robust yet refreshingly cynical

Happy Halloween Ghouls and Boils!

Hope everyone is ready for halloween! I’ve been preparing for months 8-x

I’ve often thought about this over the years – what do people really celebrate on Halloween? Some say the day of the dead, others think it is simply for the kids to have fun ‘trick’o treating.. I personally think it is the time to party and celebrate the Fall Equinox so let the party begin…

skeleton dance party

The Business of Death

Things are apparently a lot cheaper in the business of death these days, if you know where to look that is… but how often do people plan for these things? I can’t say I have, YET šŸ™‚

Some of us stranger folks have probably already knew about this for years but I know there are a lot of people who probably still have no idea that you can buy a casket at walmart, AND for a lot cheaper! I suppose everything really is cheaper at wal-mart.

Don’t like wal-mart? Well I’ll be damned, they have them on amazon too. HAH!

Personally I plan on being cremated because I don’t want to take up any extra real estate that could be used for a much better purpose. The world is crowded enough honey and my ashes will beĀ just dust in the wind or in an urn on someone’s fireplace mantle.

Death ain’t cheap anyway you turn it, amazon or walmart. These buggers still cost in the thousands of dollars, but I bet they are much cheaper than the funeral home will charge.

 

 

 

 

Handmade Clothing Sites with Limited Availability are a Goldmine

Some of my fellow co-workers and friends have recently introduced me to the world of limited order shopping. Some might say this is all in good fun but from a marketing content creator and business owner perspective I see it from a somewhat darker and skeptical point-of-view.

These clothing companies are usually home ran businesses who climbed their way to fameĀ by supposedly making the clothes by hand with their own sweat and blood. This being the case the clothes are in ‘limited supply’ and have special release dates with drooling fans waiting to ‘cart’ a “limited” item within milliseconds.

When the items are actually won or ‘carted’ by some random miracle or black magick then the consumer has a chance of selling the item for sometimes up to a 1000% markup price on ebay or within facebook groups in search of the branded item.

My question is, if the items are ‘handmade’ then why do the tags in these items say ‘made in India’? This type of tagging means that the item is obviously coming from wholesale manufacturers in a third-world market and obviously disproves the business claim of limitations on the ‘limited’ clothing. They aren’t limited, nor are they homemade. So what is the hype?

This type of businessĀ is apparently a PR scam to hype up sales and establish a higher demand for the clothing branding. I will admit it is a genius marketing idea but in reality, the consumers are just taking the bait and buying an into an idea that isn’t what it claims to be. Just my two cents…

You can have ANYTHING outsourced for cheaper prices and if it says it on the label then it is staring you in the face. These aren’t limited items, wake up people.