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Fish Flops and other Weird Slipper Couture


I’m at that age where I care more for comfort than style. That’s not to say that I’m not stylish, or old. But I’m also not going to wear a pair of fish-flops on my feet.



The grass slippers might not be so bad and heaven knows I could use a little illumination when I make those midnight potty runs…okay, so maybe I am old.

Do I even need to say anything about the RUS’s (Rodent’s-of-Unusual-Size, for all the non-“Princess Bride” folks out there) slippers? I’m pretty sure every time I looked down at my feet I’d scream and hit them with a baseball bat.



But my favorite pair of slippers in this bunch has to be the killer rabbits. They remind me of the killer bunny in Monty Python and the Holy Grail…run away, run away!

[via Buzz Feed]

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TP: The New Wedding Fashion Fabric

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I used to work with this girl who made a Victorian dress out of nothing more than newspaper and electrical tape. It was both impressive and prize winning.

And that got me thinking, “Hmmm…I wonder what kind of dress you could make from toilet paper?”

Well, now I know.

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Yes, these wedding dresses are made either partially or completely from toilet paper. They were designed as part of an advertising campaign for an Israeli toilet paper company. Lest you’re wondering why they chose wedding gowns as their creative muse, the date of 09/09/09 is considered a lucky day to tie the knot.

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I don’t know why, but this story makes me want to say, “If you ain’t the groom, don’t squeeze the Charmin.

[via Winnipeg Sun]

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Cool Stop Motion Videos

It’s Labor Day and I’m sure you wouldn’t want me laboring over an extra long post today (would you?).

No, I didn’t think so. But how about if I share these cool stop motion videos with you? The first one features a dancing Optimus Prime and the second one, my personal fave, pits Bruce Lee and Iron Man action figures against each other….can you guess who kicks butt?

[via Weird Universe]

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Proof that Clowns are Evil

Ever since my mom bought me a creepy harlequin doll, I’ve suspected that clowns were evil. My suspicions multiplied as I watched horror movies with bad, bad, scary clowns. But now, after watching this video, all doubts have been quashed…Clowns ARE Evil. I mean, just look what happens when this woman dances around in a sinister-looking clown mask.

Wow, it’s a bloody good thing she wasn’t dancin’ around in the kitchen near the knife set…who knows what horrific accident the evil clown mask might have inflicted (WAHAHAHA).

Okay, if you haven’t picked up on my supreme phobia of clowns yet, this cool t-shirt from I hate Clowns pretty much sums it up:


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Picture This: A New Dorian Gray Film


Part of my fascination with Vampirism is the benefit of never growing old. Of course, this can be seen as a curse, as well. Take the story of Dorian Gray, for example.

“Dorian Gray” is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde. It tells the story of a young man, Dorian Gray, who is the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward.

Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the inspiration in his art. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian sell’s his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted will age rather than himself. Dorian’s wish is fulfilled, plunging him into a hedonistic world full of debauchery. Each sin he commits appears as a disfigurement or mark of age on his portrait.

While several film adaptations of the story have been produced over the years, I’m most excited about this year’s version of the film The Picture of Dorian Gray starring the exquisite and talented Ben Barnes and the beloved Mr. Collin Firth, due out in the UK on September 9th.

What I want to know is, am I going to have to hop across the pond to see this film? I haven’t found a US release date yet (all indications on IMDB indicate only European release dates)…Crumb!

Anyway, here’s a peak into the gothic horror fiction that is Dorian Gray’s world…

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Briefly Speaking: Underpants for your Hands


So, the other day I left the house knowing something wasn’t quite right. I felt naked, somehow. It wasn’t until I arrived at work that I realized I’d forgotten my Handerpants.

These underpants for your hands offer protection from chaffing and keep your hands toasty warm. Handerpants are made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex, offering the same comfort of men’s briefs (not that I would know, but that’s the word on the streets) and fit most adult hands. The cost per pair is $11.95.


No doubt these “Handies” will draw attention and cause a fair amount of consternation from those who believe briefs should actually be worn under clothes. Which is exactly why I own a pair. And…why I will be giving a few pairs away for Birthday and Christmas gifts to unsuspecting family members (bet you’re glad we’re not related).

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Fin-tastic Mermaid Tails


So you just went for a swim at the community pull where you could have sworn you saw a mermaid.

No, you don’t have a case of the mad-fin flu. The truth is, you just might start seeing more and more mermaids in pools now that the company Mermagica manufactures beautiful custom mermaid tails. The tails come in a variety of colors and are made in child and adult sizes (although you might feel like you’ve just swallowed a shark whole when you see the prices).

If I thought for one minute that that I could actually maneuver such a magnificent appendage, I might slip into a tail of my own. But I have no desire to die a watery death and I doubt anyone wants to see a mermaid with muffin top. Needless to say, my adventures in the mystical, magical mermaid world will stay firmly planted in books and movies.

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Winking Pants


A retired father, and grandfather, in Washington has developed “Winkers,” pants with strategically placed eyes that “wink” when you walk.

I might actually think it was sort of clever (or not) if it weren’t for the way this “artist” came up with the idea…he was checking out a woman’s backside and he was sure that her jeans winked at him as she passed.


A note of warning: Wearing these pants gives you absolutely no control over who you wink at!

[via Metro]

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