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Icky ink

So, I’m watching Dancing with the Stars — which I love — and half of the remaining celebrity/pro pairs are dressed in matching athletic wear for a group number.

Tom Bergeron throws to a commercial break.  All the women in the group turn their backs to the camera, creating a faux huddle.  And there it is —

A big ol’ line of tramp stamps.

Talk about ruining a camera shot.  And a costume designer’s vision.  And pretty much every outfit you’ll wear for the rest of your life.

Now, I’ll admit — the ones the celebs and dancers are sporting on ABC are relatively tame.  But this gnarly site is filled with some truly heinous creations.

Enjoy perusing poor decision making…in pen.

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Danke schoen

Have I mentioned that I’m part German?

Yep.  And I’ve never been more proud of the fact than today.

A group of German linguists has chosen ‘shitstorm’ as the “Anglicism of the Year.”

Shitstorm…defined as “a public outcry, primarily on the Internet.”  The jury who made the declaration said shitstorm fills a gap in modern German vocabulary.

This pleases me on many levels.

I always think of the Germans as being so practical-minded.  And sure, they may have added this word to ‘fill a gap.’  But it’s a poop word!  I love that.

It also makes some of the words that we silly Americans have added to our dictionary of late seem a little less, well…silly.  Word like turducken. Bromance. Defriend. LBD.

Tramp stamp.

Yep.  That’s a shitstorm of language going on there.

Branded

We all have name brand products that we love.

I prefer Pepsi products to Coke.  Jif Peanut Butter over Skippy.  Cheetos to any ‘imitation’ cheese puff.

But would I willingly get a tattoo of a favorite brand logo if it meant a 20 percent discount for life?

Not even.

But that is exactly what Ecko Unlimited is currently purposing to its brand faithful.  And they appear to be perfectly seriously.

The popular line of t-shirts, denim, polos, and sneakers is offering a 20 percent life-time discount to anyone who gets a tattoo of the brand’s iconic rhino or shears on their person.

Sound like a deal?

Before you run out and invest in a new tramp stamp, do the math.  If the Ecko Unlimited tee you are jonesin’ for retails at $30, the brand permanently decorating your backside only saves you $6.

Six bucks!

They expect people to turn themselves into a billboard for that?  Sorry, Ecko — personal real estate carries a far heftier price.