Dave’s Strange and Unusual World

January 17, 2009

Celebrating Lint

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 6:36 pm

So, every night, my wife comments on how much belly-button lint I have accumulated throughout the day.  I have noticed that I do accumulate a ton of lint, so my question has recently become: How can I accumulate so much lint and still have t-shirts that are whole?  Shouldn’t my t-shirts sort of disintegrate after a while, suffering a slow demise as my belly-button absorbs them?  Shouldn’t all of my t-shirts, after about a year, at least have holes in the belly-button area?  If anyone can scientifically answer these questions for me, I would be much obliged.

In the meantime, I am left wondering what to do with all of this lint that I accumulate.  I have tended to throw it away, but I’m not sure if that is an “environmentally conscious” thing to do.  Perhaps there is a secondary market for recycled lint to be made into new t-shirts?  Perhaps, in throwing this lint away, I am selfishly squandering one of nature’s last renewable resources; perhaps there are people in third-world countries who have no lint and I am merely perpetuating the image of a wasteful American; perhaps my lint could be used to create new clothes for those who have no clothes and new tarps for the sheltering of refugees.

Perhaps I should save all of my lint for a year, bale it together, and give it away this Christmas as a White Elephant gift?



  1. Dave,

    I’ll take your suggestions to the powers that be on my first day of work at the EPA. I’m sure that this has been of great concern with them. Lint is truly a highly regarded renewable resource and I’m sure I can convince enough people that this subject matter should be explored on a more “conservationist” level. They probably just need enough people being willing to bale their samples together over a year, take it before President Obama, and convince him this is a crisis in dire need of federal money….much more than global warming.

    Comment by Jason Smith — January 17, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  2. […] Funny — dangrdave @ 12:11 am I remember posting a blog entry about lint before (click here to reminisce with me about it); and, being that we are in the season on Lent, I figured it was time […]

    Pingback by More Fiber for Lent! « Dave’s Strange and Unusual World — March 4, 2009 @ 12:11 am

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