The makers of "wear and discard" disposable travel underwear explain why underwear sales remain strong despite a struggling economy.
DNA Products (www.dnaproductsonline.com), a New York-based disposable apparel and linens company, reports that their unique bloomers business continues to bloom even in tough times.
"Though many businesses and consumers are scaling back right now, the truth is, everybody still needs underwear," says Danita Harris, president of DNA Products. Citing a recent article in Forbes, Harris states that when consumers have less money, they are likely to buy fewer clothes or switch to cheaper clothing labels but this behavior occurs to a lesser degree in underwear sales. "Cash-strapped consumers may delay big-ticket purchases, but they still need food, medicine, and clothing essentials like underwear. We're fortunate that the current economic crisis has not affected our sales."
But what is it that makes DNA Products' underwear so appealing to shoppers? "Our disposable underwear brands are targeted to the business and leisure traveler," says Harris. "Our ladies brief, ladies thong, men's brief, and men's boxer are intended to be worn once and discarded. Each style comes in a three, five, or seven-piece package roughly the size of a postcard with a total weight less than three ounces. Travelers simply wear and discard to eliminate laundry, free up luggage space for souvenirs, and avoid carrying dirty underwear in their baggage on the return home."
Since Americans in general value holiday travel, DNA Products should
do well this holiday season. In fact, the company recently introduced a
new addition to its product line just in time for the holiday travel
season. In early November, the retailer offered a new color choice for
its most popular item, LeBrief disposable panties. Previously available
only in white, shoppers may now purchase LeBrief in black trimmed with
hot pink. At $3.50 for a package of 5 pieces, the underwear are priced
to give shoppers a lot of bang for their buck. And for those really
trying to stretch their dollar, Harris notes that the underwear don't
necessarily have to been thrown away after one use. "The lightweight
yet durable fabric allows wearers to hand or machine wash and reuse the
underwear five or six times."
For additional information and to purchase any of the disposable underwear styles, visit www.dnaproductsonline.com.
The RoboStool, it's a stool that follows your around until you stop and need a stool. Watch the video, it looks like the dude using it is more tired out by making sure it doesnt lose him than getting to finally sit down... I'll pass.
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Sorry for the DownTime!
The site had an unavoidable issue that led to it being down for a day.
I apologize for all the poopy stories I may have missed posting in the meantime but I promise they won't affect your life in the future to any great extent.
Also in the future I will be posting less stories (which some of you may be thankful for :>) and trying more for quality over quantity. I cannot continue the rate of posting that I was doing but I promise to keep posting great stuff.
Jared S. Fogel, best known as the spokesman for Subway sandwich shop "The Subway Guy" Born December 1st, 1977 – Died yesterday at 4:43pm EST.
The autopsy has not been performed, early medical reports indicate that he has died due to abnormal abdominal adhesions resulting from his 1998 gastric bypass surgery. It’s a pretty common surgery complication, but it’s rare that it’s fatal, even as it slowly progresses. Then again Jared was a rare guy. He may have just gotten sicker and sicker in his last couple years, but it’s because of us that he hung on as long as he did. He did it because he knew we needed him.
Since this is still brand new (I was up all night putting it together) please come back and check with this site often because it’s only going to get better. I’ll fix the spelling problems and get more and more of your guys’ stuff up as quick as I can. Sorry the site is so amateur it’s a template I bought and I’m not an internet guy so it’s the best I can do. I probably won’t go back to work until day after tomorrow so I have some time to get it looking better, but I need your help with it so I’ll talk to you soon!
Obviously all the commercials from the last few years were all filmed at the same time.
In lieu of donations, please give low fat condiment packets to homeless shelters with the name "Jared Remembered!"
Actual article from the LA Times, The editor's comments at the end are hilarious:
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"In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake. But I was only trying to retrieve the gerbil," Eric Tomaszewski told bemused doctors in the Severe Burns Unit of Salt Lake City Hospital.
Tomaszewski and his homosexual partner Andrew "Kiki" Farnum had been admitted for emergency treatment after a felching session had gone seriously wrong. "I pushed a cardboard tube up his rectum and slipped Raggot, our gerbil, in," he explained. As usual Kiki shouted out, "Armageddon," our signal that he'd had enough.
I tried to retrieve Raggot but he wouldn't come out again, so I peered into the tube and struck a match, to try to see him. I thought the light might attract him and he'd come forward to where I could get him out.
At a hushed press conference a hospital spokesman described what happened next. "The match ignited a pocket of intestinal gas and aflame shot out of the tubing, igniting Mr. Tomaszewski's hair and severely burning his face. It also set fire to the gerbil's fur and whiskers which in turn ignited a larger pocket of gas further up the intestine, propelling the rodent out like a cannonball." "Tomaszewski suffered second degree burns and a broken nose from the impact of the gerbil, while Farnum suffered first and second degree burns to his anus and lower intestinal tract.
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Editor's Notes: Things in this story that scare me...
"I pushed a cardboard tube up his rectum ...."
"So I peered into the tube ... " (I'm sorry, but that's like looking through a telescope into hell. I'd rather use binoculars to stare at the sun.)
That poor gerbil (who obviously suffers from low self esteem) being shot out of the guy's anus like Rocky the Flying Squirrel on the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.
Suffering a broken nose from a gerbil's body being launched out of someone's ass. I'm just guessing, but I seriously doubt that said gerbil was springtime fresh after his journey into Kiki's tunnel of love."
People walking around with these volcanic-like pockets of gas in their intestines.
People who do this kind of thing and then admit what they were doing when taken to a hospital emergency room. Sorry, but I think I would have made up a story about a gang of roving, pyromaniacal, anal sex fiends breaking into my house and sodomizing me with charcoal lighter fluid before admitting this kind of truth. Call me old fashioned if you must, but I just cannot imagine looking at a doctor and saying, "Well, doc, it's like this. You see, we had this gerbil named Raggot, and we took a cardboard tube ... "
"First and second degree burns to the anus ...." Wouldn't this make the burning itch and discomfort of hemorrhoids seem like a welcome relief? How does one ever take a healthy dump after something like this? And the smell of burning anus must be in the top five most horrible smells on the face of God's green earth.
People named "Kiki" which is obviously a Polynesian word for: "Idiotic man who insert rodent up his butt."
What kind of hospital would hold a press conference on this?
Buyers of the low-priced Vostro line of desktops and notebooks will pay $20 to $50 more for Windows XP Professional installed as a "downgrade" from Windows Vista Business or Vista Ultimate than they would for Vista only.
To meet Microsoft Corp.'s June 30 end-of-availability deadline, Dell will stop pre-installing most versions of the seven-year-old operating system after tomorrow. However, it will still be able to ship PCs with XP by taking advantage of the downgrade rights built into Vista Business and Vista Ultimate. Downgrading lets Dell install Windows XP Professional in lieu of Vista, although the newer operating system is still shipped with the machine so that buyers can, if or when they want, transition from XP to Vista.
Vista Business and Vista Ultimate are the only generally-available editions that allow downgrades, and they can be downgraded only to Windows XP Professional. Under Microsoft's licensing terms, the less-expensive XP Home cannot be installed as a downgrade.
In late April, Dell was the first major computer maker to announce that it would downgrade Vista in order to continue installing XP after June 30. A few days later, Dell's global small and midsize business software manager, Jenni Doane, used a company blog to say that Dell would offer free downgrades on Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision systems but would charge what she termed a "small fee" on Vostro systems.
In fact, Dell has priced Windows XP downgrade options the same as Vista-only selections on its Latitude notebooks, OptiPlex desktops, and Precision desktops and notebooks.
Desktops and notebooks in the low-cost Vostro line, however, carry a downgrade surcharge, an examination of Dell's Web site revealed.
Adding Vista Business to a Vostro 1000 notebook, for example, costs an additional $99 above the price with the default operating system, Vista Home Basic. However, selecting the downgrade option -- Windows XP pre-installed and Vista Business installation media in the box -- costs $149. That's a $50 downgrade surcharge.
Downgrading from Vista Ultimate comes with a smaller add-on charge, although the Vista operating system selection itself is pricier. Adding Vista Ultimate to a Vostro 400 desktop, for instance, costs $149 more than the default Vista Home Basic; choosing to downgrade from Ultimate -- Windows XP pre-installed and the Vista Ultimate installation disc in the box -- costs $169, a surcharge of $20.
On its consumer PC site, Dell doesn't specify whether it is slapping downgrade fees on three systems that can be configured with XP: the 630 and 720 H2C desktops and the M1730 notebook, all of which are part of Dell's XPS high-end line. Dell has said that it will not offer downgrades for any "currently available Inspiron laptops and desktops." Inspiron is Dell's best-selling consumer brand name.
Dell did not respond to a call asking for more information about downgrade charges for its consumer PCs.
Although Microsoft will stop providing new XP licenses to computer makers after June 30 and will stop selling boxed copies of the operating system to retailers on that day as well, it has relaxed its own availability rules twice in the last two months for some hardware categories.
In April, it extended XP's availability until June 2010 for light and inexpensive subnotebooks such as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO and the Asustek Eee PC. Two weeks ago, it did the same thing for a new class of low-cost desktops dubbed "net-tops."
I hope that those of you who voted for Huckabee are now completely ashamed at yourselves. I further hope that you realize that the religious right which controls the Republican Party most likely agrees with him. I won't go as far to say McCain is in that camp. I think McCain is playing to the right, but is far more neutral. But I think McCain needs to come out right now and slap Huckabee down. If he fails to do this then how can anyone possibly think he can handle another country if he can't control the leadership of his party. This comment from Huckabee honestly made me sick. I also think Clinton needs to comment. This is a statement so vile that is has to make you wonder how this nation allows people like Huckabee even get this far. I am outraged.
During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain — joked that an unexpected offstage noise was Democrat Barack Obama looking to avoid a gunman.
“That was Barack Obama, he just tripped off a chair, he's getting ready to speak,” said the former Arkansas governor, to audience laughter. “Somebody aimed a gun at him and he dove for the floor.”
Obama supports extending the assault weapons ban, limits on gun sales, and a national law against carrying concealed weapons, with exceptions for retired police and military personnel. John McCain – whose legislative record was awarded a C+ rating by the NRA in 2004, but has received a perfect score – will address the group later Friday afternoon. His speech will include remarks "on the issue of unconditional negotiation with state sponsors of terror" that aides tell CNN’s Dana Bash are a direct response to Obama’s comments earlier Friday.
A bullied office worker has been awarded £5,000 after her boss raised his right buttock from his chair and broke wind in her direction.
Humiliated mother-of-three Theresa Bailey, 43, was the only woman on a sales team where "laddish" behaviour made her life a misery, and continued despite complains to senior managers.
Humiliated: Theresa Bailey was only woman to work at Selectabase, above
After she objected to sexist banter a beach ball was thrown at her head - and when she had problems working her computer was ordered to wear a badge saying "I'm simple".
Now an employment tribunal has ruled that Mrs Bailey was sexually discriminated against while working for direct marketing firm Selectabase, in Deal, Kent, and awarded her £5,146.
The tribunal, in Ashford, Kent, heard that Mrs Bailey had joined the firm as a telesales account manager in July of last year - but that the treatment she received was so bad she felt she had no option but to leave by September.
There was a general culture of "laddish" behaviour by men in her office, she said - with her line manager David Nye included.
She said he regularly "lifted his right cheek" and broke wind in her direction throughout her brief time at the firm.
Mrs Bailey said colleagues leered at female passers-by and joked that women couldn't park cars.
And when she complained about the state of the communal lavatories, Mr Nye sent an email to a colleague that said: "That's why we don't employ women".
Complaints about sexist banter simply led to the incident when the beach ball was thrown at her head - and her confusion about using the computer was found amusing by Mr Nye, who told her to wear the "I'm simple" badge.
Feeling she had to take matter further, Mrs Bailey sent an email to Selectabase company director Steve Selwood saying: "The number of times the person at my side would lift up his bottom off the chair and fart and think it's funny is unreal.
"I am no prude but I do think there is a time and a place for that behaviour."
She told the tribunal, in March, that she ultimately felt she had no choice other than to resign.
Mrs Bailey said: "I felt so embarrassed and humiliated, my heart sank."
Mrs Bailey, who previously worked for Kent County Council for eight years, and for Next the fashion store, said that she had never experienced such treatment at any other company - but that it had been an extremely difficult decision to leave.
The tribunal agreed that she would not have suffered the same treatment if she had been a man, and also ruled that she was not properly paid after taking time off to see the dentist when her face swelled up.
After the hearing a Selectabase spokesman said the company had 12 years of excellent employee relations and denied any of its employees had acted in an inappropriate, unfair or discriminatory way.
Contacted by the Daily Mail yesterday, Mr Nye refused to comment. Company director Mr Selwood did not return calls.
On the company website Mr Selwood boasts that his hobbies are snooker and swimming in the Black Sea, and claims that Selectabase are "nice nice, not sugary nice people to deal with".