Monday, December 07, 2009

Oh, no, not the leg again ......

So, the stores are doing their annual "let's see much money we can get people to spend" thing, and the Sunday papers are thick with flyers. And the one thing all the flyers seem to have in common is the leg lamp.


Come on, you know what I'm talking about. That movie, "A Christmas Story", with the little kid who wants a BB gun for Christmas, and his Dad "wins" the leg lamp"? And it comes in a box marked "Fra-GEE-lay"?


The first time I saw the leg lamp for sale was in a PBS catalog a few years back. I admit, when I first saw it, for about .04 seconds, I was all, like, "OMG! So funny! Must have!"

And then I came to my senses and realized what it would be like to have to look at the damn thing every day.

But I have to wonder, am I missing the boat here? Is the leg lamp the next big thing? Do you have one? Do you know anyone who has one? Is anybody buying these things?

Just wondering.

6 comments:

Fish Food said...

What's a 'Leg lamp'?? I've never heard of such a thing!

rockygrace said...

Scroll down, Fish Food .....

Exador said...

I thought about getting one for my sister a few years back, but they were always outrageously expensive.
I love me some kitsch, but I'm not will to spend $50 for it.

rockygrace said...

Yeah, it's like spending a bunch of money on a bad joke.

3carnations said...

Our company gave one as a joke gift to our boss several years back. His wife said it's kept on his nightstand.

Bridgett said...

If you're interested, Hallmark is hucking a Christmas ornament leg lamp for $12.50 or so. I didn't want the full-sized model, but there was something winsome and goofy (and not too much cash) about the smaller one. Plus, I grew up about ten miles from where that movie was filmed and my first apartment was right around the corner...