Monday, April 30, 2012

I Don't Get It.......

If you see this photo and your first thought is, "Cool, I gotta get one of these for my rear view mirror!", then you might want to stop reading this one right now.  This, in my opinion, is so over the top ridiculous.  I love that people do this stupid stuff, because it makes me stare and laugh on a regular basis.

What is this?  Well it's a "dream catcher".  The concept is so dumb, yet these are big sellers among the dumb and cheesy.  So the idea, I assume, is that this feathered cat toy would hang above your bed and somehow "catch" your dreams.  Are you still with me or is this the to dumb to read? 

So let's just say that the cat toy really works and it's effectively "caught" your dreams!  What now?  What are you going to do with them?  Do the feathers and the woven spider web have more memory power than your own brain?  If you bought one and these and hung it in your rear view mirror, it may very well hold more power than your own brain.

Hey..........wait a minute.  If this piece of magical "art" is meant to catch those pesky dreams, then what in the hell is it doing in your car?  Texting and driving is dangerous.  Sleeping and driving is reckless!  If you really are sleeping in your car, that sucks, but I know why you are homeless.  It has a lot to do with the fact that someone tried to sell you a dream catcher for your vehicle and you thought it was a good idea to buy it....

Take these down.  Most people are laughing at you when they drive by.  Some aren't laughing.  Some people just think it's down right sad.  And some folks, like myself, can't help recreating the the cringe worthy shopping trip in which you bought this.  We all know you didn't pick it up on the reservation while high on peyote.  You bought this mystical treasure at the mall.....think about it .

Side note:  Miley Cyrus has a dream catcher tattooed on her body.  I think it's dumb, but I understand how this happened.  If you recall, she is the spawn of the most famous mullet of all time, Billy Ray Cyrus.  When your dad is the permed mullet icon of his generation, it stands to reason that you will get a horrible tattoo at some point in your life.  Sorry Miley, but I think you are too good for this.  (I have two daughters and I really enjoyed the Hannah Montana movie.  I'm not ashamed.)


  1. History of Dream Catchers:
    "Long ago when the word was sound, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and searcher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder's willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life, how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle.

    But, Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, in each time of life there are many forces, some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they'll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature. While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.

    When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the great spirit, the web will filter your good ideas and the bad ones will be trapped and will not pass.

    The elder passed on his vision onto the people and now many Indian people have a dreamcatcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good will pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The evil in their dreams are captured in the web, where they perish in the light of the morning sun. It is said the dreamcatcher holds the destiny of the future."

    Even if you don't get it that doesn't mean you should trash hundreds of years of beliefs.

  2. Indians + Dream catchers = Great!
    Cheesey folks + Pontiac Grand Am + a rearview mirror dream catcher decoration = Ridiculous

    1. Stefanie, I have a dream catcher that I made by hand hanging from my rear view mirror. I find the history of it beautiful and inspiring, and I am proud of my piece of art. It is small and fits perfectly on my rear view. I love to see it when I get in my car. Your "blog" puts every person into a small, negative stereotype. I don't see anyone laughing at me as I drive by. This blog reflects on you, not what the world thinks.

    2. If it makes you feel any better, I also think leis, graduation tassels and baby shoes look comepletely ridiculous hanging from the rear view mirror. Sometimes I laugh and sometimes giggle inside and make sure to get a good look at the driver. I'm rarely dissappointed. I hate to say it, but "rear view mirror dream catchers" are so cliche. I'll never understand why people go for this, but to each their own. and to me, mine! The web site is Warning-my opinion.blogspot. this is all my opinion.

  3. Good point, well made. I just wanted to make sure you knew that there was an actual history behind it and that it wasn't just some dumb kitschy thing for teen pop singers. haha.