Monday, January 23, 2006

Choking Hazard

My lucky-dip present from my mate Pete at our writing group's annual Christmas meeting was this 'Super High' set of sunglasses. The packaging promises 'Super Amusive Play' and warns 'This Is a Toy!' (just in case you get so Super High that you are tempted to wear them to your next United Nations press briefing).

But the best part is the contents description:

It says at the bottom: 'Specifications colours and contents may vary from illustration.'

Fantastic! They could stick anything in this bag and not get sued.

But I know that the thing you all really want to see is how cool I look wearing them. Oh very well.


Blogger Joey Polanski said...

I was gonna say mabey you coud sue em if they call it a TOY an ya dont have no FUN wit it ... but HECK! Ya look like yer havin lotsa fun inda pitcher!

That probly voids any rturn policy too: "Weere awfly sorry, sir, but these glasses appear to have been had fun wit already."

January 23, 2006 5:42 PM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

Yeah, I think it said that in the writing on the back.

January 23, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

I think you should wear these out to town and randomly ask people, "What does Marcellis Wallace look like?" in a loud, angry tone.

January 23, 2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

I think it would be me who got shot.

January 23, 2006 5:52 PM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

You could always try out for the part of Cyclops in yet another inevitably crappy X-Men sequel.

January 23, 2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

One more thing before I go to bed

"Flash Glasses" sounds more like a toast for the topless, don'tcha think?

January 23, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam said...

Dude! Twins? I have Rad Red shades just like those! Only my lens is mirrored. And it lacks the two-cool corner graphics sported on yours.

The LEDs - are they multicolored "chaser" types?

January 23, 2006 11:55 PM  
Blogger Joe Fuel said...


Well, you're looking something, maybe not "good" per se.

January 24, 2006 12:52 AM  
Anonymous anne arkham said...

Super Amusive. You look Super Amusive.

January 24, 2006 3:17 AM  
Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Yeah. DANG! I fergot about "amusive". Like, DUH! Ts like: Cnsult a DICKTIONARY, fokes! Evryone nose th werds "amusional"!



January 24, 2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

Jam: The LEDs flash, but not in multi-colours I'm afraid. That would be the 'specifications colours and contents' get-out-of-jail-free card in play.

Anne Arkham: Well I felt Super Amusive. But never really Super High. Super Silly, at times.

Joey: Amuse-ay-mont. That's the French pronunciation.

January 24, 2006 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Cissy Strutt said...

I am so admirous of your accessory.

January 24, 2006 10:48 AM  
Blogger weirdpixie said...

You know, anaglyph, you could circuit-bend those into something really fantastic. Or actually, since they use flashing LED's, you could rig up a light-sensor to some sort of sound device that you could activate just by looking at it. Who knows, it might have already been done. In any event, you wear them well ;)

January 24, 2006 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Universal Head said...

Glad you liked your present, Supreme Commander.

January 24, 2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

Ooooo, yes... Good point, Universal Head. He does remind me a little of Spaceman Spiff in those.

January 24, 2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam said...

Definite resemblance. Might have to rename the cat "Hobbes."

January 25, 2006 12:02 AM  
Blogger Chickie said...

I don't know why, but you haven't struck me as the earring wearing type.

January 25, 2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

jedimacfan: They didn't come with a ray-gun unfortunately.

Jam: I could paint some stripes on him.

Chickie: Oh, but the Space Commander glasses weren't a surprise? :-)

January 25, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I personally enjoy the blue lighting effect of the background, and how it matches your shirt.

January 26, 2006 8:11 AM  

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