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The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . $55k Backpack Covered in Pills

Olsen's Pill Backpack

$55k Designer Backpack from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Apparently they found a use for their leftovers. Who needs Alice?

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

Sometimes it takes a ferret to lead us. Another Year, Another Wiggle by Samuel Clemons.

In case you had too much New Year’s cheer, this will definitely bring you back to earth. Via Patricia Vicens Lucchetti. The Four Companies that Control the 147 Companies that Own Everything

And for something a bit more hopeful. From Bestselling Author and Social Media Jedi Kristen Lamb we learn What’s Ahead in 2013–Predictions for the Future of Publishing and Authors of the Digital Age.

And your health tip of the day. I knew grapefruit could make a transplant patient go into rejection, but I had no idea its effects could be so widespread. No wonder my dog never begs for this stuff. Grapefruit is a Culprit in More Drug Reactions

Grapefruit John Steven Fernandez wikimedia

image by John Steven Fernandez, wikimedia commons

 Via author Pati Nagle, New Comet Might Blaze Brighter than the Full Moon. Keep your eye on the skies for ISON in November.

Susan Spann shares a tense tale of love and passion. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – On the Reef

Emily Cannell of Hey from Japan asks the question that has no doubt baffled visitors to the East for eons. How Could Something So Pretty Smell So Bad?

You may have seen a few of these or even fallen prey to them at recent Holiday parties. Be on guard! Via the 1491s.

Now it’s your turn to express yourselves.

All the best to all of you for wise expenditures.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

18 thoughts on “ The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . $55k Backpack Covered in Pills

  1. LOL, Piper! The pill bag – ugh. At least only 12 of them will be made. Loved the cougar video!

    Happy weekend,

    • That was my reaction when I found out there would only be 12. Perhaps when they have more extra pills, they will make the matching clutch. 🙂

  2. Ok, so I happen to really like a lot of Damien Hirst’s work, but seriously? It looks like my three year old got access to a lollipop, a starlet’s “medicine” cabinet, and a pretty average looking bag.

    I wonder how much of the proceeds are actually going to Unicef – hopefully every penny.

    • “I wonder how much of the proceeds are actually going to Unicef – hopefully every penny.”

      That’s quite simple- they will donate exactly one penny. Anytime anyone says “A portion of the profits will go to charity”, my bullshit meter starts spinning at full speed.

      Reading Piper’s blog has made my cynical 🙂

      • Hi Shantu. I just read your article concerning charities. I think that your article was very worthwhile and I encourage others to read it. I also encourage anyone interested in the topic to visit Elli Ann Soderstrom’s blog to access some of her past articles concerning charity. In particular it’s interesting that Ellie Ann questioned the “Kony 2012” scam while it was still seen as a great agent for positive change in Africa.

        Collectively we are unable to do enough charitable work to help all of the world’s children so it is critical that our efforts be efficient and effective.

  3. The cougar video is hilarious. And that pull bag? What were they thinking? That is awful! Wow! Off to check out a few links. I want to know what smells so bad. Have a faboo weekend. I’m grateful for the short week. 😉

    • I wonder if they’d had a few pills when they came up with a pill bag. Strikes me as the sort of thing Holmes and I would joke about in a blog.

  4. on ,
    Jae said:

    Ugh. Our society is circling the toilet. That purse is complete garbage and they know it and they’re probably laughing. Or worse still they don’t know it and they think they’re some kind of geniuses. There’s gotta be something in the Hollywood drinking water…

    • I agree. It’s definitely worse if they’re taking themselves seriously with this. I would much rather picture them saying, “Hey. Let’s see how outrageous we can get and still have people buy it.”

  5. Now I finally have a use for my expired pills and my glue gun. Here I come, backpack!

    That video was hilarious too. Thanks for the links. I always find some gems here.

    • Julie, you crack me up. *gets out glue gun* I need to ask my doctor for more of the blue ones. Aesthetics, you know.

  6. The fact that MK and Ashley made the bag is expected. And for God`s sake don`t spill any grapefruit juice on it less it lose some of it`s street value. The people that should be called out are the ones that buy it- what`s wrong with them? I`ve got some bottled gingko to sell them. Thanks for the nod Piper! And a blessings filled New Year to everyone here!

  7. I’ve only just learned about grapefruit and drug reactions! Holy cow! I take GSE to fight off colds, but I also don’t take other pills, so I’m good.

    And LOL what a lineup!

    • I was surprised by the grapefruit connection. Makes me wonder what else we don’t know about our food. Glad it’s not a problem for you. 🙂

  8. Thanks for the shout-out Piper!

    What a crazy backpack. Who thinks this is a good idea? Sheesh. This world…I wish to reject its reality and substitute my own, for sure.

    If anyone needs me, I’m in 16th century Kyoto for the duration.

    • I think that comes under “Why I Write” for most of us. Heading off to Egypt in the WIP. At least there I get to blow things up when they become apocalyptic.

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