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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Special Halloween Edition of Why the Terrorists Hate Us!

Item: iPod Halloween Costumes
Catalogue: iAttire
Price: $6.99-$39.99

My father spotted these yesterday. "Too bad it's too late for this year," he wrote. Oh no, room will be made. Dressing your iPod in a costume actually makes the act of dressing your dog in a costume seem less worthy of a sock to the groin. It's not just Halloween costumes that iAttire is peddling.There are knitted winter caps, heart boxers, hula costumes, princess dresses and so, so much more. But the Halloween outfits take the cake. There's the devil and pirate you see here, Frankenstein monster, mummy, ghost, bunny rabbit, and of course for the lady iPods, sexy iPod. (Technically they're marketing this last outfit for Valentine's Day, but I think it follows perfectly the: Anything + Trampy = Female Costume Principle.)

The folks at iAttire almost redeemed themselves by including the following question in the Frequently Asked Questions area of their website: "I think these are ridiculous, why are you doing this?" Too bad they followed that with a cheesy answer about introducing gadget lovers to the joy of hand-crafted products.

Happy Halloween!

11 Comments:

Blogger E :) said...

I love it! I know that's sad, but I do!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow fun :0

2:15 PM  
Blogger WiB said...

I think they're missing a key marketing opportunity here. Rather than advertising based on the kitschy novelty of the thing, they should instead enlist the help of the religious Right and the family-values people, and wage a public relations campaign to protect our children from the corrupting influence of iPod nudity.

Actually, I'd kind of go for a Buddha costume, because all the good stuff happens when you rub its belly.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Sweet said...

Say it isn't so!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

E- Well, I've met you and know you're not a loon, so I'll forgive you this time ;-)

WiB- Yes, I hear Ashcroft's already purchased the "modesty toga" for his iPod.

3:25 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

This is ricockulous.

Why does the pirate iPod have a sword (aka: implement for fruitily garnishing your drinks)? It's right over the wheel! If I saw someone walking down the street with their iPod in a costume, I'd grab it and throw it into traffic.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

10 years ago I dressed up my PlayStation as OJ Simpson.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Phil- Please tell me you guys are in talks right now with the iAttire folks for a set of Playaz iPod costumes.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

There is absolutely no chance that my iPod won't dressing as a pirate from now on. Which one can only hope will cause it to start talking and acting like a pirate as well.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Eric- As in "Arggghh, yer battery be runnin' low matey."?

2:26 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Oh sure - tiny mustaches, kangols, and a "turtleneck" sleeve.

4:03 PM  

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