Rachel (chocolatecrane) wrote,
Rachel
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I saw the most bizarre thing in a catalog today. The catalog was full of horrible kitsch, like Elvis Christmas ornaments and blankets with images of "classic muscle cars" on them, but this one item took the cake. It was a cigarette dispenser shaped like a pack mule. Now, if you had to design a cigarette dispenser shaped like an ungulate, where would you want the cigarettes to emerge from?



Go on, think about it.



If you're like me, you probably thought that the mouth would be a good place, or possibly the side. The designer of the dispenser in the catalog was not like me. So, when I opened up the catalog, one of the first things I saw was this:

Retro Smoking Donkey

(They can't decide whether it's a donkey or a mule, either.)

Another View

The catalog says that they do not encourage smoking, and that the donkey is intended to be a collectible reminder of a bygone era, so it comes with a display case. And, of course, it wouldn't be in the catalog if it didn't sell. In other words, there are people in this country who can look at a plastic mule with a cigarette coming out of its ass, and think, "Boy, wouldn't that look great displayed on the mantelpiece?"
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