Thursday, December 16, 2004

LONELY AND DESPERATE?

No, not me. (Thank you all SOOO much for asking. Very funny.) The lap pillow.

When I was in college, we used to have these pillows/back and armrests on our beds that we referred to as husbands. They almost looked like a chair without legs, and most of the time, they sat on our beds--although sometimes we'd take them into the lounge and sit on the floor, or bring them to another person's dorm room so that we could lean against something while watching Schoolhouse Rock or Star Wars. And just to clarify, none of us really thought that was what our husbands would look like. The arms of the armrests were not arms in the anatomical sense, just in the chair sense.

Well, now (thanks to Japanese ingenuity) it's the men's turn for their specialized pillow, "with skin-coloured polyurethene calves folded under soft thighs -- a comfy cushion for napping, reading or watching television." (Uggh.)

(Please note that I have not added this item to my wish list.)

I excerpt, for your reading convenience.

Care was taken with details such as the softness of the thighs, panty lines on the pillow’s “backside” and wrinkles in the lap of the skirt so as to make the pillow look and feel as real as possible.

It will also be a surprise to no one that I have an issue with the way the legs are posed. Why not a more natural lap position? This position makes the lapbearer seem subservient, as if she's kneeling before him. But maybe that's precisely the point.

Only $90, and this headless, torsoless girlfriend's all yours, gents.

5 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, December 16, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God. When I saw those pillows, my first thought was, "Hey, that's kind of like what Willow did after she and Tara broke up in season 6." You know, when she magically poofed up that dress up and laid her head on it?

And now I can't decide what's worse: those pillows, or the fact that I can find a Buffy reference in ANYTHING.

Spring

 
At 2:46 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Mel said...

Haha...

I guess you haven't seen the Boyfriend Pillow made to cater to all of the lonely ladies?

 
At 2:51 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

My roommate in college had one of those and referred to it as his "bitch pillow."

 
At 3:05 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Oy, Mel. I hadn't seen that. But here's my favorite sentence: “My grandmother used to say that there is nothing more comfortable pillow than human,” says Kakehashi.

 
At 9:25 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Lyss said...

Check out #10...it's headless


http://no_blog.blogspot.com/2004/12/wolf-files-offbeat-holiday-gift-guide.html

 

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Thursday, December 16, 2004

LONELY AND DESPERATE?

No, not me. (Thank you all SOOO much for asking. Very funny.) The lap pillow.

When I was in college, we used to have these pillows/back and armrests on our beds that we referred to as husbands. They almost looked like a chair without legs, and most of the time, they sat on our beds--although sometimes we'd take them into the lounge and sit on the floor, or bring them to another person's dorm room so that we could lean against something while watching Schoolhouse Rock or Star Wars. And just to clarify, none of us really thought that was what our husbands would look like. The arms of the armrests were not arms in the anatomical sense, just in the chair sense.

Well, now (thanks to Japanese ingenuity) it's the men's turn for their specialized pillow, "with skin-coloured polyurethene calves folded under soft thighs -- a comfy cushion for napping, reading or watching television." (Uggh.)

(Please note that I have not added this item to my wish list.)

I excerpt, for your reading convenience.

Care was taken with details such as the softness of the thighs, panty lines on the pillow’s “backside” and wrinkles in the lap of the skirt so as to make the pillow look and feel as real as possible.

It will also be a surprise to no one that I have an issue with the way the legs are posed. Why not a more natural lap position? This position makes the lapbearer seem subservient, as if she's kneeling before him. But maybe that's precisely the point.

Only $90, and this headless, torsoless girlfriend's all yours, gents.

5 Comments:

At 2:18 PM, December 16, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God. When I saw those pillows, my first thought was, "Hey, that's kind of like what Willow did after she and Tara broke up in season 6." You know, when she magically poofed up that dress up and laid her head on it?

And now I can't decide what's worse: those pillows, or the fact that I can find a Buffy reference in ANYTHING.

Spring

 
At 2:46 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Mel said...

Haha...

I guess you haven't seen the Boyfriend Pillow made to cater to all of the lonely ladies?

 
At 2:51 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

My roommate in college had one of those and referred to it as his "bitch pillow."

 
At 3:05 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Oy, Mel. I hadn't seen that. But here's my favorite sentence: “My grandmother used to say that there is nothing more comfortable pillow than human,” says Kakehashi.

 
At 9:25 PM, December 16, 2004, Blogger Lyss said...

Check out #10...it's headless


http://no_blog.blogspot.com/2004/12/wolf-files-offbeat-holiday-gift-guide.html

 

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