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16 May 2007

Do you pick all of that annoying white edge sticker off from your CDs? Or just say screw it and let the little fragments dangle?
CDs? What are those?

Actually, I am totally compulsive about those goddamn stickers. I pick every single bit off, and if I can't get it all off I go berserk.
posted by brina 16 May | 10:22
I peel the whole fucking thing off. No fragments allowed.
posted by chewatadistance 16 May | 10:33
No fragments allowed!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 16 May | 10:37
i'm with brina - if it leaves residue, i go nuts. i have to run home and remove it all with lighter fluid and a razor blade.
posted by syntax 16 May | 10:49
I don't remember the last time I bought a new CD.
posted by jrossi4r 16 May | 11:00
Wait! I don't buy CDs because I get my music off the comp-u-tor.
posted by jrossi4r 16 May | 11:01
i leave it on to annoy people.
posted by stynxno 16 May | 11:03
I ask them to do it at the store, when I purchase. I figure they are better at it than I am.
posted by danf 16 May | 11:04
I don't remember the last time I bought a new CD.
posted by JanetLand 16 May | 11:09
What you do is pop apart the jewel case before you remove the sticker. Then you can just rip a copy of the CD and give the original to an unsuspecting friend pull the sticker off in one big, unmessy go.
posted by cortex 16 May | 11:49
I also pop open the jewel case. It takes the sticker off completely. But I never thought to re-gift the CD. That's brilliant!
posted by halonine 16 May | 11:57
I haven't bought a CD in so many years that I didn't even know what sticker you were talking about until I read cortex's comment.
posted by mischief 16 May | 12:03
ah, stynxno, just knowing you do that annoys me!
posted by Hellbient 16 May | 12:15
If you put the CD in the microwave on half power for just under two minutes, the sticker slides off quite easily.
posted by Hugh Janus 16 May | 12:52
Shit. I can't remember when I bought a CD, but I recall there being a little tab you tear off. But I would generally use my little swiss army pen knife to cut through it. But damn, that was confiscated by the US TSA when I was in Vancouver last. And that's been about 4 years.

The same trick applies for DVDs.
posted by birdherder 16 May | 13:09
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I do the jewel case thing. It just depends on how I'm feeling that day and what implements are handy at that exact moment, or if I'm in the car or not (sometimes I want to listen to my CDs as I'm driving home from the CD store).
posted by matildaben 16 May | 13:57
Gah! As luck would have it, I received two CDs at work today, and I had the same irritating time trying to pick that crap off them as I always do. What the hell is the purpose of shrink-wrapping the damn things, and then putting those stickers on anyway? Fuckers.

And yes, I always take all of the sticker off, with a razor blade if necessary.
posted by deadcowdan 16 May | 15:58
Jon generally hands them to me and says, Open!

(I have the fingernails for the job.)
posted by Pips 16 May | 17:50
I hate stickers on things and go to great lengths to remove all stickers from CDs as well as all the sticky residue.

Yeah, I'm one of those people.
posted by dg 16 May | 19:11
posted by bmarkey 16 May | 22:36
Stickers are a natural and integral part of the album-owning experience. I purchase my CDs using latex gloves so that my finger oils will not damage the plastic outer covering, and then I use a magnetic resonance imagery machine to create a three-dimensional model of the CD, from which I create a duplicate to listen to.
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