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12 Weird and Gross Holiday Gifts

If you think you’ve finished your holiday shopping, these gifts might change your mind. So if you don’t want to be tempted, stop reading now! All are less than $30 and are available from Amazon except where noted.

1. Belly decorated fanny pack – nothing says I love you like a big, hairy belly.

Beer Belly Waist Pocket

2. Shower Beer Caddy – great companion gift for the Belly fanny pack

Also great for wine

3. Creepy Cage Coffee Mug – reserve this gift for someone you don’t like.

Cage Mug – Eewww!!

4. Licki Your Cat Brush – and you thought that crazy cat person couldn’t get any stranger…

Licki Your Cat Brush for crazy people

5. Star Trek Garden Gnomes – make the nerds on your list happy.

Star Trek Gnomes (from Think Geek)

6. Instant Underpants – I guess wet underpants are better than no underpants at all?

Instant Underpants – In case of emergency

7. Llamacorn t-shirt – for that “special” person on your list.

Goodie Two Sleeves – Cat Rides Llamacorn

8. Bathroom Guestbook – personally, I wouldn’t want to touch this!

Bathroom Guest Book (uh, no)

9. Cool spider mug – for someone with arachnophilia not arachnophobia

Creature Cup Spider Mug

10. Mr. Sniffles Egg Separator – I don’t find this very appetizing

Mr. Sniffles dribbles your egg

11. Pop It Pal – I warned you that some of these gifts were gross!

The Official Pimple Popping Toy with Refillable Pimple Pus (Peach)

12. Beard Christmas Ornaments – Can’t…stop…laughing…

Christmas Beard Ornaments – Why?!?

If none of these gifts strike your fancy, I hope they at least gave you a good laugh.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,













Don’t Do This While Shopping

Although Ellen’s advice is geared toward holiday shopping, it applies year-round. So even if you’ve finished buying holiday gifts, there are still lessons to be learned.

Think of me when you watch the third example. The guy in the video appeared to walk away unscathed – I ended up with a broken nose.

Finally, watch for the bonus tip at the end regarding how you can avoid traumatizing a child at Christmas.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Thanksgiving Seating Strategy by Ellen

Following is a guide to help you establish the seating arrangement for Thanksgiving, or any holiday dinner. Ellen’s final suggestion is brilliant.

Wishing all my USA readers a happy Thanksgiving filled with laughter.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


The Evolution of Dad Dancing

Wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Failed New Year’s Resolutions

An Alternative Perspective on Santa

Merry Christmas!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


10 Funky and Irreverent Holiday Gifts

With Good Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, if you’re still looking for gifts, here are ten of my favorites. All are affordable at less than $30.

1. Game of Thrones Toilet Decal – the perfect addition to the porcelain throne.

GOT Toilet Decal (From ebay)

2. Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats – you can make your cat as happy as the one in the picture.

Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats (from Jet)

3. Cheesus Christ Cheese Grater – for those who celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Cheesus Christ Cheese Grater (From Amazon)

4. Personalized Face Luggage – never lose your suitcase again and scare small children in the process.

Personalized Face Luggage (From thisiswhyimbroke)

5. Hands-Free Umbrella – goofy looking but very practical. I would wear this.

Hands Free Umbrella (From Amazon)

6. Offensive Business Cards – perfect for awkward occasions.

Offensive Business Cards (From etsy)

7. Star Wars Light Switch Cover – for those who need help distinguishing between the Light and Dark sides.

Star Wars Light Switch Cover (From Amazon)

8. Middle Finger Mug – I’ve always liked finding a surprise design at the bottom of a cup or bowl but I’ve never had one give me the finger!

Middle Finger Mug (From thisiswhyimbroke)

9. Poop soap – for bathroom use only. Great for children and man babies.

Poop Soap (From shutupandtakemymoney)

10. The Official BS Button – useful any place, any time. The gift that keeps on giving.

Official BS Button (from Amazon)

As always, I hope these ideas will help you find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy person on your list. Happy shopping!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,












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