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The Craziest Thing I Saw on Etsy … Today

For the low price of $3.75, you can bleed on cartoon monkeys

For the low price of $3.75, you can bleed on cartoon monkeys

The internet is home to a lot of wacky shit, but spend enough time on Etsy and you’ll become convinced that this is where the weirdest people on Earth come to expel their crazy in the form of crafts. Here, we bring you the best of the bunch. (Sure, we know and love Regretsy, but the taming the loons of the Internet is a big job and we’re just doing our part.)

Today’s crazy thing is a handmade sanitary napkin with cartoon monkeys and giant bananas on it. It’s 100 percent pre-washed, pre-shrunk cotton. The reusable pad has been quilted and top-stitched to help with absorbency and it comes with detailed care instructions. Similar products are available with froggies and coffee cups from Lucky Girl Boutique.

Presumably this was created in an effort diminish the  waste created from disposable sanitary napkins and tampons. We get that. More power to you if you’re conscientious enough to use an alternate means of dealing with the tangible part of menstruation. Hell, get yourself a Keeper and store it all up for a day to completely eliminate the waste. We love the environment, too, so we support all of these efforts.
But it doesn’t have to be cutesy.

Have you seen something exceptionally odd on Etsy lately? Leave a comment to be featured in a future post.


erica | Aug 17 2010 7:11am | DESIGN, etsy, wtf?, reusable pads | Comments 152

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Aug 17 7:27 AM

Emily Totaro  says:

ummm….steal ideas much??? Let Regretsy handle these types of things…

Aug 17 10:16 PM

Hilly Billy  says:

I’ve seen Regretsy.com. It’s full of crazy Etsy stuff, and there is a book published all about it. Check it!

Aug 17 10:16 PM

talitha  says:

Ummmm, ever hear of Regretsy???

Aug 17 10:17 PM

Spookalicious  says:

You haven’t seen ANYTHING yet…keep diggin!

Aug 17 10:17 PM

Lara  says:

REGRETSY is the queen – and you don’t mess with the queen.

Aug 17 10:17 PM

Michelle  says:

There’s a great website called Regretsy.com that has all kinds of crazy Etsy stuff… And they probably do it much, much better.

Aug 17 10:18 PM

Jeni  says:

Eh…nothing new or “wacky shit” about this. If you’re going to do your part to “tame the loons of the internet”, then at least find something, you know, loony.

Aug 17 10:18 PM

Kate the Great  says:

This is a great idea! Which is why Regretsy.com has been doing it for the past year.

Aug 17 10:18 PM

snarkadelic  says:

Hey, have you heard of REGRETSY? Leave the snark to the pros. We got this.

Aug 17 10:18 PM

blech  says:

leave this to Regretsy – they do it so much better!

Aug 17 10:18 PM

Stolen Ideas  says:

Boooooo.. copycat.

Aug 17 10:18 PM

Brianna  says:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/22059381/the-original-pile-of-soap

TURD SOAP!!!

Aug 17 10:19 PM

Crafty  says:

Regretsy wears the pants in this family!

Aug 17 10:19 PM

Buttface McGee  says:

Yeah, there’s this thing called Regretsy? After you discover it, you should check out this other thing called Twitter. Also, Pants.

Aug 17 10:19 PM

hughman  says:

real original. what’s next, you make fun of ugly celebrity outfits? oh right, Go Fug Yourself. how about pics of people on the street? oh, Satorialist. hmmm, white people like things!

if you aren’t smart enough to create your own schtick, you’re in the wrong business.

Aug 17 10:19 PM

Geektastic Whimsy  says:

If you’re trying to “do your part” to tame the loons of the internet, maybe you should find something that Regretsy *hasn’t* done.

Aug 17 10:19 PM

starrlite  says:

Yeah, way to steal an idea. Regretsy 4 life!

Aug 17 10:20 PM

JP  says:

There is no “taming of the loons” on Regretsy. That is what makes it so fantastic.

Aug 17 10:20 PM

Ferocia  says:

This is unfunny. Regretsy, however, is quite funny.

Aug 17 10:20 PM

Anne  says:

Copy cat is right! Regretsy has it all over you.

Aug 17 10:21 PM

Jennifer  says:

Go to REGRETSY for the funniest Etsy foul-ups, bleeps, bloops and blunders.
REGRETSY, so many times, has had me laughing so hard I was literally crying.
Once again, REGRETSY. The original!
http://www.regretsy.com/

Aug 17 10:22 PM

Robin Lynne  says:

SAY WHAT!

Aug 17 10:22 PM

April is #1  says:

Um… steampunk goodness can be seen at regretsy.com… and if that is the wackiest thing you saw, you haven’t looked real hard.

Aug 17 10:22 PM

PhoenixD  says:

You should start up a website where you have people submit pictures of people from Walmart.

Aug 17 10:22 PM

BB Sevilla  says:

Doghorn Legporn dismantling John’s wetfelted SmartHouse in less time than it took to knock down Jericho’s walls. That was some sweet crafting.

Convo HK for copy rite aid.

BLESS!

Aug 17 10:22 PM

Jules Verne  says:

You had hours to craft together a horrible description of the item but apparently not enough time to run a google search to figure out that someone better than you has been doing this for quite some time. Congrats.

Aug 17 10:22 PM

ally  says:

I’m sure you made an honest effort but you’re treading on hallowed ground; bless’ed by whimsical fuckery.

Aug 17 10:23 PM

Sarah  says:

…at least the people on Etsy (and Regretsy) are doing something ORIGINAL!

Aug 17 10:23 PM

PooBah  says:

This is serious fail. Nobody likes an idea stealer. I’m going back over to regretsy now, bye!

Aug 17 10:23 PM

cant have my name  says:

You suck!

Aug 17 10:23 PM

Zoe  says:

1. Cloth menstrual pads are not “wacky” or “crazy” – just ask the millions of women and girls around the world who use them every day. I agree the pattern is a little childish, but if you were a 12 year old girl who had just gotten her period, maybe you would like it. Who knows and who cares.

2. Regretsy has already done this a million times better. Don’t even try. Knock it off before you get your rear handed to you for copyright infringement.

Aug 17 10:24 PM

Kristen R.  says:

I have this great idea for something I wanna call the innernet, a series of tubes. No one’s ever thought of it before!

Aug 17 10:25 PM

B.  says:

If you like regretsy so much, why not just post a link to the site? “Borrowing” somebody else’s content is just bad form.

Aug 17 10:25 PM

Say What?  says:

Yeah! I saw something just like this once…on Regretsy! Wow, it’s like you’re doing the same exact thing! Why be original right?

Aug 17 10:25 PM

you suck  says:

copycats!!!

Aug 17 10:26 PM

BB Sevilla  says:

The Nazis weren’t the first to co-opt stuff that other people did better and with less genocide. You should be ashamed, westists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Grenier

Aug 17 10:26 PM

Emazon  says:

Regretsy even has a book. It just got picked up by urban outfitters. Soon every hip person will know you stole the idea.

Aug 17 10:26 PM

Clodzilla  says:

Way to steal someone else’s idea for a website and make it totally LAME!

Aug 17 10:27 PM

GrayPyre  says:

Breathtakingly origional, I’m in awe. What’s next silly pet tricks? Shear genius.

Aug 17 10:27 PM

We Stole An Original Idea  says:

WOW. Way to steal from Regretsy. Again.

Aug 17 10:28 PM

Lauren  says:

I wear my Regretsy badge with honor and pride.

Aug 17 10:28 PM

MooCow  says:

you should start a sister site to this where people post pictures of cats in awkward situations saying funny things in only somewhat decipherable English. That would be awesome.

Aug 17 10:28 PM

Dianne  says:

Leave the original writing to original web-pages like Regretsy (seen that one? oh yeah you did, obviously…)

Don’t quit your day job at Reader’s Digest.

Aug 17 10:28 PM

Don Johnson  says:

This should be Philadelphia, Weakly.
Stick to writing about new stuff.

Aug 17 10:29 PM

addy  says:

I agree with the majority- come up with your own ideas. I think Regretsy can handle ‘taming the loons’ on their own.

Aug 17 10:29 PM

Cass  says:

Miss Manners says, “Stealing someone’s idea and/or modifying it to suit your own needs is bad form and regrettable.” You don’t want to piss that lady off.

Aug 17 10:30 PM

avid regretsy reader  says:

I think you’re all over reacting.

No two people look at the same thing the same way. everyone can say what they want about whatever they see. You guys should lighten up. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. No one is forcing you to spend time looking at this page.

You should be ashamed of the bile you type.

Aug 17 10:30 PM

LawnGoose  says:

Damn you’re clever. Hey, maybe next come up with funny captions on photos of cats.

Aug 17 10:30 PM

2^5  says:

A) cloth pads are useful.
B) cloth pads are more funny with SEXY VAMPIRES! (http://www.regretsy.com/2009/10/20/the-curse/)
C) therefore Regretsy is WIN.

Aug 17 10:30 PM

Mary Ellen  says:

I cannot believe that you guys haven’t heard of Regretsy. EVERYONE has heard of Regretsy! MY MOM knows about Regretsy! Seriously, stealing ideas is deeply, deeply lame.

Aug 17 10:31 PM

avid regretsy reader  says:

oh yeah, and we have more than one news service, and more than one pizza company, and more than one radio station and more than one dress shop in a city because competition is healthy.

seriously, are you all throwbacks from socialist times?

Aug 17 10:32 PM

Jenn Ortiz  says:

This is just tasteless and/or thoughtless. Like trying to convince a lifelong vegetarian with dire pork allergies that bacon is made of tofu. This has been done, and not only has it been done, it has been executed flawlessly. And not by you, in case you missed the sarcasm.

Aug 17 10:32 PM

Heidi  says:

Copying is LAME!

Aug 17 10:32 PM

ThongThungBlue  says:

NOBODY likes a copycat. And this is just pitiful. Not even close to the true crazy shit that is on Etsy. MAYBE if you spent a little time with it, like the REGRETSY folks do, you could hit a home run. Otherwise, you need to just stop. Post something about Sookie, or some other ridiculous shit.

Aug 17 10:32 PM

Zsa Zsa is gonna kick the bucket soon  says:

@avid regretsy reader: YOU should be ashamed of the bile WE type

Aug 17 10:33 PM

Eddio  says:

FAIL.

Aug 17 10:34 PM

Zsa Zsa is gonna kick the bucket soon  says:

@ avid regretsy reader: Ha ha! You said “socialist times”.

Aug 17 10:34 PM

Jenn Ortiz  says:

Oh, and BTW…I linked it for you. So like, googling it won’t be too hard and stuff.

Aug 17 10:34 PM

brianne  says:

I feel like I’ve seen this somewhere…retardsy…re..re..REGRETSY….nice FAIL try being original.

Aug 17 10:34 PM

ThongThungBlue  says:

Avid Regretsy Reader is building toward a flounce!!

Aug 17 10:35 PM

k-town  says:

a) cloth pads are useful and they’re HIDDEN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, which might also have a cute print on them.
b) why do you care?
c) um, regretsy? surely you can’t be that in-the-dark — turn on a lamp!

Aug 17 10:35 PM

Amy Sandlin  says:

Does your boss know youre ripping off original ideas and pretending they’re yours? Super-uber-ultra-LAME!! It’s called Regretsy and we love it.

Aug 17 10:35 PM

Anni  says:

FAIL.

Aug 17 10:36 PM

raven  says:

Has someone been digging in the archives of regretsy? Going to start ripping on steampunk next? How about finding “WTF” alchemy requests?! I know there aren’t a lot of “original” ideas left in the world, but dig deeper into your craft bag o’ tricks!

Aug 17 10:37 PM

BoredBeyondBelief  says:

Not only is this a total rip-off of Regretsy, it has nothing to do with Philadelphia. WTF?

Aug 17 10:38 PM

idiotgrrl  says:

Oh, come ON. There’s so much wacky stuff on the internet, but you decide to go about copying a wildly successful blog?

Aug 17 10:38 PM

tony  says:

this is ridiculous. and really dumb of you to copy such a succesful site. dumb.

Aug 17 10:38 PM

Queen B  says:

Regretsy copy-FAIL is all this is. At least try to find an equally ridiculous item as Regretsy already does. Reusable pads, not really wacky…regardless of the fabric they are constructed out of.

Aug 17 10:38 PM

Altruism  says:

I suppose one way to view your shameless ripoff of Regretsy — a highly successful, beloved internet phenomenon — is as a sincere compliment. I don’t. Your garbage is clearly an unoriginal, lazy, lame attempt to scrape content and ride the coattails of a great.

There needs to be a taming of the DIY publisher, or, perhaps, a little personal culpability for plagiarism. This might be hard pressed to prove, however; your intent to exploit Regretsy’s riches is clear, but that’s where it ends. You lack all traces of humor, originality, sincerity, and certainly: any outside interest at all.
Good luck with your taming!

Aug 17 10:39 PM

BB Sevilla  says:

Eye bleach you’re all over reacting. Know too people look at the same thing the same way. everyone can say what they want about whatever they see I don’t like washing my hands. You guys should lighten up. If you don’t like it, don’t wtfgiraffe it. No one is forcing you to spend time slurping herpes from my goat.

You should be ashamed of the bile you type.

Aug 17 10:40 PM

Whimsicle Fuckery  says:

I believe this has been done before. Give it up.

Aug 17 10:40 PM

Kat  says:

You have got to be joking… Of course Regretsy does it better – they came up with the concept.
I sincerely hope you aren’t getting paid for this.

Aug 17 10:42 PM

Kristen R.  says:

I’ll have one of whatever “BB Sevilla” is on, please.

Aug 17 10:42 PM

MemyselfandI  says:

I think the handmade pad is a lot less tacky than you ripping off Regretsy. Give it up. There is no way you could be as funny.

Aug 17 10:43 PM

Namey Namester  says:

This isn’t competition. Competition has it’s own twist on something. This is rehashed pink wtfery.

Aug 17 10:43 PM

Buttface McGee  says:

Prediction:
“Well..(nervous laugh) at least it got us site traffic, right?”
(Followed by half-assed attempts to justify such a stupid, STUPID idea, including pseudo-indignant, Captain Butthurt comments about how ’she doesn’t own the idea! We can do it too! Two pizza joints! Socialism! Etc)
Fail, fail, failfailfail

Aug 17 10:43 PM

Andy Fark  says:

Oh hey! Has someone done something like this before? http://www.letmegooglethatforyou.com…...

Aug 17 10:45 PM

N  says:

FAIL. Why try to tread (and badly, at that) where Regretsy has so firmly established superiority? Not only is this item not even close to the tip of the “weird crap on Etsy” ice burg, your commentary isn’t even slightly amusing.

Aug 17 10:45 PM

Regretsy Sucks  says:

It’s immature, obnoxious, and cruel to make fun of and cash in on slammming other’s creations. As for being the first to do so, I do believe that the late EtsyWTF blog was doing it before Regretsy.

Aug 17 10:46 PM

N Pants  says:

Originality. Try it!

Aug 17 10:46 PM

Snapper  says:

If this is the wackiest thing you’ve seen on etsy, you need to throw in the towel. Besides, Regretsy already does a kick-ass job of finding the truly wacky shit. Leave it to the pros.

Aug 17 10:46 PM

LikesMonkeys  says:

Um, A) blatant ripoff of Regretsy but whatever B) it’s a cloth pad and it’s not poorly made. So it has monkeys on it? YOU don’t have to see the monkeys, so WHY DO YOU CARE what is in other’s people’s crotches?

Aug 17 10:47 PM

wtf is not just an acronym, it's a lifestyle  says:

So I’m missing the part where this is near entertaining and where the loon-taming takes place. The re-usable pad gag has been done already, too.

Aug 17 10:48 PM

Kristen R.  says:

“Regretsy Sucks”?! You’re an unemployed clown from Philly, aren’t you?

Aug 17 10:49 PM

SarahJayneRegan  says:

Hardworking, creative journos beware: PhillyNow is hires inept copycats to write their online content.
Stealing someone’s idea is NEVER in style!

Aug 17 10:50 PM

fagle  says:

Well, that didn’t work out so well did it.

Aug 17 10:50 PM

Cass  says:

@ regretsy sucks-you do realize that even though it is made fun of, a lot of the things are bought by regretsy readers just because it’s weird and brought to their attention…right?

Aug 17 10:51 PM

barbarella  says:

sure we all know and love intellectual property rights, but stealing from the best of the Internet is a big job and we’re just doing our part

Aug 17 10:51 PM

whimsickle_phuckery  says:

*yawn*
been there, done that…
it’s called Regretsy

Aug 17 10:53 PM

fagle  says:

Ok, I clearly identify that this was a megafail here, but I have to say, “SarahJayneRegan says:

Hardworking, creative journos beware: PhillyNow is hires inept copycats to write their online content.
Stealing someone’s idea is NEVER in style!”

is the second biggest fail on this page. A style is pretty much the epitomy of others mimicking something. is hires the concept, ya know?

Aug 17 10:53 PM

JMac  says:

Philly Weekly writer-person… Betcha you bought your journalism papers online. Or you had some Asian freshman write them for you. Admit it.

Aug 17 10:54 PM

UNFUNNY & UNORIGINAL = YOU  says:

Um, REGRETSY’s monies go to charity. That’s why everyone who loves itwants to punch this unfunny “blogger” in the gunt.

Aug 17 10:56 PM

Regretsy Sucks  says:

@Kristen R. – no. far from it, sorry.
@Cass – yes. I know, but it still doesn’t make it right. I know some feeling have been hurt, as well. I’d rather my product be bought because someone loves it, rather than because it’s a regretsy novelty.

Aug 17 10:59 PM

relly  says:

This is NOT okay! Leave this to the professionals (REGRETSY) hun!

Aug 17 11:00 PM

Sarah  says:

now lets get back to the whimsicle fuckery…

Aug 17 11:00 PM

Haha..Originality much?  says:

Epic fail.

Aug 17 11:01 PM

Dan  says:

This is theft plain and simple.

Aug 17 11:02 PM

Haha..Originality much?  says:

Hahahaha.. “regresty sucks” has got their feelings hurt =( Put your big girl panties on and deal with it.

Aug 17 11:02 PM

kdiddy  says:

what they said!

Aug 17 11:04 PM

vagazzle  says:

this is not remotely steampunk.

Aug 17 11:06 PM

Regretsy Sucks  says:

not quite. my products haven’t made it to regretsy. you laugh at my opinion. that isn’t mean or obnoxious? grow up.

Aug 17 11:08 PM

you're not funny  says:

Kaitlin said mama.

Aug 17 11:09 PM

The Voice Of The Internet  says:

Man. Y’all are ridiculous. And not even funny. This blog is lame but y’alls comments are worse. The reason Regretsy is so successful is because her commentary is as smart as it is scathing.

You guys need to get schooled in flaming and overall internet fuckery. My people weep for you.

Aug 17 11:09 PM

Kristen R.  says:

@The Voice Of The Internet: Your people ride the short bus, don’t they?

Aug 17 11:10 PM

Jess  says:

Ruh roh. The once amusing but now washed up and bitter playground bully has decided to sic her sycophantic posse on you. Have fun with that!

Aug 17 11:11 PM

MsChristy McKnickers  says:

I’m a HUGE Regretsy fan and I don’t just mean the size of my pannus, but even I am aware that Regretsy wasn’t the first site to lampoon bad crafts. HOWEVER, as those other sites have discovered, the writing and quality of Regretsy, thanks to the hilarious April Winchell, raises it above the droll masses like Craftastrophe, Upsetsy and others of that ilk, to true comedic heights. This particular submission reads more like one of those sites…boring, pedestrian, badly written and too full of the author’s own opinion…all a recipe for failure, regardless of the obvious calling out of Regretsy as if it just isn’t getting the job done. Bravo, you’ve achieved the envious status of making a fool of yourself in public.

Aug 17 11:11 PM

lisa schamess  says:

Regretsy = OOAK. Please go back to covering the news.

Aug 17 11:16 PM

Al  says:

Dear Diary,

Regretsy-Lady is a bug bully, she totally set her posse of posers on some dude, cos none of them have minds of their own, they’re really some kind of alien hive mind and she is the queen. Fuck I’m good for figuring out all that by myself, pity I’m a fucking douchefag!

<3 Jess

Aug 17 11:16 PM

Whimsic L. Phuckerry  says:

OH. MY. GOAD. IT’S A CLOTH PAD WITH MONKEYS ON IT.
I just can’t believe it. That’s… wow. I need a nap. What has this world come to?
You know what? I heard there’s this parallel dimension where the folks there did things before us, but way better. We like our own dimension better though, because we have weak hearts and can’t handle awesome, so we tend to find these things hilarious. No sh*t!
Gotta run – I just found a picture of a cat doing something cute and I’m going to add humorously funny text to the picture and email it to my sister! She is going to LOL SO FREAKING HARD!!!

Aug 17 11:17 PM

The Saddest Owl  says:

Props to you for at least acknowledging you took the idea from Regretsy, but there’s a reason it’s popular. April Winchell donates a lot of time and effort into not only running the site but giving to charity and even the people she pokes fun at. If you’re going to do bad Etsy items at least make an effort to distinguish yourself from the site.

Aug 17 11:17 PM

BB Sevilla  says:

I’m not even vaguely worried about this taking a millipenny away from Regretsy. Regretsy is superior to jesus.com, and will be cooking with gas long after bullshit pretenders to the funny like Philadelphia Weakly flounce themselves right the fuck out of the impotence clinic. It sure is fun to watch Jay-Z kick the shit out of MC Goatse every now and again, though. Also: Cooking with gas. Gas. Unfunny is worse than copy rite aid infringement, chuckleheads. It’s worse than kicking babies. It’s worse than breastfeeding. Ok, well maybe not breastfeeding, but certainly worse than genocide.

Aug 17 11:20 PM

Kristen R  says:

!!!BB SEVILLA FOR PREZ!!!

Aug 17 11:23 PM

Not Amused  says:

So what if they’re cutsey? Lots of perfectly normal adults buy clothes for their pets, have a anime keychain, and if some woman wants to be cutesy in this exceedingly personal way, who are you to judge?

Taming the loon on the nternet? Start in-house first.

Oh, and rather lame attempt to cash in on someone else’s job. Yes, I said job. Or should we start start stepping in on your job as well? Not too much work to run an opinionated blog and get sponsors.

Aug 17 11:23 PM

The Voice Of The Internet  says:

@Kristen R. Why, yes, Kristen R. They did. Way back when my dad was hurling that insult to his friends in 2nd grade.

F’real? Weak sauce.

Aug 17 11:24 PM

PLAGIARISM is Pretty Crazy, too - you internet loons, you!  says:

Why not just link to Regretsy.com and recommend the book? Why be a plagiarist and make an ass out of yourself? AWKWARD!

Aug 17 11:28 PM

Kristen R  says:

Oh, The Voice Of The Internet. Put some o’ that sauce on “My people weep for you.”

Aug 17 11:30 PM

snarkeygirl  says:

Those are moons, not bananas. This product, and those of its type was already thoroughly discussed on Regretsy, and is not that weird. Where’s the vampire?! Anyway, I prefer Regretsy, and every purchase I have made on Etsy was because I saw it on Regretsy first. Regretsy doesn’t just poke fun at Etsy, but also highlights artists that are different and quirky, and very very talented. Regretsy also raises money for charities, and that’s why they get my thumbs up!

Aug 17 11:32 PM

Hilary G.  says:

Why are you badly, and blatantly, copying the brilliant
April Winchell?

Aug 17 11:34 PM

Haha..Originality much?  says:

Panties in a bunch, panties in bunch! Lookin’ like a fool with yo’ panties in a bunch!

Aug 17 11:41 PM

Kate  says:

Lame. Yes, there is plenty of internet idiocy to go around, but Regretsy clearly has the Etsy market cornered. Try a *little* creativity next time. I’m sure you can make something happen in your artistic ability.

Aug 17 11:43 PM

Attinzee  says:

well, you made it on to Regretsy….at least.

Aug 17 11:45 PM

anon  says:

There is room on the internet for everyone. If you don’t like this blog, ummmmm…..don’t read it. Geeze, get a life people.

Aug 17 11:47 PM

zipzap  says:

Borrrring! Try something that doesn’t already have a queen bee that freaking ROCKS it.

Aug 17 11:47 PM

tao147  says:

I have found stranger things in my pants than monkeys and bananas:) As an avid Etsy shopper, I don’t find this product odd or I guess even funny. I’d rather have this riding around in my pants than some boring white maxi pad!

Aug 17 11:47 PM

Ingrained  says:

What a bunch of asskissers. April Winchell doesn’t care about you people. She’s a bitter old woman who mistreats people. Just ask around and you’ll find out right quick. She’s a washed-up actress and isn’t funny. She’s tubby and her hair looks like a lawnmower did it. You people are crazy.

Aug 17 11:49 PM

BB Sevilla  says:

Onan says:

There is room on the internet for everyone. If you don’t like this blog, ummmmm…..don’t read it. Geeze, get a life people. ummmmm. ummmm. “ummm” is a noise I like to hum! LOL! Blass! Fert. ummmmm.

Very Pettey, Jennifer. Very Pettey.

Aug 17 11:50 PM

Irreverentgurl  says:

Hmmmmmm… I know it’s been said, like 200 X here….. But, I have to put in my $2 (I can’t find the “cents” button): http://www.regretsy.com

Aug 17 11:54 PM

MsChristy McKnickers  says:

Ingrained, I personally can attest to the contrary, not that it’s any of your business. April really does care and she’s done more for many individuals than you (or I) will ever know. But thanks for revealing yourself as one of the Etsy forum hags. Really special to see you folks out and about.

Aug 17 11:54 PM

Laura  says:

Leave this sort of thing to the one who A..Started it, and B…Does it way better. Regretsy!!!
PS. This is the best you could find for the day? Fuck’s sake. That’s sad.

Aug 17 11:55 PM

Wee Willie Winkie  says:

Lawnmower haircuts are all the rage, Ingrained. And crazy is the new black.

Aug 17 11:55 PM

The Voice Of The Internet  says:

@Kristen R: Sure. Whatever. The point is, you guys are over here “defending” Regretsy’s honor and trying desperately to be just as witty and awesome as she is while doing it. Only, you aren’t. It just reads like a gaggle of school kids running over and yelling “You’re ugly and your momma dresses you funny!”

It’s not like this person tried to pass this off as the originator of “Etsy fuckery” blogs, they even paid respect and linked to Regretsy. So, I don’t get the hate parade of stupid insults. Lame blogs like this would just get ignored if it weren’t getting so much attention from people telling them how much they suck.

Aug 17 11:56 PM

memakestuff  says:

well, you are free to keep on trying, but this isn’t funny or original…so really, why bother?

Aug 17 11:57 PM

Jon Benet Ramsey  says:

Not all of us can be as chivalrous as The Voice Of The Internet.

Aug 18 12:02 AM

MsChristy McKnickers  says:

The point, for the still incredibly dense and yet trying, is that this ISN’T just a one off post, this is the start of a DAILY FEATURE on this style blog. This isn’t some yahoo in their living room posting out of some misguided delusion (Upsetsy *cough*), this is a professional news organization who should employ at least one person who knows better. That is why it is entirely appropriate to carpet bomb these comments, even though some of you are really not helping because you sound really really mindless and mostly like real life morons. AHEM. Moving on. At the heart of the matter, this is basically an attempt to avoid syndication of an existing column and in ANY other genre, it wouldn’t fly so why should it in this case? You don’t even bother pretending that you’re doing anything other than trying to copy (and miserably failing, if you hadn’t caught that yet) Regretsy. Kick it back to the drawing board, figure out a way to be unique, or apologize and see if you can just syndicate what’s already working and in the process you’re directly helping out Regretsy’s charitable efforts instead of undermining them. If Regretsy is “too blue” for your readers, then it’s likely that your efforts are going to fail anyway.

Aug 18 12:05 AM

BB Sevilla  says:

Regretsy: The lingo of huge shit mouthed jerks. Est. Before Jesus.

Aug 18 12:05 AM

Sarah  says:

How many websites/blogs/magazines/tv shows/movies are similar to other ones? Everything gets done again eventually. I had never even heard of regretsy before, so really, who gives a shit? What, only one person is allowed to make fun of something they see online? Only one person in the universe is allowed to talk about weird stuff on etsy? Don’t be ridiculous, stop hounding about it.

Aug 18 12:08 AM

Razberries  says:

Two words you surely have heard before- POKEMON PAD.
Yes, Regretsy has already been there, done that…next!
April and Regretsy are THE epitome of cool, humor, and LAUGHS. A successful recipe that cannot be duplicated.
As for Ingrained? STFU- as Ms. Christy said, could you be any more blatantly obvious? Forum hag.

Aug 18 12:08 AM

Erik Swanson  says:

VOTI doesn’t understand that the REASON we’re not “ignoring” lame blogs like this one is the same reason we don’t ignore lame stuff on Etsy. IT IS FUNNY.

This is hi-larious.

Aug 18 12:10 AM

The Voice Of The Internet  says:

It’s funny to not be funny? Ok.

I’m just going to point out that below are the comment stats for this blog. Before today, the most they got on a single blog were 4 comments. It’s up to 115 because of this blog.

Fuckin’ duh.

Aug 18 12:18 AM

Jon Benet Ramsey  says:

I’m going to haunt your dreams tonight, dear innocent Regretsy-virgin Sarah.

- Luv Jon Benet

Aug 18 12:20 AM

itstheonethatsaysbadmotherfucker  says:

Hey all you CWebster fans from Etsy listen up:
While Regretsy is non profit, this here journalistic column is making fun of you all clueless fuckers favorite place in hopes of profiting off of the sweet, sweet tears of your misery.

Aug 18 12:23 AM

Erik Swanson  says:

Dude have you ever seen Regretsy? YES IT IS FUNNY TO NOT BE FUNNY. YES IT IS FUNNY TO BE LAME AND TRAGIC AND TONE DEAF. Yes. Good God yes.

Aug 18 12:26 AM

MsChristy McKnickers  says:

Maybe they’ll sit up and take notice, then, if they get more traffic today than every other day combined. This isn’t cool, it isn’t funny (though getting embroiled in a ruckus really is fun to some people, particularly Regretsy fans) and it’s a real lame way to try and build on someone else’s success without asking permission first or even exploring possible collaborative options. How hard would it have been to say “Hey April, we like what you do, but it’s too vulgar/blue/whatever for our readers, can we work a deal or do we have your blessing to springboard off your idea and go our own way while still linking back to you?” Would that have been anything other than professional and courteous? Would this same behavior be okay in the print version of The Philadelphia Weekly? It’s classic “ask for forgiveness afterwards, instead of permission prior to” and it’s very underhanded.

Aug 18 12:27 AM

HeyNikki  says:

Maybe next week you can ask readers to post their funny “digital” videos on your blog so they can share them with friends…

Aug 18 12:40 AM

RancidBacon  says:

Hey Ingrained? Don’t you have an armpit to sniff?

Aug 18 12:42 AM

Josiah Mac  says:

Ingrained says:
What a bunch of asskissers. April Winchell doesn’t care about you people. She’s a bitter old woman who mistreats people. Just ask around and you’ll find out right quick. She’s a washed-up actress and isn’t funny. She’s tubby and her hair looks like a lawnmower did it. You people are crazy.
————————–
Oh Ingrained, you are just mad because you flounced from regretsy and now you regret it! Just tell

Aug 18 12:43 AM

Mr. Buttons Buttons  says:

This thread still has fewer responses than PW’s “Hello Kitty” shenanigans. I wish some of those commenters would have their say here.
http://blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com/style/2008/11/21/hello-kitty/

Aug 18 1:49 AM

Buttface McGee  says:

I’ve met April. She’s very kind and has helped me out a lot. I don’t mean with site traffic, either, I mean personally. It’s always great to see the etsy people out insulting April. It really shows how much they..uh…hate negativity and personal attacks. Or something. I mean really, even she doesn’t insult the crafters personally. But I do: fuck etsy in the face, I need a new place to set up shop. Humorless cows.

Aug 18 1:56 AM

LawnGoose  says:

This item sums it all up:
bigassmessage.com/fb09c

Aug 18 12:50 PM

MsChristy McKnickers bloody crusty monkey-adorned feminine napkin  says:

AW JEEZ HEY GUYZ HAZ NE1 MENTIONED REGRETSY YET?!?!?!?!?!?!?! LET ME BE THE FIRST TO DO THAT: THERE’S A BLOG CALLED REGRETSY THAT DOES THINGS LIKE THIOS. THERE ARE ALSO LIKE 5 OR 6 OTHER BLOGS THAT ALSO HAVE THE SAME SHTICK, JUST LIKE THERE ARE 5 OR 6 BLOGS FOR ALMOST EVERY SHTICK ON THE INTERNET. NOW, I’M NO LEGAL SCHOLAR, BUT I AM PRETTY SURE THAT YOU CAN TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT BLOG GIMMICKS AS TRADE SECRESTS. I AGREE WITH THE BRILLIANT MINDS ABOVE THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS DOWN AND BEG FORGIVENESS OF REGRETSY AND GIVE THEM MONEY BEFORE THEY SUE YOU AND EAT YOUR BABIES.

Aug 19 5:17 PM

TOBI CAT  says:

@Kristen R.: in lieu of actually making a comment (as I’ve already forgotten what you said), fuck off. NEXT!

BB Sevilla says:
Onan says:
“There is room on the internet for everyone. If you don’t like this blog, ummmmm…..don’t read it. Geeze, get a life people.”
ummmmm. ummmm. “ummm” is a noise I like to hum! LOL! Blass! Fert. ummmmm.

Very Pettey, Jennifer. Very Pettey.”
What?
Off topic. You are being ridiculous. “Um is a noise I like to hum”: You found a tangent, and will now follow it, to distract from a good point.
What is “blass”, “fert”, and “pettey”?

Hm, the defenders are at least civil.
Thank God For THE VOICE OF THE INTERNET.

No, no, no, wait! Regretsy doesn’t get to hold a monopoly on this idea. It doesn’t work like that. Go back to that site, if you like it better. The ONLY VALID COMPLAINT I’ve seen so far, is: ‘This is a new column, and they are paid for it,’ etc. I’m looking into that now. If that is true, then this is, in fact, plagiarism.
Even if that is the case, this is NOT the publication. This is a blog. THIS is not copyrighted, nor claimed as the author’s own idea, and therefore, not plagiarized.
NEXT!: This is not the craziest thing she’s seen on etsy. This is the craziest thing she’s seen on etsy THAT DAY. It says so in the title of the post.
I hope msChristy is being sarcastic. If this is so, She’s right!
Kudos to you, above poster! Kudos to MsChristy.

Aug 20 9:30 PM

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