Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pervy Craft Project

I heard on the radio that there was some big hoopla a few weeks ago over Starbucks unveiling a new version of their logo.


 old logo new logo

Not sure why they felt the need to change the logo, I'm pretty sure that feisty little company might just make it, but anyway. This Christian group called "The Resistance" has their knickers in a twist saying the mermaid is "topless with her legs spread". Um, have a mojito, 'The Resistance'.....it's just a drawing.

Anyhoo...it reminded me of this awesome craft we used to do as kids back when there was no Nintendo or Disney Channel. Or parental supervision.


Start with an empty butter box.

Cut the knees off..

Cut the indian maiden's butter box on 3 sides.

Tape the knees to the back.

And........



TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!

Don't tell The Resistance.



p.s. Mom- it was Janie Hueffed's idea.

70 comments:

Formercitygirl said...

Found your blog a few days ago. So funny! I have a question, though, since when do mermaids have legs?

Drowsey Monkey said...

LOL ... omg, now that's funny! You're crazy. But in a good way.

The Mom said...

I love it, I may go buy the butter just to try it.

I knew it, if I'd only turn the tv off and take away the Nintendo DS's the kids would find creative things to do!

I'm with formercitygirl, how can she be a mermaid and have legs??

Aynde said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

I have not laughed this hard in weeks!!

Found your blog via my cousin and I'm glad I did. :)

TONYA said...

I know I'm a little behind on BG's adventures but I've given you a little award if you wanna come by and collect it :)

Swirl Girl said...

love the butter thing!

don't those fundementalist yahoos know that mermaids don't have legs?

Natalie said...

oh my gosh! you crack me up! that janie hueffed...she was always coming up with the good stuff!

Alice said...

Awesome! I can remember doing that in my debauched youth.

Is the Starbucks logo switch an attempt to keep from going under?!? I think I'll visit more often just to cheese 'The Resistance' off.

Lynette said...

LOL. That's funny. Here's one we did when I was younger here in LA.
There's a fast food joint called In and Out Burger, and the give out bumper stickers. With a little sticker magic they come out to In and Out Urge.

The things kids think of...

wehave9 said...

HAHHAHA! Never thought of that one! Gotta go to the store now!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Ha! That Janie! Always making you do things you didn't want to do!

Scary Mommy said...

That is too funny!!! I need to grow up because I really am going to try it.

Gettysburg Mom said...

See? You don't need to send your kids off to camp...it may not be reading with dandelion bookmarks, but you clearly have the arts and crafts hour going on....

Queen Goob said...

O. M. G. I need Ben to give me CPR again. That is so funny! And I even have a pound or two of that butter waiting in the fridge for me to play with. WOO HOO!

Lauren W said...

HAHA!
I love it!
And you ask a really good question, why did starbuck's suddenly find the need to give themselves a new image? Maybe it was only to rile up "The Resistance". Maybe it's all one big conspiracy

Brittany said...

I am running to do this right now. RIGHT NOW!

You know boobie jokes are the way to my heart!

Anonymous said...

Could you please start getting PAID for this stuff?! !!! C'mon!

Amy said...

That is funny. Who'd have thought?

It seems someone is always trying to stir up a fuss over something these days....it's ashame.

Val said...

HAHAHAHAHAH!

That was great! Totally wasn't expecting that which made it totally great!

Sue's sister said...

I totally remember doing that with you! In fact once, fairly recently, for a brief moment I was tempted to teach my kids, but then I thought better of it. I guess I must be pretty hard up for craft ideas. Definitely not one for playdates!

ali said...

LOL! I remember hearing about this but we were a country crock family so I never got to try it!

Diesel said...

Land o p0rn is more like it!

I thought "Piltdown" made a nice last name for you. As I recall, the Piltdown Man was an archaeological hoax a while back. You can look it up.

And you're secretly a killing machine.

Kelly said...

omg that is great..I am so gonna do this! hahaha

Mama Dawg said...

That is hysterical!

Blessings From Above said...

This is hilarious! I love your dirty little mind!!!!!

The Nice One said...

Ha ha ha ha...that's GREAT!

sista #2 said...

LOLOLOL
you are a piss and a half.
yeah, i said piss...go tell the resistance..or whatever they are called.

Send that in to the butter company. I dare ya

peace
#2

Caroline said...

My brother and I used to do that all the time when were we kids...I am cracking up...haven't thought of that in decades! We would just fold the box up...but the "boobs" in a box is totally awesome.

~annie said...

Ha Ha Ha! How creative!! I missed that one in underground summer camp. Another great post, Sue!

Kelly said...

go check out my blog, got something for ya! :)

BusyDad said...

So THAT'S how mermaids do it!! Damn, I am so regretting turning that one down a few years back. I figured a nice rack and tail smacking would get old fast.

(you crack me up like I haven't been crack'd in a long time)

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I dunno, I think the new logo more accurately represents what you are letting them do to you when you pay $4 for a cup of coffee.

Also-- my roomates and I once got in trouble for rearranging the letters on a sign at the end of the hall to say something 'off-color'. We went to a Christian school and our RA was an elementary ed major, so our floor always looked like a third grade classroom, which we hated. As punishment, WE had to decorate the hall. Heh heh. Nothing as good as your butterbox, but it was very surreal (we covered all the recessed lighting with colored saran wrap and hung hundreds of origami birds from the ceiling) and people came from all over campus to see it. Methinks you'd have been an awesome addition to our team.

Perez Family Spot said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! OMG! That's hilarious! Found my way thru SITS and when I need a good laugh, I come here. I love the Happy Nail post the best!

Bex said...

I totally used to do that when I was a kid! Seeing the land o'lakes box in the fridge still makes me feel kinda funny....

Ramblin' Red said...

That is hilarious!

As for the Starbucks logo - look closely at the first one, The Resistance, it is the same mermaid, doing the same thing she always has been, she's just not as restricted by her neighboring circles anymore. It is a rendering, for crying out loud, not like they have nips or omg, a real model! Get a life

Tenakim said...

OK- that's hilarious- I haven't seen that before!

mammadawg.com said...

LOL - I am SO going to buy it just so I can do the craft and show the Hubz. He'll get a kick out of it, him and his horny bastard self.

Kendrawolf said...

I don't think I ever noticed the old logo. I thought it was always the smaller one. Hmmm, I don't really do the Starbucks thing anyhow. I think their doing really well even without me, or a logo change.

Jen said...

That is flippin' hilarious!

Jujyfruit said...

Guess what I'm going to do tonight? Why, a little butter box crafting, of course!

Only this will be a parental activity done WHILE the kids are Nintendo-ing and Disney Channel surfing. hee hee

Wendy said...

I am crafting tonight, baby!!

McMommy said...

Sue, I think that should be your first lesson when you teach Scrapbooking 101...

HA!! This was so funny, I even had to share with McDaddy!

dana wyzard said...

All I see are two fish, going up on either side of her, and it does NOT make me want a cup of coffee.

It just makes me think of what fish do in the water..........that coffee is made with.

jaime said...

wait. first.

MUAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

ok 2nd...what the hell does a mermaid w/ a parasitic twin have to do w/ coffee?? what great marketers they have over there at Starbucks...although they do make millions a day- so who am i to judge?
I'm a Dunkin Donuts girl myself...

Lindsay said...

That is freaking hilarious! Can't wait to show my husband this one!

TUTU Monkey said...

That is pee your pants funny!!

Off to read more of you and catch up!!


Yummy stuff at my house!!

crunchiemummy said...

OMG -- that is too funny!

Rph Mommy said...

OMG. Just OMG. I've got to send this one to my husband (who is already a big B-G fan).

McMommy said...

Just me...stopping by to say Happy Pow!

Can I pour you a glass of wine? A shot of Patron? Too early? How about a Bloody Mary then?

Allison R said...

OMG!!! this is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I will definitely have to try this at home!

Happy POW!

Carol said...

That is hilarious.

If only we had that brand of butter here.

That is a craft even my husband would get on board with.

jOni lAnE said...

Wow. My dad would love this little doozie of a trick. Amazing. Simply amazing. Who'd 'da thought?
Happy POW!
Smiles,
Joni

Darleen said...

aaahhhhhhhhaaahhhhaah!! that was hillarious! thanks for the morning giggle! do you want to be my friend??

Chelle said...

That's too funny! I've never tried that before...

*jimaie.marie* said...

oh my lordy that's freakin HYSTERICAL!! lol!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm SO doing that now!!!

Beth said...

That is so freakin' hillarious! Now, I have to know if you've taught your children and how old exactly where you when *you* first learned of this project?

Man, why do I not have THAT butter in my fridge.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

That is freaking hilarious. I have never seen anything like it but I will be trying it.
Silly me, I thought it was a mermaid with two tails.

The White House said...

That is super funny! Thanks for the butter trick (I have few of my own butter tricks, but I don't want the Resistance to come knockin' on my door). Happy POW!

Kaza said...

Okay, that may be one of the funniest things EVER. (Or maybe it's just the two glasses of Chardonnay talking?) Either way, I cannot wait to show my husband this post. Because I know it will: make. his. DAY!

Mamasphere said...

I can't do anything anymore without an audience. Do you think it would be inappropriate to do the butter craft with my 4 year old? You know, turn it into a family activity?

As for the SB logo- there must've been someone really pissed off that his rendition didn't get picked in the beginning, and now that SB is pretty solid, started a campaign to bring it back. And won. Aside from legs, I didn't know that mermaids had two fins!

Simply Shannon said...

I've never been much into crafts, but then I never knew that they could be so flippin' hilarious!
The whole mermaid drawing thing is just bizarre to begin with. Whatever. Why do we need to have a drawing on the side of the coffee cup anyway?

Tiffany said...

Okay, first of all, you had way too much time on your hands as a kid...
That is so hilarious!

I don't know what the whole starbucks thing is about either and the fundamental activists will always find something wrong with just about everything. Oh, well, I just miss the green on the cup - black and white is a bit boring.

Sarah Furlough said...

What a great craft idea, thanks for the laugh!!!!

Wendi said...

Who knew you had a little Martha in you?
Hysterical!!!

Danielle said...

SO HYSTERICAL!!!

OMG!

I wonder if I do this and just casually stick in back in the fridge, if my husband will ever notice....

hahaha!

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

Awesome. I'm doing this with my kids in art camp tomorrow.

Marla said...

good stuff... as a side note this is the original starbucks logo that wasn't received so well and evolved in to what it is now...

abby said...

Wow ... I thought my mom was the only one that did that .. she swore that she wasn't, but I didnt believe her at the time.

She showed that little trick to me one night, in the presence of my fiance. Just a _little_ embarrassing at the time.

MammaDucky said...

Redemption! My Dad used to do that all the time. I remember when I was too little to see it and I'd see my Dad and brother by the butter snickering. Good times.