The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 December 2004

I'm getting Hummers for Christmas

Well, actually, no, I'm not. But the annual gift catalog from Kambers, the first one I've received since the death of Eleanor Kamber two years ago, features two pages of Hummer™-branded stuff, including a pewter-and-zinc windshield scraper for a mere thirty-five bucks. There's also a CD organizer that fastens to the visor, in case your discs aren't getting enough sun, for $25. All these things, produced under license from General Motors by a New York-based importer, are certainly justifiable as gifts, though I can't help but wonder if they could sell that CD case for $17.95 with a Hyundai label.

Posted at 6:42 PM to Dyssynergy


Or, if you don't care so much about brand names (because just what kind of person examines CD cases to find out where you got it?), you can go to one of those open air markets and get it for $1.

Posted by: sya at 6:57 AM on 3 December 2004

People will pay a stunning amount for a name brand, even for things where they should know that quality can't be a factor.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at 7:55 AM on 3 December 2004

Actually, I have a no-name (well, there's some sort of name on it, but nothing I recognize) CD case with twice the capacity that I bought for $6, probably at Target.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:57 AM on 3 December 2004

Imagine Clinton's surprise when on Christmas morning he discovers a giant SUV under his tree.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:13 AM on 3 December 2004

Do they come in blue?

Posted by: CGHill at 11:27 AM on 3 December 2004

One preposition will work as well as another, I suppose.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:42 AM on 4 December 2004