…because not all of us have our Peking ducks in a row
Factory Manager Jia has been working at our factory in China since he was about 20 years old. He’s now in his mid-30s. When I met him for the first time, he took me aside, each hand clutching several rubber chickens with an axes buried in their heads and asked me in baffled earnestness, “Ms. Chang…can you please tell me…please…WHO buys these things that we supply? WHO??”
Millions of factory workers all over China are asking themselves the same question, as they work brain-numbing, assembly-line jobs molding pewter thimbles into the likeness of faeries and world leaders, or fashioning tie-dyed hemp into eco-friendly paw protectors for your pinstriped chinchilla. From China’s point of view, the “land of opportunity” that is the West is really the “land of opportunity to buy a bunch of crap you don’t need, but are willing to pay through the nose for”. While buying scoop-necked sweaters in the season’s latest colors is understandable, is it really necessary to pay $99.00 for a shirt that is made up by as many pieces of fabric as one has personalities?
One of a kind shirts for one of a kind men. All shirts are a piece of art and patterns are never repeated. A One Of A Kind shirt allows you to show that you’re an
ass individual, that you’re probably colorblind and a little different than everyone else and you want them to take notice of who you are, because you’re an exhibitionist with a record of public indecency.
100% cotton, made from 10 different fabrics,
all of which we try to incorporate onto one shirt. And,if we run out of fabric, we’ll substitute crabgrass and mayonnaise, but not necessarily in that order.
Because these shirts are a piece of art, the color and pattern is not revealed until the package is opened.
For this reason, you must obtain a physician’s advice before purchasing our One Of A Kind shirts and you must also sign a waiver not to sue nor kill us for robbing you blind and/or for going blind after receiving your shirt.
Since the 1990s, the direct mail-order retailer, Skymall, has been bringing the superfluous to the citizens of the United States, reaching “88% of domestic air travelers”, or 650 million annually. (Source: Wikipedia) Skymall’s catalogs are found on most U.S. domestic flights and are often read the way one would read a Chinese menu translated into Chinglish – with bemused horror. But the fact that Skymall’s been around for so long shows that people with an abundance of money and a lack of basic common sense look towards the retailer as the source for gift ideas.
Stop annoying hiccups in seconds.
The Hicural Hiccup Stick is the world’s first tool that instantly stops hiccups. Simply place horizontally in the mouth, gently bite down and drink a cup of water. It’s safe and simple to use for adults and children.
Note: Must have the ability to drink 8 ounces of water while biting down on a chopstick shoved horizontally into your hiccuping mouth.
Side effects: Will become one of the only two Asian models on the Skymall website (the first being Basho, the Sumo Wrestler Table).
If you actually purchase this item at a cost of $19.99, then you might like these other gift ideas:
If you still haven’t learned to drive after receiving your driver’s license, this might help you:
Once you have mastered the art of driving with Skymall’s Align-n-drive Kit, you may consider….
Note: (I’m regretful that) I did not compose this write-up:
Bears will wish they had one!
Every sportsman needs his own throne, and the Off-Road Commode fits the bill — with comfort and luxury to boot! Easily attaches to any 2″ receiver hitch and supports up to 500 lbs. The 1-5/16″ dia. steel tube seat is covered with soft, padded camo. A great gift for hunting, fishing and camping buddies!
Not for use when vehicle is in motion. Can get slippery when wet.
A REAL customer review!!! (Read the real review here.)
By Massive Anxiety, Angst & OCD are the #1 Causes of Hair Loss!!!
“I come from a family of self-loathing Chinese where baldness is hereditary, if not expected. I was doomed from the beginning, especially when I couldn’t achieve the high grades needed to become a doctor, a computer programmer, a scientist, mathematician, concert violinist/pianist/flugelhorn player or a bad driver. Being 44 years old, about 8 months, 23 days and 6 hours ago, I noticed my hair starting to fall limp on my head, where it used to stand upright in all directions. I developed a constant itch in my scalp area – an itch not unlike the one I have in my crotchal region, except there was no accompanying discharge. I noticed more and more hair in the sink and the tub daily, and my fiance swore it wasn’t our orangutang’s. My self confidence was gone, along with my memory of the measurements of a girl I’d dated in college. I figured “this was it” I am going bald, Jackie Chan will never produce my screenplay, Crouching Mother, Hidden Weapon, and there is no lonelier feeling. I came across this product after flying home in the skymall magazine – a BUDDHASEND! The results were NOT instantaneous, but I have had results after 12 months, 15 hours and twenty minutes of loyal 7 days per week, twenty-times-a-day, usage. Number 1 my scalp no longer itches! Number 2 my hair is fuller than it has been in 5 years. Number 3 the amount of fallout has been reduced to maybe 7 – 10.5 hairs in the sink (yes I was counting them!), down from 50.75 to 70.01 hairs worth of fallout per day…Number 4 I have tried everything – bacon grease, five years worth of tax returns, a half-eaten doughnut from Krispy Kreme, and conjoined twins – but this is the only product that works! If you have noticed that your hair isn’t what it used to be, save what hair you have left and get this product! Take care of the hair you have! Oh one last thing, I have also noticed that any gray hairs I had starting to pop up, are now GONE! This product will rejuvenate your hair follicles!”