YSaC, Vol. 282: This one is spongworthy.

2009 April 25

Decritive spong holder – $2

Has a rase patter on it[pink] big pink roaes on front holds sponges and other things.2 left call:xxx755xxxx
businesses hours:


Heather sends this in, saying, “I was looking for a place to hold my spongs! There is actually a group of three posts from the same person; this one isn’t even the worst one.  I selected it for the spong factor.”

She’s right. The other two ads are below the cut. I’ve cut out the “businesses” hours, but they are also open on Thrusday.

Flag picture fram – $3

apicture fram if a main thmem as flag.it also has 2 buildings and a new york picture.has a little space for small items.holds 9cmx13cm or 3 1/2in x 5 in pictures.it says”be in our hearts forever”many left.lights up at top of buildings[small lights]call:xxx755xxxx
[“businesses” hours cut]


“Happy Birthday” fram – $2

small cicle fram.says”happy birhtday” at top. in shap os teddy bear head. has to mini teddy bears befor and after happy birthday one bit teddy bear in a green present box[with bow] bear has glasses and light up eyes.books stacked up with little space for small items[probally for babys[not sure]]only 2-3 left call:xxx755xxxx
[“businesses” hours cut]


It’s a good thing this fram for babys has a place that can hold small items, because babies LOVE small items! Also: teddy bear with light up eyes = nightmares for the rest of the kid’s life and irrational fear of Snuggles the fabric softener bear. [Warning: YouTube video. Am I the only one that has had the fantasy that at the opening of the commercial, as Snuggles is parachuting to the top of the laundry, there would be an arrow shot from offscreen to impale him? Okay, maybe that was just me.]

Then again, is any fear of Snuggles really irrational? (See previous comment re: small items!)

31 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 April 25

    I smell an “SMC”-get-“rich”-quick-by-selling- cheap-crap-from-our-catalog scheme.

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    • 2009 July 13
      scamps permalink


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  2. 2009 April 25

    No, def NOT just you- I have hated that *shudder* Snuggles bear since it was introduced in the late ’70s.
    A rational hate, I affirm…

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    • 2009 April 25

      In high school, one of my best friends’ dad was scared to death of Snuggles. He would have to leave the room if a Snuggles commercial came on.

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    • 2009 April 25

      I like the original Snuggle bear when he had a cute voice. The current one is terrifying and his fur looks like it would be all hard and matted. Snuggle Bear has hit the skids! The commercial with the model in the jungle makes him seem like a sexual predator.

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      • 2009 June 5

        Holy shit I haven’t laughed that hard in a while!

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  3. 2009 April 25
    Amy H. permalink

    All of the horrendous spelling errors aside, I wanted to start smashing my face into the wall when the poster was completely oblivious to the fact that the “2 buildings” on the “Flag picture fram” are the World Trade Center!! I’m also amazed that this person can spell “buildings” but not the word “frame.”

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    • 2009 April 25
      Linnee permalink

      Sadly even ”be in our hearts forever” was not a clue, either.

      I wonder how many tries it takes for this person to log on to his computer.

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      • 2009 April 28
        Rebecca permalink

        English is clearly not this person’s first language, as evidenced by the phonetic spelling of words (“decritive”)and the absence of the silent “e”. They probably haven’t been in the States very long, either, if they didn’t place the WTC buildings. That doesn’t make them stupid, though trying to pawn this crap off on others just might.

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  4. 2009 April 25
    araispoetry permalink

    that video was TERRIFYING.

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  5. 2009 April 25
    Mandee permalink

    I remember that commercial! But I love Snuggle bear. Anyway…

    This one is really, really sucky. Really. For several reasons. Spelling is just one of them. The CRAP they’re trying to sell is the other one. 🙂

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  6. 2009 April 25

    what amused me is the person’s minute attention to detail (bear has glasses, stacked up books, etc), but complete obliviousness to things such as spelling, WTC buildings, and the fact that cast resin crap from the dollar store is only worth, at most, one dollar.

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  7. 2009 April 25
    Linnee permalink

    Sometimes I do a Google search to find the ad. I got this:

    Did you mean: Decorative sponge holder – $2

    (The spong seller even misspelled his city.)

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  8. 2009 April 25
    linden permalink

    “books stacked up with little space for small items[probally for babys[not sure]]”

    wait…is the little space for actually storing babies? what a clever, space-saving idea!

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    • 2009 April 27
      Brunogirl permalink

      It’s for Marsupials. Marsupial babies are constantly delighted by bric-a-brac highlighting their mammalian friends. As Koala parents can tell you, ‘the bear reference is due to our typical pouch decorating scheme’.

      How handy.

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  9. 2009 April 25
    Olson permalink

    I’ve never actually seen a baby small enough to fit in that small space.

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  10. 2009 April 25
    Olson permalink

    Also, when I think “spong holder”…I just want to giggle. I’ll leave it at that.

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  11. 2009 April 25
    Courtney permalink

    The WTC issue has already been covered, but what about the the birthday “fram” and how they have “2-3 left.”

    Is there half a “fram?” Is one MIA? Either you have two or you have three – there’s really no estimating necessary here.

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  12. 2009 April 25

    “Businesses” is to this person what “administrative assistant” is to a secretary. That’s the only explanation I can think of.

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  13. 2009 April 25
    kristen55 permalink

    Clearly the public school system has failed someone…

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  14. 2009 April 25
    Count Blah permalink

    AGH my eyes! How does this person manage to even get dressed and leave the house without help?

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  15. 2009 April 26
    Jonathan permalink

    Now we know how babby is frammed.

    This may be over-sharing, but I always used to want a talking Snuggle bear when I was a boy (early 1980s).

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  16. 2009 April 26
    katie permalink

    Off-topic, but I found this was uploaded by the same person with the snuggles commercial:


    Can we just talk about how insane that is?

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    • 2009 April 28
      blake permalink

      Katie, you’re right, this is worthy of a whole seperate conversation.
      That is ridiculous. It’s nice to see that someone at least attempted to make mainstream use of the High School Wrestling/Football method of making kids run in garbage bags until they Sweated more/Lost the extra weight/Died.

      I bet if someone tried it again it would work, judged on “Snuggie” sales.

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      • 2009 April 28
        drmk permalink

        Maybe somebody enterprising will try to claim that wearing a Snuggie makes you lose weight while you’re sitting on your couch eating Cheetos and watching The Biggest Loser.

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  17. 2009 April 27

    Quick Poll: Does anyone actually use Spong(e) holders?
    Just wondering, I personally don’t use sponge holders, “Decritive” or not.

    I think even worse than the 2nd grade remedial spelling, is the typos. Even if you cant spell, at least proof-read so you don’t have things like “os” instead “of”.

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    • 2009 August 3
      D / DM permalink

      This never occurred to me before… when I looked at this post again tonight, I thought, “I wonder if a spong is the same thing as salad tongs?”

      Tongs with a spoon end…

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  18. 2009 April 27
    Heather permalink

    So glad that you all are repulsed/cringing/laughing at my submission! It’s an honor that this was accepted. Worthy of many decritive spong holders. I am actually tempted to go to the store (which is a used furniture place) and meet the person responsible for these masterpieces in person, just to satisfy my curiosity.

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  19. 2009 August 17
    Hiyame permalink

    Actually, one of my good friends had a snuggle bear that she took everywhere with her, literally everywhere. Whenever she spent the night at my house I felt it’s dead soulless eyes on me all night… Guh, awful.

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    • 2009 November 5
      tigprincess permalink

      My friend takes her bear with her on vacations and it is photographed in special places like the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. My friend brings her bear (called Bear) with her to visit me. @hiyame I agree with your last two words Guh, awful.

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  20. 2010 October 23
    eeyore19 permalink

    All this “spong” talk makes me think of the Spongmonkeys.

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