Friday, December 21, 2007
Authentic Whoville Tree
From x-entertainment, Hey, remember that Charlie Brown Christmas tree replica I
wrote about last year? Well, Urban Outfitters is at it again, this time with the "Authentic Whoville Tree," from Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Since it's already a few dollars cheaper than Chuck's older model, I guess my initial reaction was on the money: A Whoville tree probably isn't iconic enough to drive anyone batty with joy.
The novelty tree is around two feet tall, with the correct bunch of stringed ornaments, curvable branches, and a perpetual drooping tilt. The only problem is that…well, if I didn't tell you that it was a Whoville tree, would you have known? Maybe, but most wouldn't: They'd just think it was an ugly, misshapen fake tree picked up from a closeout outlet. That's not the kind of impression I want to make for twenty bucks, so it's fortunate that I have no friends and nobody will see this thing on top of my wall unit.
I exaggerate. I consider the UPS man my friend. And maybe the casino host at Bally's.
They're especially nice if you have an errant corner shelf just waiting for the right objet d'art. We don't have such a corner shelf, but I like it well enough anyway. It's kooky. Slanted trees are kooky!