Tuesday, October 9, 2012

people are funny

Today I came across a few things on the internet that made me laugh so hard I cried. And then I found something that was so touching and happy, it made me cry, too. So basically, no matter what in life I hear/think/see/do, I end up crying. Mascara is never safe with me. Annoying.

But right now I'm going to share a few of the positive tear-inducing things I came across. Because I know everyone needs a good laugh.

So you already know that one of the best things about the internet is that you can research ANYTHING before you buy it. And the best source of information for said research is customer reviews, because CUSTOMERS can be trusted. COMPANIES cannot. Since I spend about 90% of my free time downloading and reading books, I consequently spend a lot of time reading book reviews on Amazon. Most of them are helpful and informative, if a bit boring. But sometimes...sometimes they are not.

Today a friend pointed me in the direction of some hands-down FREAKIN HILARIOUS customer reviews on Amazon. And then I found some more on my own. And then I laughed until I cried. And I felt happy knowing that there are such funny people on this planet. And I hope I can meet them all someday. Or at least find more things that they wrote. So here's what you need to do. Go to the following product pages and READ A FEW REVIEWS. And enjoy.

First and foremost, please go read all about the Hutzler Banana Slicer.
 I know, what could possibly be funny about a banana slicer? I'll tell you: a lot. Just trust me.

Next, you may find yourself wanting to purchase a book entitled How To Avoid Huge Ships.
Because I don't know how you've even made it this far in life without the knowledge that this book contains. Seriously. According to many commenters, Captain Trimmer's authoritative tome on the topic has timely and relevant information, although many lamented that they didn't read this book until it was too late.

Afterwards, feel free to peruse Bic Cristal for Her pens.

And...I'm just going to entice you with a simple screenshot-sample of the amazing reviews this product garnered:

Yes, so, basically...if you are a company busy creating a ridiculous product, don't think you're going to get away with it unscathed. Also, People of the World: Writing funny/sarcastic reviews is a FAR PREFERABLE way to express your disdain for something than like...getting all political, boycotting, or otherwise acting obnoxious. Let's use that energy for something positive, like writing hilarious fake reviews. Thanks.

And finally, the one kind of story/video that guarantees to make me cry happy tears 100% of the time: a surprise military homecoming. This one happened to occur at the (otherwise awful) Georgia-South Carolina football game last weekend. At least something good came out of that hot mess of a game.

Soldier Surprises Family at South Carolina Football Game

With that, I can sign off feeling like I have positively contributed to the world today. Go forth and enjoy! (And be sure to share any other hilarious reviews you've come across. I really don't get tired of them.)


  1. Also watched that video today and it definitely made me tear up! Those military homecoming videos get me every time. And I haven't read the other reviews yet, but I heard about the BIC reviews a couple of months ago and they provided an entire nap time worth of entertainment!

  2. I usually don't watch the surprise homecoming videos and now I remember why, me sobbing on my couch. On a happy note though, those reviews are hilarious. I could waste the rest of my evening reading them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I lost three hours of my life when my friend posted the link to the banana slicer reviews on Facebook. Then my husband got on board and well... That was that! Although I'm pretty tempted to buy one of those slicers since some of the reviews WERE pretty persuasive. Now I need to check out some of these other products...

  4. HA that BIC review made me laugh out loud- I'll have to go read the others! And I just might have to go watch the sappy military homecoming video too... thanks a lot.

  5. Gah! I was at the game and just knew as soon as they began recognizing the family + played the video message from Dad, what was about to happen! Definitely teared up!!

  6. Loved the banana reviews - made my morning!

    And I just cannot believe that there are pens designed specifically 'for her'. Ugh. Definitely deserve ridiculous/hilarious reviews.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for that! I am going to be laughing for days!!! Hey, did you ever think about doing an "Erika's Favorite Things" post for Christmas presents? That banana slicer is an excellent stocking stuffer, even if you don't have 27 monkeys trained to do your evil bidding. And if that boat book wasn't $1700, that would be a great white elephant gift!

  8. hilarious.

    i read the comments for the bananna slicer. pure genius!

  9. OK - now you need to go check out The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee on Amazon....http://www.amazon.com/The-Mountain-Three-Short-Sleeve/dp/B000NZW3KC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349888781&sr=8-1&keywords=wolf+shirt

    The comments here are HILARIOUS!! :)

  10. OMG crying at work. Totally inappropriate! Should have saved that video for later!!

  11. Oh my goodness....hahahaha! Those reviews are great!

    And my husband came home to me crying thanks to that video...so sweet!


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