Sorry but the “bling” (I assume that’s what that blob of bubbly stuff is) looks like a cluster of frog eggs. Or something.
Cause the Dalai Lama has the best Poker Face.
I always thought the zen garden thing was for finding inner peace and releasing stress, not about the “bling”.
(I’m 40 years old, I’m not allowed to say “bling” without using quotes around it).
Great, now I want sushi.
I don’t think ANYONE should be able to say “bling” without quotation marks around it…
Frog spawn bling – it’s so fucking Zen!
Every day I think ‘Now, I’ve seen it all.’
Then the sun goes down and I go to sleep and the sun comes back up and I find Regretsy has mined yet another gem in the ever-deeper vein of wtf.
yeah, this is perfect for digging for poop in your cat’s zen garden! What, that isn’t the new age version of a litter box?
I was encouraged by the words “This is my favorite!” to see what else the seller has to offer…
I can’t fucking believe this:
I am bitter:
Seriously?! What the fuck are those things? Wow… how’s someone not ashamed to try and sell crap like that?! and due to the big waaaahh on Etsy about us being mean, that’s me phrasing it politely!
This is very meta: taking an item from a mini “Zen garden”, which is in itself a watered-down, commercialized and commodified spinoff of a Buddhist school of thought, and further commercializing and commodifying it by adding “bling”, which is as shallow and superficial as Zen is ascetic and contemplative. It’s _art_ people, can’t you see?
Chop wood, carry water, glam rock.
Dear TheMudmom. Re: zen. I do not think this means what you think it means.
When I hear the word bliiiiing, I think of the gongs and my beloved Da da da li la ma and our bad monk-trance…
Thank you, I’ll be here…all eternity.
I have no clue who in their RIGHT MIND would use MAGNETS to propose. It’s bad enough to get denied with a verbal “no”, imagine what it must be like receiving a “frowny face magnet”.
I must admit, I do however think this is pretty cute…
Excuse me, I’m sorry. They’re not magnets.
Though, we should inform the seller that if they glued a magnet on the back of these, the price could be raised….
the VIAR is wtf’ing great.
Who in thier right mind thinks a bedazzled rake=zen?
Oh wait, I think I just answered my own question.
I sense a them this past week – most of the featured artists are hittin’ their Etsy pipes pretty hard.
Bling and Zen in the same sentence?
Zen Buddhism and “bling” aren’t even in the same universe!
#10 “Ask the question you were afraid to ask out loud”
If he can’t ask that out loud, there’s a serious communication problem. That oughta be a red flag.
thanks, HK. my daughter just handed me a mini Nilla Wafer and i popped it in my mouth just as the VIIAR came up. and now i’m choking on it. great.
Apparently it’s squeeze some glue and call me Lady Ga Ga.
Buddha said :
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
If she thinks a stick with crappy jewelry is a Gaga Zen Rake then what has she become?
Rarely does a seller have the wares in their own shop that express the appropriate response to their stuff, and yet in a moment of Zen, here we have it:
The only thing that VIIA is missing is the speech bubble above the Dalai Lama’s head saying “Namaste, Bitches!
can’t improve on perfection, but here ya go
Brilliant view in a room
i’ll bet all the buddhist monks will sercetly be wishing for THAT material possession!
All the talk about how “bling” is the opposite of zen, and no one mentions that you can’t just paste a celebrity’s name randomly to some item that has nothing to do with that celebrity in the hopes that it will sell. Now if this rake were wearing a gyroscope or some huge plastic bubbles and had its face covered by lace, that would be a Lady Gaga zen rake.
#’s ~28 & 29 ~ riotous !!!!!
Crap, how did I manage to miss the View it in a Room the first time around? That’s fabulous!
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#17 Wrath~ do you think these folks might like the mug?
Buddha said “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Is it true that only Lady Gaga has more bling?
My toenail has more bling!
It’s the disco stick of enlightenment.
Let’s have some fun, this zen is sick.
I wanna take a ride on your garden stick.
OMG #37, that is brilliant!
You know, I think I missed the part of the Dhammapada where the Buddha said “I was bluffing with my muffin, for you can’t read my poker face. My poker face. Get him hot and show him what you’ve got, for that is the way to enlightenment.”
But then, I didn’t really read it all the way through.
It’s a fairy wand wanna be stick. She should have stuck with a plain stick/rake.Or stick with making mugs(those are not too too bad)
#10 My husbands proposal was far from romantic…but if he’d have given me a fucking rock that couldn’t be described in karats I wouldn’t be married!
I always thought zen was more about “less is more” and the “KISS” principle, rather then big showy glitter.
Even if it isnt, this is the tackiest big showwy glitter Iv ever seen.
Plus, like someone said, it looks like caviar.
“Should you desire great tranquility, prepare to sweat white beads. Then glue them to a fucking rake.” – Zen Master Martini
Love the stockings.
Why do I have the urge to play croquet with fairie heads?
You know what would be better than a Lady Gaga zen rake?
A Peaches zen rake! That would totally f*ck the pain away.
word travels quickly…apparently.
Zen concepts can be elusive. Maybe those aren’t cheap plastic beads but pearls of wisdom.
@#47 ISUS: All hail, Empress of Photoshop. That actually had me fooled to the point that I had to mouse over the BBC logo looking for a link. And I clicked your link above KNOWING IT WAS A JPG.
Somehow this rake, which is also “up for grabs”, avoided being associated with Lady Gaga. I’m not sure I understand how they are different. One’s pink granted, but apart from that?
#47 Iscreamuscream — OMG I just spit soda out the nose on that one! Ow. Funny as hell. But ow.
Perhaps she should sell the zen rake WITH the proposal stones since if someone proposed to me using stones “because they just couldn’t say it out loud,” I would shove that “will you marry me?” stone so far up his ass, you would need the rake to get it out…then maybe the “bling” would be appreciated on his end (pun intended).
VIIAR rocked my world! She says it’s up for grabs, anyone who “grabs” this should be hit with it-so much for zen!
sculptor, ISUS is a male, but it’s all good
Oops, the link:
My humblest apologies.
So am I the only one who thinks that looks like some kind of cyst?
Jesus had a cross and Buddha had a Gaga Bling Rake?
Well Hello Dalai. *cymbal crash*
#45 Dude BettyMachete, you have to tell me where you get your avatar. Did you take the photo yourself?
Oh and blah blah, zen rake, gab gab, Lady Gaga etc.
Re #10 I am Bitter
I am young and naive, so please forgive me for asking why anyone would consider a marriage to someone with whom they can only communicate via painted stones? Unless both are mute.
Why? I’m so perplexed I actually signed up so I could ask this.
#56 My first thought was “faerie hemmorhoids”
Lady Gaga and zen don’t really go together, do they?
#59 aka Hidden: after your rude comments directed at me (what did I ever say to you to make you such a douchebag?), I prefer to keep my feminine secrets.
#59 Hidden. Sorry you didn’t get the love and acceptance you were seeking from our twisted little Regretsy family. Maybe you should head on over to People of WalMart and see if they can give you what you need. Good luck getting all of your childhood issues worked out in public forums!
A Member of Team Betty
#63 crazycatlady- thank you. This is a fun site to get some giggles and exchange witty comments. Didn’t want this turning into an Anger Management blog.
Wanna join my Roller Derby team? We need great women like you.
#63 crazycatlady. I think you get COTD!!
Go Team Betty!
Lady GaGa style?
I think more Paris Hilton style. I mean, what is it covered in? Genital warts?
Someone already beat me to the “bling”/zen thing. All I can add is.. someone needs to lay off the crystal meth.
Zen and the Art of Dumpster Diving.
@#17 WrathOfFoamy – While that extremely breakable child’s mug may be cute, it would last less that 2 seconds in the hands of my little guy. Filed in: Derp
@#63 BettyMachete – I with you. Use those elbows.
but think afid eggs
Thanks Efit! How are you on skates? We need elbows and fancy zen garden rakes in the rink! I will personalize pinneys for all that join!
#74 BettyMachete – What I lack in coordination I make up for in Lady Gag bling. I mean “bling.” Let’s roll.
HUGO’S! That’s all I’m sayin’.
BEST. VIEW IT IN A ROOM. EVER.
Efit~ Hugo’s it is! Sue me for trademark violation. Bling it on!
I sincerely apologize for any hurt I caused by insulting you.
I also sincerely thought that exchanging insults was the Regretsy way of saying ‘hello, how are you, pleased to meet you’.
@#78 BettyMachete – Seriously, why is peoples dum?
@# 80 Efit- I think you’re my new BFF. LOL.
And #79 Hidden, its OK- I have a short attention span anyways…
@ Betty: I’ll take a jersey with my new rollergirl name ‘Miss Anthrope’, please.
#79 “Namaste bitch”
@#82crazycatlady, welcome aboard! short shorts and pointy elbows are all we require!
@#81 BettyMachete – LYLAS!
Thank you for the awesome tutorial.
Know question is to dumb.
@#83 Stretch: YOU definitely get COTD!!!
@ Betty: I’m in. In the virtual world, I have the thighs and ass to be able to wear short shorts. And I sharpened my elbows on a strop earlier this week.
Glad to see you assembling a virtual derby team.
You could be a good sport and offer #79 a spot too.
@crazycatlady: of course we are perfect in the virtual world. I think Efit is sufficient a name for her jersey. And Wilma is already “Ivanaripyourballsoff”
#79? I’m thinkin pass. I only want cool, fast thinking chicks.
You could allow a few thinking dudes too.
I know Adolf Oliver Nipple is open….
Small zen garden
No, you don’t want me on your team–the popular kids never do. Hazards of a life and personality that isn’t normal.
Carry on, jocks and cheerleaders.
Count me in as part of Team Betty. I can’t skate due to terminal klutziness but I can cheer really loud!
Ah, just like home and high school. Nobody likes the new girl, nobody is on her team and everyone tells her to shut up and get some help, as if having a displeasing opinion is evidence of something wrong with me.
I bet every last one of you swore you’d never be ‘like those kids’ that you’d never fit in but guess what? YOU’RE JUST LIKE THEM.
The Ataris ask, ‘does rebellion ever make a difference’ and I say no, because the so-called rebels are exactly like the people they despise and look down on.
Hidden- you can play. Just make us sandwiches and keep quiet and you can hang out with us.
Seriously hidden- It’s a website about bad crafts. Have a drink or two and it’s all good.
I like BLT’s.
Yes, back to the Regretable rake. . . BTW, I love that Efit typed “Lady Gag”! I dunno if it was a typo (hoping not), but I enjoyed that tremendously!
This comment thread has been highly enjoyable fellow Regretsians… besides the moments of PMS and Snarkasm going on about roller derbies and high school…
Isn’t Zen meant to be about simplicity? When did it become about bedazzling a mini bamboo rake from the dollar store with albino fish eggs?
I’m SO out of the loop!
Just who’s Kharma am I hoing with this? Mine of Lady Gaga’s because I don’t think I want to rake for that hoer. I like her and stuff, I’m just sayin’ the bitch has done pretty okay for herself without me out Hoing for her.
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