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

Truly, a publication too beautiful for this world.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jan 23, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:05 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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