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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Silly Bandz Craze

September 23, 2010

Have you heard of these things?  I had seen Silly Bandz in passing at Wal-Mart a couple of times, but until this week I didn’t realize they were the equivalent of gold bars in elementary school.

My $10 Investment in Good Behavior

Claire has been hinting around about getting some of these for days, but she has really stepped up her campaign in the past 36 hours.  Really, I think ad agencies should consider keeping a representative sample of third- through sixth-graders on their payroll.  They could meet with the youngsters once a month or so, pay them in pizza (and their parents, in free gas cards), and everyone would be happy.  The creative things my girls come up with blow my mind – I’m pretty sure that for every crappy or crazy idea the kids panel would come up with, they’d match it one-for-one with something out-of-this-world cool or creative.

So when I decide to open my own ad agency, I’ll be sure to contact all you parents to see if your kids will work for pizza.  Or Silly Bandz.

So today, I caved.  But not before I developed a plan.  Presenting (drumroll, please!):  the Be-Good-or-Lose-Your-Silly-Bandz-Faster-than-You-Can-Poke-Your-Sister Plan.

Silly Bandz House Rules

While I’m sure I could turn this experiment into a Master’s Thesis for some off-shore university, I’ll just update whatever findings/results here.