rad or ridiculous? you decide.

by Janetha on February 8, 2013

in humor

hey! i am back! i hope you all enjoyed the fabulous guest posts that were published here while i was away. thanks to all those who helped me out while i was gone!

i have plenty of photos and stories to tell you about my time in the dominican republic, but i am suuuper busy playing catch up, so i really don’t have a spare minute to devote to a trip recap right now. however, i do have some time for a little friday fun! there is always time for that, right?

every time i take a plane to a far off land (or maybe a not-so-far-off one) i love to flip through the pages of sky mall.

R OR R 001

i am always amazed by the latest and greatest items for sale in this mag. and, as i have done in the past, i love to hear your opinion on these items. so, without further ado, it’s time for another round of rad or ridiculous.

the dog bed with matching monogrammed pillow.
retail: $129.95 + $25.50 for pillow.

R OR R 002

 

giant star wars talking plush.
chewbacca or darth vader, $99.99 each.

R OR R 004

 

isometric resistance upper body strengthener.
batteries not included, $79.95.

R OR R 008

 

helmet to cure a bald head.
only $695!

R OR R 017

 

posture corrector.
available in XS-XL, $38.99

R OR R 015

 

the no-workout trainer for a hot bod.
ab transformer: $99.99, women’s buttocks lifter: $99.99, arms & legs toner: $49.99. sold separately.

R OR R 014

 

not to worry! i found what was on inventor’s corner.. we get a FIRST LOOK at life’s newest solutions!

suction cup umbrella holder.
two for $19.99.

R OR R 011

 

say goodbye to cellulite.
only a cool $1,500.

R OR R 010

 

backpack vacuum—because that regular one is so inconvenient.
$199.95

R OR R 009

 

can’t wait to see your answers!

Qs~

1. have you ever purchased something from sky mall or an infomercial?

2. what was the last ridiculous item you saw for sale?

xo. janetha g.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

natalie @ will jog for food February 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Love skymall, because all of it’s ridiculous! hehe

Can’t wait to hear about your trip to the Dominican! Hope you tried some mamajuana ;)

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Erica February 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

ohmygosh I love this post!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Love this post!! I always love seeing the crazy things in SkyMall. Definitely a fun aspect of traveling.

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Mollie K February 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I’m seriously laughing out loud!!! The umbrella thing is hilarious and RAD!!! Imagine seeing people walking around with those. And I love your comment for the vacuum backpack!!! haha

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Megan February 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I’m torn on the backpack vacuum. On one hand it’s totally unnecessary to be able to carry your vacuum on your back. On the other, it lets you feel like a Ghostbuster. I think I have to vote rad.

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I love flipping through the skymall magazine–so many crazy products–I have never purchased anything though. But now I’m curious . . . have you?!? :)

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Jenna February 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm

“It’s like having a gentleman handy to keep you dry”

Haha. Hilarious. Skymall takes care of a good 30-40 minutes on a long plane ride…. Quality reading.

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Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom February 9, 2013 at 4:41 am

I love Skymall. Think it’s so much fun to browse through that magazine. Every once in a while, there is really somehting neat & realistic in there. However, nope, I’ve never made a purchase :)

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lindsay February 9, 2013 at 5:13 am

these always crack me up. although i do wish i had half of them, just for fun!

welcome home

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Linz @ Itz Linz February 9, 2013 at 6:01 am

haha! all of the “fitness” ones are dumb in my opinion :) the dog bed however… i voted rad! :)

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kendra February 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

Welcome back :)

I actually sat up straight when I saw the posture corrector ad but 40$ when you could pull your t-shirt over your head?

In the early 90′s (?) after I saw an Ab-roller commercial I convinced my Dad to buy it. Now they say of all the ab exercises it’s the most inefficient.

– I’m already slouching again–

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige February 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

Because WHO doesn’t need a gentleman handy to keep them dry?!
…bahaha

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the delicate place (@misathemeb) February 9, 2013 at 7:55 am

hey welcome back! the skymall is absurd and i only read it for entertainment purposes ha ;) i havent been shopping other than the grocery store in like 2 mos so i cant remember. i used to have a ghost busters pack that eerily resembles that vacuum cleaner lol

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Bria @ West of Persia and Yoga With Bria February 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Welcome back! Ummm, I’m kinda curious about that posture corrector. Of course ;-)

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Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Haha that umbrella holder has me laughing out loud! I love the dog bed, but Bentley has 3 and would much rather sleep on the couch or his (i like to think its mine) bed. I hope you had an awesome vaca, hoping you will post some beautiful island pictures :)

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Heather February 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I LOVE the Chewbaca head (totally rad) but thought the Darth was ridiculous … hahaha … true story.
I love skymall. And I have bought from it before (via hammcher schlemmer). I bought the huge body pillow – and it was the BEST thing I have ever bought!!!

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/75405

I’m not advertising for them, just love it and how ridiculous it is.

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Ashley @ Freckles and Spice February 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I’ve seen some cray things in sky mall but helmet to cure baldness! OMG!

And that vacuum thing looks like the ghost busters proton pack.

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I read skymall while I’m waiting to turn on my electronic devices too – such a silly magazine. Although I got Kirk’s garmin from there years ago, it was a great price. :)

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Erin H February 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

Even though I think some of those things are definitely rad, they are still so overpriced that it makes them ridiculous. When did I turn into a cheapskate??

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Mollie @Sprinkles of Life February 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hey Janetha! Glad your’re back, can’t wait to hear about the trip! Have I said how jealous I am you get to go on a yearly company trip?!? Now that’s rad!
I think they’re all pretty ridiculous but the two I could actually see as useful are the posture corrector and the iso machine. Suction cupped umbrella and hair growing helmet?!?! Really?! lol

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