December 13, 2005


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What is worse than the concept of the Giant 8 Foot Inflatable Snow Globe? How about this message from the seller's website:

Unfortunately, we have sold out of this item and it won't be available until after Christmas. Please take a look at our other Holiday Decorations or Gift Finder to help you with your Holiday Shopping Needs!

Sold out! What is wrong with people? Words. Fail. Me.

Just who the hell thought up this kind of abomination to begin with? Our neighbors up the street put out a giant inflatable snowman last year. This year, the thing seems to have reproduced. Not only is it back, there's also a giant Santa and something I haven't quite been able to identify yet which looks vaguely like E.T.'s Nativity.

If it gets any worse, I'm going to start sniping with my pellet gun. See if I don't.

Yips! to Dave Barry.

UPDATE: Well, it could be worse after all.

UPDATE DEUX: Okay, much worse.

Posted by Robert at December 13, 2005 01:48 PM | TrackBack

there was a giant snowman on our neighbor's balcony one year - it seemed to be about 25 feet tall - and someone DID get it with a pellet gun. after only a couple of days viewing. for this reason alone i support our right to bear arms.

Posted by: Sister at December 13, 2005 02:06 PM

There's a house in my parents' neighborhood that we have dubbed the Christmas Inflatable Farm. I posted pictures last year of the spectacle...I'll have to find that post. Anyway, it's unbelievable to behold and the pictures really don't convey the horror.

Posted by: jen at December 13, 2005 02:06 PM

UGH. Is that the same monstrosity being hyped at the Giant? First of all, who would buy it? And then how would one get it home? When I walk by it in the store I just want to grab a knife from the cooking tools section and deflate it.

Posted by: Sarah at December 13, 2005 02:10 PM

Sarah - I almost mentioned those as well! If they're not quite the same thing, they're definitely the same principle.

Now I know why our Giant keeps its outside, far away from the cooking section.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 13, 2005 02:34 PM

WTF with the Paris Hilton thing? It's Christmas, not Skankmas.

Posted by: rbj at December 13, 2005 02:52 PM

We've got a neighbor (newly divorced, if you can believe it) who has got one of the giant inflatable snowglobes, together with a 20 ft tall nutcracker and a sort of mini-macy's parade size one of what could only be a deviant santa.

needless to say, it's right across the street, and the 3 year old cries every night in fear of it all.

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at December 13, 2005 03:12 PM

I think I'm going to save up for one for next year just to spite all the grinches in here.

Posted by: Brian B at December 13, 2005 03:22 PM

Just remember to have it insured, Brian.

Posted by: tee bee at December 14, 2005 10:21 AM

It is, tee bee. I've got an excellent underwriter.

Posted by: Brian B at December 14, 2005 12:11 PM