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Title: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Camarynne on March 06, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
In Wal-Mart yesterday, in the school supplies section, there was a big cartoonish kid-oriented display of Scented Glue Sticks. Several different scents (I was in a bit of a hurry so I don't have details.)

Because yeah, kids, sniffing glue is a good idea.

Seriously? Any other products out there that they should have put a little more thought into?
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Yvaine on March 06, 2013, 08:29:42 PM
I'm pretty sure you can't get high on that type of glue--or is it just that it sounds funny?  ;D
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 06, 2013, 08:33:24 PM
It's pretty much the same as the scented pens we grew up with, I think. What kinds of scents?

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Camarynne on March 06, 2013, 08:35:53 PM
No, I'm sure it won't get you high...it just seemed a little weird to me. As for the scents, I didn't get to read it to find out but they were brightly colored so I'm thinking fruity? Not sure. I'll have to look again when I go back.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: nuit93 on March 06, 2013, 08:52:33 PM
Were they actually scented?  I've seen purple glue sticks that go on purple and dry clear.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: #borecore on March 06, 2013, 08:52:52 PM
For that matter, scented markers strike me as funny! Here, sniff these big-barreled, rich colored markers, kids!
If you like that, you'll love what happens if you inhale the fumes from THESE markers.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 06, 2013, 09:26:19 PM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Camarynne on March 06, 2013, 09:27:12 PM
Were they actually scented?  I've seen purple glue sticks that go on purple and dry clear.

Yep, that's what caught my eye. I've tried googling them though and haven't found them yet. Odd.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: violinp on March 06, 2013, 09:32:56 PM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)

Isn't distilled water dangerous for people to drink a lot of? I seem to remember from my upper - level biology class in high school that it would cause cell death if ingested in large quantities. We used it for experiments, but our teacher told us not to drink it because too much would cause cells to burst.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: magician5 on March 06, 2013, 09:51:35 PM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: KenveeB on March 06, 2013, 10:11:36 PM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.

They still sell them, but they're called "candy stix" now. I saw some this Valentine's.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Adelaide on March 06, 2013, 10:36:32 PM
Since the trend lately has been that of selling "health" food, I think it's weird to see "Lite" beverages that are just half water. Like they have "Lite Pom" juice and they're like "Ooooh, look how much less sugar and calories are in here. Shiny!"

Once when I was shopping with a friend for groceries, we passed by a freezer and she jokingly said "Look! Forever Alone meals! You'd better stock up!" There's apparently brand of frozen meals called "Just for One".  ::) Even the frozen food aisle is judging me. :P
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: WillyNilly on March 06, 2013, 11:51:22 PM
Isn't distilled water dangerous for people to drink a lot of? I seem to remember from my upper - level biology class in high school that it would cause cell death if ingested in large quantities. We used it for experiments, but our teacher told us not to drink it because too much would cause cells to burst.

I don't think your teacher was being honest with you, or you are remembering incorrectly.  Distilled water is purified water. It is clean and safe to drink.
Now of course if you are starting with undrinkable water (has dangerous additives) one might want to have it checked to make sure the distillation was successful at getting everything bad out, or if a person had mineral deficiencies and relied on water to supplement their nutrients, then distilled would not be ideal. but distilled drinking water? As part of an otherwise balanced diet?  Perfectly fine.


On topic, I have 3 words: Hello Kitty Vibrator
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Camarynne on March 07, 2013, 12:22:02 AM

On topic, I have 3 words: Hello Kitty Vibrator

Please pass the brain bleach. Make it a double.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: StarFaerie on March 07, 2013, 02:10:07 AM
Isn't distilled water dangerous for people to drink a lot of? I seem to remember from my upper - level biology class in high school that it would cause cell death if ingested in large quantities. We used it for experiments, but our teacher told us not to drink it because too much would cause cells to burst.

I don't think your teacher was being honest with you, or you are remembering incorrectly.  Distilled water is purified water. It is clean and safe to drink.
Now of course if you are starting with undrinkable water (has dangerous additives) one might want to have it checked to make sure the distillation was successful at getting everything bad out, or if a person had mineral deficiencies and relied on water to supplement their nutrients, then distilled would not be ideal. but distilled drinking water? As part of an otherwise balanced diet?  Perfectly fine.


That will have been deionised water not just distilled water. There is a lot of debate on whether deionised water is harmful or not. It is technically possible that it could pull minerals and other nutrients out of your body and I believe it has been found to do so in some lab tests. Plus apart from that, it's also quite expensive to make so the school probably didn't want it used up.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Amanita on March 07, 2013, 02:53:35 AM
If you thought the Hello Kitty vibrator was bad, I can top it.
Four words- Harry Potter Vibrating Broom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvK9Prd57Q0
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Pen^2 on March 07, 2013, 03:01:51 AM
I've seen a lot of baby clothes with things written on them like, "accident" or "the condom broke" and so on. Once I saw a toddler with, "I'm a bastard but my mama loves me anyway". Am I the only person who finds these things grossly inappropriate?

Oh, and on the deionised and distilled water thing: deionised water is expensive, yes, and not necessarily clean to drink (although it was probably fine if it was in a lab). Water normally has a small amount of dissolved minerals etc. in it, making it isotonic with our cells. Purified (i.e. distilled) water has almost nothing in it, so it can theoretically cause trouble. However, there is actually very little difference between the two, because tap water has such a small concentration of solutes to start with. And almost no foods or other drinks are isotonic anyway, yet we can eat/drink a fair amount of them without any trouble. So a glass of purified water won't do you any harm just like a glass of milk or apple juice is harmless. Actually, drinking too much normal old water is bad and can cause death (dilutional hyponatremia--look it up). Purified water is just the same, although it takes slightly less water to do it (i.e. a few percent). In the end, though, we are still talking litres and litres, and the difference is negligible at that amount. It sounds a lot like the teacher was stretching the truth, honestly didn't know or had misinterpreted something, or was trying to stop students wasting school money by drinking water that was expensive to purify/deionise.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: athersgeo on March 07, 2013, 03:16:27 AM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

I also tend to think that padded push-up bras and thongs (as in the underwear, not as in the shoes) aimed at pre-teens are also fairly inappropriate (unnecessary?), but as I generally can't see if a child is wearing either of those (if I *can* see, that's a whole other layer of inappropriate!), I try to pretend they don't exist.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Awestruck Shmuck on March 07, 2013, 05:11:37 AM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

Agreed!! So gross.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: RebeccainGA on March 07, 2013, 08:03:14 AM
There's a product aimed at pet owners that's a tracking device - it's advertised as "keeping your pet off the pole". I know they mean lost and found ads, but that's literally the only thing I remember about the product (not even the name!).
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: BabyMama on March 07, 2013, 08:15:57 AM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

Agreed!! So gross.

I think those are all classless regardless of the age they're targeted at.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: hobish on March 07, 2013, 08:34:18 AM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

Agreed!! So gross.

I think those are all classless regardless of the age they're targeted at.

I rather enjoy Playboy. It was a better magazine before the new editor took over; but it is still better than most on the market. Their short fiction is always excellent, as are their political pieces. Is it for adults? Yes. It is not appropriate for pre-teens. Judging it in the same manner as literature for 12 year olds is just silly.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: BabyMama on March 07, 2013, 08:43:36 AM
The magazine isn't what bothers me. It's the bunny on everything.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Luci on March 07, 2013, 08:50:04 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 07, 2013, 08:59:38 AM
I also detest the onesies or infant t's that say "the condom broke."  Or some other manner of announcing to the world that the child wasn't planned for.  :P Heck I have one that wasn't planned for, and the age difference between himself and his older brothers tends to invite "he was a surprise wasn't he?" comments so I'm sure not going to announce it!

Unfortunately there are a few classless folks that pick up kids at the elementary school my middle child attends. Last year I saw a guy with a t-shirt that said "I love *scrabble act* like a fat kid loves cake." Niiice...
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: violinp on March 07, 2013, 09:02:16 AM
I've seen a lot of baby clothes with things written on them like, "accident" or "the condom broke" and so on. Once I saw a toddler with, "I'm a bastard but my mama loves me anyway". Am I the only person who finds these things grossly inappropriate?

Oh, and on the deionised and distilled water thing: deionised water is expensive, yes, and not necessarily clean to drink (although it was probably fine if it was in a lab). Water normally has a small amount of dissolved minerals etc. in it, making it isotonic with our cells. Purified (i.e. distilled) water has almost nothing in it, so it can theoretically cause trouble. However, there is actually very little difference between the two, because tap water has such a small concentration of solutes to start with. And almost no foods or other drinks are isotonic anyway, yet we can eat/drink a fair amount of them without any trouble. So a glass of purified water won't do you any harm just like a glass of milk or apple juice is harmless. Actually, drinking too much normal old water is bad and can cause death (dilutional hyponatremia--look it up). Purified water is just the same, although it takes slightly less water to do it (i.e. a few percent). In the end, though, we are still talking litres and litres, and the difference is negligible at that amount. It sounds a lot like the teacher was stretching the truth, honestly didn't know or had misinterpreted something, or was trying to stop students wasting school money by drinking water that was expensive to purify/deionise.

Gotcha. It wasn't school money, though; we had to buy it. So it would basically be just shooting ourselves in the foot, since we'd have to re - buy the water we drank.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Bijou on March 07, 2013, 11:18:21 AM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.
I remember having those as a kid and then seeing them in a candy store about 20  years ago.  It really made me mad that they were encouraging kids to pretend to be smoking cigarettes.  I probably said something to the proprietor, but don't recall.  Stores used to sell bubble gum cigars, too, but I look more like a cigar than they did, so it didn't bother me. 
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: wolfie on March 07, 2013, 11:33:45 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I don't get it. I love it ate?  I levitate?  I must be missing something
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: hobish on March 07, 2013, 11:33:56 AM
The magazine isn't what bothers me. It's the bunny on everything.

Gotcha. I tend to get uber-defensive about Playboy. As opposed to my usual laid back totally non-defensive self ha ha ha  :P
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: whatsanenigma on March 07, 2013, 11:34:21 AM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.
I remember having those as a kid and then seeing them in a candy store about 20  years ago.  It really made me mad that they were encouraging kids to pretend to be smoking cigarettes.  I probably said something to the proprietor, but don't recall.  Stores used to sell bubble gum cigars, too, but I look more like a cigar than they did, so it didn't bother me.

I remember those candy cigarettes and cigars too.  I never cared for the cigarettes but the cigars, I thought were intended for new fathers to pass out to friends, in the old tradition of giving out real cigars, so they could give a tobacco free alternative that still retained enough of the tradition to be meaningful.  In fact, I don't think I've ever seen any that weren't either pink with "It's a girl" on the wrapper or blue with "It's a boy".

So, while the cigarettes I find distasteful because they might encourage kids to smoke, the cigars I think are pretty cool, because they are an alternative to tobacco.

Unless there are bubble gum cigars out there that do not get used for this purpose, that I just don't know about, which is entirely possible.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snowdragon on March 07, 2013, 11:54:13 AM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

Agreed!! So gross.

  A while a go I was working in a store and saw a toddle in an outfit that at "trick" across the front and "trick" across the rear end.  Why would you ever do that to to a little girl.?
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snowdragon on March 07, 2013, 12:00:49 PM
Anything aimed at pre-teens that involves any one (or more) of the following:
-Any wording related to sex (for example, emblazoning the word "Slut" across the chest of a five year old [I so wish I was making that up])
-The playboy bunny
-handcuffs (as a fashion accessory [again, wish I was making it up])

Agreed!! So gross.

I think those are all classless regardless of the age they're targeted at.

I rather enjoy Playboy. It was a better magazine before the new editor took over; but it is still better than most on the market. Their short fiction is always excellent, as are their political pieces. Is it for adults? Yes. It is not appropriate for pre-teens. Judging it in the same manner as literature for 12 year olds is just silly.




    No, but the bunny on a onsie is just revolting.  If I never see that again it will be too soon.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on March 07, 2013, 12:08:42 PM
Yeah, I could go on for days about clothing for children.

So I'll just quit while I'm ahead.   ;)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: BeagleMommy on March 07, 2013, 12:18:50 PM
Two words:  Bowser Beer

Yep, beer for your dog.  It was really beef or chicken broth in a beer bottle, but cost as much as actual beer.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Redneck Gravy on March 07, 2013, 12:31:45 PM
Anything that has an obscene word on it out in public (bumper stickers/teeshirts/whatever). 

F*ck Y*u on any thing out in the public world, ANY thing.

In another thread someone commented about a "Fifty Shades of Grey" onesie - yuck!

Pretty much anything that refers to teen girls body shape, size or weight ticks me off.  Our society is all about "beauty" and I am so over that notion.  Everyone on television is pretty; out in the real world I think we are all "average" and that is beautiful. 

 



Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: lady_disdain on March 07, 2013, 12:41:48 PM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I don't get it. I love it ate?  I levitate?  I must be missing something

Me to, because I read it as "I levitate" as well.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: WillyNilly on March 07, 2013, 12:43:20 PM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I don't get it. I love it ate?  I levitate?  I must be missing something

I'm missing what the issue is too.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: kareng57 on March 07, 2013, 12:48:37 PM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)


I used to wonder the same thing about baby-food applesauce.  How different could it be from ordinary canned applesauce which was much cheaper?
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 07, 2013, 12:54:02 PM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)


I used to wonder the same thing about baby-food applesauce.  How different could it be from ordinary canned applesauce which was much cheaper?

Once upon a time, ordinary applesauce was half corn syrup.  Now you get a choice ("natural" means apples, "homestyle" or "chunky" are still corn syrup) and there really is no difference.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: bansidhe on March 07, 2013, 12:59:01 PM
I encountered this product while shopping at Large Pet Supply Store a few weeks ago and was so startled I took a picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg)

The product itself is appropriate (moistened cloths for quick dog "baths") but the name is...startling. The things are made by the same company that makes the Bed Head line of hair products and I guess the name is supposed to be "edgy."  ::)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: KenveeB on March 07, 2013, 01:33:59 PM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I don't get it. I love it ate?  I levitate?  I must be missing something

I'm missing what the issue is too.

I think it's "I love it ate", and it's describing a sexual act one enjoys having done.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Redneck Gravy on March 07, 2013, 02:11:13 PM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I don't get it. I love it ate?  I levitate?  I must be missing something

I'm missing what the issue is too.

I think it's "I love it ate", and it's describing a sexual act one enjoys having done.

that's how I read it also...   my mind may be in the gutter though
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: padua on March 07, 2013, 02:31:47 PM
the toddler "dancing poles".

...sigh...
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 07, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
Supposedly there's a pole dancing doll but I have yet to see it actually sold, just in blogs about bad presents for kids.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: lilfox on March 07, 2013, 03:16:24 PM
the toddler "dancing poles".

...sigh...

Urgh.  I'm guessing you don't mean a ballet barre?

Any visit to a tourist trap store in a popular vacation spot results in many, many inappropriate t-shirt slogan/image sightings, not to mention all the tacky and outright gross souvenirs.  Sadly, even places that have a richer cultural heritage to trade on seem to supplement tourist shop stock with things like dolls or statues with extremely exaggerated physical characteristics.  Because so many of the locals would ever have those around the house.  I have been amazed to find how globally popular "little boy urinating" figures are as I have found them on 3 different continents in areas representing 3 vastly different cultures.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Katana_Geldar on March 07, 2013, 03:25:20 PM
Pet clothing and costumes. Yes, they look cute but most of the time the pet doesn't like them. Unless its being used to keep the pet dry or warm I don't see the point.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: oogyda on March 07, 2013, 03:27:15 PM
I encountered this product while shopping at Large Pet Supply Store a few weeks ago and was so startled I took a picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg)

The product itself is appropriate (moistened cloths for quick dog "baths") but the name is...startling. The things are made by the same company that makes the Bed Head line of hair products and I guess the name is supposed to be "edgy."  ::)

I <3 Pet Head has a large line of pet grooming products, including nail polish.  Some of the individual products can be a little "out there" just as the Bed Head products.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snowflake on March 07, 2013, 03:40:59 PM
Those cake toppers I once saw that had the groom all chained up by the bride.  Um...nice.  Yes, I realize that most of the time the cake topper is bought by the bride and therefore she is poking fun of herself.  I still don't think it's all that appropriate.

The same for the divorce cake toppers that show one spouse murdering the other.  Am I just too sensitive to anything that makes fun of domestic violence?

The preserved placenta products aren't really inappropriate they just want me want to scream, "For the love go G-d, WHY????"
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 07, 2013, 03:48:18 PM
Quote
I <3 Pet Head has a large line of pet grooming products, including nail polish.  Some of the individual products can be a little "out there" just as the Bed Head products.

They have a line of temporary hair (fur) dye stuff that's excellent for marking animals.  We used it in the Bottle Baby Nursery with our kittens, so we could tell them apart when we'd feed them.  Kitten A could have a blue dot on her left ear, Kitten B could have a red dot on her left ear, etc.  That way, we wouldn't get confused on who'd been fed/cared for during each round.

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: KenveeB on March 07, 2013, 04:18:08 PM
Pet clothing and costumes. Yes, they look cute but most of the time the pet doesn't like them. Unless its being used to keep the pet dry or warm I don't see the point.

Plenty of pets like them, or at least like the attention they get wearing them. Regardless, even if you don't see the point of it, that doesn't make it inappropriate. Dressing your dog in a sexual fetish costume maybe, but not dressing it up at all
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: gmama on March 07, 2013, 05:18:23 PM
Former toy company employee here.  I can't tell you the number of times we had to get our engineers to rethink some of their designs especially for the pre-school market.  Because our target market had tiny hands everything made for them had to be easier to grip.  And kids like vibrating toys, right!?!!  Unfortunately, a lot of stuff end up looking a little toooo phallic.

Exhibit A 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aquadoodle-Rainbow-Colour-Doodle-Spray/dp/B005OQ1LD0
I remember during the photoshoot for this product, we had to really be careful how the child held the sprayer/pen in their hands.

And I remember another company made a super-soaker that sprayed white watery goo... the commercial was very disturbing.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: rachellenore on March 07, 2013, 05:50:44 PM
I work retail and our store has been getting some really inappropriate young men's t-shirts in stock lately. One of them was a silkscreened photo of a topless woman in cut off shorts barely covering her breasts with her hand. Another one of them said "Will trade her --> for beer," and the latest one said "You | Me | Bed | Now." We're supposed to be a family appropriate store, I don't understand why we're getting in this garbage.

We have also been getting in these baffling novelty wall art signs. One of them said "I'm not wearing underwear. Mental note." Who would hang that on their wall??
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 07, 2013, 05:57:41 PM
Anyone remember vibrating pens? You could turn off the vibration and use it as a normal pen but the idea was that the vibrations while writing could make for an interesting design.

I laugh thinking now that it just didn't occur to me what it could be used for when I was a teenager (very sheltered and naive) but now I kinda can't help but laugh about it. 

I work retail and our store has been getting some really inappropriate young men's t-shirts in stock lately. One of them was a silkscreened photo of a topless woman in cut off shorts barely covering her breasts with her hand. Another one of them said "Will trade her --> for beer," and the latest one said "You | Me | Bed | Now." We're supposed to be a family appropriate store, I don't understand why we're getting in this garbage.

We have also been getting in these baffling novelty wall art signs. One of them said "I'm not wearing underwear. Mental note." Who would hang that on their wall??

Sounds like "Man Cave" kind of decor. Or what's meant to be "Man Cave" decor.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Kimblee on March 07, 2013, 06:30:13 PM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.
I remember having those as a kid and then seeing them in a candy store about 20  years ago.  It really made me mad that they were encouraging kids to pretend to be smoking cigarettes.  I probably said something to the proprietor, but don't recall.  Stores used to sell bubble gum cigars, too, but I look more like a cigar than they did, so it didn't bother me.

We used to be able to buy bubble gum cigs from the ice cream truck ($.05 apiece, so very popular) They were wrapped in paper and if you put one end in your mouth and blew, it puffed powdered sugar "smoke"

This was back in the early '00's, so not that long ago. For all I know they're still on sale.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 07, 2013, 06:39:02 PM
http://www.amazon.com/World-Candy-Confections-Cigarettes/dp/B001BU0JEK

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: jedikaiti on March 07, 2013, 06:45:31 PM
The only stores I've seen the candy cigs in recently (as in 10+ years) are the kinda retro-type places that seem to be meant to appeal to adult nostalgia, rather than marketing to actual kids.

My "favorite" inappropriate product is in the pet food aisle of the grocery store... "Old Yeller" dog food? SERIOUSLY????
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snowdragon on March 07, 2013, 11:47:03 PM
How about those things that you see hanging from vehicles these days that look like male anatomy.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Bluenomi on March 08, 2013, 12:25:38 AM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.

The were AWESOME! Best musk stick ever. They banned them here in the early 90s  :'( The were called Fads but before that were called same word with a g instead of a d. The even had red tips. They were so nice and never made me smoke.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snowdragon on March 08, 2013, 12:30:43 AM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.

The were AWESOME! Best musk stick ever. They banned them here in the early 90s  :'( The were called Fads but before that were called same word with a g instead of a d. The even had red tips. They were so nice and never made me smoke.

You can still get them at Viddler's here.  Never made me smoke either.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 08, 2013, 01:18:49 AM
How about those things that you see hanging from vehicles these days that look like male anatomy.

They're called "truck nuts" and yeah, I don't really see the point (but then, I'm not a guy)  :P  Along those same lines, neuticles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuticles).
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: kherbert05 on March 08, 2013, 04:24:37 AM
I really hate the scented markers and now apparently glue. For 2 reasons 1 we shouldn't encourage kids to sniff things like that. You let them use a sharpie or other perminate marker and they start sniffing it. Get hold of the wrong kind they could be hurt. 2nd reason those fake scents give me a head ache that feels like someone is trying to drill their way out of my head.


I hate fake scents in anything. Wednesday I was trapped in traffic  for more than an hour because it was being diverted around a natural gas leak. I went to school with an upset tummy and head ache from eating those exhaust fumes for so long. Coworker had one of the fake scented oil things in her room - triggered an asthma attack


The balls on trucks have been around for as long as I can remember. My Dad would say - there is someone that has to mark their territory.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 08, 2013, 05:53:54 AM
At least the days are gone (I hope) when candy racks commonly included boxes of white sugar (faux-)cigarettes for kids. I used to like them and they were cheap, but that was 50 years ago.

The were AWESOME! Best musk stick ever. They banned them here in the early 90s  :'( The were called Fads but before that were called same word with a g instead of a d. The even had red tips. They were so nice and never made me smoke.

You can still get them at Viddler's here.  Never made me smoke either.

Me neither.  Heck once a friend and I pretended pretzel sticks were cigarettes one cold day because we could look like we were blowing out the smoke when we breathed. :)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Sharnita on March 08, 2013, 07:27:45 AM
On the subject of kids products like scented glue and and such - the pens that also could be used to blow bubbles.  Any other pens that basically seemed designed to distract kids (or the people around them) from the work on whuch they were supposed to be focused. Most of that stuff makes it to school and most of it is fun/impressive enough to be played with and shown off.  That means that the pen can become a problem.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 08, 2013, 07:55:01 AM
Speaking of pet clothing, there was a sequence on GMA with a doggie fashion show.  These were super-expensive things costing 1000 or more USD.  They were all inappropriate but the worst had to be a creation with a long train of peacock feathers.

 Yeah, Full-sized peacock plumes dragging on the ground behind a dog. 
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Arrynne on March 08, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Arrynne on March 08, 2013, 11:35:03 AM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)


I used to wonder the same thing about baby-food applesauce.  How different could it be from ordinary canned applesauce which was much cheaper?

The babyfood, at least stage 1 babyfood,  is pureed to be extra smooth.  You can run your regular applesauce through the blender to get the same effect.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2013, 11:52:24 AM
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Wednesday I was trapped in traffic  for more than an hour because it was being diverted around a natural gas leak. I went to school with an upset tummy and head ache from eating those exhaust fumes for so long.

I know you were exposed to it for longer than you should have been, and I'm sorry that you got sick as a result.  But I'm very glad they've put that smell into the gas.  Natural gas is odorless by itself.  They put that very distinctive (we all know what it smells like) odor in there so that, if there's a gas leak somewhere, it can be caught in time.  That smell is there for a very serious, and important, reason.  It is not "inappropriate" at all.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: bansidhe on March 08, 2013, 12:11:05 PM
I encountered this product while shopping at Large Pet Supply Store a few weeks ago and was so startled I took a picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Pethead_021413_zpsc8162aab.jpg)

The product itself is appropriate (moistened cloths for quick dog "baths") but the name is...startling. The things are made by the same company that makes the Bed Head line of hair products and I guess the name is supposed to be "edgy."  ::)

I <3 Pet Head has a large line of pet grooming products, including nail polish.  Some of the individual products can be a little "out there" just as the Bed Head products.

I don't mind "out there," but I do wish they'd come up with a name that didn't suggest an act of bestiality. It's just...gross.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2013, 01:03:38 PM
My mind must be working differently, because I'm not getting "bestiality" out of that name at all.  ???

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: mstigerlily on March 08, 2013, 01:23:38 PM
My mind must be working differently, because I'm not getting "bestiality" out of that name at all.  ???

think of the phrase "getting head"- it's an activity meant to be shared by two consenting adults...
Add animals to that and its just gross.


Although I'm guessing the name is supposed to be referencing the human hair product line Bed Head
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: lady_disdain on March 08, 2013, 01:33:44 PM
I thought Bed Head and my mind never went to bestiality.

I think that anything can be interpreted in a sexual way. If we want to, we can go around all day being shocked. However, I prefer to reserve it for things that have no other reasonable explanation.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: bansidhe on March 08, 2013, 01:55:44 PM
I thought Bed Head and my mind never went to bestiality.

I think that anything can be interpreted in a sexual way. If we want to, we can go around all day being shocked. However, I prefer to reserve it for things that have no other reasonable explanation.

I spent my formative time on the computer hanging out in a tasteless jokes newsgroup - the more vile the joke, the better. I hardly "go around all day being shocked."

I showed that picture to folks at work and posted it on Facebook and the general reaction was "What on earth were they thinking using that name?" The majority of them, like me, had never heard of the Bed Head products and only found out about the connection after some quick research. That research also led us to believe that the product name was likely deliberately intended to be outré.

Companies do that sometimes so you'll remember the product. I've never forgotten this company: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Tommys.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/jenniferjo/Tommys.jpg)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 08, 2013, 03:35:54 PM
I thought Bed Head and my mind never went to bestiality.

I think that anything can be interpreted in a sexual way. If we want to, we can go around all day being shocked. However, I prefer to reserve it for things that have no other reasonable explanation.

Yes, we can interpret lots of things as sexual (ranging from "I guess if you twist the meaning and change a few letters . . ." to "Did nobody seriously notice that?!"), but I would assume there's at least one person in the chain between idea and fully finished product who might be responsible for looking at product names and copy and saying "Wait, did we mean to say this?"

My favorite example is the Girl Scout slogan from a few years ago, "The girl comes first in Girl Scouting!"  I have to assume that nobody on the team who okayed that slogan has - or knows - a teenager.  Or anyone with a juvenile sense of humor.  Or anyone who uses the internet.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Shalamar on March 08, 2013, 04:00:16 PM
In my opinion, Bed Head is a terrible name for hair products because the phrase refers to messy hair.  Now, if the product name was "Just Been F***** Hair", that'd be a different story.  :)

I remember seeing a video link on Cracked for a Tarzan doll that came out when the Disney movie was released.  The doll was supposed to - I dunno - wave its arm in the air, I guess?  Instead, it made violent pumping motions at waist-level - all while doing the famous Tarzan yell.  I laughed at the video until I cried.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2013, 04:09:02 PM
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I thought Bed Head and my mind never went to bestiality.

Mine, too.  I know the Pet Head products, and it seems like a normal name to me.

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: TurtleDove on March 08, 2013, 04:24:09 PM
I do CrossFit, which involves a lot of Olympic-style weight lifting.  There are t-shirts for women that say, "If you like my rack, wait until you see my snatch."  (Both rack and snatch are weightlifting terms).  I refuse to reveal whether I own this t-shirt.  :)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 08, 2013, 04:29:08 PM
Reminds me of a shirt I had when I used to bike.  The front of the shirt had a drawing of someone biking up a hill and I think the back was someone going down a hill. 

On the front it said "Ohh hill" and on the back it said "Ohhh shift!"
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 08, 2013, 05:14:39 PM
Reminds me of a shirt I had when I used to bike.  The front of the shirt had a drawing of someone biking up a hill and I think the back was someone going down a hill. 

On the front it said "Ohh hill" and on the back it said "Ohhh shift!"

I need that shirt!  Any idea where I could find one?
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: nuit93 on March 08, 2013, 05:16:14 PM
I do CrossFit, which involves a lot of Olympic-style weight lifting.  There are t-shirts for women that say, "If you like my rack, wait until you see my snatch."  (Both rack and snatch are weightlifting terms).  I refuse to reveal whether I own this t-shirt.  :)

I have a friend who does weightlifting...the terms for the lifts do lend themselves to many a double entendre!
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 08, 2013, 05:31:47 PM
Reminds me of a shirt I had when I used to bike.  The front of the shirt had a drawing of someone biking up a hill and I think the back was someone going down a hill. 

On the front it said "Ohh hill" and on the back it said "Ohhh shift!"

I need that shirt!  Any idea where I could find one?

I'll see if I can find it or something similar. I got the shirt back in the mid 90's and it was sold on a bike ride I was doing (Bike Virginia) so I'm not even sure if they're made anymore.

Here's one that just says "Ohhh shift" http://www.cafepress.com/mf/28832403/ohhhh-shift_tshirt
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: kherbert05 on March 08, 2013, 05:43:26 PM
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Wednesday I was trapped in traffic  for more than an hour because it was being diverted around a natural gas leak. I went to school with an upset tummy and head ache from eating those exhaust fumes for so long.

I know you were exposed to it for longer than you should have been, and I'm sorry that you got sick as a result.  But I'm very glad they've put that smell into the gas.  Natural gas is odorless by itself.  They put that very distinctive (we all know what it smells like) odor in there so that, if there's a gas leak somewhere, it can be caught in time.  That smell is there for a very serious, and important, reason.  It is not "inappropriate" at all.


Dotty it wasn't the natural gas fumes/rotten egg smell that I meant were inappropriate (The rotten egg smell was added after the New London School explosion in Rusk, Texas killed 295 students and staff members because of an undetected leak. I was raised on that story. )

It was the fake scent the other teacher had in her room, that I felt was inappropriate. It is kind of a sore spot for me. They were prohibited because of fire hazard and because of allergic reactions - until our school secretary started selling the stuff. Then it wasn't prohibited but now we are encouraged to have them. (but I have to pay 45 dollars a year to plug in my phone that I use to actually teach (as a timer, to video/audio record kids, document things)) I think the fact I was exposed to the exhaust fume made the reaction worse.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: joraemi on March 08, 2013, 05:57:36 PM
In Target a few years ago I was in the cleaning aisle when something on the bottom shelf caught my attention.  They were cleaning products in pretty colors packaged in what looked like 1 liter soda bottles. (the cleaning solutionss were different colors - red, orange, green....)  Seriously?  I know a million kids that would have thought they were juice or koolaid or whatever because of the packaging.  PLUS they were on the bottom shelf where the kids would be sure to see them.

Someone must have found the Clue-by-4 as I only saw them there for a short time.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: mmswm on March 08, 2013, 06:04:35 PM
I do CrossFit, which involves a lot of Olympic-style weight lifting.  There are t-shirts for women that say, "If you like my rack, wait until you see my snatch."  (Both rack and snatch are weightlifting terms).  I refuse to reveal whether I own this t-shirt.  :)

I own several inappropriate math related t-shirts.  My favorite one has a particular definite integral followed by a question mark.  The result of that particular definite integral is a number that can be used to describe a certain position.  Totally inappropriate, but hysterical when random people at a bar get the joke and bust out laughing.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: bansidhe on March 08, 2013, 06:08:41 PM
In Target a few years ago I was in the cleaning aisle when something on the bottom shelf caught my attention.  They were cleaning products in pretty colors packaged in what looked like 1 liter soda bottles. (the cleaning solutionss were different colors - red, orange, green....)  Seriously?  I know a million kids that would have thought they were juice or koolaid or whatever because of the packaging.  PLUS they were on the bottom shelf where the kids would be sure to see them.

Someone must have found the Clue-by-4 as I only saw them there for a short time.

Like this stuff: http://www.proveedorajiron.com/images/product/fe2b932b9c254c6d8ffd72348dca49d5.JPG (http://www.proveedorajiron.com/images/product/fe2b932b9c254c6d8ffd72348dca49d5.JPG)? It looks like Gatorade to me and I'm always startled when I see it. I would be afraid to have the stuff in my house if I had small children.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2013, 06:44:53 PM
kherbert05, that makes sense.  Your story was just confusing to me, then, because you said you had an upset tummy after breathing the fumes longer than usual.

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: DottyG on March 08, 2013, 06:49:07 PM
joraemi,

Your story reminded me of a product that I saw a picture for not long ago (haven't seen the real thing yet) of some gas additive that comes in the same type of container, and has a similar-sounding name, as one of the energy drinks such as 5-Hour Energy.  The store had put a large sign on the box of them that they were NOT CONSUMABLE, but you've got to wonder how many people either didn't bother reading that or forgot what it was later after buying it.  I hope the smell was such that they didn't actually drink it at some point.

Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: TootsNYC on March 08, 2013, 07:02:35 PM
No, I'm sure it won't get you high...it just seemed a little weird to me. As for the scents, I didn't get to read it to find out but they were brightly colored so I'm thinking fruity? Not sure. I'll have to look again when I go back.

I agree without, it sounds really "off." In a slightly hysterical way.
Even if that's not the kind of glue you "sniff." Little kids, when they get old enough to hear about "i picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue" are going to be REALLY confused.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Jocelyn on March 08, 2013, 11:38:23 PM
They sell apple juice specifically for babies - it's about the same price as regular apple juice, but if you look at the fine print it's really just half apple juice and half distilled water.  I tried some once and it was nasty - too watery to taste like regular apple juice, but too apple-y to taste like water  :P  Why would I buy that when I could by regular apple juice and mix it with tap water for half the price?  (Or rather, for the same price but yielding twice as much?)
That's called appelwasser in Germany. I'm really quite fond of it! But then, I think that apple juice is too sugary-sweet to be a refreshing beverage.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: snoopygirl on March 09, 2013, 06:29:57 AM
I saw a Grand Theft Auto cake on Cake Wrecks that said Happy Sixth Birthday. Seriously? To me that seems wrong. That game is so violent and not something I would want a small child to play at all.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Luci on March 09, 2013, 09:49:58 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.

I levitate would have an "e" in it, not a "u".
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Xandraea on March 09, 2013, 10:38:06 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.

I levitate would have an "e" in it, not a "u".

Of course, but some people can't spell.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Kimblee on March 09, 2013, 11:28:54 AM
In Target a few years ago I was in the cleaning aisle when something on the bottom shelf caught my attention.  They were cleaning products in pretty colors packaged in what looked like 1 liter soda bottles. (the cleaning solutionss were different colors - red, orange, green....)  Seriously?  I know a million kids that would have thought they were juice or koolaid or whatever because of the packaging.  PLUS they were on the bottom shelf where the kids would be sure to see them.

Someone must have found the Clue-by-4 as I only saw them there for a short time.

Fabuloso?

Its great products, really cuts through grime.

And everytime I see my OWN bottle of it. (that I buy because I KNOW its cleaning fluid, very nice cleaning fluid that does what I want it to do) I get thirsty.

Yeah, I wouldn't want it around kids.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Sharnita on March 09, 2013, 11:31:39 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.

I levitate would have an "e" in it, not a "u".

Of course, but some people can't spell.

Or somebody else already took the "e" version.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Kimblee on March 09, 2013, 11:40:10 AM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.

I levitate would have an "e" in it, not a "u".

Of course, but some people can't spell.

Or somebody else already took the "e" version.

In high school a girl I hung out with got her first car. Flirty pink convertable. And Daddy got her a custom lisense plate of her choosing.

She chose ISWALW(I think, its been awhile, but it was something like that. And yeah, it was supposed to mean I swallow. No need to try and figure out if it could've been innocent, she was proud of it and explained it to those who didn't "get" it.)

Her father didn't catch it until a teacher called him and pointed it out.

After that she had a perfectly normal, random type plate. She still had her flirty little car though. She didn't lose that until she got pregnant. (To be fair: She straightened out considerably when her son was born and now gets very embarassed about being reminded how she acted in school. But I still think a parent might want to have a plate explained by their child before agreeing to have a custom plate made for them.)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Kaypeep on March 09, 2013, 04:13:07 PM
Suggestive or nasty bumper stickers.

One of the lunch ladies at our school parked her car in front of the school everyday. The bumper sticker said, "If you don't like my driving, call 1-800-F***You" (written out, not starred).

Every once in a while, a license plate sneaks through, too: Iluvit8 was one I saw.

I think that license plate is "I Levitate".  I can't come up with something naughty for it.

There was one near my hometown that said "4nic8" or possibly "fornic8".  That was caused quite the hubbub and was yanked by the DMV.

I levitate would have an "e" in it, not a "u".

Of course, but some people can't spell.

Or somebody else already took the "e" version.

I see the plate as I Love it #8, because it's not that original of a statement and I'm willing to bet at least 7 other car lovers in the state got the same plate before ILUVIT8 did.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Roe on March 10, 2013, 09:06:55 PM
I think any pants or shorts with a cute little saying on the behind are pretty inappropriate, esp in public.  My parents would've never allowed me to wear such a thing and thank goodness I have all boys 'cause no daughter of mine would've walked out in public wearing something like that.

And any item of clothing with a cuss word.

IMO, these items say way more about the person wearing them than they do anything else.  I don't think it's clever, cute, smart or creative...it's just classless.

I'm sure there are other products I find inappropriate but that's all I can think of right now. 
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 10, 2013, 10:00:13 PM
I think any pants or shorts with a cute little saying on the behind are pretty inappropriate, esp in public.  My parents would've never allowed me to wear such a thing and thank goodness I have all boys 'cause no daughter of mine would've walked out in public wearing something like that.

And any item of clothing with a cuss word.

IMO, these items say way more about the person wearing them than they do anything else.  I don't think it's clever, cute, smart or creative...it's just classless.

I'm sure there are other products I find inappropriate but that's all I can think of right now.

I discovered the one exception to this - now that Bittybartfast is crawling, she spends a lot of time with her big diapered butt up in the air and those infant-sized onesies/shorts/pants with designs or words on the rear do look cute.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: KenveeB on March 10, 2013, 10:04:04 PM
I think any pants or shorts with a cute little saying on the behind are pretty inappropriate, esp in public.  My parents would've never allowed me to wear such a thing and thank goodness I have all boys 'cause no daughter of mine would've walked out in public wearing something like that.

And any item of clothing with a cuss word.

IMO, these items say way more about the person wearing them than they do anything else.  I don't think it's clever, cute, smart or creative...it's just classless.

I'm sure there are other products I find inappropriate but that's all I can think of right now.

I discovered the one exception to this - now that Bittybartfast is crawling, she spends a lot of time with her big diapered butt up in the air and those infant-sized onesies/shorts/pants with designs or words on the rear do look cute.

I will admit to having bought a friend's child a onesie with a pirate flag on the front and "booty" on the back. :) I agree that babies are the exception, but it has to be appropriate words.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: afbluebelle on March 10, 2013, 10:25:23 PM
I do CrossFit, which involves a lot of Olympic-style weight lifting.  There are t-shirts for women that say, "If you like my rack, wait until you see my snatch."  (Both rack and snatch are weightlifting terms).  I refuse to reveal whether I own this t-shirt.  :)

I love that shirt  ;D It's my 6th favorite thing about CrossFit.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: bansidhe on March 10, 2013, 11:48:18 PM
Ugh...the peeing Calvin car decals. They aren't as prevalent as they used to be but I still see them. And they're still horribly tacky and, I believe, illegal. They sure weren't created by Bill Watterson.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 11, 2013, 05:49:25 AM
I think any pants or shorts with a cute little saying on the behind are pretty inappropriate, esp in public.  My parents would've never allowed me to wear such a thing and thank goodness I have all boys 'cause no daughter of mine would've walked out in public wearing something like that.

And any item of clothing with a cuss word.

IMO, these items say way more about the person wearing them than they do anything else.  I don't think it's clever, cute, smart or creative...it's just classless.

I'm sure there are other products I find inappropriate but that's all I can think of right now.

I discovered the one exception to this - now that Bittybartfast is crawling, she spends a lot of time with her big diapered butt up in the air and those infant-sized onesies/shorts/pants with designs or words on the rear do look cute.

I will admit to having bought a friend's child a onesie with a pirate flag on the front and "booty" on the back. :) I agree that babies are the exception, but it has to be appropriate words.

I need to get something like that! :)
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: Coralreef on March 11, 2013, 02:28:24 PM
the toddler "dancing poles".

...sigh...
OK, I'm late to the party, but WHAT???!!!???  :o
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: baglady on March 11, 2013, 08:17:09 PM
There was a family on "Toddlers and Tiaras" that had a stripper pole in their house. Mom, daughter (who wasn't a toddler -- IIRC she was in the 6-8 y/o range) and 80-something grandma all used it. But mom insisted it was an "exercise pole" and "like a vertical ballet barre." I realize pole dancing is a good workout; I just think it's all kinds of wrong for a child, who'd be better served by some lessons at an actual *horizontal* ballet barre.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: lady_disdain on March 11, 2013, 08:59:14 PM
Let's get this straight:

Vertical dancing and horizontal barre - ok for children
Horizontal rumba and vertical barre - not ok for children
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 11, 2013, 09:01:06 PM
How about those things that you see hanging from vehicles these days that look like male anatomy.

They're called "truck nuts" and yeah, I don't really see the point (but then, I'm not a guy)  :P  Along those same lines, neuticles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuticles).

I do love it when I see chains with two hex nuts on them.
Title: Re: Products that seem...inappropriate?
Post by: jedikaiti on March 11, 2013, 11:00:22 PM
Ugh...the peeing Calvin car decals. They aren't as prevalent as they used to be but I still see them. And they're still horribly tacky and, I believe, illegal. They sure weren't created by Bill Watterson.

I know! If you're going to rip off Calvin & Hobbes, at least do the one where they're dancing to high-speed classical music in the middle of the night!