Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Almost Larger Than Life

Is it just me, or do you find this a little creepy too?

mo standup First Lady Michelle Obama Life-Size Standup Poster

I mean, it’s a life sized standup of Lady M! Why would you buy this? To stand by the frig to wave off those after-dinner snack attacks? To stand next to your mirror to remind you that you, too, can be successful? Or to remind you that success, like designer Maria Pinto’s, is fleeting and should not be squandered?

I thought this kind of motivational app was made for your iPhone. Why take up 6’ x 4’ of precious floor space for these reminders. But Amazon points out many other uses for the Lady M cutout as well:

Product Features

  • Stands 6 feet tall! (I think that’s about a foot short of life-size)
  • This Michelle Obama poster is mounted to heavy duty cardboard.
  • Comes to you folded and is easily assembled.
  • Great for mounting to a wall or door, or it can be displayed free standing with the included easel.
  • Designed to decorate any room or party

I appreciate the American capitalism system as much as they next guy,( more, if you’re talking about the next guy around Big White). But come on, Lady M isn’t even getting royalties.

On the other hand, it is only $44.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

Maybe Eric Holder can work out the details for us. Naturally all proceeds will go to a charity: “The Lady M’s benevolent fund for people who chose to sacrifice and do public service work instead of partaking of the greedy capitalistic system.”

If we can work out the details, I understand Big Guy’s flatsimile is available too. (Reflecting current market conditions, his Amazon price has been slashed from $44.95  to $31.95):

big guyBig Guy’s Life-Sized Standup Poster 

Cartoon thought balloons are extra, but can be customized.

And if this works out, we may issue an exclusive line of life-sized designer paper clothes. Ditto on the proceeds.