You may have heard that the Oscar gift bag given to the nominees this weekend had $45,000 worth of goodies stuffed inside. Lot's of amazing things come with $45,000! Like a first class trip to Australia for 2 valued at 12 grand. Trips to Hawaii, Mexico, and a fitness camp in Laguna Beach are all in the bag as well. If those sponsers want to donate those then obviously they are in! But what about the other stuff on the list? For example
Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings by Leeza Gibbons, a book about “starting over" ($24.00)
-A six-pack box of Naked brand condoms ($20.00)
-Hair ties. But they double as bracelets! ($80.00)
-A lint roller by Gleener, called The Ultimate Fuzz Remover ($19.99)
-Windex touch-up cleaner ($3.99)
When the condom company asks if they can "get in on the action" why is the answer yes? Leeza Gibbons wrote a book for people whose life needs a do over. Do you think people who are nominated for an Academy Award are thinking they need a new beginning? If we're just giving them books on things they'll never read, why not a useful book on how to skin a possum? As for the last 3 things...Windex touch up's, the ultimate fuzz remover, and hair ties that double as bracelets, all sound like drunk QVC purchases. Next years swag bag should come with a lava lamp, but it has to come with Mike Rowe trying to hype it up.