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SkyMall Now Selling Air For $300

August 19, 2009 at 4:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

It is only 33,000-feet up and halfway through your second chardonnay that products like the following begin to make sense.

SkyMall's Tranquil Sounds Oxygen Bar takes the natural air that humans have been breathing for millions of years and runs it through a bunch of filters, boosting the oxygen mix from 21% to 30%. Owners are then invited to strap the included headset to their faces, turn on any of the machine's four built-in "ethereal musical patterns," and lose themselves in relaxation. The product is now available for $299.99 before taxes.

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SkyMall's Bacon Genie Makes Absolutely No Sense

July 30, 2009 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (2)

Wherein we engage in what the academics call "close reading," in a desperate and probably futile attempt to figure out what could possibly be going on with this SkyMall product. The setup is straight-forward enough: another piece of clutter to add to your counter top, performing a task that only seems relevant during the last 20 minutes of a blurry transcontinental red-eye. But then things begin going downhill:

Do you shy away from frying bacon because it leaves a greasy mess? Then you'll appreciate the Bacon Genie. It's the healthy way to cook bacon in the microwave. Simply drape up to twelve slices of bacon over the "hanger" and input the cook time. No monitoring is necessary so you can be preparing the eggs while the bacon is cooking. Even better, the grease gets collected in the dish below, so you won't have to drain or dab the cooked bacon on a paper towel. Easy pour spout lets you easily discard the collected grease, making clean-up a breeze!

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