Thursday, February 03, 2005



What the hell is this?

Instapundit linked to it. It is clearly a regular Amazon URL. And its manufacturer, NAO Design, looks like a real company that sells art lamps on Amazon.

Well, there are a few clues.

This looks like an art car, a species I recognize from Burning Man 2003. The background in some of the pictures clearly points to a Burning Man connection. Must be 2004. It was listed in October 2004, and Burning Man was in August. So I think it's fair to say that this isn't really for sale as a mass-produced item. It's one of a kind.

This picture is the real clue though. That's a Stanford building in the background. Sudden repressed memory flashback...the BAND! The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band had this thing last year. They used it around campus, took pictures, took it to Burning Man, and then made up a page for selling it on Amazon.

The reviews are clearly fake, but they don't tell us much. Might not even be by the same people who put the page up. Are probably just from folks who saw it and think it's funny.

Only the Stanford Band would be behind something of this sheer magnitude. Those evil geniuses!


Blogger The Good Reverend said...

I could have just done a little Googling instead of a lot of deductive reasoning...

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