Sunday, February 1, 2009

And you thought butter was all ... innocent


This post is a little .... crass-ty.

(har)

I can't help it, though. Ever since I brought a box of Land O Lakes butter home last week, I haven't been able to open the fridge without snickering when I see it.

I fully blame my father.

What you should know about my father first is that he's an incredible dad, he's beyond brilliant and this craft in no way reflects on his level of maturity.

That said, I think it's hilarious that he showed me this particular "craft" when I was a kid. I can't remember exactly when, but I'm sure it was jr. high or younger at least. Apparently it was something he and his high school buddies did for laughs, and I have to admit that it made me laugh hysterically the first time I saw it and just the idea of it still sends me into fits of giggles. Call me immature. Call me low-brow. I don't care.

I now give you the turning-a-butter-box-into-a-nudie-joke.

Step one, use a craft knife to cut around three sides of the butter that's in her hands. I also used a dull edge to lightly score the top of the butter to make it fold up neatly.


Now cut the box just under her knees (save that part that says "butter" - it's a great typeface and will come in handy in collages and stuff)


Next fold the box up once and then once again - you see where I'm going with this, right ...


Now enjoy lifting up the butter and getting a peep at the knee-boobs!


I miscalculated the cutting/folding part a bit and it looks like she's got green fringe coming out of her "boobs" here and the box ripped a little at the fold. But you get the idea...

Now, before anyone starts commenting about offensive, immature, pointless crafts: Yeah, this isn't some high-brow, high-skill craft. I use the term "craft" lightly here, but since I did use a craft knife and a cutting pad ... Mostly, this particular project just brings back memories of my dad sharing a little bit of his childhood with me when I was a kid myself.

So I guess the question now, is .... when can I show this to my kids?

55 comments :

  1. That's hilarious. Perfect way to end the night. Thank you.

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  2. Oh man, that's hilarious! Exactly something my dad would do. I'll have to buy him a box of Land O'Lakes the next time I go for a visit! :D

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  3. Perfect Dad craft. My Dad would LOVE this.

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  4. Hands Down, you are my most favorite crafter of all time!

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  5. TOO Funny! Love the unexpected post, totally made me smile!

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  6. That's great! Thanks for sharing.
    You can show your kids perhaps after the age of 7?

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  7. What a great laugh you have given me this morning! Thanks for a great start to the day. My Dad would have loved that if he and hsi friends would of thought of it. I have toshare with DH, again Thanks for the laughs.

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  8. That is great I can't wait to show my 18 year old.

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  9. One of my high school boyfriends showed me that... you know the packaging designers totally did that on purpose!!

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  10. Lalalalove it!
    we bought LOL last month and to my utter surprise my big horn dog man had never seen this trick. I did not even show him how to do it I just described it to him a little and the next day he has it all set up and is showing burger! (yes he is only 2)

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  11. hahahahahaha

    Who knew the LOL chick was so slutty! *running to my fridge to see if I've got a box of butter on hand*

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  12. DUDE! That's hilarious. Best. Post. Ever.

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  13. That is hilarious! My husband will crack up when I show him- off to the fridge to see if we have a box.

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  14. I saw that on the Colbert Report a few weeks ago and didn't get it. Now I understand. Funny.

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  15. hehe too funny. I've seen that before, but it's always fun to be reminded!

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  16. Oh man, that's an oldie but a damn goodie!!! Way to bring that back around Rachel.

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  17. Hoo boy! What a laugh. I am of a certain age and grew up with LOL, which I still buy, and I have NEVER seen this before. We have a very sophomoric 45 year old (male) friend who I must now make a card for…using this as the centerpiece. Thanks for sharing! (I’m still giggling!)

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  18. Hillarious!!! All dads are men and all men are boys aren't they!?! My dad would love it. Thanks for a good chuckle :)

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  19. Did this as a kid, but couldn't remember how. Thanks for jogging my memory- or should I say mammaries??

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  20. so funny! lovely blog!

    have a nice day!

    mariella

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  21. OMG!!! I could've written this exactly!!!!
    My dad did the same thing to me!!
    I can't look at Land-O-Lakes either without seeing "the boobies"

    lol, thanks

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  22. That is hilarious! I think I'll make one for my husband for v-day!

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  23. My mom showed me that trick when I was a little kid!

    When I first moved out of my parent's house (about a million years ago), I shared a house with these 4 guys and made a Land-O-Lakes-Lady for the fridge after one of them had bought the butter. They were VERY impressed!

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  24. hahahahahahahahaha! THIS is COOL!!!!

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  25. HA! I am still laughing. I think this would be a funny one to show my father. He'd get a kick out of it for sure. I love that it's so "low-brow." Great post! :)

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  26. Dawn Castro/wolfmom2acFebruary 5, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    This is too funny! This is something that I would do!! Thanks for the giggle!!

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  27. I just had to go to the fridge and pull all the butter from the container and do this. Wicked Awesome, LOVE IT!

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  28. This is brilliant - simple but brilliant. Thanks for sharing - still chuckling.

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  29. HAHAHAHAHA, that's the funniest damn thing i've ever seen!

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  30. Boy did that make me laugh! My grandfather showed me that when I was younger - He said they used to do it during the war- a sort of pin-up to entertain themselves! And I haven't seen it since he told me that story! Elvgrin eat your heart out! Thanks for the memory!

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  31. Wow, I do know of this "craft" but it was the boys in Jr. High that used to make them, ha ha! Pretty innocent fun I say.

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  32. Ha, yeah, sit down with the kiddies and make that one!

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  33. That is totally wild..and unexpected. Wonder if they sell that in Canada?

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  34. ha, ha, I was shown that trick in grade school back in the early '70s by a friend. In fact, I had recently gotten some of that butter for baking & thought about when to show my kiddo that trick...think I'll still wait a few years. lol.

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  35. No more immature than changing an In-N-Out Burger bumpersticker to say "In-N-Out urge" (removing the B and R from "Burger"). Now I'ma hafta get me a box of that butter! LOL Thanks for sharing some of your good humoured craftiness!

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  36. OK-- I love this tutorial, but my comment is completely selfish and off-topic: When-o-when are you scheduling more Stitch Lab embroidery classes? I finally have the time and cash to take the class, and I've been stalking the schedule for a couple months, but no luck. Gotta embroider some cool stuff for my bun-in-oven :-)

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  37. This is hilarious! I am so going to try this!

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  38. Oh my gosh. Finally someone doing crafts worth doing that don't involve gluing flowers to straw hats. I'm in. Super excellent craft.

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  39. Oh Man! This made me snicker like an eighth grader. I flippin' love it!!
    I might make this for Valentine's Cards next year!

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  40. I just made my own butter box peep show and I am sitting here cracking up like a 12 yr old. Thank you and your dad for the fun craft project!

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  41. How on earth did you come up with this? It's sooo toootally awesome!

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  42. Yes! I have had one of these on my fridge ever since I moved into my first place, years and years ago. My Aunt Thelma, a remarkable chef and the proud owner of a highly developed sense of the absurd, taught me this trick when I was about 10. and yes, my 8 yr old daughter gets a snigger from it too! Thanks Rachel! We LOVE the boobie butter.
    Emily

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