Tuesday, May 1, 2007


I'll bet dollars to donuts that when you read PUSHING MY BUTTONS (below), you suspected that Khayyam Kayaks was a figment of my imagination (or as my son used to call it a "fig newton of my imagination"). And, of course, you were right. You probably also laughed at the nit-wit who would order a kayak through a catalog when "some assembly is required."

When I was fussing around with that essay, I chose the name Khayyam Kayak because I read somewhere that the sound "k" was considered a funny sound. And who am I to mess around with "the rules of comedy?" Besides, I'm a sucker for alliteration.

So, here I was sitting on My Beloved Sofa, minding my own business, and leafing through an issue of Aubudon Magazine." And what do I find on page 25? That's right. An ad for a kayak that you can order through L.L. Bean's Catalog! And get this. It's a woman's kayak. And here I've gone through my entire life assuming that kayaks were unisexual. Just goes to show you that I know nothin' 'bout nothin '.


Francie M. said...

...and it's a Kahlypso Kayak..priceless! but I think it really means you know a lot about most everything LOL.

Vallen said...

Remember the aardvarks?

Vallen said...

I meant hedgehogs. Remember the hedgehog, um, "incident?"

OldBagNewTricks said...


What this means is that the Madison Avenue advertising gurus have tapped into your head... and they are reading your mind whuile you sleep and you, unawares, are in charge of all marketing in all of America... Do you think you could dream up, say, "self-folding clothes". I would like that.

OldBagNewTricks said...

P.S. I heard that "K" thing in reference to comedy too... Is there a Rules of Comedy Handbook? Can I get that from Amazon?


OldBagNewTricks said...

As if I haven't caused enough trouble -- you've been tagged in a & Weird Things About You game.

Check out my blog to see the rules.


Tami said...

hehehehe! A fig newton of my imagination....I'm still giggling.