Let’s be honest and get this out of the way — there’s nothing easy about being down on your luck. When you’re worrying about basic things like food and shelter — you know, basic things needed for survival — it can be easy to become bitter and mean.
But as these less fortunate people have shown, they know that the competition for the all-mighty dollar is tough.
The solution? Get creative and show that although they might have lost a bit along the way, they haven’t lost their sense of humor.
Savvy shoppers know they should check their receipts to make sure that nothing went wrong with their transaction.
But what you don’t expect to find — whether you’re the purchaser, the seller, or the server — is something that will make you either laugh, shake your head, or demand an explanation more than a refund.
Are you a twister? A dunker? These questions have nothing to do with dancing or trying to slam a basketball, but rather with the preferred method of eating the world’s most popular cookie — the Oreo.
What began in 1912 with two flavors — the classic chocolate and crème and lemon meringue — has turned into an empire with dozens of new flavors and millions of recipes past just twisting or dunking (or both, one after the other, as anyone who knows how to properly eat an Oreo will tell you).
But regardless of your consumption preference, I think we can all agree that Oreos are also a great vehicle for creativity. Why just eat them when you can transform them into Oreo Nutella Frappuccinos or Peanut Butter Oreo Banana Bread?
Peanut Butter Oreo Trifle
Peanut butter mousse layered with Oreo cookie crumble in your own little cup of perfection.
The series itself is among the most produced and marketed franchises of all time, and Star Wars merchandise is so expansive that you could probably find anything on this planet that is Star Wars themed — for better or worse.
So while I’m not sure anyone really needs an R2-D2 meat smoker, below is a list of products every fan should stock up on before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December.
Mr. Potato Head
Are you a Star Wars spud stud? Create Luke Frywalker, Mashter Yoda, Darth Tater, and whatever other punny potato dude you want with Darth Vader, R2-D2, Yoda, and Stormtrooper taters.
When it comes to advertising, companies spend ridiculous amounts of money to make sure that people see their products.
As these images prove, sometimes they come up with brilliant billboard designs, sometimes you’re left wondering if they actually checked what they were going to post, and sometimes they were just victims of very unfortunate placement.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that in today’s competitive retail environment, product packaging and first impressions are as important as the product itself.
These 35 ingenious product packaging designs prove that a well-designed (and clever) package can make the product inside really stand out from the crowd.
Thelma’s Treats delivers clever along with cookies.