Monday, February 18, 2008

Our Coveted Aardvark Lamp

Not too long ago our family received an aardvark lamp as a gift from some friends of ours from overseas. In their country, it is considered a great honor and a blessing to have an aardvark near your home. So, it must be even better to have an aardvark lamp...right.

It is proudly displayed in our living room next to our old raggedy couch (the new one still hasn't come in yet). Obviously, it's a conversation starter and you can imagine that it gets the most interesting looks from our guests (even my father-in-law couldn't resist starting at it in the image above). I suppose it's sort of like that "very important award" lamp from the movie A Christmas Story.

Yes, this story is totally made up. Thanks, Photoshop!

13 comments:

Uvulapie said...

Color me totally jealous.

Me said...

Ugh! I was totally ready to order one too! Seriously!

Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Dang, you had me. Gullible MC, that's me.

Anonymous said...

Two words for you. "Universal Remote!" :>)

JAN said...

Too bad. I was going to ask you to ask your friend to send us one of those. Oh well.....
jan

Scott said...

Stinks to be you and have to photoshop an aardvark lamp...
...instead of having a real one like ME.

Mr. E said...

Hello Big Doofus, I have been out of pocket for while and I am just now catching up on your posts. The lamp is so ugly it is great. I seriously dought my Ladybug will let me put that in the house though. I can't even display deer antlers from hunting. Hey wait that is a fake isn't it? Man, you had me going for minute. However here in Texas, there really are lamps like that. I have seen them.
I am also glad you are feeling better.

scott said...

The aardvark lamp is real. The Photoshopped part is the father-in-law in the chair.

Rose Starr said...

Is it April already? Yep, you had me believin' (and I enjoyed every minute of it).

Are the 4 remote controls photo shopped as well?
~Rose

Cindy Swanson said...

Yes!!! The lamp from "A Christmas Story" was the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture!

By the way, Doofus, I took your advice and got a nice discount when I joined my new gym. :)

Big Doofus said...

Just so you all know, we've picked up a new (i.e. "new to us") tv since that picture was taken and in the process managed to eliminate one of the remotes.

Sniz said...

Hey, is the aardvark lamp a slam on the gopher lamp on the other side of the room? You always said you loved it!

JAM said...

What a letdown. I was totally groovin' on your aardvark lamp.