Tuesday, July 31, 2007


The sponge is back, ladies. Yeah!

Like Elaine, I was seriously pissed when my favorite contraceptive left the market over ten years ago, and also like her, as my supply of the sponge dwindled, my standards for who was worthy of the use of a sponge became, well, let's just say that I actually had to adopt some standards.

Talk about put out.

Back in the day, they cost about twelve dollars for a box of a dozen, and they were so popular amongst my friends that we actually had a nickname for them: buck-a-fucks.

Of course now with the re-release of the product, the price has gone up to 30 bucks a dozen, which may necessitate for some women a new fiscal-based worthiness test.

But don't worry, Spooney, you're definitely worth $2.50 a pop. No question.


Anonymous said...

Good timing. I used the phrase sponge worthy the other day, and the person on the other end of the conversation had no idea what I was talking about.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I like the website, it's very Ho-like. I think their slogan should be, "The Today sponge, so you don't have to worry about Tomorrow."

Michael said...

$2.50?! Shoot, honey, I'd go $4 without blinking an eye.

Skylers Dad said...

"let's just say that I actually had to adopt some standards."

That's shootin stuff out my nose funny there Vikki!!

kiki said...

$30 isn't too far off 12, if you factor in inflation.

Larry Jones said...

Great show. Funny bit. Don't know if I'd want to be evaluated for spongeworthiness, but funny bit.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Kirby: I weep for those whose memory of Seinfeld references have faded with time.

Kristi: I think their slogan should be "It won't make you fat like The Pill!"

Michael: Are you talking about me, or Spooney? Either way it's a little weird.

SkyDad: Yes, I agree that my promiscuity is HILARIOUS.

Kiki: Heh heh. You said "inflation."

LJ: No? You wouldn't want to subject yourself to a spongeworthiness rating system? I'm sure that puts you in a very tiny minority of men.

'Bubbles' said...

buck-a-fucks. hahahaha

After my hellish last 18 hours, your blog did wonders for my attitude. Thanks!!!!!

Frank Sirmarco said...

The sponge episode was on last night in Chicago.

"You're going to do something about those sideburns?"

Frank Sirmarco said...

Kind of looks targeted to teenage girls if you ask me.

Michael said...

I was going for creepy; close enough!

SJ said...

Vikki, not sure if you ever read my spongeworthy story or not, but I still have night terrors..

vikkitikkitavi said...

Bubbles: You flatter me, but if true, then I am grateful to have been a diversion.

FS: I remember the sideburns line! So fucking brilliant! You know, I saw the "master of my domain" episode again recently, and I still fucking laugh out loud about 20 times.

Michael: Okay, good, because I was trying to be nice by saying "weird."

SJ: I don't think so...where is URL, please?

Jess said...

You could always order them online from Canada, actually. Might be cheaper that way still.

I love "buck-a-fuck"!


frogboots said...

all right...why is sponge so great?

sounds icky.

but i am a Pill girl all the way (and yeah, it made me fat!!!! w00t!!!!)

vikkitikkitavi said...

Jess: If you are ordering birth control online from Canada, you are WAY too organized.

Frogboots: Alas, I have a number of medical challenges (being old is one of them) that prevent me from using the pill anymore.

The sponge is cool because, unlike contraceptive film, it is good for 24 hours no matter how many times you do it. Unlike a diaphragm, it is disposable when you are done, so you don't have to clean and store it. It has less nasty taste (I've been told) than other spermicide options as well.

Sponges rule!!!!