Morning Mix Show Notes 10/20
Real Product or Not, speaking of which – you’re not going to believe what’s in the new Christmas catalogs and a quick reminder as to why you need to finish your to-do list today.
Your Real Product or Not stuff for today: Mom Brand Jeans, Creative Cursing and the Giant TV Remote. (Scroll down for the correct answer.)
Every year, Neiman Marcus puts out a Christmas catalog filled with expensive and opulent gifts. Here’s a quick run down of some of the more ridiculous products in the catalog for those hard to buy for people on your giving list:
Dancing Fountains – For $1 million dollars, you can own dancing fountains like the ones outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas installed in your back yard.
International Flower Show Tour – For $420 thousand dollars, you and nine friends will be flown privately to flower shows all over Europe. This includes airfare, admission to the shows, luxury hotel stays and gourmet meals.
Luxury Yurt – This is a tent you put up in your yard that’s designed to look like it’s for an Arabian king complete with plush couches and a chandelier. Starting price is $75 thousand dollars.
Private Scotch Tasting – For only $5 thousand dollars, you and 20 of your friends can try all of the Johnnie Walker labels. All of your guests will get a $170 bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. This one might actually be a good deal. Twenty bottles of Blue at $170 a piece will run you $3400 alone. Five grand gets you and 20 of your friends a taste of all seven labels.
Designer Ping Pong Table – It’s made of black rubber. That one will set you back $45 thousand.
Yes, these gifts are very expensive and luxurious and not many people really need any of these things, but, Neiman Marcus does make the heavy handed point that a portion of your purchase from anything in the catalog goes to charity.
Remember Harold Camping? He was the guy that predicted the world would end May 21. When it didn’t happen, he claimed that his prediction stated the Rapture would begin May 21 and the world would actually end October 21. For those keeping score, that’s tomorrow, so, stock up on bottled water, canned goods and finish the milk in your fridge. You don’t want to see it go to waste.
Your Real Product or Not answers for today: Mom Brand Jeans are not real. Creative Cursing and the Giant TV Remote are both real. You can now log in to your Mix Insider Rewards Account and enter in the Morning Mix Word That Wins and score 25 hundred points that you can use to reward yourself with cool stuff like cash, gift cards and gaming consoles. Not a Mix Insider yet? Click here to subscribe.
For the record, Mom Brand Jeans is a Saturday Night Live spoof commercial. Check it out: