The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Justin Bieber Duck Tape

Yes. It’s the Biebs. On Duck Tape. Now we can all be Beliebers.

Just trying to picture Justin Bieber’s face holding together my binders, my favorite lawn chair, and my ’92 Ford.

Justin Bieber Duck Tape staples.com

image from staples.com

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order 

Best Selling Author and Social Media Jedi Kristen Lamb has some GREAT advice for authors who blog. Blogging for Authors, and How a Banana Slicer Saved My Marriage

Everyone who donates to charities wants to believe they are helping others in doing so. Shantnu Tiwari explains how that is not always what happens. Charities: Damaging Society and Hurting the Poor, Since 1886

An excellent non-partisan analysis of what the h*** happened to our money from Rolling Stone. Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

Hot Colors Light Up Frozen Sculptures at the Harbin Ice Festival

BREAKING STEELE as Pulp Fiction . . . An excellent review of Ellie Ann’s and Aaron Patterson’s BREAKING STEELE by Glenn Gordon.

Breaking Steele

Once in a Lifetime Shot of Line of Owls All Looking at the Camera

International Best Selling Author Vicki Hinze is an expert at getting things done. Some awesome advice from her on Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions.

Julie Glover brings us a collection of brief quotes from Leonardo Da Vinci. If Da Vinci Tweeted

Nicole Basaraba makes me once again want to pack my suitcase. 21 Things I Miss About Brussels, Belgium

Edgy and excellent. My Lucky Thunder Thighs via Leanne Shirtliffe.

Yes. Things happen to the best of us. No. This is not me, but it could be. Belly Dancer Fail . . .

All the best to all of you for keeping it taped together this week.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

Funny Stuff We Found at Walgreens

You’ve heard of The People of Walmart? My 14-yr-old darling daughter (“DD”) and I are The People of Walgreens. We love Walgreens. Not only does it meet our snacking and prescription needs, it has lots of stuff that is either unique or so hidden in bigger stores that we would never find it. And it’s not just stuff. It’s funny stuff.

The other day, DD and I were picking up some lemonade when she noticed this fun product for mature folks. . . . The Snuggie taken one step too far. . . . Oh, wait. The Snuggie was already a step too far.

Really? Is this actually a life goal?

At this point, I bribed talked DD into playing Vanna White for a while as we trolled the aisles for other products that gave us a laugh.

It didn’t take us long to find the Cozy Spot, a “Unique Personal Warmer.” . . . Nope. Not going to go there, but look closely at the picture. I’ll leave you to make of that what you will.

Next was the “Appetite Control Spray” with the belly dancer on the box. I assure you, I never knew a belly dancer who used this product, or at least who admitted to it. They get points for inoffensive use of a belly dancer, though.

There aren’t just products for humans that gave us a laugh. Check out the Kiss Me Toy for your pooch. In case you can’t tell from the profile view, DD is holding a stuffed cow head with massive lips.

And lest you think pets are favored over tween girls, check out this Justin Bieber singing toothbrush. Really.

It’s not just the products that amuse us, it’s sometimes their placement. Not sure why this little fella was hiding on a top shelf away from its friends between the Coppertone sunscreen and the bar soap.

Walgreens doesn’t just have funny stuff for the old folks, the pets, and the tweens, it has funny stuff for the tykes, too. Doesn’t every small child need a plush Minnie Mouse Easter basket that’s big enough to hide Jimmy Hoffa?

As long as I don’t contemplate the tribute to egregious consumerism that these stores represent, I always get a laugh out of them.

So I’m curious. Do you have any stores in your area where you find funky stuff? What sort of stuff do you find?

All the best to all of you for not being Forever Lazy.

Piper Bayard