Shoppers beware this holiday season! There's a flood of counterfeit stuff hitting the market now, including "brand-name" handbags, toys, shoes, beauty products and even fake X-Box consoles.
This junk is being mass-produced and sold online. One study found that 1 in 5 online customers bought something counterfeit last year, and it's supposed to be worse this season.
Now, just to set my mind at ease: I got my wife something nice and got a great deal on it. It's one of those nice handbags from Goochie.
THIS is what I imagined my astronaut costume was going to look like! Back then you couldn't just go down to Party City and buy a realistic astronaut costume. You had to make it yourself with scissors and Scotch Tape and boxes and paint and no parental supervision whatsoever.
For the helmet, I cut a hole in a big cardboard ice-cream bucket. Perfect! For the body, I found a long, thin cardboard box, in which I cut arm and neck holes.
I got DOWN our front steps to meet my group of friends just fine. Problem was that at the first house I realized something important: I couldn't get up the steps. The cardboard box "spacesuit" was too tight around my legs and waist. My friends hopped up the steps to get their candy, and ran off to the next home, while I, the lost, lonely astronaut stood at the bottom of the step in the darkness of space, holding my bag out hoping they'd notice me. They didn't. After a couple houses I gave up and went home.
I changed into to that all time great desperation costume, "bum" or "hobo." By the way, I confess to using the words "bum" or "hobo"in my youth, which I now regret deeply. "Cleanliness Challenged" is, I believe the preferred tearm today.
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This is more than a little creepy! Wonder if they can make me look more like Fabio!
This halloween, you're likely to see people with those unusual costume contact lenses. I've seen all black, blood red, cat eyes, American flags and many more. However, did you know that they're not legal? Not without a prescription from your eye doctor! The only way to buy them legally is with a prescription from your optometrist or opthomologist.
Several government agencies, including the FDA and Homeland Security are trying to crack down on the sale of these things. The FDA because they've been known to cause eye damage including scratched corneas, and Homeland Security because they're a threat to our national security. Just kidding, it's because they're trying to stop the illegal importation of them.
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Here are some newly released Star Wars bloopers! The first minute or so is silent. Silent but funny! Enjoy!
Our best wishes for music legend and Fleetwood Mac co-founder John McVie who was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer. The band has cancelled the Australia/New Zeland leg of their tour so the 67-year-old McVie can undergo treatment.
FM's facebook page says "We hope our Australian and New Zeland fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.
Take your time, John and get well!