Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?

Anyone? No? How about this one...





What's wrong with it, is, it EXISTS. I'm sorry, but think about the steps this had to go to for you to see this photo. First, someone had to think 'Hmmmm. You know what my toilet needs? A toilet cover. Now where can I get... I know! I can needle-point one! Now, what would I put on it?' Well, dolphins, of course, to match the rest of the bathroom. THEN, this person had to stitch it. They had to find some canvas and plan a pattern and sew and stitch.
I wonder how long it took them?

Then someone at the Fox Collection had to see it, and say 'you know what? I think people will pay 50 dollars for that! But we need variety - can you make another one?' Then, a kit had to be made up, packaged, the warehouse stocked. The shrinkwrapping alone must have taken days. And then they found a bathroom with a floating toilet and took a photograph (they forgot to remove the bowl freshener for the fish one) and they put it in their catalogue.


It was there last time, but I was hoping it was just a glitch and they'd revert to their usual high standard of... er... Unicorns, snow tigers, and Princess Di. But apparently enough people loved this kit for them to want to run it again. I just... words fail me...


Thank heavens for subversive cross stitch. That's all I can say.

3 comments:

jac said...

Aieee! Fox Collection! I had no idea they still existed! ...I mean, um, what are you talking about?

Man, I should pull out all the heinous and tacky needlepoints and embroideries I have, half finished (or not even that), that I thought were just the coolest when I was 14 years old. I'm pretty sure there's a sad teddy in a lamplit window. Oh the humanity...

Becca said...

Wow...those are amazing.

I accidentally set my room on fire when I was six with a toilet seat cover...they've scared me ever since.

telfair said...

Oh. My. GOD.

It makes me so sad to think about all the time and energy that went into those.

I like the WTF subversive one quite a lot, though...