Pimple Poppin' Goodness

Pimple Poppin' Goodness

Because junior high just wasn't long enough apparently, I downloaded the lite version (oh the puns I could make here) of the Pimple Popper Application for my iphone.

 

My whole family is obsessed with popping pimples. Yes it's gross. Yes it's disgusting. Yes it's really bad for your skin and contributes to infections that lead to those deep pitting acne scars. But it's really impossible to resist popping a pimple that has come to a perfect head, with its little pus filled white pocket just taunting you, crying out “pop me please, I need to be popped.”

So perhaps it's in the spirit of harm reduction that I downloaded this, with the hopes of avoiding these overwhelming feelings of need to pop or as they say in PPA (Pimple Poppers Anonymous) my uncontrollable popping triggers. Of course, since I'm 43 and haven't really had a pimple since I was in eight grade, it's a little hard to make the argument for myself personally. But we're talking the spirit of the thing anyhow.There is something to beware of though: Pimper Popper is a game. You would not know this either from their description in the itunes app store or even from the reviews in the app store, although the reviews are pretty sparse. Perhaps no one thought to mention it. You'll need to create an apple games account, which is free but takes a few minutes, and then you have to compete against yourself or another pimple popper. Still it's worth it for the satisfaction of the virtual squish.

So the Pimple Popper is pretty fun but it would be more fun if you could just amuse yourself. Some things, like pimple popping were made to be cooperative, not competitive.