The airlines are getting chintzier all the time, but for the moment there's still at least 15 minutes of diversion provided by the well-worn in-flight magazine and SkyMall catalog found in the seat pocket in front of you. For most of us, the collection of high-priced bizarre and luxury items in the latter is just last-resort reading material on long flights, but for the members of the Kasper Hauser Comedy Group, SkyMall provided pure inspiration. Dan Klein, James Reichmuth, John Reichmuth and Rob Baedeker must have spent a good hour-long flight coming up with the spoofs in SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane.
The team has dreamed up items like the Reality-Canceling Headphones ( You can still hear things such as the microwave going off but not babies or the doorbell or dogs ), the Whore-ganizer ( Keep your sex contacts separate from your friend, family, and business numbers and sort by city ), Medical Test Results Fortune Cookies, the Hybrid Magnet ( will convert' your gas guzzler into a fuel-efficient vehicle ) and the Mistresses of the White House Doll Collection. Purveyors include The Image Sharpener, Probletunity Knocks, J. Crewcifix, Mouth Full O' Shitake and Heavy Petter. Now, for some real fun, slip a copy of SkyMaul to one of your fellow passengers and see if they notice. *An occasional look at some of the stranger books we receive.