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January 7, 2013

Helpful Hints from joeeze/Blast From the Past — Episode 3: Long Reach Lotion Applicator


First featured here March 11, 2005 (above) — nearly 8 years ago! — this item clearly remains essential for happiness: witness the fact that it's stayed among my top 5 most viewed pages of all time (below)

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since it first appeared back when you were in kindergarten.

You're STILL in kindergarten?

You aren't alone.

But I digress.

I reprised the device on March 5, 2011 (below).


The great thing about this puppy is that when it first appeared on the scene, all bleeding-edge and shiny and new, it cost $9.99 — but now it's dropped to a very affordable $3.99.

Why, at that price, you could buy one for yourself and one for someone you know wishes they could rub lotion on their own back but gave up trying decades ago.

How great is that?



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You are feeling sleepy, your eyelids feel heavy, but you can't stop reading....for the next five minutes you will interpret any recent reading of "under" to mean "over"....when you see the asterisk you will feel alert, refreshed, unable to remember idiot mistakes and eager to forgive them when this wears off... *

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 7, 2013 8:02:39 PM

Yeah, it's great, anything to aid in the post-shower grease-up. (I've got a lotion applier that's like a firm spongy thing on a stick that works great, and a big plus, it's super easy to wash.)

However, as one approaches (or passes) old-fartitude, is it not to one's advantage to keep the shoulder sockets and elbow hinges as limber and flexible as possible, which the contortions necessary to lube the back sans lotion-wand could greatly facilitate? Importance of upper bod strength & bendyness cannot be overestimated, I'm finding out more than ever.

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 7, 2013 7:23:55 PM

Fill it with ink/paint and get the worlds biggest ball-point pen? Think of the graffiti!

Posted by: Scott | Jan 7, 2013 5:57:06 PM

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