Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What Was That Called?

I got this little holiday catalog in the mail today.  


It had the things you would expect a catalog like this to have:  embroidered elk duffel bags, remote control candles, Star Wars light saber pen sets in a collector's tin, an Eclipse board game, and the guitar table lamp.  You know, stuff everyone wants for Christmas.

As I was thumbing through, dog earring just about every page, I found this:

Yes, this phallic kitchen device is called the g*Spout.  

One time, a group of seventeen-year-old boys were restoring an old wooden row boat.  They named it Morning Wood.  Their scout leader thought it was such a cool name--poetic, even.  Of course, when he told me the name, my shocked eyes made a noticeable appearance.  

"What?" he asked.  

"Do you know what that means?" I asked, dumbfounded, as the group of boys behind him were trying to keep their hysterics quiet.

I looked at them and said, "If you don't tell him, I will."  

At that, as their joke suddenly came to light, they could no longer hold it in.  I have rarely seen a group of teenage boys so incapacitated . . . for so long.

I wonder if anyone told the editor of the catalog what she printed opposite the Teacher mugs.


  1. The best part of that "g spout" kitchen device is that is also looks like a plastic replica of a woman's reproductive system- fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina- just missing the ovaries-

  2. I thought the same thing as April - I am a little slow however & may not have picked it up.