Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm sure it goes without saying...

...that yesterday's post was an April Fool's joke. Of course, considering the absurd and appalling things I tend to say, it would be remarkable if anybody took anything I say seriously, but you never know. Somebody Googled "the Humdinger Health Aid Corporation," and if I was a committed prankster, I would have purchased that domain name a year ago and created a site just in case anyone decided to look it up. But I am not a committed prankster. In fact I thought of turning a dildo into a seam ripper in the car yesterday morning as I was driving my daughter to daycare. Let's not speculate on what kind of person thinks of turning a dildo into a seam ripper while driving her daughter to daycare. Or what kind of person thinks it's worth alienating half her readership for a dildo joke.

But a quilting-related dildo joke.

21 comments:

Gene Black said...

I certainly wasn't offended or alienated. I think it just showed how FAR outside the box you think!

Janet said...

As long as it is quilt related, how could we complain? lol You always make me laugh. I would love to be your wacky friend! You are so creative in every way.

Wilma NC said...

I thought it was a hoot. Did people REALLY think you were serious? Or, maybe they really did want to buy one, lol.

Chelley said...

I thought it was great! I'm a new follower and I'm loving every minute of it. :)

Vicki W said...

I thought it was a riot!

juanita said...

I loved the comment by one reader who was reading it at work and when she told her co workers it was quilt-related they lost interest. For those of us who have seen people's eyes glaze over when we mention quilts your blog is our little secret...They have no idea! I'm still chuckling!

quiltaholic said...

I thought it was hilarious! For all those who claim to be offended, I think they were really pissed that they couldn't actually buy one.

Lisabee said...

I thought it was FABULOUSLY funny. Best April Fools joke I saw all day.

Linda said...

Who could be offended? It's a seam ripper for goodness sake! Anyone who saw anything else obviously has a dirty mind! Bwahhhhh!!!
Lurking Linda

Patty said...

Someone has no sense of humor if they didn't see how funny that was.

kheli said...

I loved it! I was not in the least offended. If anything, it made me love your wicked wit even more! And the way you transitioned between the 2 objects was spectacular. Maybe the "personal aid" industry needs to hire you to help them reach the untapped quilter market. Piece on sister!

Lindz said...

I'm going to get crap for this, but its at least worth pointing out that I read your post about an hour before I went to bed. Which is probably why it was part of my dream.

I had a dream that people were incredibly offended and were picketing outside of "the magazine." The news reporters also outside were saying that the people were calling for all of your blog sponsors to withdraw and that "Vanity Fair" had no comment yet.

Who would have thought that The Ripper made it into Vanity Fair?

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Does this mean there won't be a dildo give away? How disappointing! Ha! I wasn't offended, but I was a big concerned when the pic came up on my blog! I don't usually comment, but this one was too good to pass up!

Cathy said...

you crack me up.

Barbara said...

I am in the middle of the most heart-wrenching family crisis that I ever dreamed would happen to me - and yesterday you made me laugh until I was crying

and the alienated can just go eat a box of prunes ..

lots and lots of love from me

Jandi said...

An April Fool's joke?! Just a joke? I won't be able to get my new ripper now? I can only say I am disappointed.

Jake Finch said...

All I can say, Babe, is if I wasn't sure I'd have to polybag the issue and endure large fabric retail wrath again, I'd absolutely have stolen the whole thing and printed it in QH. And, I made a friend who thinks she's only into horses read it and then she goes and picks up the mag to read more of you. Go girl! Go!

Littlebook said...

I'm still laughing about that. Especially since I opened that page at my work computer and no one in the hallway could figure out why I was laughing so much. Just awesome!

Copper Patch said...

Bugger...I really wanted one ;o)

Anonymous said...

Deborah says:

You are brilliant! Never apologize for your (insert preferred deity here)-given gifts!

Anonymous said...

Deborah says:

Ok. Now that's weird. Blogspot told me there was some type of error!

I thought the first comment wasn't going to be published.

Geez! Technology! You can't live with it and you can't shoot it.