Thursday, June 10, 2010

Awesome Product: The Pillow Tie

With just over a week before Father's Day, some of you may be scrambling for the perfect gift for your dad or husband.  Many of you will wait until the last minute and grab him one of those most overused of gifts: the necktie.

Mother Load readers, today I exhort you to NOT wait until the last minute, but I also exhort you to buy him a tie.  I know, I know, I never thought I'd recommend a tie for Father's Day, either.  But then again, I'd never seen a Pillow Tie before today.

Here's a recent video.  Check it out.

People, I think this might be the coolest thing I've ever seen, and this is coming from someone who owns two Perfect Brownie Pans.  AND I think ties are silly and meaningless conventions, and I'm pretty certain I wouldn't wear one if I were a man, no matter what my profession.  To me, ties are the ultimate Stupid Product, hanging from a man's neck like an over long piece of striped jewelry and often obstructing his air flow in the process.

But you put a pillow in it, and BAM! Awesome Product.  If you're going to wear something simply because convention says you have to, you might as well get some enjoyment out of it. The Pillow Tie blasts a great, big hole in the paradigm that says fashionable clothing can't be functional.

It must also be said that there is value in this product's ability to make a statement to boring speakers everywhere.  Anyone can fall asleep in a meeting, head bobbing and jerking in that characteristic way.  Boring bosses or lecturers see this and are bound to think the sleeper just had a hard night.  Inflate a Pillow Tie and snuggle down purposefully in front of him, and he's going to realize something about himself. 

The only thing I'm left wondering is when the makers of the Pillow Tie are going to branch out into women's clothing and accessories.  There are so many things I don't wear because I don't see the point.  If you put a pillow in them, I'd be your biggest fan.

Speaking of which, you can become a fan of the Pillow Tie on their Facebook fan page.  If you're planning on buying one, you might want to wait until after Father's Day, so you don't ruin the surprise.  Happy Father's Day and happy napping to dads everwhere!

(Thanks to Tami C. of Washington, D.C., for the heads up on today's Awesome Product!)


Anonymous said...

There's a coupon code for $5 off. "TIE4DAD"