#996 Opening and sniffing a pack of tennis balls

Like fine wineNot too many things that aren’t soda sound like soda when they’re opened. But tennis balls do, and that’s part of their beauty. You just snap back that tab, hear that pshhhhh sound, and then catch a whiff of those vacuum sealed, Korean-factory packed, hot rubbery plastic fumes. Tennis anyone?


83 thoughts on “#996 Opening and sniffing a pack of tennis balls

  1. Yeah, see. Knowing what today was going to be yesterday is not as much fun as finding out today what today was supposed to be.

  2. Raquetballs have that same woosh sound but they don’t have the same robust smell. I think the fuzz on the tennis balls adds to their pleasant aroma.

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  4. “I think Pringles’ initial intention was to make tennis balls. But on the day that the rubber was supposed to show up, a big truckload of potatoes arrived. But Pringles was a laid-back company. They said “Fuck it. Cut ’em up.”

    the late, great Mitch Hedberg

  5. You people are dumb . . .
    San Carlos…trying to sound cool? Look at what you said…

    “Yeah, see. Knowing what today was going to be yesterday is not as much fun as finding out today what today was supposed to be.”

    So if you knew what today was going to be like yesterday, then you must of found out, at some point in time, what today was going to be like. So it dosent matter… you still found out what today was going to be like….

    devon…. two words, if you can count that high.. “Online Predator”

    dutt… Birds of a feather flock together, and so do pigs and swine. You choose your friends, I’ll choose mine…

    Then, theres the whole lot of you…. you’r talking about sniffing tennis balls….come on….

    1. Who made you the “fun” police! What a judgmental bastard! Do you have any friends – or have they all been scared off by your critisism?

      1. Very well said Amy.. Why can’t people just enjoy the site for what it is and have fun. I think you’re right, he has no friends and nowhere else to go.

  6. OHHHHHHHHHHH that smell is awesome. We used to play baseball in the field by my house and we couldn’t use real baseballs in fear of breaking a window so we used tennis balls.

    1. These people aren’t huffing tennis balls, its just a fragrant, albeit odd scent that for some reason many find pleasing.. myself included…

  7. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!! fresh balls. [Tennis balls that is!] yesss, i like the smell. (Sorry i just became veryy hyper.)

    1. Wotcher!!!

      Oh my goodness that is like THE BEST smell in the world. I don’t get my nose out of those fumes very often… I’m a bookworm with a Harry Potter blog, so yes, I have to agree with you. :D ( if you haven’t read Harry Potter, read it now. You’ll thank me later).

  8. COMPLETELY agree with this. My parents made me do tennis when I was a little girl. I would hate going to lessons every Sunday and games every Thursday. But the opening of the new pack always made me happy. It felt so fresh and clean.

    And I completely agree with Nicole!

  9. mmm i love this smell! :) it always makes me remember the awesome summers i spent on the school tennis team and just goofing off with friends the whole time haha

  10. That was halaroius!!!

    When i was in the fifth grade i had to make a catlpolt. We had to use tennis balls to test it. I opened the package and i smelled it it smelled terrible.

  11. Yes indeed a great smell although I prefer the smell of a plant called Society Garlic…not real garlic but it smells like a mix between skunk weed and real skunk. People think I’m wierd because I like it.

  12. Holy cow! Someone else understands! I told my friends once that I love the smell of new tennis balls and they looked at me like I was a crack head! I’m so glad someone else recognizes how crazy-good that smells and I’m not crazy!

  13. AAAAAHH! To an avid tennis player, as I was decades ago, there is nothing like the smell of the just open can of balls. That bight green-yellow, that sound, that aroma. And the anticipation of the bounce and weight of new balls. What comes back to me is all those hours and hours and hours hitting tennis balls, chasing tennis balls, watching tennis balls, loving the (occasionally) perfect stroke
    and the way it felt momentarily on my racket.
    It is easy for me t imagine an erotic encounter with a multitude of unopened cans of balls in place of candles … But oh, I can’t really relax with the thought of a freshly opened can going to waste. The rest of the erotic encounter would have to take place on a suitably private court (next door?)

  14. I’d rather not inhale the new toxic fumes but I sure like them once my TWIN dog has drooled all over them; they’re covered in GRASS STAINS and when they’re “SCHWEDDY BALLS” after a skit on SNL.
    Tennis anyone?!*

  15. I haven’t done that in years..I am about to head over to the local sports store and just open them and smell them. I LOVE THAT SMELL.

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