Sunday, May 8, 2011

Silly Bandz

When Silly Bandz hit the market in 2010, kids worldwide found a new way to annoy the hell out of their elementary school teachers. #winning.  What was it they discovered? Well, technically rubberbands, but not just any ratty old yellow/brown old school rubberbands.  Silly Bandz are rubberbands that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes in every color of the rainbow.  If you have been living under a rock for the past year here is what some Silly Bandz look like:
Image from here.

And if you spent the last year in any sort of elementary school during the outburst of the Silly Bandz you probably saw a million little kids with wrists like this:
Image from here

The Silly Bandz epidemic of the past year was very reminiscent of the tamagotchi epidemic of my era. Elementary schools banned the Bandz proclaiming they were distracting and dangerous [apparently some kids got their circulation cut off by have too many!].  They sure are cute though and I am almost embarrassed to admit I cannot resist them.  Team Silly Bandz all the way, just not so many!


  1. Anonymous5/09/2011

    I actually used to wear silly bands in elementary school. I don't know if it was just where I'm from (New Jersey), but we had them way back in 2002. When they became popular again in 2010, it was very much a flashback for me. This time around I had fun wearing the naughty bands that I bought from Spencers, they are funny to show at partys haha.

  2. Yeah, what the heck is up with the silly bandz fad? They baffled me for the longest time-they became such a hot commodity for kids in elementary/middle the only reason because they are cute/whimsical and wearable? I also remember seeing a number of knock-off brands, which of course raises questions about status on the playground. Who has the "right" or "coolest" brand of silly bandz and who bought the cheap stuff-I imagine the kids divided to some extent over this. I'm speculating, of course, but I'm sure the die-hard silly bandz fans can distinguish between the good stuff and the cheap stuff.

    :) Sarah

  3. Jayspence5/10/2011

    So glad you wrote about silly bandz, because last summer when I was first introduced to this fad I came up with the greatest idea to make Terps silly bandz and Maryland M bandz, and paten the idea to make a ton of money. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to paten the idea. Do you know it costs thousands of dollars to paten something? You need a lawyer to over look things and blah blah blah. Anyway, turns out I was pretty fortunate this was just a fad, and I didn't spend thousands of dollars to paten my little idea, because I'm pretty sure I'd be in a lot of debt!