Someone, somewhere though that adding LEDs to slippers was a bright idea (pun intended). I don’t care. I really don’t. I won’t buy them, and I reserve the right to laugh openly at those who do.

Here’s my issue. It’s billed as, “the perfect gift for any occasion”. Any occasion? Seriously, if your neighbor just lost her husband, would you knock on her door and say, “I know things seem dark now, but these slippers will bring some light into your life.” I think not.

Any occasion? Would you give a pair to a baby boy after his circumcision? “Here, kid. Put these on. Look! There’s your foreskin on the floor. You’d have never seen it without that handy light.”

Would you send a pair to a flood victim in New Orleans so they can see the roaches scurrying away with their DVD player? Doubtful.

Do any occasions seem appropriate to you?

45 thoughts on “Why God, why?

  1. any occasion?, well I for one am glad you asked daveige…

    yes as a matter of fact, there are occasions they would be quite appropriate, shall I list them?
    but of course mon ami…

    1. The perfect gift for my Aunty Spud when stooping to pull up her pantaloons after a late night spin on the can.

    2. For my Uncle Blackbeard Spud and his late night forays absconding with his ill gotten gains, drops something, turns on his LED slippers and Viola! there it is, simply heaven.

    3. To my best friend who is always looking for things under restaurant tables whilst having dinner with lady companions, I know he’d think they were terrific. They do come in designer colours and fabrics don’t they?

    I could go on, but I think it best to leave it there, suffice to say I think they’re Brillant!!!


  2. When I read it I thought it said “LSD” added to slippers….wow……that’d make ‘floating on air’ look like a non-NIKE ad wouldn’t it?:wtf:

  3. My cats would be very happy if I had those!!! I keep running into them in the middle of the night (we old ladies have to pee at least 3 times a night).
    Sirens would be good too, then there’d be an extra warning for them to get out of the way.

  4. Hm, Anna. Three times a night? I seem to recall a comment from you a few weeks ago when I mentioned how women constantly have to pee:
    Anna: I donÒ€ℒt know were you get these things, the females in my a family are of the non-peeing kind.

  5. Useful so that one can find their :undies:, :boxers: on the floor without any… ahem “occasion” other than needing to pee.

    wishing to be back in bed

  6. Mike B…..the LEDs on your testes…is that so you’ll have better aim at the toilet in the dark….or so you can find it in the dark, then aim better?? Either way, if that works, all men should have them!!!:limp::grin:

  7. I imagine the best times to give these as gifts in when someone has lost something: virginity, a limb, glasses, sanity, a race, their faith, ten bucks, all their hair due to radiation treatment, a tooth, their place in a book, a promotion, their sight, voice, hearing. The list is practically endless!:evil:

  8. Before looking at the link, I thought it was an LED screen added to slippers so you could watch tv on your feet. I couldn’t figure out why people kept suggesting light usages instead of watching a program. πŸ˜•

    I think a screen is a better idea.

  9. Acutally they would have been pretty handy when my power was out for five days during Hurricane Rita. But I can’t imagine actually paying good money for them.

    I can just see the redneck version of these – slippers, two mini flashlights and two large rubber bands. πŸ’‘

  10. Plus, I thought of the absolutely most perfect occasion: just the right gift for that returning vet from Iraq who just had both legs blown off. PERFECT!

  11. What the fashionable retirees will be wearing this season when their Clapper breaks. Brought to you by the same people who put headlights on vaccuum cleaners.

  12. …well, you could be all like, “boy, I’m gonna shove my foot so far up your ass that when I get done with ya, yo mouth is gonna look like oncoming traffic on the I-75, I reckon.”

  13. LED lighted slippers would be awesome!

    Nerd-boy: “Nice headlights, *snerk*snerk*”
    Nerd-girl: “WHAT?!? oh.. *snerk*snerk”

  14. The outcome might not be too well for guys that “miss the mark” when in disposal. A personal fireworks show.:twisted:

    Imagine those lights on skates.:eek:

  15. On a different note.. Why oh Why do they make Sinus medication with a breath freshner. I am swallowing the bloody thing not sucking it like a piece of rock candy.:-?

  16. OKAY, I see the potential for saved stubbed toes, and making your way around at night without turning on lights and disturbing other people….but what if you can’t find your LED slippers? Then you’re gonna need LEDs on your pajamas, and then…well, it’s just a SLIPPERY slope, isn’t it?:mrgreen:

  17. mikeB, that case of LED on your testes
    that wouldn’t be “Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus” (A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow)

  18. Silly, they’re so kids can see if there really are monsters under the bed.

    Wait,wait – maybe it helps them get their contacts on their toes in the dark. You know, so they can read with their feet.

    No, no, no – I’ve got it! It helps them to remember to put the toilet seat cover back down if they didn’t turn the bathroom light on at 2 in the morning.

    Hey,well…….actually I don’t know what the hell they’re for…It seems kind of silly.

    Somewhere, someone is making trillions.

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