There's a Louis Vuitton ping pong set and it's still cheaper than that Tiffany's ball of yarn


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But let’s be real, no self-respecting one-percenter is going to show up to play table tennis with that.

True self-respect doesn’t involve paying a premium to be a walking advertisement for a design house that seems to favour poop brown as its signature colour. Sadly, it’s not only members of the 1% who walk around in public with overpriced items emblazoned with someone else’s monogram.


something about those leather paddle and ball restraints…er…covers tho…



Exactly what I thought.



So who is going to make the 24kt gold tumbrel?


I’d never been to the LV website and I have one question. Do they just make up prices!? Like this…

Its a charm for bags that looks like a backpack and is priced at $730?! Regardless of how much money you have surely that is a crazy amount to spend on a fucking charm. I think someone at LV has a random number generator and they tell it to pick a number between $500 and $5000 and whatever it falls on they know someone will buy. They might add a zero for fun.


Are those, ah, “ball restraints” really a thing? Are there practical versions used by actual ping pong players?

I had the impression that ping pong balls themselves were generally too flimsy to endure over the long term and that purchasing premium balls would be especially foolhardy.


Bunny Bixler and I were in the semi-finals—the very semi-finals, mind you—of the ping-pong tournament at the club and this ghastly thing happened. We were both playing way over our heads and the score was 29-28. And we had this really terrific volley and I stepped back to get this really terrific shot. And I stepped on the ping-pong ball! I just squashed it to bits. And then Bunny and I ran to the closet of the game room to get another ping-pong ball and the closet was locked! Imagine? We had to call the whole thing off. Well, it was ghastly. Well, it was just ghastly.



Yes, how did they miss the market for premium ping pong balls?

After all a typical match is probably a couple of dozen volleys, most of which end up with the ball landing on the floor. It’s not as if you want to re-use the ball after that happens, even if your ball handler picks them up afterwards.

Obviously, $10 a ball is a fair price, so $500 per dozen with the leather case they come in.



How can it be a gag gift without, you know, a gag?


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