During a 90-minute delay on the runway in Denver due to hydraulic problems in our airplane (nothing scary there), I finished the book I was reading, consumed salty peanuts, discovered that hummus should not be served in a squeeze tube, and spent some time cruising the Skymall catalogue, where I discovered important and exciting new things...
1- a seven foot, $2300 inflatable alien costume
2- a swimming kaleidoscopic fish for your pool
3- several versions of a pet potty for your condo balcony
4- a variety of really unattractive garden sculptures
5- a twisting scooter called the Whiplash ---- now that sounds safe
6- spray-on, shake-in hair fibres to give balding guys the look of a full head of hair
7- a voice-activated R2D2
8- a telekenetic obstacle course that uses your brain waves to maneuver a ball
9- an underwater light show and fountain
10- a dog kennel / coffee table combo
11- the snore terminator wrist attachment
12- various iPhone attachments and chargers
13- a creepy looking tombstone-looking personalized concrete bench
14- a life-sized King Tut sarcophagus cabinet with 14 storage shelves
15- club box seats from Fenway Park
16- a very odd-looking sports bra for men
17- the Face Trainer surgery-free face lift
18- the Hollywood Cookie Diet...
... and oh so much more! Check out skymall for gizmos gadgets and wacky crap galore. Do people actually buy this stuff?