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WTF – Hello Kitty Soap Holder

May 31, 2014

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Hellllooo everyone!

Martina bought this thing right here. Isn’t it obvious? She buys all of the Hello Kitty stuff we have: Hello Kitty foot warmers, and now Hello Kitty hand soap magnets. Funny thing, though, which sounds ridiculous at first, but all of the stuff that we’ve got for the studio that’s Hello Kitty related we actually use quite a lot. That foot warmer we did a video on we fought over all winter. And now, this soap holder, we’re actually gonna really like and use a lot.

This thing is actually quite brilliant. Is this common where you’re from? I don’t remember seeing this in Canada. I hate when you pick up a bar of soap that’s been sitting in a soap dish, and the top is dry but the bottom feels like wet napkins, all soggy and stuff. It’s fine, because you’re about to wash it off your hands anyways, but I’ve just never liked it. Here, though, the soap dries equally all over. Hang dries. It’s so smart!

I’d like it a lot more if it wasn’t Hello Kitty, though. You know, I’m starting to think that this is Martina’s subtle way of trying to indoctrinate me into the Hello Kitty world. She’ll buy extremely useful stuff with Hello Kitty on it, so I can have positive Hello Kitty associations. I bet you next she’ll get, like, a Hello Kitty universal remote. Then, once I’ve stopped disliking Hello Kitty, because it’s so useful, BAM! Out she’ll come with the stickers and straws and socks and random crap and fill our house with it. I’m side-eyeing you, Martina…

Also, she’s the one who’s editing this video, so I’m sure she’s gonna tone down the naughtiness of our raw footage. I’m writing this now as she’s editing the video. Point is, for those of you who have been to Korea and know what public bathroom stick soap we’re talking about, you’ll know the connotations that go with the soap. Just saying!

Yeah! So that’s it for this week’s ultra useful and super fun WTF. We’re publishing this from our hotel in Beijing, and we’re just about to go to the airport. We’ll be back in Korea in a few hours. Yay to no more slow VPNs, and yay to being able to chat with you guise again in the comments. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t click on this pretty button below, though. Just saying :D

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  1. I love that the last word of the video is nipple

    2 years ago
  2. ed

    We had that at home when I was a child. Here it is pretty normal to have these things (in Germany)

    3 years ago
  3. I love al the wtfs so much! There are so manny weird, funny an cute stuff! Sorry for my bad writing bytheway, I am Dutch and cant speak English very well… ;-)

    3 years ago
  4. That idea is genius… how has no one ever thought of that before.

    3 years ago
  5. 오 마이 곷!!! I can see posts and make comments again! HOORAY FOR THE NEW COMMENT SETUP!

    3 years ago
  6. (sing this its really catchy)
    yyyyyou hhhave 439 comments on this video
    ooo wait no you don’t now you have 440 with mine
    people are waiting to see if you will give give the hello kitty soup away
    and your just no way Jose
    but if you do it would be nice
    i hope you read this comment because it took me a long time to type
    and yes im still singing, you should be singing this too
    this is the end now so gooooooood bbbbye
    –xitlali, yup thats me

    3 years ago
  7. I am currently desperately trying to find a new flat in Norway (going back in two weeks, so sad T^T). If I get this soap dispenser, who wouldn’t want me as their roommate? Right?

    3 years ago
  8. I want one! The Hello Kitty aspect of it is so cute and makes washing ones hands fun. Why can’t America have cute things like this for our soap?

    3 years ago
  9. That bar of soap rammed on a metal rod–haha! First time to see something like it. I work for a Korean company here in the Philippines and our rest rooms have bars of soap instead of the usual liquid ones, but the soap is on a soap dish, thank goodness.

    3 years ago
  10. If it had been a Sailor Moon one, there would be no filming done that day. XD Martina wouldn’t be able to handle it.

    3 years ago
  11. If I had one of these I might consider using a bar of soap instead of liquid. So Awesome! :D

    3 years ago
  12. I think that this Hello Kitty soap holder is ingenius, I mean why would you want soap that looks all soggy and dirty when its on the sink top when you can have it clean and at your hands touch, No more worrying about who touched the soap. ♥♥♥♥♥

    3 years ago
  13. I seriously need me one of these. ASAP D:

    3 years ago
  14. Hello Kitty makes everything better :P I’m using my Hello Kitty headphones right now!

    3 years ago
  15. This is really awesome. I want one. Do you guys know if they have other cool models apart from Hello Kitty ?

    3 years ago
  16. omg. speaking of Hello Kitty. I bought a Hello Kitty Lunch box yesterday!

    3 years ago
  17. I really want one of these! if i send you guys like $10 can you get me one???

    3 years ago
  18. This is actually pure genious :-)

    3 years ago
  19. I remember those soaps on a stick… so many awkward moments…

    3 years ago
  20. Guys, I think you need to get this and make a WTF on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsgSjFjdHs0

    3 years ago
  21. The new comment system is good! I never really wanted to use Disqus so this is my first comment here. :D

    3 years ago
  22. thia is rather cool to have

    3 years ago
  23. That would go nice in my bathroom!

    3 years ago
  24. Brilliant O.O

    3 years ago
  25. Hi EYK I just want to say to Simon that HELLO KITTY is slowly taking over the entire world, at Target they have Hello Kitty plates & bowls & cups, forks & spoons, microwave, toaster, lamps, sewing machine, pancake maker, air popcorn popper, handmixer, led tv with a cute black tv with a little hello kitty popping out the top or a solid hot pink tv with hello kitty logo, hair straightener, sandwich press, rice cooker, blow dryer, bags, make up, slow cooker, karaoke machine, quesadilla maker, humidifier, indoor grill, duct tape, hand vacuum, cake pans, and of course clothing, accessories, stationery, and loads of home decor like blankets, curtains, and rugs. My point is to Simon “STOP RESISTING” it will make the take over much less painful. lol.

    I am like Martina if I see something awesome 9/10 times I will always pick the hello kitty version over the normal boring version.

    3 years ago
  26. *totally unrelated to the video *
    Yeah ! the new commenting system is way better (for now). Love it ! But you can’t give a thumb up anymore, can you ?

    3 years ago
  27. *totally unrelated to the video *
    Yeah ! the new commenting system is way better (for now). Love it !

    3 years ago
  28. I really like the new commenting system! I hadn’t been able to comment on the site in weeks because Disqus was not loading/working for me. And that made me sad. Now I can be happy again!

    Hello Kitty obviously makes everything better.

    3 years ago
  29. Yaaa. It’s super clever, no more slimy soap. And it’s Hello Kitty. Everything related to Hello Kitty is awesome, and cats are awesome. And Martina’s make up is gorgeous.. Please, please, please make tutorial!

    And finally no disqus it was so slopy, and sometimes didn’t work. EYK FTW!

    3 years ago
  30. I need this for my shower SO BAD.

    3 years ago
  31. cool, no more disqus. i always hated the slow loading time…

    3 years ago
  32. As naughty (nasttyy~?) as those soap on a stick-bars are, I think they’re really handy! BUT THIS MAGNET THING IS WAY COOLER!! What kind of little grocery store? In Hongdae? I will find it and buy one for myself! I wonder if there’s a ducky one…. (i have a rubber ducky themed bathroom ^^)

    3 years ago
  33. I want it~~~ and from Hello Kitty!! *^pouts*

    3 years ago
  34. The soap thing actually seems like a great idea! :)

    3 years ago
  35. I found this on amazon. Now I’m creating a hello kitty bathroom wish list for after I move in July :)

    3 years ago
  36. This is really cool guys. poor simon thought, he’ll go to sleep one day after finally accepting hello kitty and it’ll be everywhere XD

    btw I love the new comments! I havent been able to see them the last week or two and these just look like they fit much better :D

    3 years ago
  37. woaaaa… that’s truly WTF… and i love this new comment things~

    3 years ago
  38. Ooooh I love this new comment style~

    3 years ago
  39. I know this comment system was just implemented so I assume there will be adjustments but umm just to note anyway, the oldest comments show up at the top, the border around comments and spacing between them is really large, usernames are in all caps, and there’s no timestamps.

    3 years ago
    • Ok: just added the timestamps!

      3 years ago
      • What about an option to thumb up or down comments? :O Like, I want EYK to notice this comment, vote it up! XD

        3 years ago
    • Thanks for the feedback. We’re going to be adding more to the commenting system the more we work on it. I hope it’ll be ok till then!

      3 years ago
    • Oh yeah and no editing option lol.

      3 years ago
      • I’d thumb up your comment(s) but can’t, hopefully in the future. I agree, I need the ability to edit. I’ve gotten very spoiled by that option and the ability to see top and newer comments.

        3 years ago
      • Really? I see it on my end. It says that there’s an edit option at the top right of your comment. Not there?

        3 years ago
      • Yeah that’s a little annoying. I wish I could connect with twitter as I recognise most people here by their usual names! XD

        3 years ago
  40. Yay! I can see comments again!

    3 years ago
  41. Hey Ho new comment system! :D Woohoo!

    3 years ago
  42. This is too genius.

    3 years ago
  43. Loving the new commenting system! Disqus had been failing me for a while but this one loads instantly! :D

    3 years ago
  44. That’s so cool! Australia don’t have those things. We either have hand-press soap or the automatic machine soap dispensers. Yup, very soon, Simon and Martina’s house would be filled with pink,fluff hello kitty stuff-Martina’s dream come true!

    3 years ago
  45. OMG, I just took a shower earlier was getting pissed off because the soap that I use always (AS IN ALWAYS) fall when I put it in its soap metal holder thing. :)) And at some point it gets all soggy and icky I get pissed off more. I NEED THIS. :D

    3 years ago
  46. Testing out the new commenting system :D

    3 years ago
  47. Nifty!

    3 years ago
  48. How do you reply to comments with the new comment system? :)

    3 years ago
  49. Planning to make a DIY of this. LOL. It’s pretty handy! X))

    3 years ago
  50. Simon admit it you loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Hello Kitty…Martina won! ^^

    3 years ago
  51. This is SO COOL. OMG, I NEED this. Not necessarily Hello Kitty, though *sorryMartina*

    3 years ago
  52. Woow, I haven’t used bar soap to wash my hands in forever. Since I live in Japan, most of the soap is automatically dispensed and I loooove it. ^^

    P.S. I love the new commenting system. <3

    3 years ago
  53. loving the new comment system! :D

    3 years ago
  54. Yasss! New comment system! :3
    But anyways, wouldn’t it be easier to just use a soap dispenser?

    3 years ago
  55. Oh, so I thought of an idea for a possible TL;DR! I’m very curious about Korean men having to enlist in the military. I know lots of idols also have to, since it’s the law and whatnot, but what is that like? Is it like… they enlist for two years but never get to go home or see their family/girlfriends during that time? Also, I heard someone online before saying if you’re an idol, you don’t have to enlist at all or not until later on? I know it greatly affects their music careers, with being gone for two long years. Since it’s every fangirl’s worst nightmare (OPPA NO DON’T GO INTO THE MILITARY~) I think it would be a very interesting TL;DR topic. :)

    3 years ago
  56. Everything is better in Hello Kitty mode.
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/bf2bf06280ea33e2fe0e688a0e672e4a/tumblr_n65ajgvaXH1s1rhfeo1_500.jpg

    In other news, I can finally post on the website again!!! XD

    3 years ago
  57. oh mah gahhhh new commenting system

    3 years ago
  58. Hiiiiii

    3 years ago
  59. This product looks pretty cool, especially for kids. I don’t know why, but it’s always extra entertaining when you guys film in the bathroom. In fact, the whole idea of having an office bathroom that is so much fun is awesome. Why does spanking never get old?

    Simon, I totally sympathize about the whole Hello Kitty thing. While I’m female and I do like *some* cute things, there is such as things as too much. Living with someone means compromising on decor but you should never feel uncomfortable. When I first met my husband his entire apartment was plastered with anime posters (his Nana even cross-stitched a giant bikini anime babe for him!)) and while it was geeky cool in a way, so many bigboobied babes all over the walls was kind of intimidating. I think I would feel equally intimidated by a roomate that Hello Kitty-ed or unicorn-ed a shared bathroom because I would feel like my tastes didn’t have a space to be expressed. I think that it’s cool that you appreciate her collection but I hope that she also appreciates that it’s a shared environment and it’s not necessarily an issue of it being too cutesy but probably more that she’s dominating the space.

    Cyber_3 – my husband just used the term “Neepers” because he saw my other post and now, boy do I feel awkward….LOL!

    3 years ago
  60. I want one now. That is such a cool idea!

    3 years ago
  61. Martina?
    Can you PLEASE do a video on your hair… horns… thing of a bobs… you did in your guise review of that sissy Sistar19 butt on table video? Those were sooo awesome!!!
    I mean, sure, a ton of bobby pins, but other than that I have NOOOOO IDEA! :-(
    Help a Nasty out, will ya???

    3 years ago
  62. The soap in my elementary school was that nasty one! The one you twist around a metal bar! Feeling really nostalgic right now. I haven’t used used one like that in over 12 years.

    3 years ago
  63. Side note: just watched this mv and i thought what you guys thought would be interesting to know. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=3pYziw7QGOI
    Typical cute concept with a twist….?,

    3 years ago
  64. I been waiting all freaking day to post this (kept saying there was a database error) I would like to say that Martina’s easily amused face made the video for me

    3 years ago
  65. Well it’s gotten interesting on the youtube comments. Ahh youtubes….But seriously, Simon, can you stop being such a grammar, pronunciation stickler!

    3 years ago
  66. Woah that is cool! Do you not use liquid soap in korea??

    3 years ago
  67. Ugh. Stop being so disgustingly adorable you two. Imma barf. Blaaaahh.
    No I’m just kidding obviously. Well kinda. *insert forever alone joke here*
    Simon I do not understand your aversion to Hello Kitty? What is wrong with Hello Kitty? Is it because it’s all girly and pink? Or do you find her vacant, soulless, black beady eyes unsettling?

    3 years ago
  68. “I hate when you pick up a bar of soap that’s been sitting in a soap dish, and the top is dry but the bottom feels like wet napkins, all soggy and stuff.”

    THIS! That soggy, slimy bar soap mud like soup is the reason I use liquid soaps. I’ll even take grainy powder hand soap over a bar any day.

    3 years ago
  69. That is so smart! What a clever a way to resolve the hideous slimy soap conundrum! Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago
  70. Confession… when I used your bathroom and I used the soap I thought it was a permanently attached one and then it came off and I was like “NOOOOOO I broke the EYK soap holder, now I have to run away and never come back!!”
    Then I realised it was a magnet.

    The End.

    3 years ago
  71. soooooo pumped i found it on ebay and then i stumbled on this person who sells like alll the things you need to have a hello kitty bathroom!!!! http://www.ebay.com/usr/aeakorea?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 amazing!!!! hope you enjoy Martina!!!

    3 years ago
  72. That’s super handy. We just have the dispensable soap for our restroom, but dang am i glad stroke-soap has not come to America.

    3 years ago
  73. I’d love this product if it could stick to the wall in the shower as that’s the only time I use bar soap. I use liquid slab to wash my hands. I wonder if the adhesive could stay on after being bombarded with water.
    Also, bad Simon! *spank*

    3 years ago
  74. You guys speak Danish!
    …well, at least my tablet thinks that! LOL

    3 years ago
  75. I want that! We use soap bars and my bro never pours out the water from a soap dish after he washes hands. And I’ll go all naggy bcs of that lol. Not only it gets bleh to touch but the soap itself ‘melts’ much faster, so this magnet holder is a really clever thingy ;)
    Just one question: what’s with that magnet pointer when the soap thiners out? (I mean could it stab you and would it still be able to hold the soap?)

    3 years ago
  76. I want one of these! Off to search the internet :)

    3 years ago
  77. I’ve had this at home since I can remember! But I think this was more popular in the past (70s – 90s). People nowadays mostly use liquid soap (my fam still uses soap bars, tho).
    Woah, I’ve never seen anything like that stick soap… Nut sure about that. I think I’ll have to carry my own soap around if I ever visit Korea. :’)

    3 years ago
  78. *Wags finger at the pair of you lovebirds while speaking in a proper english accent, “You two!” ^^ I haven’t seen this before, but it does sound brilliant. But didn’t you stab a sharp-needle of death into the soap? What about when you scrub down to it- 0.0!?

    3 years ago
  79. that is pretty handy!!
    i would NOT want to touch the soap in public toilets if it’s like that!! i like my public toilet soap to be dispensed…..(if that makes sense?)

    3 years ago
  80. i only have 1 question. is the soap gonna break into pieces when it gets thinner and thinner?

    3 years ago
  81. hey! it turned out alot more useful than the title suggests! ..although what would you do when you use up alot of the soap and it breaks into small pieces that you can’t jam the magnet into..? regardless the magnet holder seems pretty cool, i guess you could probably stick keys or other metal things to it.. :)

    3 years ago
  82. You gonna be in Seoul on Sunday then? At the studio?! I guess I should visit Hongdae again tomorrow. haha
    Anyway I like Hello Kitty stuff too! Always when I went to the HK shops in Japan I felt like buying all the things! Especially kitchen tools! :D I think Hello Kitty and Piglet are my favourite mascots… Though I recently fell in love with Sumikko gurashi (http://www.san-x.co.jp/sumikko/), I died of the cuteness and sadness when I read their story…
    ahem… As for soaps, I usually see the bottle kind of the ones attached to the sink types. Which I like more than normal soap but with that magnet thing they actually might be nice to use!

    3 years ago
  83. Love: smacking your partner on the ass and then being made to hold hands so you’ll both stop.
    I will say one thing: Simon at least you never through a store trying to see how much Hello Kitty things there were. Me and a friend did that in Walmart last year and then I ended up LOATHING Hello Kitty. I couldn’t look at any of that stuff for like a good 3+ months.
    That said that’s a really smart product. Though would the magnet rust from the water? Wait, can magnets rust? IbarelypassedsciencetheentiretimeIwasinchool

    3 years ago
  84. My grandparents used to have that in their house. I loved washing my hands, just because of the magic hanging soap :)

    3 years ago
  85. That soap holder kinda makes me want to have everything I own magnetized EVERYWHERE! The soap jammed onto the metal bar is very weird! I’ve never seen anything like it before.

    3 years ago
  86. I want! lol.

    3 years ago