You know the holidays are right around the corner when catalogs start filling your mailbox in August. I enjoy looking at them, and there's a lot of cool stuff out there. Three of my fave catalogs are Wireless, Signals and What On Earth. However, their most recent issues really creeped me out.
For example, I'm sure this is supposed to represent a nostalgic scene of little Tommy admiring his Grandpa's train set, thinking, "Golly! Grandpa promised he'd give me his trains someday!"
However a close up view finds little Tommy demonically looking on, eagerly awaiting the explosive charges he set under the tracks to go off, thus giving grandpa a heart attack and coming into the train set immediately. "This is what a really cool DEAD Grandpa looks like."
Then we have these lovely little Flitter Fairies. They are attached to a super fine, but sturdy, filament wire, and when in motion, they flutter their wings. The wire is attached to a clip that you wear in your hair, so as to give the illusion that the fairies are flittering around your head. The catalog description also says, "Flip the switch on her leg and she'll sleep". Ermm......But good god look at their eyes!!!! I would run far and fast from a fairy that looked like this, and I certainly don't want her attached to my head, you know? Get it off me, GET IT OFF ME!
Then we have this alarming photoshopped squirrel army who apparently have no arms. What On Earth indeed.