Once again, Oriental Trading is making me crazy with their offerings for Earth Day.
On behalf of Mother Earth, let me be the one to tell you, Oriental Trading, that she is totally not happy that you are selling item after item of disposable plastic and paper junk in honor of... EARTH DAY.
Most of us celebrate Earth Day by doing something to help the planet. But then again, most of us aren't trying to make a buck off of "saving" the planet.All of which is to say, I wish you wouldn't sell crap and claim it's good for the planet, when you know perfectly well that it isn't.
And Mother Earth? She is totally pissed off about it.
Among the worst Earth Day offerings from Oriental "Not Facebook Friends with Mother Earth" Trading:
- Our Earth Punch Balls, 'cause you don't need to be a junior ecologist to know these are totally not awesome for the environment:
Recycle Rubber Duckies, which I'm guessing can't be recycled:
Earth Day Photo Frames - because why craft a unique frame out of recycled materials, when you could buy all new mass-produced stuff to make frames that are basically all the same?
And then there are these Jumbo Earth Sticker Sheets, because having a giant sticker saying "Save our Planet" is practically the same thing as actually like doing something to um, y'know... save our planet.
And last, but not least, the vinyl, won't-last-five-minutes, Earth Kick Balls, because nothing says "I love the earth" like a toy that gets barely used before ending up in the trash where it will live on indefinitely.
This post is recycled from Earth Day 2010 and Earth Day 2011 and has been updated to include the latest Earth Day product line extensions from OTC.
No trees were harmed in the writing of this blog post.
And there are plenty of companies doing good for Earth Day, here are a few of my favorites.
I'm linking this post up to Finding the Funny (with My Life and Kids and Kelley's Break Room), because even though it is ultimately not at all funny, it is still sorta funny that they are selling this stuff.