Friday, February 13, 2009

Revisiting the Vermont Teddy Bears: Introducing "Hoosier Bears"

So, you all know how I feel about the Vermont Teddy bears, as evidenced in this post. But I realize that Vermont Teddy Bears are making somebody rich, and I also realize that the rich person isn't me.

However, I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday, which is "Hoosier-speak" for, "HEY! I can capitalize on the Indiana tourist craze by making 'Hoosier Bears' and selling them around Valentine's Day to all of the men who want to get ... their wives to deep fry them some beef jerky and funnel cakes! Smack mah pappy and call meh jean-yus!"

So I've been busy in my arts and crafts laboratory creating prototypes for "Hoosier Bears." What do you think? There's one for everyone! I mean, don't they make you want to squeal and drool all over their little cutenesses?

The only thing is, for some reason the slideshow keeps repeating a few of them. There are nine in all, but you'll see about four twice. Argh. But then again, when you're looking at something this adorable and sex-ay, you've gotta look twice. They start with "Girly Girl Bear" at $19.95 and go up. Don't delay; order today. Operators are standing by, but like the Shamwow guy says, we can't do this all day!


51 comments:

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

I want the Dorothy and Toto bear...I'm assuming Toto DOES come with Dorothy?
Y'know...Toto was a Silky Terrier, just like my sweet Claire. Who has suddenly decided that Ted's ears and my hair are her pacifiers. I think we need Cesar.
But seriously, for $109.95, I will definitely take Toto and you could even keep Dorothy!

darla said...

i must thank you for making me laugh at 5:04 in the morning! this is great.

Dena said...

If only you had made the graduate bears a little earlier. It would have made deciding what to give our daughters much easier.

Mel said...

I want Grandma Bear!!!

Thank you for the fact that I now must clean coffee off my computer screen :)

Teri~Facedown said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

(Breathe now.)

Thank you!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I'd like to order one Girly Girl bear and one Biker Chick Bear please! Oh,and a Graduate bear.

Wow, some of those are kinda pricey...but worth it.

HAAAAAAAhaha!! Oh, my goodness. I'm literally falling out of my chair. So stinking funny.

Where do you come up with this, girl?!

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Love them! And I love the different prices - your marketing department must have been working overtime! LOL!!!!

Susanne said...

I want the Dorothy and Toto bear one. You didn't say how long shipping takes. Is shipping more expensive with Toto?

P.S. My family would like to thank you for waking them up by making me laugh uncontrolably so early in the a.m.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

I will take the Dorothy and Toto Bear, especially Toto. By the way funnel cakes sounds yummy Have a Loving Valentines Day.

Mocha with Linda said...

You are hilarious. And obviously have waaaay too much time on your hands!!

The scary thing is, I can totally see some people ordering those!!

Kay said...

I 'bout spit out my breakfast I was laughing so hard! Cracked me up! Looved trendy bear... I have that scarf! : ) Does that make me trendy? Umm probably not. I can't carry it off like your luuuuuvely bears can.

Deven said...

I heard Michael Ph------- was losing his Hoosier Bear contract due to thoughtless, youthful actions. :(

Debbie said...

Just as good and twice as nice! Everyone will want one.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I would like to place an order for Trendy Bear. Because that scarf looks cashmere. IS it cashmere?

(And I promise to take good care of Trendy Bear. Really.)

Chatty Kelly said...

Wow - the craftmanship of these bears! Amazing. It doesn't look anything like a pillowcase with ponytail holder ears. At all.

I hope my husband buys me one!

Seedplanter said...

Linda, if you ever grow up, I will have you arrested.

Greg C said...

Great minds think alike. I was going to do the Wadmalaw Bear on my blog but I see you beat it to me. I love the idea. I want 2 of them.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Response to this ad is simply overwhelming. I always wanted an Etsy shop.

April in CT said...

These are fab-u-lous! I honestly thing you are under estimating just how fabulous by those low, low prices. I think you could charge twice as much for such craftsmanship!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Only your creative mind could think of this and then pull it off! I love it. Just hillarious. Maybe hubby will surprise me with one - hopefully that biker chick one!

Dani said...

Too funny! I like Grandma Bear and Trendy Bear! Oh and Girly Girl Bear. Way too funny!

I needed that good laugh today!

Lois Lane II said...

HAHAHAHA!! FABULOUS!

Chatty Kelly said...

Speaking of the ShamWow guy. Have you seen his new commercial for the chopper? "You're going to love my nuts." Huh???? LOL!

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

jajajajajajajaja (that's laughing in Spanish...)

very nice hoosier bears...and being originally from Chicago I know a hoosier when I see one....

fransmomma said...

i would like one of each please. and some extra scarves for trendy bear so i can change them out.

Beverlydru said...

You beat all. I mean it. I can only imagine the hours of entertainment you provided for your family and then let US in on the fun!! This is rich. You should be famous any day now.

Rachel said...

I'm digging Trendy bear.

What exactly is a Hoosier anyway?

(Don't get upset, I've lived in the Deep South my entire life!)

Mommy, the Human Napkin said...

Well, I love them all, but I have to say that the Biker Chick Bear made me do the snorty laugh.

Jenny said...

Hilarious:) Thanks for the comment on my page;)

Esthermay said...

#1 Leave it to lifelong NOLA resident to be oblivious to the depth and grandeur of the royal term, "HOOSIER."
(I love you, Rachel!)

#2 I'll take two "Dorothy & Toto Bears" for the little kids and four "Michael Ph___ Bears" for DH and older kids. Bill me.

...and "Hey!"
. . . I did read your post at the Internet Cafe today. . . It's still minimized on my second monitor as I've been trying to come up with a sincere way to tell you via [Comment] how much I appreciated it -- but alas, I have become so "nonsensical" in my comments on your blog that I may have a hard time redeeming myself as a serious commenter -- This, of course, in the face of my own post today which comment from Linda@2nd Cup (that'd be you....) made me think twice about the image I have in "CommentWorld" vs. "TheHeartOfaPastor'sWife World."
I am such a schizophrenic! OH mY! the pressURE!

HERE GOES:
You are truly the most un-funny commenter/person who has visited my blog to date. But your own blog is so NOT un-funny that sometimes, my cheeks (on my face) hurt from smiling so much! :-)

Christ is real to each of us, but He shows himself quite uniquely through our individual personalities and talents. Part of being created in HIS IMAGE. . . I do believe that Jesus has a tremendous sense of humor and Heaven will be a hoot!

I'm glad you'll be there!

thouartloosed said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Brenda Susan said...

Ha! Ha! Hilarious! You defintely have way WAY too much time if you are sitting around dressing & undressing your PILLOW all day! So funny!

Beverly said...

I hope this makes you rich!!

Linda said...

I'd like to order Dorothy and Toto, and please overnight it so you don't have a chance to change your mind! Does Grandma Bear come with a denture cup?

I really think you're on to something here! Let me know when you start selling stock in your company!

Chris said...

You CRACK me up!!!! The bears are hilarious!!! I just see all this dough rolling in to your factory...er, house. You are a nut!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh yes. I needed this. THank you for the laugh, indeed! :)

Liz said...

Oh Linda, you slay me!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I can NOT believe you made all those! This was absolutely HILARIOUS...I haven't laughed that hard in a really long time! LOL

Your "Toto" with Dorothy is my fave.

Jenners said...

I'll take 60 of the Grandmother Bear... and 20 of the Dorothy and Toto Bear. And can I pay in installments? Do you accept credit cards? Will I get a Shamwow if I order now? Is this offer available in stores? Are you aware that they kind of look like Pokemon things? Do you know you are a mad genius? Do you know that I am going to follow your blog because anyone who takes the time to do this must be followed! And I love the Uno Dog photo I just saw!

So glad you visited so I could find you!

The Dental Maven said...

I'll wait for the "Scary" and "Posh" Bears to come out.

sheila said...

You goofball. I thought you we're really doing this (of course til I read on). LOL. Thanks for the morning chuckle, lol.

cara said...

Trendy bear, she has my scarf! must have her! That is too funny!!!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

How do you come up with this stuff! Was Trendy Bear wearing a scarf! Gotta love the scarf!

Thanks for joining up for my Year of the Scarf Bloggy Carnival! I can't wait to see yours!

Merrie said...

Hilarious... AGAIN! You have done it yet again!
I like the sports bear for the men. I'm sure they would love it and for a mere $89.95! I should get one for my man! I"m so sure he would be impressed with my creativity and knowing EXACTLY what he wants and needs and sparing no expense to get it!
I think you are just having too much fun with this blog thing...love it!
Happy Valentines Day and I really hope that you did not get a bear of any kind!

marina said...

you really need to open up shop these bears are a must have !! the next new thing!! marina

Connie said...

You never cease to amaze me!!! You are crazy! Happy Valentine's Day! Connie

Barb said...

these are great....love them...LOL... gave me a great giggle... I love the biker chick.... too cute....
Hey I just love checking out your blog...I lurk most of the time, but do check it out all the time...come drop by my blog I tagged you with an award....

Roxanne said...

You are hilarious. . .and the Girly Girl Bear IS kinda cute.

Smelling Coffee said...

You are so funny!~ I love it! We've been making fun of Vermont Teddy Bears in our house, too - I'm showing the fam. this post today!!!

Becky said...

"but like the Shamwow guy says, we can't do this all day!"

...and yet HE DOES!

Love the bears (recycled pillows?). Are you taking requests? Where is the frazzled mom bear. Ya know the one with a scrunchie holding back her unwashed hair and holding a dirty diaper and wearing a shirt with snot and other unidentified stains... thats the one I would buy.

Becky said...

"but like the Shamwow guy says, we can't do this all day!"

...and yet HE DOES!

Love the bears (recycled pillows?). Are you taking requests? Where is the frazzled mom bear. Ya know the one with a scrunchie holding back her unwashed hair and holding a dirty diaper and wearing a shirt with snot and other unidentified stains... thats the one I would buy.