2005's Christmas laugh list [Sunday, Nov. 06, 2005, 9:58 pm]
Laura presents: The first annual review of stupid Christmas gifts that only Americans would give. Keep in mind that these opinions are simply my own, and are based on shoddy research at best - do not be offended if you've already purchased these items for your friends, just don't lose your receipt.
First item: TV poker and Texas Hold 'em
If you really want to play poker with your friends, you have 2 options. #1: spend 50 cents on a pack of cards, or #2: spend $50 on a card game that plugs into your TV, and allows you to play the exact same games you would with a pack of cards, only you have fewer game options, and it would be difficult to use during a power outage.
Next stupid item, a smokeless ask tray
This is great. After you've blown smoke all over the room, you can stick your cigarette in here and give the room a chance to freshen itself before you take your next puff. I'm sure the asthmatics next to you will really appreciate your thoughtfulness. For whatever odd reason, this item's price has just been cut, so snatch 'em up while you can.
Last stupid item, a doggie umbrella, with leash attachment
Okay, so it looks cute, but come on people. If you don't want Fido to get wet, save $20 and don't take him for a walk in the rain. If this product is a success, then next holiday season a variety of doggie rain boots will be available, to keep you poor little pooch's paws from the puddles.
Vitality - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009