Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back To Stripping...err School


Now, I know kids are dressing sexier these days, but the Etsy back to school showcase has been offering a little bit more than one would expect. Thanks to morrigan_etsy for uploading a screenshot to our flickr pool.

42 Comments:

Kali said...

Hey, gotta pay that college tuition somehow.

Andy Mathis said...

HaHa- Go Etsy! you've SO got it together.

(Was Maria out of the office again?)


I actually missed seeing that showcase, so I'm glad to see a screenshot.

sniff said...

What's next, have a Va Jay Jay christmas showcase?

How about happy Hooterween?

zander said...

hey betty boop nips! think the seller has a license to sell betty boop made into pasties?

Amanda said...

hahahaha! wait, was that why the kids were looking at me funny today on the first day of school? are pasties NOT appropriate for school personnel to wear? i was just trying to fit in!

The Righteous One said...

LOL amanda!

The back to school showcases have been a hodge podge of mistagged items among some very decent things.

It's a shame really.

dillon designs said...

Kids today.

FSOA President said...

Awww...did Maria already get fired and replaced by the former CEO of American Apparel?

cactuspants said...

it was an amazing site to see.

life-during-wartime said...

Maybe the pasties are for a 'finally 18' present...a little something to wear while you're signing the release papers for Girls Gone Wild?

wristeroni said...

I envision knitted jockstraps for Prom Season.

CrustyCupcake said...

Let's not forget the pretty little spanky panties! LOL And here I was thinking corporal punishment wasn't allowed in school these days :)

Grace said...

Kali said...
Hey, gotta pay that college tuition somehow.

Not everyone can qualify for scholarships, you know. ;-)

confused said...

hahahahaha.

etsy is totally asleep at the wheel. What a freaking train wreck!!! I feel bad for all of those people who had very nice things in the showcase and those who weren't allowed to put lunchboxes/sacks in the showcase.

But you know, pasties are the "in" thing now!

The Disgruntled One said...

And RobWhite locked the thread that went along with this for calling out. No comment on the content of the BTS Showcase, of course.

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5777451

incognito said...

Until the showcases are reviewed or juried then this will continue to happen. Why would Etsy care? They have the pasties cash.
I seem to remember the Fathers day showcase being a little out there.
Maybe sellers should get a clue and realize that the showcase will have items that people pay to put there and there is NO monitoring currently going on.
It would be nice if the showcases were a true reflection of their title but that is not how it works right now.

confused said...

RW probably saw that and was thinking "WTF! AWWW Shit, another etsy mess to clean up!!!"

yeah you right said...

not even the admin check out the showcasees anymore much less viable customers

its a 100% waste of space,money & time

Pandora said...

YES! That showcase proved me right! I KNEW those bitches in my high school were whores!

hee haw said...

Etsy is Latin for Idiot.

And if it's not, it should be.

The Funny One said...

Ah yes, Etsy...asleep at the wheel, out to lunch, on vacation permanently, on a break, off the wall, out of touch, without a clue, off their rockers, 2 cards short of a deck, missed the boat, be back in a few, lost in the sauce, and on a leave of absence.

When you don't care, it shows. I think pretty much puts the lid on the whole showcase idea, finally. They're old, tired, sloppy, are stuck in a theme fixation, and need to be replaced.

And, they are used as an excuse by Etsy (with this theme thing) to be their major marketing initiative on a site with tens of thousands of stores. One showcase per theme which excludes many more stores and products than it includes.

Each major holiday or retail selling event = one themed showcase? And they think this is offering promotional tools to sellers?

sad buddyb said...

Showcases are so sexist. Why didn't they include this:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5078368

It gets cold at the bus stop, you know.

;-p

Ivydee said...

Guy, guys... its not for children. That would be disgusting.

Its for the TEACHERS.

majorfuckingetsyburnout said...

yeah incognito, the Fathers Day Showcase was filled with womens purses and womens jewelry...of course.

Odannysgirl said...

Priceless!

SelfRighteousHarpy said...

I saw those in a prev. showcase -- they were not Betty Boop tho -- the seller has a variety of copyrighted images on the nips.

So with that one-two booboo, I just rolled my eyes and went on. And then I thought -- well, back-to-school could be interpreted as college -- and there's sorority initiations, right? Pole dancing is all the hot thing the past 4-5 years!

bastet2329 said...

wow.

3 cheers for etsy!

i guess kids these days have to dress sexy to get ahead.

JoyJoy said...

One of my best friends is the mother to three girls. Her oldest girl (14) loves buying clothes on Etsy that fit her unique style.

When that page loaded in their house, with her father beside her helping her shop....he was LIVID. He understands that it is indeed the internet, and that Etsy is intended for an older audience, but he couldn't understand why there were pasties int he back to school showcase along side other kid friendly things.

No more Etsy shopping in their house.

Way to go Etsy!

867-5309 said...

ahahaha!

Good thing no customers look at the showcases!!!

Ladies Auxilliary said...

urggggggh!

I'm the last person to support censorship...but I'll sure as hell advocate for common sense. There's got to be a reseller selling it somewhere on Etsy, can someone please find out and mail some to Etsy central?

Gladys Cravits said...

When Showcase started out it was great! 7$ was a great price for a day of advertising. If you didn't make many sales, it was OK because it ws only 7$. As I remember, the Halloween Showcase last year was beautiful every day - all the sellers really did try and fit the theme. Now, nobody wants to pay (possibly loose) 15$ and the showcase is never full, and looks kinda sad no matter what's in it. They should revert back to 7$ for sure.

Morrigan said...

Ye gods.

I'm famous (sorta).

Does that mean I can do one of those EB avatar thingies now?

The Righteous One said...

well, a flickr quote in graphics is equivalent to a written quote i think Avatar quote graphics here

btw, so glad you nabbed that screenshot...it's priceless

I Heart Trainwrecks said...

This is too funny. I about pissed myself when I read this. True story, the prom queen from my high school actually is a stripper today.

Jens said...

A girl that graduated two years ahead of me in my tiny-ass high school is now a VERY famous porn star. She was extremely popular with the guys, even back then. Sweet girl, but totally slutty.

Her poor family disowned her when she got into porn, they were so embarrassed - it was a small town, after all. Population of 700, graduating class of 24.

Um, I don't know why I felt the need to mention this ...

lucy said...

Does anyone have the (tidycat) scoop on PDs mute?

sugarstreetcafe said...

i don't even know what to say. I wonder if someone on etsy staff took the fall for that..

The Disgruntled One said...

There is zero accountability there, no one takes a fall for anything.

Except maybe Chris and Haim.

Muscadine said...

Anonymous lucy said...

Does anyone have the (tidycat) scoop on PDs mute?

August 28, 2008 5:11 AM


Why don't you just convo her?

justalongfortheride said...

I just want to add: HAHAHAHAHAA!

Awesome.

Old Hippie Bitch said...

I know this post and its comments are waning...but today (September 1st) I notice the Back-to-School Decorating Showcase has only 6 items, so etsy just made the photos HUGE to try to fill some space.

Also, one of the Back-to-School items is wall art, but it's shown over a baby crib in the photo. I saw that immediately after reading about Sarah Palin's pregnant 17-year-old daughter...

Nice chuckles for this morning...

Brass Monkey Designs said...

OMG I remember that thread where we were making jokes about those tassles! It got closed because for "calling out."