Target joins Locally Grown to lower community decency standards

Target's Valentine's Day cardsYesterday’s Strib ran an AP article about how the Vermont Country Store catalog has started selling sex toys and related items.  Target also sells a whole line of sexual health items on its website including dildos for the ladies and vibrating rings for the guys. The Northfield Target had a ‘hot and steamy’ Valentine’s Day card section that was quite good, IMHO. One card pictured a woman holding a wooden dummy saying “He’s short and kind of a dummy, Judy, but he stays hard all night long!”  Another card pictured handcuffs on the front saying “Are you gonna come quietly?” and on the inside “Or are we gonna wake the neighbors?” Clever! Now if only a downtown Northfield retailer would follow Target’s lead on the sex toys. It would save me a ton on shipping costs.


  1. April Ripka said:

    …and i was worried about the v-day cards i had in the store. actually, the best seller this year and last was “happy valentine’s day” (front) “and by happy valentine’s day i mean let’s have sex” (back). as the saying goes: sex sells. now if Wal-Mart followed suit, i’d actually be in shock.
    i also have a pencil sharpener in the store we all think looks a lot like one of those purse-sized dildos – does that count? that, too, is a popular item. go figure.

    February 20, 2009
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Good to hear, April. Keep it up and soon your Sketchy Artist store will become known as the Sexy Artist. I’ve been told there are a lot horny artists in Northfield, though I’ve not been able to verify that personally.

    February 20, 2009
  3. April Ripka said:

    too funny!

    (ps – it’s THE Sketchy Artist. yes, i’m nit-picky like that. 😉

    February 20, 2009
  4. Jerry Bilek said:

    I’ve got some good cards too. one with a Woody Allen quote, “if you smoke after sex, you’re doing it too fast.”

    just picked up some PG-13 messenger/laptop bags from Knog:
    “The Hot Dog
    Finally there’s a place to park your 13” sausage – and don’t hold back on the sauce, because this puppy’s waterproof construction will keep your goodies high and dry. Pack it up, strap it up and resist the temptation to gnaw at the seams.”

    lift the flap for an extra cartoon surprise. You might want to get one of these for your laptop Griff.

    February 20, 2009

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