My friend’s son was at the office the other day, wearing an armload of Silly Bandz. If you’re a parent, you may already know way to much about this tween trend. I, however, seem to have shown up unfashionably late to this particular party. Silly Bandz (I shutter to type the Z) are simply rubber bands molded into different shapes that pop back into form when taken off the wrist. Simple, cheap, and as hot as Pop Rocks. Turning a blind eye to the damaging landfill issues and potential physical side effects of this fad, I see a new generation of jewelry enthusiasts—both boys and girls—blossoming. Being a fan of all things (thingz?) silly, I’m off to the mall to buy a letter-shaped set so I can wear some super secret messages.