Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ruth, the Mom's Very Valuable Guide to Things You or Your Loved Ones Absolutely Must Have This Holiday Season

You'll notice that many of the items on my "must-have" list come from Hammacher-Schlemmer. That's because a) they keep sending me catalogs, b) I flip through these catalogs when I should be doing something useful, such as the dishes, and c) they sell so many things that every man, woman and child ought to own.

Such as:

The Animatronic Singing And

Talking Elvis.

This is the animatronic Elvis that sings eight of The King's most acclaimed songs while his mouth, eyes, and head move with the music. The robotic bust is adorned with The King's trademark leather jacket, sideburns, and pompadour, recalling the musical icon's performance during the highest-rated television event of 1968--Elvis Presley's Comeback Special. The device sings Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock and more, and replicates Elvis' unique facial expressions (including the curled upper lip) and baritone voice. (Play Video) Integrated infrared sensors in his jacket detect ambient motion, prompting Elvis to say, "Bring it on back now" or another famous catchphrase as you walk past. The device has 37 monologues recorded from interviews that play at a touch of a button, each reflecting on the life and career of The King. A karaoke feature allows you to sing along with Elvis. $129.95

You have have have have have to watch the video.

Note: It has come to my attention that following the above link sometimes works, and other times does not. If you're having trouble, try going here first, then click on the link there.


Nikki said...

It won't let me play the video!!!

Ruth said...

Nikki, thanks for pointing that out. When I try it, sometimes it works and sometimes it won't. I added a different link that takes you to Hammacher Schlemmer where you can click on the video.