Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from Skymall

We flew to New England for Christmas, amusing ourselves along the way with the Skymall magazine and some of its over-the-top items. Enjoy

The Keep your distance bug vacuum, $59.95
"Flies, bees, spiders, and other insects are suctioned by a 22,400 rpm motor, sending the insect through a one-way valve in the extension tube to an electric grid in the handle that instantly kills the pest"

And for a superb promotional video, we recommend checking the Skymall website here. "bye bye bug"

The brobdingnagian sports chair, $149.95

"Capable of accommodating a brobdingnagian, this is the portable chair that elevates your physical stature at any outdoor event. The lofty seat elevates feet well above the ground, where they’re free to dangle and sway instead of merely floundering in dirt or sand."

Finally! freedom from floundering. And for a mere $149.95

The hypnotic illumicube, $99.95

"This clear acrylic cube is filled with 64 multi-colored LEDs that systematically illuminate in 500,000 different combinations, producing a mesmerizing light show."

When all your other gadgets fail to satisfy, mesmerize yourself!

The indoor dog restroom, $99.95

"Ideal for high rise-dwelling dogs, when owners aren't home, or even just for times of harsh weather, this ingenious system uses a mat made of antimicrobial, porous artificial turf that gives off an organic scent to attract dogs, so they can be taught quickly that it is an acceptable spot for relieving themselves."

Antimicrobial + alluring organic scent: perfect, just perfect!

Box of Applause or Laughter, $24.95

"Craving a little recognition? Someone who gets your jokes? Open the Box of Applause and be greeted with the sounds of cheering and clapping from a very enthusiastic crowd. Or open the Box of Laughter to hear uproarious guffaws. Close your eyes and imagine yourself accepting that Oscar, Nobel, or Best Comedy Emmy"

Laughter and applause!


  1. I also find SkyMall magazines entertaining... If I had $150 to squander, I would definitely get the brobdingnagian chair because I hate floundering about in the dirt. On second thought though... Having a box of applause would come in handy for practical jokes! :)

  2. HAHA I love the description of the bug vacuum--complete annihilation. I need one of those!