#855 When you cut off your big disgusting toenail

Feels good, don't it?

Big toes are tough.

Chances are good that Big Digit is holding onto the largest nail you’ve got. And yeah, chopping it off can be a tough job, but then again — if you didn’t do it once in a while you’d pop holes in your socks and end up with scraggly Hobbit Feet all the time, complete with dirty, jagged Forest Toenails.

That’s why it’s so satisfying to saw that big toenail right off.

Now, there are a few different ways to get the job done:

trim-those-hedges• The Big Clip. My brother-in-law Dee used to pull out this fancy salon kit he had which contained a Jumbo Nail Clipper. Have you seen once of these things? They’re enormous and well-suited to the job of Big Toenail Cutter Offer. Clip, clip, you’re done. And you can use it to trim the hedges afterwards.
• Temporary Fang Nail. This is where you clip both the left and right sides of the nail first, and then end up with a temporary sharp and jagged fang nail just sticking up like a dagger. It’s pretty funny, but not safe around children or small animals. Let’s be smart and chop safe out there, folks.
What it looks like in Switzerland

• The Slow And Steady. This is the classic. Time to pull out that old, rusty nail clipper somebody bought from the dollar store fifteen years ago and set your foot on the bathroom counter, a sunny patch of grass outside, or on yesterday’s newspaper. You have to scrunch your eyebrows, and then slowly inch your way across the nail, bit by bit by bit by bit, almost peeling it off. Optional here is using a nail file to scrape out the Residual Toe Cheese.

When you’re done, you end up with a magnificently disgusting Giant Dirty Shard of Big Toenail. And yeah, I know it’s gross, and I know you’ll toss it in the garbage soon, but you can’t tell me that for one beautiful moment you just look at it and think


January 10, 2013, 11:18PM EST

Dear readers of 1000 Awesome Things,

I am sorry! I accidentally blew up this blog approximately two weeks ago. The images have been wonky, comments haven’t worked, and The App of Awesome went down. We have been working desperately to get everything running again and expect to be All Systems Go in a few days. 

I want to personally apologize to the hundreds of thousands of people who read 1000 Awesome Things each week. Thank you sincerely for your emails, tweets, and posts about the blog. It’s funny — sometimes we take for granted how lucky we are when everything’s working, until it suddenly… isn’t. 

I’d like to sincerely thank my friends Matt, Nate, Ben, and the good folks at WordPress, for helping bring this tiny, electronic baby back to life. Yes, it’s just bits and bytes. But I think it’s also been a special place for me, and you, and us.

Thanks for your patience and here’s to more and more awesome always,


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