Smart hack to easily hang a picture using a fork


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/04/smart-hack-to-easily-hang-a-pi.html


#2

I was impressed when I saw that the video was only fourteen seconds long. Right to the point!


#3

“Hey all, thanks for tuning to smart hack nation! I want to thank you all again for your support. You guys are what really make this channel great. Today, we have a great video showing you an unusual way to hang a picture frame! This will really take the time out of this chore, and let you get it right the first time. Before we begin that, though, I wanted to give one more quick shout-out to our sponsor, fork emporium! These guys have been great to us over the years, they make a fantastic product, and we really recommend them.”

Fixed the video for you.


#4

Yeah, where’s the overwrought padding to try and monetize this amazing bit of actually useful hackage?


#5

Coming from “5 Minute Crafts” it leaves me wondering what they did with the other 4:46


#6

For larger frames, use a pitchfork.


#7

Now we just need some startup to rebrand normal forks and advertise them on podcasts. “This content brought to you by Phorx. Hang your picture like a pro! They’re disrupting the fork industry! For every ten forks they sell, they donate one to a disadvantaged art gallery.”


#8

Once again, “hack” substitutes for every verb. I guess it’s easier than memorizing a long list. Or hacking it.


#9

Plus the show-and-tell of stuff subscribers have sent them.


#10

#11

That’s covered on the sister channel 5 Minute Crafts EXTREME.


#12

Isn’t this the future Orwell predicted?


#13

I watched a vid last night (HISHE, I think) that was over 20% advertising - 1:30-odd out a total run time of 6 mins. At least they had the good grace to put it all at the end of the vid.


#14

That was the intro, where the host gave a VERY detailed description of what we were about to see, while showing us a close-up of waving, gesturing hands.


#15

So the fork hangs on a nail or screw, and the picture frame’s string/wire hangs on the fork. W hy not just hang the picture frame on the nail/screw?

Then use the fork to eat ice cream?


#16

The cat in the painting looks like it’s saying, “Hey! What happened to the fork!”


#17

I’m honestly stunned; this is a terrific tip!


#18

Rams fork into wall.
Rams picture over fork so that it sticks out the front.

Done!


#19

That fits the description much better.


#20

We’ll all be forked?