...
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