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July 4th, 2010

Hammacher Schlemmer Loves Giant Items

It’s been a long time since I leafed through a SkyMall catalog, but I did so recently and was struck by the non-essential nature of these items.

Nah, I’m kidding – I look through it just for be amused at what one can purchase. One item in particular stood out for me: the Brobdingnagian Sports Chair. Why wouldn’t it? It’s as tall as I am:

Capable of accommodating a Brobdingnagian, this is the portable chair that elevates your prominence–as well as your physical stature–at any outdoor event. Measuring 5 1/2′ tall, the chair is certain to provide stadium seating at any venue, and its 9′ sq. seat affords ample room for full-body gesticulations or sharing your prodigious chair with a friend. The lofty seat elevates feet well above the ground, where they’re free to dangle and sway instead of merely floundering in dirt or sand.

It has six cupholders, natch.

Once I saw that this was from Hammacher Schlemmer, curiosity got the best of me. I headed over to their site to find a bevy of similarly giant items. Take the giant volleyball set! Or the giant soccer ball! And even the giant ghostly apparition!

I can think of no better way to celebrate this country than to buy a super gigantic item.

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