Well, it was only a matter of time, but my mom found Etsy and, in turn, Regretsy. Not that this is a bad thing whatsoever, as her fondness for some the site’s items re-peaked my interest, finding not everything on their is a complete waste of material. It is afterall, and after a simple search, a good outlet to find one-of-a-kind gifts for people that are semi-difficult to shop for. It’s like how Jimmy James has Matthew on Newsradio, we have Etsy. For the man who has everything, how about some authentic prison art from inmate 16569-4 at the Maine State Prison? For $8? Yeah I think that’ll go on someone’s list this year.
So maybe the thought of prison art creeps you out, or you’ve seen the episode of the Simpsons where Marge takes in the ex-con who is commissioned to paint Springfield Elementary’s mural, or, like me, you somewhere along the way, lost the bat Marvin Freeman gave you once used by the great Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies…Well, $18 seems like a steal of a deal for a vintage baseball bat. Dad could put it in his office or we could take turns swinging at mailboxes. Especially in this economy. Baseball bat: $18. Memories of smashing stuff with your dad: Priceless.