Monday, December 23, 2013

Dr. Grumpy's gift guide

Today wraps up the 2013 guide. Thank you to all who sent ideas, and keep them coming! I'll be doing this again next year, and they'll be featured then.

"Patella" is such a great word. I mean, nothing about the sound of it would ever make you think it's just a kneecap.

Better yet is Patella Brothers. Unlike Mario Brothers, these guys design some interesting housewares, including dinner plates.

Want to freak your guests out? Why not serve them on a plate with bugs on it?

"Waiter, there's a bug in my ceramic."

This next one features a rock, nails, and a dead roach stuck in goo! Doesn't that help your diet?

"Honey, next time the Grumpys invite us over, tell them we have plans."

And this one is a strange combination of objects titled "I Eat You Pinoccio" (REALLY!).

Be sure to check out the rest of their stuff at the link above.

I hope you all enjoyed the 2013 gift guide. If you got some good ideas from it, you should probably see a neurologist.



Anonymous said...

Next year, maybe, hopefully, you can focus on funny gifts, not stomach churning ones? Please?

Anonymous said...

That goes in the 'what to give the weird uncle (or aunt) who has everything' list and reminds me of a story when my younger son was 3-4 years old.

Such a kid he was. I wish I had known how great a kid he was when he was 3-4 years old. We left the windows open during his routine violin practice and found that the neighbors liked to walk their dogs around our street at that time as well, even the melodious hounds.

We were studying about dinosaurs, and I owe my knowledge of these ancient creatures all to him. We did not finish that study until we moved to beetles.

The learning style at our home was 'immersion'; checked out every book in the public library (he was learning to read, then, so obtained the books in the words he could use phonetics to satisfy his curiosity), bought the biggest magnifying glass we could find, overturned rocks and studied soil, watched videos, made models, visited the local university entymology department, made edible beetles, (but, no dissection), studied beetle chemistry, wrote ditties, etc.

Where we had tiny model brachiosauri, now there were plastic beetles all over the house. An uninvited 'visitor' looking in the window happened to remark to another person in the neighborhood about the bugs in our window wells and on the windowsills and was promptly rebuffed, "don't bother those people, if there are bugs in their window, they're there for a reason."

Anonymous said...

I actually thought the bug one would be a great gag gift for my sister, who is studying to be an entomologist, until I went to the link and noticed they are $95!!!Who buys this stuff for real?

Anonymous said...

With plate hangers, one wonders about a matching salad plate.

Or, would a mismatched pair be trendy with cabbage roses?

Anonymous said...

Anon. 11:21 (Sorry, we studied entomology, and entymology after the little bug collector learned to read well.)

Vicki said...

These might be great weight-loss methods. Just looking at your plate may help you lose your appetite!

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