Tuesday is for Total Lack of Taste

I don’t write about politics on this blog. There are plenty of political blogs out there, but I don’t focus on it for any number of reasons, not the least of which is: I don’t wanna. But today I am forced to put aside my accustomed practice and take up that hornet’s nest. I have been scandalized and astonished to the point that I really feel I must comment on a topic related to politics.

And Chia pets.

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What the…..?

When I first ran across this, I thought it had to be a joke. But, no. You, too, can “honor” the President of these United States with a ChiaObama. That’s right – the purveyors of this thing, believe we can “honor” the President of our country, by soaking his likeness in water, smearing ridges on his head with seeds and then waiting a few days for little green plants to sprout all over his head.

You can buy a “happy” ChiaObama, or a “determined” ChiaObama – or both! How would you ever decide? Clearly, you must get both, so that you are prepared for whatever events may transpire on the political stage in this period of our country’s history. I mean – if a giant asteroid were headed for earth, you would not want the grinning ChiaObama taunting you as you contemplate your demise. Likewise – if the US wins some great honor, such as the Little League World Series, you would want the more celebratory ChiaObama to help set the right tone for your afterparty.chia2According to the commercial, the ChiaObama symbolizes “Liberty, Opportunity, Prosperity and Hope”. Delicacy prevents me from mentioning a few other things it symbolizes, but I am sure you can fill in the blanks for yourself.

Here, I have conveniently highlighted some of the features of this fine piece of Americana. chia3I cannot rid myself of this niggling question: Does the President have to okay something like this? Can the ChiaPeople make anyone’s head into a Pet? Are there permissions, liscenses or copyrights involved? The mind boggles.  In any case, you can see this for yourself, here. Yes – you can!

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22 Responses to Tuesday is for Total Lack of Taste

  1. ellyn says:

    I must have one of these. Off to order right now.

  2. Wow! Will wonders never cease?

  3. deb says:

    I think I’ll pass on the Chia Pres version! Wow..anything for a buck!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    I heard that Congress allowed it. They plan to use the money from sales to fix health care.

    snork!

  5. Donald says:

    Yeah….they’ll probably sell millions of them. You see, for most people, it isn’t about ideology or politics with Obama, it is more about popularity. Hence, he is a marketing machine.

    Have you seen the advertisements for some obscure mortgage company that read: “Obama says you should refinance now”?

    Politics aside, this is marketing!

  6. Lynn says:

    Sillycapitalism at its best. What I want to know is, what happens to the Chia that you need 3 plantings? Are they like sprouts you trim and eat? Cause that would be gross!!

  7. LOL, I’ve seen it all now! Each time I see the “Yes, we can!” I think of Bob the Builder!

  8. Pearl says:

    hahaha. oh. my. goodness!

  9. Charlane says:

    hahahahahaha, does anybody really buy these?

  10. Janis says:

    Mine would no doubt grow weeds.

  11. Marta says:

    Hahahaha oh gosh, this is terrible! I think it was worth putting aside your no-politics rule and commenting on this! I hadn’t heard of them, but seriously, this is the tackiest thing I’ve seen after the Hillary Clinton nutcracker (nuts cracked between her thighs)… so many innapropiate puns!

  12. Flea says:

    Ellyn, let us know how it turns out. Maybe post photos. If the sprouts are edible, tell us how the kids like eating Obama’s hair, will ya?

  13. It’s not working for me.

  14. CM says:

    Oh my …. thanks for making me smile real big! I’m going with the determined looked. Its’ the one I always see on the news …. the one that still looks like the school boy that’s on a really important field trip and wants to giggle with glee but knows he’s got to be serious!

    I love the old times pictures! (previous post) I think that family picture is taken about the same time as the one I posted on Facebook from 1969.

    And once more …. no visit to dlynz.com would be complete without improving my vocabulary …. niggling …. I like that. And as much as I didn’t want to believe it was a real word …. forgetting you’re not one to make up words willy-nilly ….. I looked it up …. I can’t wait to use it in a sentence!

  15. Maria says:

    Pretty good post. I just came across your site and wanted to say
    that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you post again soon!

  16. Weezee says:

    I thought they had pulled these little gems off the internet, so glad to see they are still available.

    Ellyn this will be a great experiement for the kids. I bet they will love it!

    CM you crack me up!

  17. Debbie Jean says:

    Oh my how silly is that? What will they think of next?

  18. donna says:

    That is too funny. Thanks for my morning giggle.

  19. You are too funny, and so are these chia pets… people have funny ways of paying homage!

  20. Claire says:

    I think this is most disrespectful. It just reinforces the stereotyping that still exists in this country. I cant believe the above comments. My sense of humor is not working regarding this stupid object.

  21. Donalyn says:

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, Claire :)

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