laughing at us.
Remember when This American Life broadcast Malcolm Gladwell telling his story about his little competition with a fellow journalist to see who could first get the phrase, "perverse and often baffling" published in one of their news stories?* I think the product development people have the same perverse desire to fuck with us.
Monica: Hey Pete, you think they will ACTUALLY let me source giant paperclips?
Pete: How giant?
Monica: Like the size of your foot...
Pete: Of course they will, M. Your giant clothespin was a hit. Try making this game HARDER. Try to get a bombe chest in a gross primary blue made... with STENCILED SEAHORSES all over it. I dare you.
Pottery Barn - - I really want to buy your Seabury sofa, but then you pull shit like this. I have a hard time trusting you. This is no joke.
*Was a bit of a HOAX. Just like some of PB's furniture. Also, thanks to the anon commenter on my beach house post for letting me know about this really scary piece of furniture.