SkyMall files for bankruptcy

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Hammacher Schlemmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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Now they’re just somebody that I used to know.

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Sure, most of their wares were schlock for lazy people.

But, some of those sure were creative hacks for people who like to laze.

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Fortunately SkyMaul is still around - they even have a Banana-gizer - just look at it!

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Wait, people actually bought SkyMall stuff? I always thought it was just there for entertainment, and that none of it was real. Dammit. I guess I missed my chance to buy the Night Glow Toilet Seat. That thing would have solved a lot of problems, like the time my grandmother went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and fell asleep on the seat, and then my grandfather got up to go to the bathroom…

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You had me going until I saw the Whore-ganizer. snort

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And thus the problem: only $34.99 here http://www.amazon.com/Solvit-PupSTEP-Plus-Pet-Stairs/dp/B000MD57OO

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There are still sellers of kitschy shit to rich people - like Hammacher Schlemmer and Nieman Marcus. And then I think Bed Bath and Beyond and Williams-Sonoma have the kitschy shit to middle class people covered.

Sky Mall was always a wonder because who the hell was ever buying from that?

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I’ve been through this loss before. You’ll be able to move on eventually.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2957409.stm

I used to travel for work all the time. Friday nights could be pretty stressful, since often enough I didn’t make it home until late (if I made it at all on Friday).

So I used to vent my frustration by defacing SkyMall catalogs:

I did this on dozens of flights, and always tucked it neatly back into the seat back.

Only once did another passenger comment on an otherwise professional looking 30 something behaving like this. It was an Army guy on his way home to visit. He was amused.

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Ugh. If that’s the kind of stuff they were selling, hopefully a bunch of their suppliers will go bust too.

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Ugh, I detest BB&B. If you’re going to try to sell me $50 pillow case (as in singular) you should have the decency to have a better layout than “intentionally designed to disorient and give panic attacks”.

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Aspirational marketing is so 1980s. Everyone knows it’s about micro-identity marketing now.

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Well, most of their stuff wasn’t borderline fraudulent. It was just stupid crap you don’t need.

But, there was one issue that had a program on a thumb drive that would magnify the contents of your computer screen. Worked on Mac and Windows.

The price? $399.95.

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(edit: it must have been these guys: http://issist1.com/?page_id=511)

Sometimes it wasn’t the product itself that was terrible, just the insufferable copy that went along with it. Take this pendant for example:

http://www.3sisters.com/p/401/alpaca-3-sisters-necklace

Are they sisters, friends, multiple generations or just three faces of yourself?

We love the intimate pose as the three women share a secret; beautiful on a coat lapel or holding a scarf in place.

http://www.skymall.com/four-women-pin/VH2592WIR.html

I don’t fly much, but if I ever do I hope I sit next to you.

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You still have that chance: http://nightglowseats.com/

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Hey, man. Where in the hell am I supposed to get a new hot diggity dogger??

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Oh, no! Where will Stephen Colbert shop now?