Tonight when I got home, there was a thrilling sheaf of junk mail in my letterbox. Rather than go through it specifically looking for bargains, I decided just to tweet the interesting things that occurred to me while reading the catalogues, which were for Ishka, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles and Big W.
I thought I'd try to embed my tweets here; if for some reason it doesn't work, you can read my ridiculous thoughts over at
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Junk Mail Observations
I adore reading junk mail. Here are some observations on the latest catalogues I received: Ishka; Coles; Woolworths; Kmart; Big W.
Storified by Mel Campbell · Tue, Nov 27 2012 06:28:26
Got home to find a bumper lot of junk mail!!! Woo-hoo! Shall now peruse it, ensconced in red velvet armchair like Alistair P Cookie.Mel Campbell
Oh boy, I have THOUGHTS about the Ishka catalogue. Bringing orientalism to the masses since 1971!Mel Campbell
Ishka - bringing world hand crafts to youCan't make it into Ishka? Need some quick and easy presents for work mates, friends and family? Buy your vouchers online! Thursday ...
Still, when I was a teenager, Ishka (along with Camberwell Market) was one of the few ways to explore 'alternative' sartorial identities.Mel Campbell
Perhaps it still performs that role for kids in regional locations. (New Ishka stores in Wagga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon, Warrnambool.)Mel Campbell
Has Woolies tried to introduce a 'character' called 'the ham king'? I've seen this ginger instore in standee form. http://pic.twitter.com/wtG4KEftMel Campbell
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The Champas Wars hit Woolies: Veuve is just $56 a bottle if you buy six (which you totally would).Mel Campbell
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Honestly, why would anyone buy pantyhose in 'nearly black'? Pissweak. Go proper black or go home!Mel Campbell
Kmart has an 'interactive horse' that "neighs & makes galloping noises". I'm imagining it holding coconut shells. http://pic.twitter.com/AVwCl2LfMel Campbell
Monty Python- How to Use your Coconutslordfairling
Imagine her little face falling when you say "Yes, little Sally, we bought you a pony!" and turns out it's the Kmart Interactive Horse.Mel Campbell
Pete Townshend on the cover of his new memoir looks a bit like Clive Owen. Also, Janet Evanovich has now written 19(!) Stephanie Plum books.Mel Campbell
Also, LOL, I like how you don't even have to read the book because he answers the title question right on the front cover.
What kind of cottonwool bullshit is a trampoline with mesh walls? I fell on the ground & the springs pinched my limbs but I turned out OK.Mel Campbell
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