all the non-sequential Catatonic Comix I have done, these three Sharper
Image knock-offs are my favorites (note the anagram title and all
that.) I was compelled to do this as I went crazy during an extended
layover on the tarmac at Baltimore (they wouldn't let us gate for
nearly 3 hours so we were all stuck on the plane and there was little
water and it was cramped and hot and babies were crying and GOD DAMN
JUST OPEN THE FUCKING DOOR, I'LL JUMP DOWN THE INFLATABLE SLIDE AND
WALK TO THE TERMINAL MYSELF.) All I had for amusement was a newspaper,
which was quickly made into funny hats, and the in-flight catalog,
full of overpriced nonsense for the discriminating conspicuous consumer.
The section featuring the Sharper Image was the worst offender, so
I grabbed a pen and just scribbled acromonious bullshit over nearly
every page, snarling away. I fully realize doing something like that
in our Heightened Terrorist Alert Days would get me carted away, but
back then in those carefree times we could've had a John Woo gunfight
in coach and nobody would've batted an eye.
on I looked over that defaced catalog (I'd brought it home with me)
and decided to channel that unfocused juvenile rage into something
actually useful and worthwhile, and these three pages are the result.
I am particularly proud of the last page. That's probably the best
satire on the site. None can dispute my claim of TOTAL F'N GENIUS
for that work, no sir!