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.