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This week we’re playing around with these arm covers that are supposed to protect you from getting chalk on your arms when you write on chalkboards. At least, that’s what Martina says they’re for, but I’m suspicious. See, I wrote on many chalkboards in my day, back when I was teaching, and I never smudged my arms on the boards. Never. I can’t even imagine how you would. I write with my wrists, not with my arms, and my body is a little bit far away from the boards, so my arm is at an angle. How exactly would chalk rub off on my arm when I’m writing, exactly?

And, even if somehow, I found myself pressed up against the chalkboard for some reason – maybe because the wall is slowly smushing me, and yet I still feel the need to go on with the lesson before my imminent death – why would I need one for my other arm? Why would my other arm be rubbing up against the chalkboard? Who writes with both hands at the same time? Or who writes legibly with both hands? Or are you leaning up against the chalkboard with your left arm, because you’re so exhausted and the class is so draining, while you languidly write with your right hand, and smear chalk all over your arm in the process?

What the hell?! Seriously! This makes no sense! We would easily dismiss it right away for it being so bizarre if it weren’t for the fact that Martina saw her teachers using these in school. Yes: they would wear these on both arms at the same time as they taught. ARGGH! WHY?!

Students would wear them too, supposedly, because they don’t want to smear ink on their arms. For lefties that’s understandable, but for righties? I…I don’t know. I give up. If any of you have an answer, let us know, because we’re really quite confused by it. Our best answer: use these sleeves to smuggle things into the class. Yeah. That’s the best idea we can come up with.

Anyhow, IT’S WTF GIVEAWAY TIME! To win this month’s WTF care package containing these Arm Protectors, the Golf Pencil Stationery Set, the Dog Bunny Hoods, and the Super Fun Water Guns, all you have to do is answer our creative question of the month. The question is:

If you were a student with these arm covers, what would you smuggle into your classroom?

If you’re a YouTube subscriber, feel free to leave your answers in the comments below (along with your YouTube name, so we can make sure you’re subscribed to us if we pick you as the winner). Woot! If you haven’t subscribed to us on YouTube yet, you can do so by clicking here. Yeah!

Otherwise, here are the bloopers for today. I was really hyped up on coffee. Had a Starbucks Doubleshot right before filming and got CRAAAZY. I was like a puppy. A crazy hyper puppy. Whoa.

 
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  1. Ash3070

    Surely this doesn’t work if you’re a leftie like me :/ You’d just be erasing everything you JUST wrote :/ x x x

  2. Momosaur

    I always feel awkward commenting on these older posts, but OH WELL! Here goes.

    I think they are more for when you are doing artsy fartsy things like painting and sketching and such… at least that’s what they seem to be used for in the k drama Goong. But if teachers want to use them too, then, well, whatever floats your boat homie.

  3. YGfamilysaranghae

    hey hey hey 
    iyou get dr. memersworth name from here?
    flashback
    lol

  4. ^found the blooper reel with the Meemersworth mention :)

  5. That’s originally for art classes to protect your sleeves from inks and paints. If you go to art schools you can spot them quite easily and even real professionals use it too. Chalkboard thing must be later found idea of using it. When I was middle school student, sometimes we had un-noticed sudden bag screen. We are not supposed to bring cartoon books, or make up goods and stuff, and I had cosmetic powder. We also had to pass the body search, very similar to airport body check, without cool metal detector machine but only teachers hand between your legs, arms and around your torso, and I stuck it into my “toshi”, that’s what it’s called.. And my powder was not detected!!

  6. I think those are great..! Yes they are for chalkboard writing/painting etc but also you must remember that white dress shirts / blouses are very common in Korea – men wear suits and ties to work. Most Korean middle school and high school students wear school uniforms, and most school uniforms in Korea involve white button-down shirts/blouses. And these literally-white-collar people mostly work at desks – now more people work with computers and these protectors are less common in workplaces – but those who spend more time actually writing esp. in pencils (ex. students), have the lower-half of their sleeves constantly in contact/rubbing against something – it is very easy to get them dirty. Many WTFs often have v good reasons!

  7. SHINee had those same arm protectors in the Japanese remake of Reply!

  8. Rachel Lau

    I had those. I ued them for painting, and sketching.

    Cause sketch pencils are stupid and get all over your clothes and hands and forearms WHILE smudging your beautifully sketched sketch. :I

  9. my friend told me that her global teacher erases and writes at the same time so if you write two slow you miss the notes…also HE NEVER TALKS!!!!!!

  10. Those are not for chalkboards….. They are for painting, and in Korea, children in elementary school (3rd grade or less) do a LOT of water painting, so they use it to protect their sleeves fro, water + paint that you  cannot get off!

  11. Oh, my… You guys don’t know why Korean students use them.
    When we study on a desk, we use pencil all the time. And it makes smudge on a sleeve, so become dirty easily. That’s why they use it. To protect from that smudge from pencil powder, make sleeve clean all the time. That is the real reason why Korean students use them.
    I’m Korean. So I know it clearly.

  12. Anonymous

    I would hide the answers to a test I didn’t study for in the arm protectors.

  13. it says “미술용 토시” it means Warm Protector(?)  for Art Classes.. and I think they’re for Kindergarten kids… I used them when I was 5 (in K age).

  14. Jessica Jun

    LOL! I read this in a TIME article:

    “Gift stores sell special pillows that slip over your forearm to make desktop napping more comfortable.”So THAT’s the real purpose of these “arm protectors” ;D I kind of want one for myself now. 

  15. I have Resse buttercups to send to you :) whats your address?

  16. Reese buttercups *Yum* 

    If anyone asks what the bulge is I’m proclaim I have a wart…. A rather Huge Wart

  17. Anonymous

    Lol in chinese cultures we wear those things for cleaning and cooking so we dont get our sleeves dirty…also martina was right…..you do wear one on the right and left…because the right one is for writing and the left one is for erasing 

  18. I would smuggle like a mini tv or something to watch my dramas or some peanut butter cups.

  19. I would hide mini-books cos I’m nerd like that. Once I got scolded at Literature lesson because I was reading book under my desk( book was Harry Potter though XD )
    felix62442  –> youtube

  20. Anonymous

    Darn you Martina!!! I was gonna say hamsters. But I guess I could do little tiny minion trolls that annoy everyone else because they distract them and stuffs. So then I would finally have a better grade than everyone else!!!!

  21. “Protect from writing,” your student probably meant writing class. At my school they use them for when they practice writing with traditional ink wells and bamboo brushes.

  22. Hum, they used to have that in the Western World in the early 1900s and
    before. It’s to protect your clothes against spills, mostly ink when
    you’d write with a quill and stuff. You often see press
    operator/printers with those on in period movies and stuff. In Victorian
    era, nannies, nurses, doctors and cooks and many other people would
    wear those as well, too… I think I’ve seen that done up until the
    1950s/60s or so… My granny would wear that to do laundry and household
    chores, when I was a kid. Also, it helps protect your clothes’ arms
    from excessive fabric wear and extend their durability if you had fancy
    or easily frayable material that could catch in , I dunno, nails or thistle or wood shards on a countertop or something…

  23. i would hide like mini maracas so that i could have a mini fiesta by myself in the back of the class. then i could also have background music as i fist pump to my fiesta

  24. i would hide like mini maracas so that i could have a mini fiesta by myself in the back of the class

  25. That’s the best invention ever!!! specially if you are waitressing  or cleaning

  26. what would i smuggle in? oh! best thing you know those iced coffees from tim hortons? not the iced caps but the iced coffees and goodness there new freanch toast bagel so yummy. but thats not relistic so i would hide my GD pics and music lol ill leave TOP for martina

  27. omg learned a new move!! now i need to find some 8-year-olds to practice on… just kidding! (or am i?)

    i also earned not to eat or drink anything while watching any of your videos.

  28. Getting pen stain on the skin will eventually go away (within a day or two), but pen stain on the white clothes  are really hard to get rid of… (usually the top part of Korea school uniform is white)
    And of course some of the students does not care, right? But how about their parents?? lol
    BAM!! I TOLD YOU NOT TO GET STAIN ON THAT SHIRTS! BAM!

  29. I think I get it. Like students have lazy arms sometimes and when they write on the board they tend to just have their arm lean against the board too and that gets the marker ink on their sleeves and so it stains them and that’s what you want to avoid.

  30. I would smuggle the golf pencils in, and hope the teacher’s not looking when I use them for things non-academic hehe. Youtube user: lolaa15

  31. I would hide in my selves Reese’s peanut better cups and my ranch packets so Simon could steal them away from me. Also I would be will to share my Reese’s cup with Martina if she show me some of her secret kpop dances moves.

  32. In one arm protector I would hide..some chips,chocolates,candies,etc…and in other one a psp with a lot of games kekekeke!!

  33. I would hide my lunch….and a psp!!! all to have a interesting class……XDDD

  34. the arm covers things remind me of Shin Chaegyung’s in Princess Hours xD she weared them in class with gym pants under her uniform and called it ‘fashion’ xD

  35. I was thinking hamster… until Martina said it…. damn u martina… but sitll luv u :)

  36. Anonymous

    oh…. i see

  37. I would put chalks XD at least they’d smugde chalk that way XD

    felix62442 youtube

  38. Martina!! Where did you get your sweater? I love it! :D Also, Simon … Decaf for you! XD

  39. Doreen Park

    they’re for art projects in case the paint/crayon and all those colors get on your shirt… they’re called TOSHI 토시 by the way in case you guys are curious…

  40. Well cause your sleeves does get dirty…. haha

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