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Monday, May 24, 2004

Monday Morning Mirth

shrek1.jpg

And so it begins…

I’m only human.

I HAVE to eat. SO I have to go shopping.

And thus it happens.

THE ONSLAUGHT!

The millions of Products invading my space with their buyability because they are adorned with…

SHREK!

So far, I’ve succumbed to this lovely Ogre Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap. The soap comes out of Shrek’s hand and smells Apple-y. I washed many times yesterday. It’s absolutely logical – if the Ogre can’t kill Germs, who can?!

Then, there were the chips~! I’m not even supposed to EAT chips. And there in my cart is a HUGE bag of Lay’s Wavy’s with the Donkey & Shrek on the bag.

Oh, did I mention the M&M’s?!

Beth tipped me off several weeks ago: “Shrek M&Ms – seriously, my daughter came home from a night at Grandma’s with a big bag of them. They’re Shrek-y colors and a bit bigger than the average M&M.

Thought you’d like to know – beth”

Right ON Beth! I’m there!

And what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t spead the JOY!?

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BIG, GREEN MONEY MACHINE

“Based on the first film’s success, DreamWorks has licensed about 80 companies to make “Shrek” items from watches to skateboards, bed sheets to backpacks, and toothpaste to computer games.

Eight promotional partners include PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay unit, which is offering its Cheetos snack in a version that turns tongues green. Hewlett-Packard Co is selling “Shrek” computer products, and fast-food chain Burger King has “Shrek” collectibles.”

some Faves…

1. the Shrek Etch-a-Sketch: I could put this to good use in traffic jams on the Kennedy…

2. the Talking Donkey (only will get if he says: “I’m goona make waffles!”)

3. And the plush Beanie 7″ Donkey (and you all thought I was only in love with the Big Guy!)

4. Shrek 3 is in the works and will revolve around Shrek joining the Knights of the Round Table!

12 Responses to “Monday, May 24, 2004”

  1. maggi says:

    We got those M&Ms the other week and of course I thought of you. Yeseterday, we passed a Burger King with Shrek’s head sticking out of the top of it, which the Wee One LOVED! And I have another little something for you if you’ll send me your snail addy ~

  2. Mindy says:

    I think the designers missed the boat with that Shrek liquid soap dispenser – wouldn’t it be more in character if it came out of his nose?

  3. geane says:

    Did you see the free Shrek watches in Honey Nut Cheerios? Tres Chic. Oh, and Gerry insists on wearing his Shrek underpants (with the big green guy in FRONT, of course..) Then he asks me “who is on YOUR underpants, Mommy?” :)

  4. monica says:

    I would put the Talking Donkey in my yarn stash if he said, “Pick Me! Pick Me!”

  5. Annie says:

    Bonne Marie, look closer at the liquid soap dispenser! The soap is actually coming out of his ear. Ewww. I got it for my boys, and they are enthralled with it~ anything to get them to wash their hands, right?!?

  6. Laura says:

    The Shrek sized M&Ms are genius! They are so much better than regular. I hope they keep them around.

  7. Louise says:

    i must have shrek bed sheets.

  8. greta says:

    We had the shrek m&m’s at maggi’s Real House…and my daughter now thinks SHE is the coolest mama in the Universe…sigh (I do, too, of course….)

  9. Bonne Marie says:

    WHOA! Annie – you are CORRECT! The soap DOES come out the fluffy Ogre’s ear!

    I think I’ll go wash my hands AGAIN!

  10. Donna says:

    Oh my goodness. All we have at the supermarket here in Australia is Shrek 2 colouring books!

  11. froggy says:

    Can’t go wrong with Shrek! Shrek makes any product worth a buy!

  12. grace says:

    I sent hubby to search for the shrek soap dispensers and he came home with 2. After months of entreating my 3yo to wash her hands after using the potty to no avail (“it’s too hard!”),
    she now washes her hands every hour. “Can I go to the potty and wash my hands now?”

    thanks for the heads-up, Bonne Marie!

 
 
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