Digital News Report/PRNewswire/ — When times are tough, the tough get laughing — at least according to the buyers at Borders. They have selected a group of quirky humor gift ideas — some irreverent, some downright silly and even some outrageous — that are sure to coax a much-needed smile out of anyone this season. Ideas range from books to various gift and stocking stuffer items and are generally at lower price points, so there is something for every shopper — and Borders has put it all together on a big display table at the front of its stores focused on the “Weird, Wacky & Fun.”
Zan Farr, humor book buyer for Borders, says that the display of gift items includes dozens of books that encourage readers to laugh at themselves, at history, at others and the absurd. “We have books that help ease people’s minds in troubled times, books that are pure fun and books that bring out the alter ego in even the most serious readers. With appealing prices and interesting packaging, there truly is something for everyone on our Borders quirky humor table,” Farr noted.
This writer’s favorite is “I Can Haz Cheezburger” by Professor Happy Cat . This book is a spin off of icanhazcheezburger.com, a successful website that features pictures of cute kittens and other animals with funny captions in an often cutely misspelled way. After reading the book or visiting the website, one is compelled to “talk in lolcats,” much to the chagrin of those around you.
Other funny titles include Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals, Bro Code, and Too Fat to Fish.