How to make surprise balls


15 Responses to “How to make surprise balls”

  1. I’m just going to sit back, and watch the snappy rejoinders arrive.

  2. Dear mods,

    I am a faithful BB reader and enjoy the RSS feed but am not interested in the new family specific content. Additionally, all of the responses I can think of for a post titled “How to make surprise balls” are not appropriate for a family site. Are there plans to eventually split family content away from the main site after testing it on the general audience?


    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Ask Rob.

    • oasisob1 says:

      Good point. I realize that many of us BB commenters don’t really consider what’s appropriate when posting comments. Perhaps the lesson is for families to view the family content TOGETHER!

      Oh, or a button to show/hide comments, which defaults to hiding.

    • ChickieD says:

      If they were to flag the “Family” content by, say, including “Boing Boing Family” in every family related headline, maybe that would be enough to get commenters to show restraint when something as tasty as “surprise balls” gets included in the headline. 

      I think the commenters here care enough about the site to play nice on a “Family” tagged thread. We can be all dirty minded on other posts.

      That being said, since Boing Boing also posts NSFW content at times, splitting out a separate site might be a nice way of isolating inappropriate content from children. Also, people who use contents blocking browser software for their kids might find that the site is blocked to their children because some content is not child appropriate.

  3. Ian Wood says:

    I’ve been arrested.

  4. ohbejoyful says:

    I love making these. I initially got the idea from Not Martha and have been honing my own special style for everal holidays since. I get almost much fun making them as the kids and yeah, grow ups, have unwrapping them.

  5. ohbejoyful says:

    Meant to add the link to Not Marth’s site;iPad isn’t letting me edit my post:

  6. echolocate chocolate says:

    Surprise balls on the internet!

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