Thoughts and photos by Lois. It's supposed to be funny, or thought-provoking, or both.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Perhaps the Worst Use Ever of a Perfectly Good Giraffe...

Really, Signals Catalog?!?!  And just in time for Christmas...but!  How insulting to giraffes...and the humans who use toilet paper.  Signals, you are supposed to offer "gifts that inform, enlighten & entertain" but this is somehow patently wrong.  And what makes it worse is that it is difficult to quantify the wrongness of it.  Perhaps proportion? Juxtaposition?  It is undeniably tacky in design, but not material, and reminiscent of the stuff from what we used to call "The Tacky Catalog," the direct mail piece that we got back in the 80's.  Which closely approximated, but was not Lilian Vernon.

This post is dedicated to Laura (Jane).

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Another WT, not White Trash..."What the?"

I'm just offended about the price point.  Sure, if you want people stepping on your initial before they come in the house, cool -- that's fine.  But FORTY BUCKS?!?!  Uh, no, that's ridiculous. I'm not paying $39.98 for my visitors to wipe their feet on my "G."  Hey, I have standards.  (Scoffing noise)...