The End Is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Black Market Used Pregnancy Tests

Women are Selling Positive Pregnancy Tests?

Positive Pregnancy Test

Yep. You heard it right. Used pregnancy tests are now for sale on Craig’s List. Just in case you think screwing a guy over to get him to marry you is the right start for building a life together.

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Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

Susie Lindau brings us fantastic pictures from the Colorado Flood Zone–Storm Chasing During Boulder’s 100-Year Flood. The storm was upgraded to a 500-Year Flood shortly after she posted this.

Former Boulder resident and New York Times Bestseller Bob Mayer reminds us, Seriously, You HAVE to be PREPARED for Emergencies.

Paige Kellerman proves her brilliance by finding humor in the fact that her house is sinking into the ground. For reals. In the Meantime, We’re Still Sinking. I also highly recommend her book, which I am currently enjoying–At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles. It will have you ROFL from the pregnancy test to the post-partum Pilates DVD.

At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles

10 Facts You Should Know about Migraines

20 Questions to Master Self-Reflection by Nathaniel McMillan at Mature by Nature.

Siri Paulson’s Guide to Train Travel in India.

Looking for Bigfoot? Follow This Map–Others Have Seen ‘Em There

Labor Leader: Obamacare “Needs to be Repealed” if Union Demands aren’t Met. Apparently, Obamacare is only for those who aren’t in Congress and who don’t have union leaders who can get them out of it.

A lot of people are wondering how we ended up with the outrageously expensive travesty that is Obamacare. This short, hysterical  film could help explain it. Help Kickstart WWIII!

I know. We all need a drink after that one. Can’t help you with that, but I can cheer you up with this story of solid decency. Dairy Queen Worker’s Good Deed Goes Viral

By fashion maven Jessica Farkas, Glam Closet: To Accessorze or Not . . . THAT is the Question! Great guidelines for those of us with Fashion Deficit Disorder.

Or how about some porn? Jenny Hansen at More Cowbell brings us the Porn-Watching Map of the U.S.

This article by Special Operations Speaks Out sums up the information that the Obama administration is withholding from the public about Benghazi. An Open Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner

And to leave a sweeter taste in your mouth, the 4-Ingredient Key Lime Pie from K.B. Owen.

The kids are all back in school, so here’s one in honor of all of the teachers. Thank you for your time and efforts. Feel free to do this if you ever see my kid on the phone during your class.

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All the best to all of you for a week of keeping it real.

Piper Bayard

31 comments on “The End Is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Black Market Used Pregnancy Tests

  1. I can’t stop laughing at your poll questions. 😀 Happy Friday, Piper! Fab post, as always.

  2. K.B. Owen says:

    OMG, Piper! I love how the teacher goes right back to the lesson without missing a beat. Priceless! By the way, thanks so much for the linky-love! 😀

  3. Great blog post, link line up and videos! Dying laughing over the WWIII kickstarter! You do have good stuff. LOLOL

  4. Oh my! Funny videos. I especially like that WWIII one. And selling, + pregnancy tests? What a world we live in.

    Great links as always, Piper. Thanks!

    • Piper Bayard says:

      I know. I’m torn between being appalled and wishing I had taken the opportunity to sell my own now that my son is in college. What a great start to a tuition fund that would have been.

  5. I could not believe it when I heard about the pregnancy tests. For the love of God, what next?????? I also loved Jenny’s porn map! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Catherine Johnson says:

    #Thankyou Piper! Too funny.

  7. tomwisk says:

    Where can I hook up to Kickstarter? Thanks for brightening my Friday.

  8. Wow…there are no words to say the deep disturbances in my mind thanks to the positive pregnancy test thing. They’re right…seriously bad karma. What is wrong with people that it even enters their minds to sell them?

    Kudos to all the folks you featured, too. The Porn map was a blast!

  9. You have GOT to be kidding me??!!??!! I love your Friday posts…

  10. Amy Shojai says:

    *snert* Dang, glad I didn’t have beverage or would have had to charge you for the laptop clean up!

  11. Siri Paulson says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Piper! About the used pregnancy tests…I’m speechless! But thanks for the reminder from Bob Mayer. One can never be too prepared. (Well, I guess one *could*…but that’s a whole ‘nother problem, and not anywhere near as common!)

  12. Loved the post and the sardonic humour thread that runs throughout. To be able to move from positive pregnancy test results to WW III is incredible!

    So as you look at these evolving trends in the world, how does the future occur to you?


    • Piper Bayard says:

      What occurs to me most profoundly is that the future is not my future. I am living my future now. Many trends are terrifying to me, particularly when I see society tossing off things I value highly–freedom, family, integrity, responsibility, privacy–to replace them with government dependence and group think. I never cease to be shocked at the ruthlessness and complete lack of loyalty of our own political and corporate “leaders.” I worry for my children, because the future I see is theirs, not mine, and I won’t be here to protect them.

      But then I recall the darkness of the past–various massacres, totalitarian societies, and ruthless, narcissistic “leaders”–and I realize that everything that has ever happened or will happen is happening somewhere now–both the good and the bad. So while my future is now, and my children’s future appears positively freakish and terrifying to me, there is nothing new in it. Only a new expression of what simply is. Evolving trends are Life shuffling the deck, but the cards remain the same. It is for each of us to choose how we will play them. As for me, I choose to find the humor.

      I like your blog. As a dancer, I’m particularly drawn to Key Number Three. 🙂

  13. emmamba says:

    No one should ever purchase a pregnancy test from Craigslist. pregnancy test kits are cheap and easily available.

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