The masculine part of my brain is slapping the cutesy part around in the corner as I’m writing this post. It’s all because of iAttire…they’re selling a line of limited edition Halloween costumes for iPods. Yes. iPods.
My flummoxed brain is unable to pass judgement on these things without fanning the precursory flames of some sort of intra-cranial civil war – traditional masculine, geek, emotive and other sects are duking it out in my gray matter as we speak (not that they are necessarily mutually exclusive). On one hand I have absolutely no plan to shell out $40 for one of these things [Yeah! 40!], but what would my price point be? Would I even be caught dead with one if the price was right? Is this just downright stupid? Too girly? Is that a completely baseless sexist comment? Yeesh. One thing I can appreciate is the sheer ingenuity of the person/people behind these. Make a completely new genre of accessory for the iPod. Watch out, iGuy.
It’s anthropomorphization to the absolute extreme; these are the same people who name their cars and bikes, for crying out loud. Awww, hell…I can’t get over it! Just look at the little vampire shuffle! He’s sooooooo cute!
(Thanks for helping me work through some of my issues, dear readers. It really felt good to get all of this off my chest.)