And yet there’s more: Harriet Carter (and other genius products) Volume III

June 4, 2007 at 8:37 pm 7 comments

Apparently Harriet Carter has become aware that many of her products are ripe for mockery. In order to mask the fact that the hot dog toaster, ear lifts and Urine Gone weren’t meant to be ridiculed, dear HC has peppered her namesake catalog with things that are supposed to be funny. This almost ruins the point, but I digress. Presenting to you the inventory that intends to provide a laugh at the sake of the buyer:


The Boyfriend Pillow, a polyester steal for $19.98, would be one of those perfect passive aggressive gifts from that uncle conspicuously nudging you down the aisle. The note card would most certainly offer a free online dating membership to soften the blow. The smug married copy writers at HC write: Boyfriend pillow always provides a shoulder to lean on! It’s nice to have a comforting arm around you as you watch TV or read a book. Boyfriend pillow wears a polyester fleece shirt, which is great to snuggle up to. What could be cozier on a chilly night? I wonder if Tara Reid knows about this yet.

Next we have:

Whooooa, Grandma

Bingo Masks, a pricier splurge at $22.98, but well worth the investment when you consider the occasions to freak out drive-through workers, flight attendants and inspire a lynching at any Sunrise Retirement Home on, you guessed it, bingo night.

O’ Fair Harriet, we beseech you to just hawk inventive commodities like the knork®! Or at the very least, head turning goods that irritate one’s sensibility. SkyMall Magazine, 1. Harriet Carter, 0:

Hang Man


Entry filed under: Commentary, Harriet Carter, JL's Posts, Random.

Weight Ain’t Nothing but a Number I Can Hear You Now – Part III

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lemare  |  June 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    I’m furious about this development with HC. I don’t like laughing WITH them, I like laughing AT them.

  • 2. Lindsay  |  June 4, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    LeMare, I think that is still a distinct possibility.

  • 3. Jdon  |  June 4, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    I can not stop laughing at the Dr. Kevorkian Traction machine. Where did we lose control people? Where?

  • 4. lemare  |  June 4, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    How is a girl supposed to be comforted by a boyfriend pillow when he is wearing polyester flannel? Give me a boyfriend pillow with a nice chambray in the summer or a cashmere in the winter.

    Polyester has never comforted any self-respecting single girl.

  • 5. JL  |  June 5, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Can’t you just see a child walking through the door and seeing Dad’s neck strapped in that device and yelling, “DAD, NO! Your life means something to me!”

  • 6. funtimenicki  |  June 5, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I agree with lemare. Flannel? Who are we supposedly dating, some back woodsman?

  • 7. Stephanie  |  June 5, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    No joke, my mom used one of those neck things when we were kids. She had neck surgery and had to use it to strech her neck. It’s now used as a clothes hanger on the back of their bathroom door. I guess she can’t part with it 🙂


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