What's up with that "honey badger" thing? 2 pages: [1] 2
pogfrond
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:06:21 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 3/27/2010
Posts: 413
I see designs that say "Honey badger don't care" and variations of it. Where did this come from and why is it popular? I was just curious.
ruralfrance
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:08:49 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 12/16/2009
Posts: 4,301
Wow, you are so behind the times! I'm sure a search of the forum will bring up a thread - I'm foreign, so I don't understand these current trend things. I think it was some comedian's phrase.
greendeer
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:12:45 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/10/2011
Posts: 1,754
There is a very popular video about it on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

but …
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:51:39 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
ruralfrance wrote:
Wow, you are so behind the times! I'm sure a search of the forum will bring up a thread - I'm foreign, so I don't understand these current trend things. I think it was some comedian's phrase.


Ooh, I'm glad I didn't ask! xd

dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:01:33 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
pogfrond wrote:
I see designs that say "Honey badger don't care" and variations of it. Where did this come from and why is it popular? I was just curious.


Several months ago, I became so freakin' tired of any mention of a "Honey Badger", so I looked it up online. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Aside from what I'd seen on Zazzle, I saw more photos of what I thought was an ugly little creature that made me say "Eww, gross" again, after seeing enough of it on Zazzle.
It's supposedly very intelligent, can acutually use some tools (I don't know exactly what type), seems to act as if it "owns" anything and everything, and doesn't show any fear towards anything.

Many people have been using "honey badger" to describe themselves or others or other things in such a way, which makes them call themselves or whatever a honey badger and to say things like "honey badger don't take no mess", "honey badger doesn't care", "honey badgers rule", etc.

I don't know what sparked all the recent popularity, though.
sc0001
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:50:26 AM

Groups:

Joined: 12/3/2010
Posts: 2,430
there was a poll/survey to find which animal had the most 'don't give a s**t' attitude, and the honey badger came out top - I'd be interested to know where the wolverine and Tasmanian devil came out. Whatever though, I wish it would just go away now!.

Steve.
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:22:18 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
I have the same wish, Steve!
Maz
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:26:49 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 12/3/2008
Posts: 5,426
I saw a commercial for almonds recently that has the honey badger on it and he don't care there either.
missprinteditions
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 4:43:25 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 1/21/2009
Posts: 700
SilverWebForge
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 6:24:49 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 5/28/2011
Posts: 141
Location: Taylors
I had never heard of them until I came to Zazzle. Now I think they're rather impressive animals but I certainly don't want to be like them! And the day I create a Honey Badger design someone take me out and shoot me ...
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2011 6:35:15 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
It'll all soon fade as so many "fads" do. In a few years (maybe months), people will have the items in yard sales, thrift stores, etc.

I try to stay away from those crowded bandwagons. I'm not trying to fall off, get left behind and forgotten. xd
sc0001
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:15:17 AM

Groups:

Joined: 12/3/2010
Posts: 2,430
did you know that badgers are members of the weasel family (mustelids)?, so badgers, otters, stoats and even the tiny little weasel are all members of the same family.

Steve.
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:36:01 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
I remember reading something about it.
ruralfrance
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:18:47 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 12/16/2009
Posts: 4,301
dreamNwish_Photo_Art wrote:
ruralfrance wrote:
Wow, you are so behind the times! I'm sure a search of the forum will bring up a thread - I'm foreign, so I don't understand these current trend things. I think it was some comedian's phrase.


Ooh, I'm glad I didn't ask! xd



Yes, sorry Pogfrond, that was tongue in cheek. I only knew because I spend far too long on the forum!
mistlebee
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:04:32 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 5/28/2010
Posts: 854
Location: Dutch Harbor
As was mentioned earlier, there was a youtube video which became "viral", as in infectious in popularity. The person used footage from a documentary and narrated it. After it became a pop culture phenomenon of obsession and popularity, the guy started a twitter page about it and who knows what else. So now every thing is honey badger, honey badger, honey badger.

And yeah, the badger is in the same family as the weasel, which has a nasty personality as well. I am not sure, but I think the mongoose is also in that family.

I am ready to start a weasel fad. Weasel don't care about honey badger, weasel just want to steal your chickens! (I am kidding, put the guns away and calm down.)

For anyone who cares, badgers are an important part of American Native culture. The way it was explained to me by a woman from Spirit Lake Dakota Reservation, the badger lives in the earth, so it understands the healing properties of plants.

When the medicine men talked about evil spirits which caused sickness, non native people and anthropologists didn't really understand what they meant by that. And what it means is that pathogens also have spirits, like humans, animals, plants, and anything else made by God. So when the medicine men would look at the spirit of the person they were treating, they could also see the spirit of the pathogen causing the illness.

Sometimes a ceremony and some herbal medicine can kill the pathogen. But some spirits of some sicknesses are very fierce and intimidating, so badger "medicine" is used to kill those spirits.

Because the badger is fearless as well as fierce, it's spiritual power is usually the best against such diseases. It won't back down until it wins. The other thing the badger does is free earthbound spirits so that they can find peace.

The thing I don't like about the honey badger fad is that it makes a mockery of a sacred animal which has been an important ally to humans. The badger deserves a lot of respect.
sc0001
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:12:58 AM

Groups:

Joined: 12/3/2010
Posts: 2,430
Thanks for that Mistlebee, fascinating stuff as usual. Sad to think that the current fad is about the only thing many people will be aware of about them.

Steve.
jasminesphotography
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:40:20 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/10/2008
Posts: 3,253
I'm not in a rush for the fad to die off, it's making me money.
sc0001
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:55:59 PM

Groups:

Joined: 12/3/2010
Posts: 2,430
HaHa!...and that's perfectly understandable Jasmine!

Steve.
pogfrond
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 2:03:26 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 3/27/2010
Posts: 413
Thanks for all the replies. This turned out to be an interesting thread.

Yes, I am behind the times. I'm not one to follow fads. I have seen the "honey badger" stuff around the forums for a while now, but just didn't know what it was about. I noticed it's still popular, so I thought I'd ask about it.
ArtformTheHeart
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:39:11 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/12/2010
Posts: 1,562
missprinteditions wrote:


Great design and a good twist on the regular HB stuff. I'm with Jasmine on it - I have also made a few refrrals for HB t-shirts. As for the video, I couldn't bear to watch it I found the guy so annoying - though it looks like the original documentary would be interesting.
jasminesphotography
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:46:32 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/10/2008
Posts: 3,253
I agree,i don't really find the video to be humorous, but I'm not one to argue with money. Smile
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 5:23:27 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
jasminesphotography wrote:
I'm not in a rush for the fad to die off, it's making me money.


That's a good point, but I haven't even wanted to have anything to do with the whole fad, money or not. I guess it's just because I can't stand looking at the creature and I'm so sick of hearing about it.

If I were to promote something of it, I think people would be "Oh, great! Now here she comes with that stuff!" xd

I have seen tons of fad items where I could promote and make money, I guess, but I just haven't gone there....yet. If I get sick of it quickly, I think everyone else does, too.
nyxxie
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:44:04 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/18/2008
Posts: 3,418
The honey badger is so cute and cuddly, who knew it could be so ferocious.
jasminesphotography
Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:36:15 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/10/2008
Posts: 3,253
That just means more sales for us who do promote it. Happy Current fads are important on Zazzle. And obviously people aren't sick of it, because they are still buying up shirts. Those phrases will never really die, because you will always associate the honey badger with that video, whether you like it or not. Who the heck ever really heard of that animal until that video went viral? It's so stupid that it's brilliant.
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:01:46 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
jasminesphotography wrote:
That just means more sales for us who do promote it. Happy Current fads are important on Zazzle. And obviously people aren't sick of it, because they are still buying up shirts. Those phrases will never really die, because you will always associate the honey badger with that video, whether you like it or not. Who the heck ever really heard of that animal until that video went viral? It's so stupid that it's brilliant.


More money is a good thing.

Certain people who are really into it, aren't sick of it, but others, like me, are sick of it.

It'll die down one day, just like so many other things...things that I was once crazy about years ago, and still like, now.

I haven't seen the video, so I won't associate any of the words with it. I'd actually heard of the animal before all of this, probably 3-4 years ago, by way of a friend who loves all types of animals. She's worked at an exotic pet store and a zoo.

Such fads may be popular on Zazzle, but when I see that the place is pretty much overrun with one particular topic for weeks, I know that lots and lots of people are creating so much of it that chances of many designs being found are slim, even if I did try to put something out there.

If it's something of great interest to me, I'd try to sell it. I have ideas for things that were once fads, but have long since faded for most, but I still like them, so I'm going to try and focus on those.

My thing is that I don't promote anything that I'm not interested in or can't see myself being interested in, so if I miss out on the badger money, so be it. I can live with that, just like those supporting it, can live with making the extra money. Smile
I can promote and make money off things I find truly offensive, just for the money, but that's not for me, either, so I don't go there.

Maybe my thing could be anti-honey badger items. I might give that a go since I know I'm not the only one on this side of the fence. Happy I have to put up with items about hating disco, and I LOVE disco. xd

As long as people are making their money without hurting themselves or anyone else, I say do what you want. It's all good. Smile
angela65
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:49:39 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 3/10/2007
Posts: 240
Curiosity got the best of me awhile back when it kept coming up on bestsellers. So I looked up the video.

Do yourself a favor- DON'T watch the video. It's annoying, monotonous, and obnoxious. I have no idea why it became so popular. I guess I'll never have a viral video because I just don't get people's senses of humor nowadays.
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:50:41 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
angela65 wrote:
Curiosity got the best of me awhile back when it kept coming up on bestsellers. So I looked up the video.

Do yourself a favor- DON'T watch the video. It's annoying, monotonous, and obnoxious. I have no idea why it became so popular. I guess I'll never have a viral video because I just don't get people's senses of humor nowadays.


I had no plans to watch, and I appreciate your letting me know that I should stick to those plans. xd



angela65
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:55:40 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 3/10/2007
Posts: 240
Sure thing. I would like to have that 5 minutes or so, or however long I lasted, back!
dreamNwish_Photo_Art
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:18:19 AM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 9/24/2009
Posts: 4,955
angela65 wrote:
Sure thing. I would like to have that 5 minutes or so, or however long I lasted, back!


xd
I hate when that happens to me!
DODGERFL
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011 7:59:44 PM
 Zazzle Proseller
Groups: ProSeller

Joined: 2/17/2009
Posts: 198
Location: Naples
dreamNwish_Photo_Art wrote:
jasminesphotography wrote:
I'm not in a rush for the fad to die off, it's making me money.


That's a good point, but I haven't even wanted to have anything to do with the whole fad, money or not. I guess it's just because I can't stand looking at the creature and I'm so sick of hearing about it.

If I were to promote something of it, I think people would be "Oh, great! Now here she comes with that stuff!" xd

I have seen tons of fad items where I could promote and make money, I guess, but I just haven't gone there....yet. If I get sick of it quickly, I think everyone else does, too.


I was in the novelty business many years ago . Maybe some of you oldsters remember the "pet rock " Really stupid but it made some people millionaries .Go figure
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.
Print this topic
RSS Feed
Normal
Threaded