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October 13, 2010

Book selling is not a thriving industry, no news there. You can see the desperation of book sellers when you walk into a Borders or Barnes and Noble and see all the non-book shit that they are trying to sell. “Just buy, something, please!” “Maybe you want some chocolate, or a Harry Potter thing, a mini globe, a journal? For the love of God, something!!” Anyway, at lunch I stopped into Borders looking for a particular title, which they did not have, and as I was on my way out I passed by some of their shelves of crap. Right next to the journals (real leather!!) they we selling these (sorry, the photo looked better on my phone):

That’s right, you can buy, for $5, a rubber band ball. Because, you know, it’s kind of a difficult and complicated thing to construct, what with the stretching of the rubber bands and all. Have we sunk so low, are we so incompetent that we can not even make our own rubber band balls?

And who has that job to make them? Are they produced by little children in a sweat shop in Vietnam? Is there a machine that makes them? or is there an assembly line somewhere where each person adds one rubber band before sending it on to the next stretcher (that’s what I imagine they are called) to continue until it reaches the desired size? I’d like to believe it’s the latter.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Fat Al permalink*
    October 13, 2010 5:21 pm

    5 bucks seems a little steep.

    Is that Jimmy Dolan pushing that big rubber band ball in the picture? I knew he had to be good at something.

  2. October 13, 2010 5:47 pm

    The only fun thing about a rubber band ball is making it. This is craziness, it’s like buying a pre-built model.

  3. Kelly permalink
    October 13, 2010 8:52 pm

    Made FOR kids BY kids!

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