Every once and awhile, I make a craft or design decision that sounded like a good idea at the time but in the end came out looking like, well, crap. Chances are it's all the work of theBad Idea Bears. The Bad Idea Bears are my new favorite characters from the musical Avenue Q. Imagine if Snuggle the Fabric Softener Bear used his high sickly sweet voice to be the mouthpiece of the Devil. That’s the Bad Idea Bears and they're coming to get you. These cute, but malevolent bears love nothing more than to use their Powers of Cuteness to get people to make bad decisions and do irresponsible things. When the Bad Idea succeed, they happily jump up and down and yell, “yaaaaaaaay!” Most of the Bad Idea Bears suggestions in Avenue Q involve alcohol in excessive amounts. For example:
Why buy a six pack (of beer) if you can save money buying in bulk? By a case! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
After the Bad Idea Bears, convince Princeton and his date Kate Monster to order a couple of "harmless" (yeah, right) Long Island Iced Teas at a club, the Bad Idea Bears sugest, “Let’s play a drinking game. Let’s see who can drink the fastest! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!"
No good can come of this on Avenue Q.
Like all good Broadway stars, the Bad Idea Bears are on MySpace. They want to be on your friends list and help you with all of your DIY projects. Don’t let them. Trust me; you don’t want to follow their home improvement advice:
Oh, go ahead and stand on that swivel chair to change the light bulb. It's right here, and it'll only take a minute! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
That landscape looks a little bare. Plant some kudzu. It grows really well here. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
You can juuuuuuuuust reach that if you stand on the top rung of the ladder. Warning label? Well, if you put your foot on top of it, you won't even notice. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
If you’re looking for DIY and home improvement advice, of the non-sinister variety, I suggest you should keep on reading the feeds right here at Blogher. Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Don’t tell evil little teddy bears. Thanks. This announcement is brought to you by the letter Q, the number 5, and Viewers Just Like You.
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