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As SkyMall files for bankruptcy, the Internet memorializes its crazy products

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Mar 1, 2020, 11:53 am*

Internet Culture

Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

Terrible news for anyone who has ever been bored on an airplane: the company behind SkyMall, that in-flight catalog you disdainfully flip through after you’ve suffered through all the available episodes of The Big Bang Theoryhas announced its inevitable bankruptcy filing.

Why do we say “inevitable”? Because SkyMall is packed full of actually useless garbage that no human being would conceivably buy, even in a late-capitalist boom cycle. Thankfully, a legion of loyal Internet fans has done the noble work of archiving these inexplicable items:

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Well, what are you waiting for? Get on the SkyMall website and order all this stuff before it’s too late. Oh, and one more thing: the next time you’re flying somewhere, don’t forget to bring a book.

Photo by SuperJet International/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2015, 2:17 pm