The Olympics are only two days away! Are you excited? We are, as are undoubtedly countless numbers of merchants and retailers who stand to make some money from the Games. While there’s plenty of official, tasteful merch out there, it’s the not-so-tasteful stuff that’s catching our attention.
Exhibit A: This tote bag from Maiden in the UK, which says, “I rented my flat to a fat American family.” Funny? OK, I chortled. However, UK–you’re not that far behind us in the “fattest nation” race (though, yes, Americans are sadly gold medal winners in that event). As HuffPo points out, Americans have a 34.7% rate of obesity compared to the UK’s 26.1%. So can we both stop stuffing our faces for a bit and make fun of someone else? Like the athletes! This brand is pretty much not afraid of pissing anyone off, because it also offers a “They’re all on steroids” bag. Just don’t mention *whispers* Lance Armstrong. Sheesh.
Click through to find some of the, um, more unusual Olympic keepsakes we found.