Cory Doctorow at 9:14 am Tue, Apr 10, 2012
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You know what these titanic, $260 map-of-the-continental-USA sunglasses need? An Alaska barrette and a Hawai'i epaulet. Seriously.
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
And also some covering over the left eye. These could really screw up your vision
Yeah, the Great Lakes make these half-way useless.
The remedy here seems straight forward to me. The U.S. must annex Canada from Quebec City to Winnipeg.
Because the shadow cast by the USA is not yet pervasive enough?
Fugly and impractical. Do not want.
This is actually THE ugliest design I have ever seen. There are so many ways this could have been cute, and this is not any one of those.
Please enumerate (some of) the ways this could have been cute, because I can’t see it.
Only one I can think of: if these shades were the shape of Tennessee.
Two smaller USA’s, one on each eye. Okay, still not “cute”, but it would be tons better than this.
They need to be rose-colored.
A red USA? Never!
Sorry, I’m confused.
Are you a Pinko Liberal who doesn’t want a GOP America or are you a Wingnut who doesn’t want a Commie America?
Actually I’m English, so red would mean Labour. But I would vote Labour… except they went centre-right under Blair… shit now I’m confused.
Rather looks as if somebody has vomited on her.
The crossed-eye lawsuits will be flying hot and heavy against these things, based on the class action precedent of Carl Reiner et al v. Navin Johnson.
Blame Michigan. Again.
This post is tagged as “weird” but the way the left-eye vision is treated is, to me, rather eerie.
Huron to his little game.
No need to act superior.
I am also Ontario.
Does it come with blinders?
This woman looks EXACTLY like an old flame of mine….
An Alaska Monocle would be really sweet! (and perhaps a Hawaii choker)
Yo dawg, I heard you like America.
Wait, are these the new goggles that are supposed to be integrated with Google Maps?
Oh, say can you see?
Isn’t this the normal mode of vision for most US citizens?
Bay City MI is the inadequate covering for the left pupil. In other ways, Bay City is perfectly adequate.
Remember the flag-pin controversy of 2008? Soon every would-be politician is going to have to either don a pair of these or have their patriotism publicly called into question.
so dumb. it looks like someone crapped on her face.
You have to admire the fine detail work on the UP.
A Hawaii epaulet would bear an unfortunate resemblance to a shoulderful of bird shit. Hawaii deserves better, and wisely opted out of this portrait.
If the rest of the states had their say she would be left with just the frames.
I can’t imagine the thought process that came up with such an impractical shape for eyewear, let alone actually manufacturing that monstrosity.
Indeed, this would be funny if it was a one-off joke, but it appears that someone’s serious about it and thinks people might actually buy one, and that’s kind of sad.
Say what? I thought it wasn’t bad as an artistic comment…
But as an actual pair of sunnies, could they be more retarded?
Sunglasses cover the eyes.
Watcha got there are nose glasses.
If you flip it, it covers both eyes. And who the hell says Michigan is up anyway? Flipped would certainly make Florida more interesting.
Crooked, unbalanced and tilted to the right. Ya know… this is actually a pretty accurate model of the current US. (Still wouldn’t be caught dead wearing those pieces of junk but to each their own I guess.)
Watch out for Florida — it’ll poke your eye out! And the corresponding feature on the glasses seems rather dangerous, too.
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