Ok, so we all know that the world wide web is an odd and scary place. The information - true, false and surreal - is up online and all relatively easy to find. Especially if you know how to think like a computer.
Regardless, there are wonderful things to find too.
One of my very favorite websites for gifts and odd things in general is a website called Etsy. It is a market place that sells odds and ends that are specifically handmade, vintage or antique. I did just about all my Christmas - er, Multicultural Winter Holiday shopping through the shops on this website.
While it is chock-full of cool, awesome things; it is also home to some of the strangest and most unnecessary objects on the planet.
Let's begin with some I found recently.
We'll start slow.
At first glance, this is kinda cute. A simple, lace collar. Many women would see this and think, wow, I could put this on with that cute dress of mine! But let's think about this. This piece serves absolutely no purpose. It won't help with warmth or anything, its not a piece of jewelry. Price? Between $25 and $40 - not including shipping.
I had to make this picture big so you could get the full effect of this creation. When I first saw this picture I was a little confused what it was selling. Then I realized. It's a scarf knitted into a single sleeve. One. Sleeve. So if your neck and right arm is cold, buy this item. For the low low price of $200. I'm not even joking. Nor am I joking when I tell you that if you search the term "sleeve scarf" in Etsy you get upwards of 100 results.
Ahh, who wouldn't want a pre-stained dress? Obviously this dress is for messy people who like creepy dolls on their clothing. Less work for you! Price? This one's only $55 for something that looks like you stole it off a homeless person.
You can tell by this picture that this hat is bad news. Even the model wearing it is unhappy. It looks like someone was trying to make a purse and it went drastically wrong somewhere and the creator decided, "Hey, I'll just put it on my head! Now it's a hat! Tada!"
Ok, before I even go into this hat in detail, I wanted to share the name the creator gave this hat. It is the Thought Transfer Station Headdress. Yeah. This is seriously something for sale. For sale for $385. Not even kidding.
I don't think I have to say anymore.
I have one last website to share with you today. I couldn't even bring myself to put pictures of it up on this post because I was so creeped out.
Ahh, the internet.