Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rando: Harass Complete Strangers With Your Random Pictures!

The other day a good friend introduced us to a cool new picture sharing app for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. It's called Rando, and it ended up being so stupid, and pointless, and inane... that we had to share it with you today.

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No, this post is in no way sponsored or paid for. We were just really that amused by it. The basic premise is that you exchange random pictures with complete strangers all across the world, and it's entirely anonymous. You take a picture, and it's sent to someone random. In exchange, you get a picture taken by another random person. You never know who sent you a picture, and whomever gets a picture from you never finds out who you are. Images can only be tagged by location, so the most you'll know about the sender is what area of the world the picture was sent from... I.E. Moscow, Warsaw, etc.

The only catch is that to receive a picture, you have to send a picture first. And the picture has to be taken live, on the spot, to give a more spontaneous feel.

So for example, Bryan took a picture of his latest invention, the ghetto homemade air conditioner...

homemade air conditioner

In exchange, he got a picture of a Korean person's living room.

kim jong un makes the sun shine
"Today in Korean news, Kim Jong Un made the sun shine and the grass grow, his army defeated the pathetic Americans with his super advanced missiles, and Kim Jong Il is totally not dead, he's just taking a really long nap after being so awesome."
And Brandon sent a picture of a Cabana Girl Ken doll he found in someone's house...
Hell yes this bitch is home-knitted!
And, in exchange received a much less tasteful photo of a Turkish street market...

You know Turkey's classy because their signs wear tuxedos.
Sure, sometimes you get a picture of a floor or a ceiling or something mundane like a finished bowl of cereal, but it's interesting not only to see other parts of the world through another's eyes, but sometimes you get some real gems.

Like, sometimes you get someone's cute dogs...

Half of me wants to punt this dog like a football, and the other half of me kind of wants to hug it. Is this what being pregnant is like?
To which of course Bryan sent out a picture of his own super cool hipster dog to someone else...

hipster dog
1. (•_•)
2. ( •_•)>⌐■-■
3. (⌐■_■)
4. Deal with it.

Sometimes you get someone's cool new shirt, or groovy pair of shoes. Other times, you get someone's fashion trainwreck, like socks and sandals... x2.

socks and sandals never look good
"Let's show the world how good we look."
"God, we look sexy."
"Great. Now let's go home to our 12 cats and not have sex."

So Bryan might send something back like his oven mitt with googly eyes, Adolf Mittler.

oven mitt with googly eyes
"Feed me baking sheets, mortal."
If you're even feeling daring (like Bryan), you can take a picture of yourself. Here he is squaring off with his Body Opponent punching Bag, or BOB.

sparring body opponent bag
My bet's on the guy with arms.

And in exchange you might just get a picture of someone else. Like this picture of an angry, obese Russian man we got.

fat ugly russian duck face flipping off
"Yeah, fuck those fat, ugly, duck-faced Americans!"
Best of all, we've both been using it for days now and still no cock shots (bonus!).

So is it stupid? And brainless? And extremely pointless? Yes, absolutely. But it's also a ton of fun and very addictive. So if you get a chance, go check it out. You might just get a picture of Bryan surfing on top of his grill or Brandon pitching a tent in his backyard (It's camping season, you sickos).


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Cheers and stay random, friends,
B&B

Music: Waylon Jennings
Beer: Newcastle

baller chinese kid
Kid's three years old and already got more game than the two of us combined.

71 comments:

  1. You've been using it all week and no naked shots yet? That's almost disappointing. I say almost, because that Russian guy could've been naked.
    And yes, feel free to punt the dog.

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    1. Don't worry, like ChatRoulette once this starts to get more popular it'll degrade into 99% cock shots. That's why we're encouraging everyone to use it now while it's still cock shot free.

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    2. That wa smy first thought actually, how many penises will you collect...but none? That's impressive!

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  2. That's so cool! I NEED TO TRY IT. The universe is about to get a lot more pics of Allie

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  3. Huh, I was sure there'd be cock shots right off the bat, maybe I'll try it until I get the first one...

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  4. A Nokia 300 potato...maybe it's time for an upgrade.

    I get the fun part of this but you are right about the total waste of time....which pretty much makes it equal to about a million other apps.

    BTW, Bryan that is a super cute dog you have.

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  5. Oh what posts the cat could do with this, but yeah I'd always fear the next one I got would be of some 1000 pound guy nude.

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  6. I'm kinda surprised you don't have any dick pics yet. Especially given the anonymous nature of it. I guess it's just not caught on yet. But it does sound oddly fun and addicting to do.

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  7. I've used the same Nokia p300 Potato phone. Was shit, but battery lasted for 300 weeks.

    No dick shots? Wait till this thing gets popular. It's only a matter of time before the entire thing is a museum of penis photographs. Very useful for future human civilisations.

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  8. Why is everyone talking about cock shots? Is there no one interesting in getting some boob shots? Or ass shots even?

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    1. rarely happens, cock shots are a dime a dozen on chatroulette.

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    2. Chatroulette? I am so out of the loop...

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  9. No dick pics? Then it's USELESS!

    Actually this sounds right up my street. Time to send a lot of people a picture of my naval sucking a lollipop.

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  10. That does look like fun, but minutes are so expensive on a potato...

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  11. Great post, guys! But you know what made me laugh out loud? Adolf Mittler.

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    1. I'm with you! More Adventures of Adolf!!

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    2. I'm with you! More Adventures of Adolf!!

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  12. Thanks guys, now I know what to do with the gazillion pics of my chis, I'll send them to the whole world...hopefully nobody will want to punt them....Oh wait, I might be getting questionable dick pics in return....

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  13. I was going to bring up dick pics, but it seems that everyone in the comments section has the same idea. Unfortunately, I have a dumb phone. Hopefully I'll eventually be able to get a smart phone and join in on the fun.

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  14. Looks like fun, Adolf Mitler and the Hipster Dog were my personal favorites. Perhaps one day I'll own something that can actually work well enough to connect to the app world. I just can't get my Blackberry to work. Great post though guys ^.^

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  15. Woop!-Woop! Waylon!

    >>... Kim Jong Il is totally not dead...."

    Shall we call him "Kim Jong Ilvis"?

    I vote for: Punt that dog.

    Brother Beer Boy Bryan, you be lookin' like you be chiseled out of stone, man! You is one tough-lookin', badass muhthah, Bruhthuh! Wanna join my Irish street gang? We could use some extra muscle.

    Apparently that armless punk gets around and never learns his lesson. Because he gets his smart mouth punched in over here at my house, too. I guess when we all go to sleep here, he goes over to your house and starts fights he can't finish with you.

    ~ Stephen

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    1. Sign me up for that street gang! You bring the green vests, I'll bring the oversized top hats. Those Crips and Bloods won't know what hit 'em.

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    2. You're right, he's not dead...
      I saw ILVIS in a Dunkin' Donuts today.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  16. "And Brandon sent a picture of a Cabana Girl Ken doll he found in someone's house..."

    I'm concluding from this statement that Brandon goes around looking through other random people's houses for stuff. He's really taking this random picture app thing to a whole new level.

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  17. Seems pointless. And a lot of fun! *downloading app*

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  18. Oh God, please don't let this be the next big thing. The digital world's constantly pushing its capacity as is, this'll make it overflow in no-time!

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  19. That's almost enough to make me wish I had a phone thingie.

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  20. I am soooo glad you clarified about Brandon pitching the camping type of tent in the back yard. Because seriously? I wasn't even going there with that one until you mentioned it wasn't that kind of tent and called me a sicko. Damn! That is so unlike me.

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  21. Whoa! The crazy possibilities of an app like that! It's kind of intriguing, but I just know that as soon as I star using it, that's when the naked pictures would start coming in to my poor little phone. Not cool.

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  22. WOW. I like the idea of never knowing what your going to get. But it might be my next time trap that sucks me away from doing everything I'm supposed to be doing instead of sitting on the internet commenting...oops.

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  23. This is kind of a cute idea and for creative guys like you two, people will wind up getting some cool pics. You know those nudie shots are out there and the statistical probability of your getting one increases each time you use the app.

    Bryan's dog is uber cool and puts that poodle to shame. And that pic of you standing facing the boxing dummy. That's excellent. You should retake that shot with a good camera and control the light coming in that window to get a crisp photo. Bryan, you've to a gorgeous profile and this pic really shows off your bone structure.

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    1. Anne, you are too sweet. Now if only I had a real camera, any form of photography skills, and even just a basic knowledge of lighting...

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  24. This sounds kool. I see a pattern, living room gets living room, you show your muscles a fat babushka mocks you and says fuck you. Hmm, looks like picture card game more than dare game. Sounds cool. What you give what you get so no underwear picture then you are cool I guess.

    Would it work for me? I am that crazy Facebook mommy, I am good with sharing my baby pictures and annoy my friends not sure whether I am ready to receive more cute pictures or pictures of cuties. Not my baby pictures but pictures of my kids. :)


    Keep sending "abeerfortheshower" t-shirt with wording "checkout all hot nude gals" free advertising I tell yeah... Who knows maybe you will be spammed with nigerian prince picture spams ;)

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    1. Do it. If I had a choice between seeing someone's cute kid and someone's crusty, misshapen foot, I'd rather see the kid... (and yes, I've seen a few feet like that already)

      We've already sent out a few pictures of our cartoons/our books, which is especially hilarious if it's sent to some 13 year old Korean kid that doesn't speak a word of English. :)

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    2. Reminds me of Seinfield episode where he collects 12$ checks for his rerun episodes in Japan.
      Who knows maybe that Korean boy may owe you 3cents for your book in korean. ( what language do they speak by the way)

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  25. Glad you're having fun with the app. I laughed out loud at the Cabana boy Ken doll and louder at the angry obese Russian. I'd like one of those - the Ken doll, not the fat enraged Russian.

    xoRobyn

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    1. He looks like a cuddler, though. :(

      Dmitroski is gonna be really disappointed... as soon as I figure out how to speak Russian.

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    2. If you want to speak filthy russian I could suggest my colleagues. Yep, sometimes I feel like I am in high school.
      One time, one of the Russian lessons went like this, "Michael is Mikhail, mike is misha, alexander is alaiksei , Alex is Sasha, and Peter is Pidar".
      Thank god, I never tried to use the knowledge they passed on to me.

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  26. Aww man I sooo want to try this! I'm a big fan of randomness, and nearly all the pics made me laugh (or was that your captions?) but I don't have an iPhone. It's just as well though, I'm sure I'd get a dick pick right away.

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    1. The friend that introduced us to the app claims he got one, but it could have just been some shaved moobs...

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  28. This makes me wanna upgrade to the Nokia P310 Potato.

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  29. You've got to be kidding me. I was expecting sexting, and we get angry Russians and socks!

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  30. OK this is stupid and silly, I feel like I need to have some kind of code object in all my pictures so anyone who gets a pic through the ABftS will know it's source.

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  31. It's silly but how else are you going to get pictures of chubby Russian dudes flipping you off? How long before one of you goes to great lengths to get an artsy shot of your butthole mid-toot? Or dab a little bit of milk on the tip of one of your hairy nipples to make it appear like a picture of male lactation? And if you hadn't thought of doing either thing, you're welcome.

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  32. That does sound like fun.
    Shame i have no Ipad thingy.
    lol

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  33. I would love to do that with an app, but I'll just stick to snapchat. Then I'm a little more guaranteed that my friends won't scar me for life by sending me pictures of body parts I don't want to see...... Mostly. I have a couple friends who's sanity is questionable and who like to fuck with my head sooo...

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  34. I was totally wondering if you'd gotten anything dirty yet. Give it time. Sounds like fun, though. I'm flip-flopping on whether or not to give it a try. Who knows? Some great story fodder might come through in one of them.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Seeing a picture and trying to formulate the story of what's going on, who's there, and what they're doing has actually been pretty damn good for the creative mojo.

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  35. You've been doing it for days and you haven't got a single dick shot? What, did you accidentally select the kid friendly mode? Cause you can't convince me that an app like that wouldn't be swamped with penis pics.

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  36. i could have a field day with such comic gold

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  37. I think you can take the no armed guy

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    1. He's got a pretty solid defense, though. No matter how many times I hit him he just won't go down...

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  38. I shall install and report back the cock pictures! I like chicken nom nom

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  39. I love this idea so much guys even though it is a little random and intrusive, it sounds a little like this Snapchat everybody is talking about, funny stuff.

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  40. This is the best invention ever. There goes my weekend. x

    PS. the little lad at the end has got life sussed x

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  41. Please tell me one of you guys got a picture of a pint glass from middle ages brewing. I know it went to Denver and if one of you got it then the world is a better place

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    1. Dammit, that was not us. I guess the world is still a shit hole. Meanwhile, I've been sending out more pictures of Mittler, so, you know, if you get an oven mitt with googly eyes, you'll know who it was...

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  42. You had me at the 'cute oven mitt". With my luck I would get a picture of a fat angry Russian woman. YIKES!

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  43. Cool. I love playing random and pointless games.

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  44. I would need a smart phone for this. Such technology is just.. terrible...

    It does look like fun. I'd probably make fake deaths happen, snap that picture of someone lying on the ground with a ton of ketchup.

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  45. Ok, had this for an hour and totally addicted to it. Introduced a young friend and now we are sharing each others "Rando" on fb (in a secret group haha)
    Oh, and first dick pic I get, I am sending your way. :)

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  46. At first I thought you were making fun of Snap Chat but then you said Rando is real. Snap Chat is full of naked crap...so I hear anyway...

    How much for the oven mitt? I love him!!

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  47. Bear with me, here.

    We keep our soda in our refrigerator, but put it in the lowest drawer, the one usually that usually serves as the Lettuce Depository, where lettuce goes to slowly turn into brown mush until you are forced to admit that you are NEVER going to actually MAKE a salad and eat it, plus then you have to clean out the brown gunk.

    We don't do that. I mean, we DO buy lettuce and pretend we're going to make salads. This is America, after all. But we put the lettuce on a middle shelf, because we realized that if you put the soda on the bottom shelf, it will sort-of-freeze, and when you open the can of soda, you will have an icy mixture of pure sugar water that will be so excited about getting drunk that the first few sips will literally jump out of the can at you if you don't drink them fast enough.

    This week, I bought root beer. So I have icy-cold, icy-slushee root beer in a can, and I got one out, put it on the table, thought "I will read Beer For The Shower now," and clicked on your bookmark, as I popped the top.

    Then I became so enthralled with this post, the hilarious captions, and how incredible this app is, that I forgot about the soda and the burbly, jumpy way the soda tries to scramble out of the can right away and as I finished the post I picked it up and all that burbling root beer spilled all over my plaid shorts.

    The point of the story is: I am the kind of guy who is willing to admit he wears plaid shorts.

    THIS WAS AWESOME, and I'm going to get that app. See you on Rando! (I will be the guy in plaid shorts.)

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    1. Epic comment is epic.

      You can't quite see it in that picture, but I'm wearing plaid shorts in that pic where I'm squaring off with the dummy. So... if YOU get a picture of a guy in plaid shorts, that's probably just your dorky plaid shorts brethren over here...

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  48. It's so bizarre and pointless, that it is perfect! I'll have to try it. And if I start getting dick pics, I'll just send all kinds of pics of my kitty and balance things out.

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    1. Hmmm, I did not mean that in a dirty way, I promise!

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  49. I'm guessing that app is more interesting (or at least have the potential to be) than Instagram. I mean if it's rather anonymous, sharing other stuff than fancy pics of your food is more likely to happen compared to if everyone knows who you are. Totally going to try it out. Cheers.

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  50. LOVE it. Got to get this, it looks randomly fab!

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  51. People have that much time on their hands? No wonder the unemployment rate is 8%!

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