Suburban Senshi iChat #1313: “The Sharper PR of Penn Jillette”
#1313: “The Sharper PR of Penn Jillette”
Thu Feb 28 16:12 2008 - Logging Started (suburbansenshi-chat)
But even if the Sharper Image had sidestepped all of these bear traps, it was headed for trouble. Once, a visit to the store seemed like a trip to the future's very own showroom, or a museum exhibit called "What Is Next." Brushed aluminum was the surface of choice, back when only very cool stuff had a brushed aluminum surface. Staffers dressed in head-to-toe black and looked like they could serve drinks on the space station. Well, they looked like that in 1984. Today, they could be baristas.
Sharper Image just filed for Bankruptcy
[16:12] <@Dr. Xadium>
I once bought a pair of "indestructible" glasses from them (made out of memory metal)
Did they break, X-chan??
[16:13] <@Dr. Xadium>
Actually no! But the paint coating wore out on them. They weren't as flexible as the real Flexon glasses, however.
It was the lawsuit over the Ionic Breeze air purifiers that scored the death knell.
[16:14] <@Dr. Xadium>
I had an Ionic air purifier thing. It basically attracted all the dust in the room to one wall.
Wow X-chan spent a lot of money on gadgets...
[16:15] <@Dr. Xadium>
It was a gloriously misspent youth.
Man the problem with Sharper image was that their s[BLEEP]t was overpriced, and today with the internet you can find it anywhere.
I wrote a love letter and people are mocking it
Holy crap I need to fly to America for that
You can't, dear, you've spent the travel budget on reserving tickets for "Wrestle Malaria 24"
Whatever, dear. I shall be at Universal Studios enjoying the rides.
I heard there's a whacked out Kane Cosplayer over there
That would be Abyss from TNA
Can we please not talk about the FAKE "sport" of Pro Wrestling please
GOD not you too Akane I thought you were COOL
I'm a journalist. I report facts not fiction.
But what if you were reporting on a movie??
I would still report facts. e.g. "this movie is a piece of garbage spat out from the diseased rectum of the Hollywood s[BLEEP]t factory"
[16:32] <Mizunomics01>* stops by for a moment and reads the chat log *
Sharper Image is going out of business?!
Mizunomics01 is away: Now where will I buy my spine-massaging infrared blenders?
kid you BUILD THAT S[BLEEP]T FOR FUN
Google has made an announcement that could help hundreds of homeless people in San Francisco get back on their feet. Every single homeless person in the city will be given a life-long phone number and voicemail.
The homeless person get free voicemail. But how will you access it without a cellphone, a charger for that phone, a wall to plug the charger into and a house for that wall to go into?
You are a severe buzzkill, Karasuma Akane
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