Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Politicians and condoms

I got an email earlier from an online retailer with a subject line that began:

2-Pk Hi-Fi Earphones = $10, Trojans = $10



If your mind is in the gutter like mine you know what you thought they were selling. This place normally sells electronics, so I figured I must not be in-the-know about the latest cell phone model, or some other gadget named by a marketing team with a kindergarten sense of humor.

Nope. Turns out it is indeed a 24-pack of raincoats. It's been many years since I've had to buy any, but it sounds like a bargain. And tres discreet buying online. Just hope you don't need them tonight!

I just got back from the King of Prussia mall. Holy shopping Mecca! I heard it was one of the largest in the country and I was only disappointed that I had so little time to explore.

Urban Outfitters had 2 T-shirts picturing Barack Obama. I nearly picked one up in part to amuse the spousal unit, who calls me "Obama Fangirl". The problem was that they were both possibly racist, and most certainly weird.

The first pictured his likeness with the slogan "Obama for ya Mama!" While not as bad as the Curious George shirts, I wasn't quite comfortable with this. If I weren't Whitey McSquare I might pull this shirt off but it's one trail I'm not going to attempt to blaze.

I liked the second slogan, "Barack you Rock!" better, but the picture of him in Uncle Sam garb also creeped me out.

I'd complain about the store not selling shirts picturing McCain as well (perhaps Talbot's carries them) except nobody wants to look at the old coot anyway.

7 comments:

Annie Ha said...

talbots! Im laughing my ass off! Good one...

Megan said...

Ann stole my comment! :)

Slave to the dogs said...

Annie - thanks! I started with Chicos but I decided I needed something stodgier. Chicos has too much sass for McCain.

Megan - I hate it when that happens!

Megan said...

At least we all can agree that McCain has no sass...

Metro said...

It is, of course, possible that John Sidney McAncient is in fact older than the T-shirt.

justacoolcat said...

Man, I'd love to get me a McCain shirt that said something like "Huh?"

Pugs said...

I would never vote for Obama. Yuck...