Thursday, December 11, 2008

Catalogs

Sean and I get a sizable amount of catalogs in the mail. Some of them are kind of ridiculous and thus, more entertaining. One of our favorite pastimes is to sit around and read through the items and mock them. We're a wild & crazy pair.

The other day I brought in a catalog from Harry & David. I flipped through it and read this page:


particularly, this heading:


My doubtful reaction:



A dialogue:

Jen: Really, Harry & David? Your fruits and cookies are the gifts people value MOST? That's a little presumptuous, don't you think? And a pretty hefty statement when you're selling apples and cheese. I'm pretty sure you can only claim that when referring to things like family, love,...

Sean: Yeah, I mean, if they were selling plane tickets, I could maybe see that...

Jen: ...but see, it has to be tied to family. So unless--

Sean: --unless you're related to this pear... yeah, you're going to have to try again.


man, that made me laugh.


We also like to make fun of the clothes catalogs. I cut this picture out like a year ago and put it on the fridge. It makes me happy.


Last night Sean handed me this one and declared it "the worst-fitting jeans in the entire world."



Hahahaaa. There is nothing right about that picture. And now these 2 pictures will peacefully co-exist on my fridge and bring joy and happiness to all who gaze upon them.

12 comments:

Ashley said...

Ha ha. I'm glad ugly nightgown man has an ugly clothes buddy. Those pants are hideous.

The Pedersen Posse said...

Ha, ha! Gotta love the pics. I got a catalogue the other day claiming their deluxe caramel apples were the most popular Christmas gift. Each apple was only $30. Ummm... I think I have a problem spending that much money on an apple, granted it was covered in tons of chocolate. But still... if someone gave that to me, I'd say "what were you thinking?"

Joel said...

I still say nothing beats Jumpin Jammerz.

Jen said...

Are you sure?

Scott said...

Snuggies have almost got it right. I am ALWAYS bemoaning the inconvenience of blankets and needing to have my arms free. For example, I cannot wear a blanket while playing basketball or shaving. Now, thanks to snuggies, I can! I love the hospital-gown inspiration combined with the monk-ish appeal.
. . . If only they made snuggies which would cover the back as well as the front, perhaps a sort of sweater-like blanket with sleeves . . . and a pocket! Oh, and a hood! Then we could pull it over our head and wear it just like a sweater, only it wouldn't be a sweater, it would be a snuggie.
I can't afford to buy a snuggie now, so I'll just wear Britta's bathrobe backwards to my snuggie parties and hope no one notices.

Natalie R. said...

Wow, I'm offended. I just bought that nightgown thing for Cameron for Christmas, and asked him to get me the jeans!!

I guess I have even worse taste in clothes than I though... :0(

(That was all a joke, just in case anyone couldn't tell.)

Joel said...

I stand corrected.

Melissa Broekhuijsen said...

Well... as outrageous as those nightgowns, jeans, Jumpin Jammerz, and Snuggies are... I don't think ANYTHING can match the idiocy of the "Tiddy Bear." Yes, you read me right. Can you say, "awkward sexual overtones"? Well, after seeing the informercial you certainly will!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1g2yKxb0I

linsey said...

is that dr. quinn? why did she give up her prairie skirts?? sully?

Jen said...

hahahaa... sully. I think she traded it in for these "new fangled denim trousers." She's a modern woman now.

Also: Tiddy bear = awesome.

And Scott i laughed out loud at yours. Basketball, shaving-- A+.

Annie said...

I was so curious as to what a jumpin jarmarz could possibly be, aaah, jammerz. still?

Fearless Leader said...

If you are looking for a good pair of jeans, I think they got it right
http://www.hulu.com/watch/10333/saturday-night-live-mom-jeans