It's the weekend -- kick back from politics for a bit and have a little fun with this random Q of the day...

What product do you love so much that you'd be willing to endorse it if its manufacturer came to you?

To alleviate political guilt, you don't have to pick a politically correct company; this is strictly based on something you have tried or used that you think is brilliant (or wish you had invented).

I'll dive in first with two products that are essentials to me. They are after the jump. * Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Liquid Soaps. I'd do a commercial endorsing this line of products in a hot minute. You haven't felt "clean" until you've tried this natural product. I use it as a shampoo, a body wash, a dog shampoo, cleaning the shower. It's all good, made with coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils. It comes in Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Almond, Rose, Baby Mild, Citrus, Lavender, and Tea Tree. I'm partial to the heavenly Peppermint and Tea Tree; the former is the latter is a natural antiseptic, and has a pungent smell, but it's amazingly effective. You can learn more about the soap here. A trailer from the documentary about Emmanuel Bronner, the creator of the soaps, “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” by Sara Lamm.

* Swiffer products. I hate dusting and mopping, but with 2 dogs, one that sheds a lot, it's a regular chore. I was an early adopter; I actually wrote a review of the first Swiffer model that came out (3/26/01):

I know that this isn't a technical gadget, but dammit, life is too short to be on your hands and knees scrubbing the damn floor. I need to be out acquiring more gadgets to review!

Costco Here I Come!

I was in Costco and saw this device and thought it might save me a little time. I bought the stick and the wet wipes (they are sold separately.) I took this thing home, put a sheet on and was dancing through my living room, picking up all kinds of dirt and just tossing the cloth in the trash, no buckets, no mess, no unsanitary, furry, hard sponges. It only took 6 cloths to mop/clean my entire house. Almost makes me want to be a housewife...NOT.

Thanks, P&G.

Helpful stuff: live a little, clean your house quickly and have a social life!

Believe it or not, someone at P&G actually found my review and sent me a still-unreleased-in-the-U.S.-at-the-time Swiffer WetJet. That was the first time that I realized that things travel far and wide on the Internets. :)

And no, neither of the above companies have compensated me for all the love...if only they'd put something in the tip jar, lol.

I'll have another thread up tomorrow for your worst products, so hold those thoughts.