Friday, March 20, 2009

This Fad Is So Over

Our closest associate told us during a commercial break while watching NCIS that the local book and gift emporium was beginning to markdown all of its Obama merchandise. They had tons of the stuff and up until a couple of weeks post-inauguration it sold pretty well. But that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone.

It's always sad when you see the latest product from a pop star hit the remainder bin, but there you have it. Another fad is over. Lord ObamaPrompter has followed the hula hoop, super ball, and pet rock into the realm of pop fads officially declared to be passe.

Meanwhile, for collectors, there's this guide to Obama Kitsch. Buyer beware, however. So much of this crap was pumped out that the collectible value is suspect.