Friday, May 25, 2012

The little product review that wasn't













A big thank-you to the good people at Hummel for sending me this delightful ceramic statue for review.


You too can own a limited edition "Ungus and Granmuttie", straight from the fine sculptors at Hummel.


Hummel, statues for people who mean well.

47 comments:

  1. I haven't laughed this hard in weeks.

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    1. Thanks Dark Graham. It was just a random way to kill some time, but I am glad you liked it.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria!!!! Please comment twice!

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    1. Omygosh, Victoria, its like you heard my thoughts when you read what I wrote on the screen!
      Could this joke get any better???

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  4. I especially like the way you appear to have written this in Victorian English.

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    1. I really struggled with some of the dialectical constructs in this one, but in the end I was pleased with it's mixture of believable cadence, heritage, and infrastructure.
      It's quite a strong bit of work, I feel.
      And of course having an opportunity to draw wee on pictures you took at work instead of working is like having your birthday, everyday.

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  5. You are very good at drawing pee.

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    1. That is, verbatim, one of the lines my wife added to our wedding vows

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  6. I almost put "spry your adolescent flanks" onto my tattoo list, but it may be the most inappropriate thing you've written, when taken out of context.

    I wish everybody still talked like this.

    Nice camera work too!

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    1. It only SOUNDS inappropriate, Alan, I am pretty sure it doesn't make any sense. Sort of sure, anyways.

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  7. "mean well" - Yes, I agree, you do an eXcellent job of being mean, too, hahahahaha

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    1. I didn't see the pat pat until the second read through ...

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    2. I have been obsessed with the concept of "well-meaning" lately, so don't be surprised if it pops in a future post in some fashion

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  8. Hail Good Gweenbrick! Good humor abounds this day!! Betwixt and between titters of mirth and peals of joyous utterance we salute thee!!!

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    1. I think "betwixt titters" is not something I want you to say on here, Queenie

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  9. Holy shit, that was funny.

    And I know you picked that up at a 2nd hand store, rubbed your chin, and thought "PERRRRFECT."

    You can tell me.

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    1. Well, I saw it like three times, and when no one had bought it for after a week, I figured I would give it a home. I see these figurine statue things at thrift stores all the time, but the subject matter of this one was just off enough to make me interested. Now I will start taking a closer look at them.
      I am pretty sure this post might kill my chances with that nerf lady you emailed me about.

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    2. Ah, Gweenie. You gotta be willing to sell your soul now and then for the occasional product plug. I'll be doing an ALCOHOL review next month. They gave me money to DRINK ALCOHOL and talk about it on my blog. It's not even like I have to lie.

      Alcohol = why I get out of bed in the morning.

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  10. So wrong on so many levels...yet still so bloody funny!

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    1. Thanks lily! It actually reminded me of one of your posts while I was doing it, not sure why. I hope its ok if I steal from you on occasion.

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  11. Wow! I certainly could have never thought of something like this! So incredibly funny!

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    1. Thanks Tracie! Just read your Kool-Aid post-bleach! Yikes!

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  12. Hahahahahaha, beautiful Gweenbrick, you have an ear for the seventh sense - you know the one that enables you to hear what inanimate objects are saying...

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    1. Is that what it is??? I like it, it makes me feel like I always have friends. Talky, talky friends.

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  13. Crazy Gweenbrick strikes again! Awesome post... Absolutely loved it. There is something so gloriously perverted about the whole thing lol... nice job!

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    1. Do you mean "crazy" gweenbrick, like I have multiple personalities, like "serious" gweenbrick, "dreary" g, etc.?
      I tried not to be perverted, because the statue kind of made its own perversion just by being what it was

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    2. Yes, I could feel you skirting around the obvious.

      "Crazy Gweenbrick" just means funny, engaging, clever, witty, Gweenbrick.

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    3. Gweenbrick, there's a vote up to see who wins the Kindle that Pish Posh is offering her Get Fit Challenge participants.

      If you have a vote to spare, I would be trilled to get it! The voting is at:

      http://www.the-pish-posh.com/2012/05/week-12.html

      You just have to scroll down to the bottom of the page and right before the comment section you'll see the contestants' images with a little "vote" link under each. Voting ends Monday morning. Thank you :-)

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    1. Thank you, my fellow Cockney swain

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  15. This is going to give me nightmares.

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    1. Sorry! I will send it to you if you would like to smash it and therefore confront your fears

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  16. That was the weirdest sculpture I've ever seen in my life.
    Your commentary was brilliant!!

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    1. Thanks Aysh! I hope to find more weird ones like it and see if I can come up with anything interesting to say about them

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  17. Oh holy hell. I did NOT see that coming.

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    1. Hi Vapid Vixen, I am so glad you stopped by and started to follow. You are now my favorite follower, in that you are my newest one, and I am a hopeless sucker for the latest fads.

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  18. Hie thee hither to yon vestment shoppee and findest thineself newer drawers!

    Hilarious!

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    1. See? Writing like that becomes addictive

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  19. I would totally buy that if it came with the dog wizzing on pudding boy's face and grandmater severing an artery with her sewing machine needle.

    Um, and since you apparently have some serious clout with high end products, would you please call Prada for me and ask them if they'd like to send me a handbag to do a product review on?

    Please and thank you.

    Love

    Dani

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    1. I don't know Prada; are they the makers of Zubaz?

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  20. Oh, and also? I totally pimped you out on my Facebook page today. And not for the first time, in case you were wondering why you kinda feel like a man-whore.

    Now you know.

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    1. Thank you! I love being pimped...you are so nice to me, Dani!

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  21. I think my mum had that figurine in our caravan :)

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  22. Hey! We just came across this statue at a good will and couldn't resist..... was looking for info on it and we found you! You don't have any details about it, do you?

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