Blacksocks.com Hits U.S. Customers Below the Belt…
Trusted Sockscription Site Launches Underwear Line
Swiss company Blacksocks known for the innovative “sockscription” service that delivers socks to your door year round, is going down under. Top quality boxers, briefs and boxer briefs, sold as a two-pair trial pack (starting at $24), an annual subscription (starting at $87) or as a single-delivery starter kit of 10 pairs (starting at $149), are available at www.blacksocks.com. All prices include shipping costs.
Thoroughly tested for quality and comfort, Blacksocks underwear products feature cotton/Lycra construction and a durable waistband that retains elasticity. Doing away with scratchy labels and sharp seams that leave those embarrassing marks on your nether regions, these unmentionables create a smooth barrier between you and the outside world.
“Our sock customers rely on us for high-quality inventory, and hassle-free service,” said Blacksocks president and founder Samy Liechti. “Forget wasting your time on underwear shopping in an overcrowded department store. Our underwear line is designed for the busy male who wants to eliminate time dedicated to shopping chores.”
Blacksocks also carries men’s dress socks, fine T-shirts and travel shave kits, available via subscription.
Chief Blonde’s remarks: Neat concept. Great way to keep your man in NEW underwear. Boxer’s sent for review are very soft and high quality. Are you sure I can’t wear these? Women over 45 will agree this is the perfect gift for your distant brother, dad, uncle or that special someone right around the corner!
The Megu Handbag to the Holiday Rescue!
Yak Pak’s best selling purse, the Megu, has a timeless shape and is a must-have accessory. The features of this bag create a look of ease and style, perfect for day-to-day activities:
- Soft cotton twill exterior
- Satin interior
- Interior zippered pocket
- Interior cell phone pocket
- Magnetic snap closure
- 13″ x 4″ x 13.5″
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: Real quality for $25. This is a bag that translates across generations. It’s urban, hip and cool enough for my daughter but practical, age appropriate, and functional for me! You can get coordinating wallets and change purses too! It just feels wonderful and fun. Women over 45 will want one for their daughter and will sneak another for themselves!
“Seeing is Believing”
the Newest Book from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Crazy Creatures, Incredible Feats, Body Oddities and more are featured in the latest Yearbook of the Weird
Run to your closest Barnes and Nobles or Borders and get this book!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has the perfect gift for that teenage son or daughter; or Dad, who’s not really into reading; or your friend Steve, the one with the strange sense of humor.The answer is “Seeing is Believing,” the newest book from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
The book takes readers on an eye-catching journey through the weird, wild and unusual.
- A 9-year old girl who covered her face – in snails!
- A Dutchman with a superhuman ability to withstand lethal subzero temperatures
- A rubber band ball that weighs 5 tons
- A man who can stuff 11 live cockroaches into his mouth.
- Surfing rats who really hang ten
“No matter what age, people like weird stuff and they like simplicity. Ripley’s manages to do both and do it creatively in a way that speaks to young and old alike. My friend’s nine year-old son enjoyed the book as did his 31 year-old dad!” – Weird Science Canada.
In addition to 2,500 stories and 500 photos, the book offers access to Ripley’s new fully-integrated website, featuring astounding video clips and pictures to enhance the reader’s Ripley experience.
Ripley Publishing (www.ripleybooks.com
) is the publishing arm of Ripley Entertainment Inc., the owner of the internationally famous trademark Ripley’s Believe It or Not! As the world authority on all that is unbelievable, the company offers up its vast archives of the strange and unusual through books, television shows, tourist attractions, merchandise and the worldwide syndication of its daily newspaper cartoon.
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: Sometime the most challenging feat of all is figuring out a gift for that tough-to-buy-for person on your list. THIS IS IT! It’s so colorful–just a feast for the eyes! Super high quality sturdy book. It will need to be because it’s the kind of book that will be looked at again and again. My grandma had one of these for us when we were little and we looked at it every time we went over there. It’s fascinating again and again.
Getting You Green Throughout the Year!
Every day truly can be greener than the last. In Green Year, author Jodi Helmer offers practical, daily ideas to make anyone’s everyday choices environmentally friendly. Any lifestyle can accommodate simple green ideas like:
§Take a mug to the coffee shop, to decrease the number of paper cups that are thrown away
§Scrape dirty dishes instead of rinsing them- if every household did this it would save 1 billion gallons of water- in one night
§Switch to powdered laundry detergent and dish soap, to save water
§Park in the shade, which will decrease the gas that evaporates and the amount of air conditioning needed
The Green Year
ISBN: 9781592578290, Alpha Books, December 2008, $14.95, $10.17 on Amazon
Author: Jodi Helmer (Charlotte, NC)
Chief Bloggers remarks: Super cute little book that divides the year into a day-by-day devotional to the earth. Great little tips that anyone can do. Excellent book for that granola person on your gift list OR that person who never saves energy because they think it takes too much time. When most people realize that they can save $$ at the same time, well then their tune changes! I love this book!
GOTTA DANCE NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
The critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing documentary
about an inspiring senior hip-hop dance team
is now available on DVD
The empowering and uplifting documentary from Dramatic Forces, GOTTA DANCE, is now available on DVD, after a successful theatrical run across the country during the late summer and early fall. The DVD is available at www.gottadancethemovie.com and Amazon.
GOTTA DANCE garnered accolades from both critics and audiences during its theatrical release. It was called “joyous” and “heartwarming” by Variety, “a warm hug” by Stephen Whitty of the New Jersey Star Ledger and The Los Angeles Times’ critic Kenneth Turan proclaimed it “a feel-better movie.” The award-winning documentary New Jersey NETSationals, the first-ever, seniors hip-hop dance team. Directed and produced by Dori Berinstein, GOTTA DANCE follows 12 women and one man, all dance newbies, from auditions to center court stardom. captures the exhilarating adventures of the
Despite swollen ankles, challenges from their 20-something Nets Dancer coaches, exhausting rehearsals, fashion crises, radical personality transformations and seemingly impossible dance steps, the NETSational Seniors spread joy, inspiration and cool dance moves as they hip-hop their way into the hearts of Nets fans and beyond. GOTTA DANCE is a family film that brings generations together in a hip, crowd-pleasing, dance frenzy that has everyone dancing down the aisles and believing that dreams should be chased, no matter what your age!
Dori Berinstein is an award-winning director and producer of film, theatre and television. GOTTA DANCE is her third documentary, her previous credits include: “ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway,” about the financial risks of Broadway musicals and “Some Assembly Required,” about teams of teenagers competing for the title of National Toy Inventor. Among her many credits as a Broadway producer, shows include: “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Crucible” and most recently “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
This film is unrated and the running time is 94 minutes.
The DVD retails for $24.95 ISBN# 978-0-615-33613-8
Chief Blogger Remarks: What an inspirational movie! While the dancing wasn’t always VH1 ready, these 60+ Women (and one man) were an interesting lot, who got out there and kicked it. A great film to show that couch potato of any age. Two of the women were in their 80s! I had fun watching this with my dancer daughter and marveling that these women went through some of the same trials that my daughter did. This reviewer can truly understand when someone says “Gotta dance”…at any age! Highly recommended.
Blog Note: The Chief Blonde was provided review samples for these posts.