because it’s not truly almost the end of the year unless you’ve stumbled across these things that your life would not be complete without.
(and it’s not really about Christmas… because we all know that’s not about the presents, right?)
In all fairness… some of these items are really cool, but have just had some really wacky treatment at the hands of whoever decided how to advertise them.
Let’s start off with some custom giftwrap.
Seriously. You can pick ANY picture to make into giftwrap. And a triptych of a woman wearing a goat mask screams OPEN ME?
(Frankly, I’d be praying over that stack and opening very carefully.)
Oh! And who doesn’t need some giant warrior in their beautiful kitchen?
You would catch me screaming every.single.morning. Methinks it would end up with a few pieces of ammo in it in short order.
Another way to freak yourself out every single morning… giant birds watching you shower:
And this rug… sure to destroy the sanity of all us OCD folk:
Our first advertising fails – courtesy of some VERY confident males:
I love how this last one is advertised as an “ivy print bomber jacket”. Any pilot wearing that is going to get laughed out of the military.
Oh, and how the guy actually looks like a bored version of Chip. I don’t blame them for needing to resort to an android model for this.
Moving on to something I actually really, really love:
(Can you hear that? It’s Mr. Daddy rolling his eyes painfully loudly).
Now for the bodily functions segment:
The “Immense Intestine Plush” – your life is now complete!
I don’t want to know what that little tag on the left is, and I don’t want to talk about that part on the bottom. Oh Lord… a really bad pun.
Aaaand… for your child learning their alphabet. What on earth starts with an “N” and looks like a giant happy pile of…???
This one falls into the “for reals?” category. It’s art made with a partner. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
To help us all with some mind bleach after that awkwardness: the always charming Mr. Selleck. aka: Mr. Rockin Hottie Magnum Daddy.
A couple more advertising fails:
This is listed as a lily and hydrangea arrangement. All I see is SPIDER!
I know there’s all kinds of growth hormones in our food these days. But this was listed in the clothing for my second grader’s size. Methinks there are some hirsute 7-year olds out there now!
I’m just going to pretend that there’s some incredible Photoshop magic here and that a responsible adult actually has hands on this little tyke.
Else it’s a really terrific way to catch up on your 2013 deductible.
Speaking of Photoshop… love how they didn’t bother to clone out the grass on every single one of these ;)
Such a lovely composed photo. Did they mean to put an owl holding his nose atop the toilet?
I know I’ve blogged this before, but…behold the bike planter.
Truly, the epitome of what to get the person who has everything.
Time for another cool product I actually want. Would you believe Target carries this?!?!
Makes me laugh every.single.time. Hysterically
And if you get us any of the things from this post? We’ll have to buy our neighbors one of these:
(as always, click on the photos for a link to the products)
Wishing you a truly wonderful Christmas – celebrating the birthday of a king who came as a baby. With much gratitude for your friendship and encouragement this year.