Oh yeah. If you started reading this, you know what’s coming… What you and I (and the rest of the world’s travelers) know, expect to find, read and love every time they get on a plane, yet don’t dare admit to adoring: SkyMall.
Oh yeah, baby. You know you’ve always wanted those foam steps for your dog to gracefully climb up into bed with you. Admit it. None of us can deny the insatiable need to at least try every single item on that magazine. I mean, it is the wet dream of any infomercial addict. A print version of infomercial-crack heaven!
Can you seriously tell me that you wouldn’t give anything to meet someone who actually has the SkyMall classic Big Foot statue in their backyard? I, for one, can say that I will not die happy until the day I finally do meet that person. If you are reading this, please make sure, if I unfortunately die without meeting the Big Foot’s classy owner, that I get THAT instead of a gravestone. Ugh. The mere thought of it is getting me all excited about my own funeral. That’s the kind of joy that only SkyMall can give.
If you want to seriously win me over, please send me something from that magazine. And don’t be common and at least have the class and decency to actually order it from the in-flight magazine and not the online version. SkyMall has its name for a reason.
Here are some scans from a copy I found on a recent flight to Phoenix on US AIRWAYS. And you know nothing says class as US AIR. Browse through these images as if you were having the privilege of entering my brain to see the items that compose my dream wedding gift-list.
Though I want this with all my heart, I have actually been threatened by my partner about getting it. Apparently, getting this is the equivalent to asking for a divorce in my relationship. Notice how the description aptly says – “for snuggling down with a book or laptop computer” (probably the only actual companions of the owners of this thing).
I don’t even need to introduce this next item. I only have to say that I agree with the Stanley Bing blog in saying that, if anyone is buying these amazing pieces of human creation, then there will forever be hope for any crumbling economy: people will buy anything!
And you’ll never know what it trully is to live happily and eat right until you use the force and go all Jedi to de-germ your food!
I cannot end this post without saying that, regardless of wether these products are useful or not, wether people actually buy them like they’re going out of style or wether you love them or hate them, SkyMall makes for great in-flight entertainment!
Here are some jewels I found while researching more info for this post. Enjoy!
This is a song inspired by SkyMall…deep, deep stuff.[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1916424500787795814#]
The Wort infomerciales in the world. I can´t stop watching this video and wanting every single product.
Finally, our friend Big Foot.