Friday, April 9, 2010

Just what I was looking for!

Posted by on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Crap lovers of the world, teach us, the practical ones, your secrets.

When I say crap, I mean junk. Junk as in the ugly odds and ends sitting on your shelf (make that shelves).

And when I say odds and ends I don't mean that sorta cool antique you found. I'm talking about hardcore useless things like this:

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This, my friends, is from the world of Regretsy the blog "where DIY meets WTF." Regretsy scours the arts and crafts Web site etsy.com for the weirdest, dumbest, most random or inappropriate junk with a price tag.

With each entry, including today's "BM & Ms" above, the site's founders supply compelling commentaries, including this for the shitting tree:

The tree trunk that shits candy! Oh, I loved that story when I was a kid. We used to run around the neighborhood with sticks, beating anything that moved. It only really paid off at Halloween, but you had to find kids that were smaller than you.

Similar to sites like Cake Wrecks — a long-time favorite — Regretsy can seem mean in mocking the labors of the crafty folk and their enterprises on etsy.com. But when you market your "goods" for $35 as the subject above does, well, that changes things (and Regretsy links each post straight to the real etsy product page, so that's kind of like extra advertising).

Anyway, now you can enjoy the greatest hits from the blog with the new, self-titled book that debuted this month.

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Our office copy has gotten some heavy reading the past few weeks. But nothing makes for a belly laugh like when the CEO opens it to the page with the crocheted Chapstick holder shaped like a penis. Yep, and he let me keep my job too.

Find it on Amazon here, and maybe you too can learn the ways of the crap.

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