You can learn a lot from a babysitter, mainly that, contrary to what your parents say, watching TV is actually the 2nd-most lucrative profession going, right behind having sex with some jerk who drives a Z-28. Meet a recipient of even more valuable b-sitter lessons: the lady behind Bombastitch.
From a recent Chi-town transplant who learned the art/craft of needlepoint from her babysitter at nine years old, this explosive embroidery line ventures into nerdery's most harrowing trenches. Sci-fi includes Troll 2 and the proto-viral vid "All Your Base Are Belong To Us", Rebel Alliance and Star Trek fleet commander insignias, controversial Star Wars contentions ("Han Shot First"), and Gandalfisms like "You Shall Not Pass" -- not a phrase frequently heard by kids who actually read Lord of the Rings. Also leaving you in stitches are portraits of Bill Murray, The Fonz, and Daniel Tosh, shout-outs to the Misfits, Descendents, and Johnny Cash, and pictorial flips like Grow a Pear and Just Beet It, an even better source of antioxidants than PYTea.
If you're feeling crafty, you can make these things yourself with PDF patterns that are substantially cheaper -- not that you won't have money soon, what with the kids being asleep, and the imminent arrival of your Z-20-Date.
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