Brit Kicking 2002: Holiday Accessories

During my favorite holiday, National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week, I go all out in terms of celebration. Sure I get presents for and from people at Christmas, I eat candy on Easter, and I stuff myself with food during Thanksgiving, but nothing compares with my zeal for National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week. It's a time that's filled with joyous revelry and the squeals of delight from young children. And of course, lots of doubled over Brits. But with such a long holiday and my desire to celebrate to my fullest, I am sometimes in need of a little help. Even feet get tired, you know. So this year I've decided to take some time to show you what sorts of aides are available to help you celebrate one of America's greatest holidays.

The first Brit Kicking related item I'll spotlight is the oldest, hailing from the times near the end of the 19th century. Back then, before political correctness and government changes erased National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week from the common memory, people were eager to take part. Capitalizing on this, an inventor from souther Indiana combined his love of baseball with his love for kicking Brits, because of this, the boot bat was born. The boot bat is an elegant and easy to use tool that will help tired legs and feet recover from a long day of celebration. It's name implies rather perfectly it's composition, which can be as simple as a boot stuck onto the end of a baseball bat. Operating it is equally as simple, simply choose your target and swing, connecting boot to british nuts. The simplicity of both production and operation coupled with a low price made it an instant hit, and made many families happier in their summer holiday. Today, in National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week's newfound life, the boot bat has made a comeback. When I was browsing the web earlier last week I found a promotion for a boot bat from The Gap, advertising their line of 2002 NKaBitNW apparal and accessories.


This advertisement for The Gap, shows their soon to be popular 2002 Boot Bat.

If you are familiar with the history of this holiday you will know that it was not long afterwards erased from public records by a new era of sensitivity. This unfortunately put an end to the innovations that people brought to holiday accessories as well. But in the recent revival, the trend has begun again. A recent addition, which mimics the boot bat, is the boot glove. The boot glove is an item for young ones who might not be yet strong enough to swing a bat but are at the perfect height for a straight punch. So as not to violate the spirit of the season for these eager youngsters, parents can get them the boot glove, which is snugly fitting handwear that is shaped like a boot. While some agree that we should encourage kicking over punching with boots, it's important that even young children who cannot get their legs up high enough for a good kick be allowed to take part in our heritage. Because of this, I think the boot glove will be a popular buy for a family with young children.

Also popular for special occasions are flags for adorning car windows. These are small plastic flags that have a special base which allows them to be closed in a car window where they are then displayed flailing in the wind as you drive. These are often seen in urban areas carrying American, Mexican, and Laker flags, the three most important and fervent loyalties in the Southern California area. For National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week, I've seen a line of flags which show the British Union Jack with a giant boot covering the center. These, as well as bumper stickers and other tokens can adorn your car, letting everyone know you show support and joy towards National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week.

Finally, rounding up my spotlighted line of products is a sort of gag gift. The item itself resembles a piece of protective gear for the groin, a sports cup. The cup itself is covered in a British Union Jack, and seems quite secure. Now you might ask how is this in the spirit of National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week? How could I be proposing protection for Brits? Well, you see the plastic of this cup is made to cave in easily under pressure or over repeated use. While it may stave off a single kick, granting peace of mind to it's wearer, the joke's on him when the next kick to the cup you gave him to 'protect your friend', goes through without a hitch. So as you can see, this item, given as a gift of 'protection' can be quite humerous and will definitely add to your holiday enjoyment.

This concludes my product spotlights, I hope my suggestions have given you some ideas on how to celebrate this year's National Kick a Brit in the Nuts Week. Good Luck and Happy Kicking!