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Etsomnia™ Volume 87: Election Fever

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Good heavens, is that HUMAN HAIR??? By MyHandPickedGoods

Just your basic Trump fan brooch featuring GOOD GOD, IS THAT HUMAN HAIR??? 

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

I understand that the U.S. is not the center of the universe, but you’d have to be living in another galaxy to have missed the circus that is the current U.S. presidential election cycle.

As usual, everyone with an opinion and a hot glue gun has jumped on the bandwagon. The election-themed items range in sentiment from over-enthusiasm to rabid opposition, and from clever and funny and interesting to odd and weird, to bizarre and WTF, all the way to can’t-be-unseen. (And don’t click here. Seriously. Don’t.)

While I tried to be fair and give all candidates equal time, there wasn’t nearly as much fun stuff featuring Ted Cruz or John Kasich, and like the occupants of the clown car themselves, merchandise about Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush is slowly fading away. (Thank heaven.) And there were other … let’s call them candidates … proposed as well.

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

Ted Cruz head in a jar, A.K.A. Get-on-the-Secret-Service-Watchlist kit. By LittleJarsOfHorror

That'll learn him. By bougeak

Do you think the internet will be full of butthurt about how much Bill spends on HIS outfits for state events? By bougeak

I'm not sure Bernie would entirely approve of this "Feel the Bern" stash jar. They sure did get the hair right, though. By TheStickyStash

I’m not sure Bernie Sanders would entirely approve of this “Feel the Bern” stash jar, but they sure did get the hair right. By TheStickyStash

This sums it up rather nicely. One is on its way to me right now! By Parachute425

Couldn’t have said it better myself! By Parachute425

Donald Trump Piñata. It may not look that big, but trust me. It’s huuuuge. By PinataCenter

Satisfying as this is, it was actually ghost-written by Jimmy Kimmel's staff. By MyKwilwin

Satisfying as this is, it was actually ghost-written by Jimmy Kimmel’s staff. By MyKwilwin

Bernie is older than I thought! By takewinggallery

Wow. Bernie is older than I thought! By takewinggallery

I don't want it on my house, but this Donald Trump weathervane really is amazing. (And there's a Ted Cruz edition, too!) By Davidcoppersmith

I don’t want it on my house, but as a piece of satire, this Donald Trump weathervane really is amazing. (There’s a Ted Cruz edition, too!) By Davidcoppersmith

This made me laugh out loud. By ThePinkHousePress

This made me laugh out loud. By ThePinkHousePress

Thoroughly adorable Bernie necklace. By TinHaus

Thoroughly adorable Bernie necklace. By TinHaus

I may have to rewatch this movie. By WindowSwag

Finally, a remake I’m excited about! By WindowSwag

Trump wig for dog or cat. By lenapavia

Donald Trump pet wig. If this isn’t animal abuse, I don’t know what is. 

Hillary as Spongebob. As odd as this is, it's not InnerStellarArt's weirdest work

Hillary as Spongebob. As unexpected as this is, it’s not the artist’s most unusual work

Well, here's something for everyone! Embroidered toilet paper! By TheShoutOutShop

Well, here’s something for everyone! Embroidered toilet paper! By TheShoutOutShop

Wow. Just ... wow. By GeekyGirlGlitter

Okay, but once the election’s over, no matter who wins, you’re that girl who carries a head purse. 

Does this come with pins? Because it looks like it comes with pins. By HouseofMystics

Does this come with pins? Because it looks like it should come with pins. By HouseofMystics

Now THERE’s a candidate I can get behind! By AchtungTShirtLLC

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

17 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume 87: Election Fever

  1. I so desperately want to comment…..but I am somewhat baffled. Really Baffled. I mean TOTALLY BAFFLED. I have to suppose there are lots of voters who are going to feel that way come election day.

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  2. That human hair brooch reminded me of the first 5 minutes of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (available on Netflix) where this girl joins a doomsday cult after the ‘reverend’ buys her hair off craigslist, lmao

    the show is pretty cool, it’s set in NYC an’ all. but maybe you’ve seen it already 🙂

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  3. lmao jimmy kimmel, huuuugggggeeee

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  4. All of these items are pretty horrible – some are well-crafted but I still would not own them – but still not as horrible as the prospect of a Trump presidency.

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  5. I think you guys are missing out on my Donald Dick…lol….badjamminmammie.etsy.com. hes the real thing. Show us your Dick Donald!

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