Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

Seven Fresh Delicacies You Can Order Online

January 31st, 2008

It seems like you can order pretty much anything online these days, and fresh food is no exception. With the ongoing improvement in modern shipping methods it is possible to order bagels from New York and receive them in San Francisco before they get stale. I don’t know if this is necessarily a good thing […]

29 Incongruent Christmas Ornaments

November 10th, 2007

There are three main things you need to properly trim a Christmas tree: lights, garland, and ornaments. There’s only so much you can do with the first two, but there are literally thousands of options when it comes to choosing ornaments. Every year it seems ornament makers get more creative with their products; now you […]

26 Unusual Gummy Candies You Can Buy Online

July 30th, 2007

When I was a kid you could only get gummy (or gummi) candies in a few forms (like gummi bears), but now you can buy them in many different shapes and flavors. From the grotesque to the simply strange, here are just a few of your options: Bodily Parts and Fluids: Barf Bags (Orange-flavored) Bones […]

Five Products Sold by Monasteries

March 26th, 2007

There is a long tradition in monasteries of manufacturing products that are sold locally, or more widely, in order to support the life of the community. Since they are usually self-contained, this type of business can ensure their financial independence. In addition, many religious orders see great value in pursuing hands-on work that complements the […]

Six Wacky Stores That Support Children’s Writing Centers

March 16th, 2007

A group of nonprofit organizations called 826 National, which currently has six chapters around the country, teaches writing skills to children. As a way of raising money to support their work, each chapter runs a specially themed storefront operation selling supplies for everyone from superheroes to pirates. (Read more about 826 National at Interesting Thing […]

15 Absurdly Expensive Things You Can Buy on

February 15th, 2007

I’ve bought all kinds of stuff from books, DVDs, electronics, kitchen gadgets, and so on. It’s great for those quick, easy purchases, but what if you’ve got money to burn? You’ll be delighted to know that you can put your American Express Centurion Card to good use with any number of extravagant purchases from […]