Friday, July 06, 2007

That's my Christmas shopping done

I don’t know how common this is, but in my office we are lucky enough to have a ‘book club’ – a display of books for sale on the counter near the tea room. Must be the stuff they can’t even sell at those “All Books 50c” sales they hold in disused industrial estates.

Oh, and it's not just books. Our office is now a clearing house for $20 jewellery and children’s toys so flammable they catch fire if the heating is on too high.

Stuff that is clearly so obscure or poorly made, it would never find a home on the shelves of retail outlets.

You know the kind of thing151 delicious terrine recipes, Witchcraft for you at home, or a "3 in one measuring tape, pocket torch and infant thermometer".

Anyway, that’s not the point. I don’t even have to make the point.

The following pictures of one of the products, speak for themselves.

Looks harmless enough...

Kangaroos and Uluru...

Oh. I see. Classy.


Sam said...


The harsh, barren, ochre landscape of, umm...Vienna.

shula said...

Are you kidding me?

Every single member of my family would get one of these for Christmas.

Bernice said...

Well - so - Australia didn't fit see - anyway the colour is so now, post uranium ridden central australian federal government land grab... they could pop into the show bags for APEC 2007