Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Collection of SkyMall (TravelMall) Humor
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2007 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
SkyMall has inspired a lot of parodies and homages. There's the SkyMaul book and the Coulton song, item-by-item mockery, a Penny Arcade comic, more of an essay, and airplane-travel-specific item-by-item mockery. Those are the links I've collected over the past few months; if you know of more good SkyMall (or TravelMall if you're on a bus or train) humor, post it in the comments.
Also: if you run out of Rachel Chalmers, read her old Advogato diary.
12 Dec 2007, 11:50 a.m.
12 Dec 2007, 12:18 p.m.
I'm glad Kasper Hauser is finally getting their due. Unfortunately YouTube is missing some of their best routines.
Hey ... would you mind if I used your info on KH to support an article/vlog thingy I'm working on? Can't believe I'm thinking "vlogs" these days. My voice is sooooo congested.
12 Dec 2007, 14:01 p.m.
Joe, I don't think I have or have shared any info on Kasper Hauser worthy of vlogging or referencing, but go ahead!
Thanks for the Unnovations, Steve. That'll be a treat once I'm done with this paper and final.
12 Dec 2007, 16:10 p.m.
I believe that Advogato link is what the kids call "fanservice."
Or if it isn't it should be.
Don't forget about Unnovations! Just about every one is laugh out loud funny, but my personal favorite has always been The World's Most Dramatically Effective Baker-Infuriating Hat.