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Friday, December 09, 2005

M Go Shopping

As the holidays near, it's time to start thinking about what to get that Michigan fan on your shopping list. Sure, you could get the the basic #7 jersey or some other typical M gift. But why do that when there are so many really, shall we say, "unique" Michigan gifts out there?

Thus, in an effort to help you with your holiday shopping, here are some of the most interesting Michigan gifts we could find on the web.

For that special white trash Michigan fan (yes, as much as we hate to admit it, Tosu doesn't have a monopoly on such fans), might we suggest this handsome Michigan belt buckle. While many thought belt buckles like this fell out of fashion in the 70s along with bell bottom jeans, this listing on eBay proves that's not true (CB radio not included).

For that sex kitten (or rather, Wolverine) on your list, check out this University of Michigan women's thong. What struck me is that it's available in sizes medium and large. Now, no offense, Lady Wolverines, but if your thong size is "L", might we suggest another style of undergarment.

Here's a print that make us just scratch our head and go...uh, what? It's a U-M/MSU outhouse picture. It also comes in M/Tosu and M/ND if, for some unknown reason, you feel you need all three of these collectors items.

Now, you've probably been asking yourself what to get that Jewish friend on your Christmas shopping list. Well, that problem is solved with the Michigan Menorah shown below. Shalom!

But the topper this holiday season is this one of a kind (thankfully) Michigan leather jacket. Nothing says "Go Blue!" like this beauty (mullet optional).

If he turned around, do you think he's already wearing that belt buckle above?

Well, hope this helps with your holiday shopping. If you stumble across any other really "unique" Michigan gifts, please drop us an email or add them to the comments page.

PS Hey, Benny, what size jacket do you wear?


The King said...

I collect belt buckles, so I'll probably bid on that one.

As for the thong being sold in L, didn't you grow up in MI, Yost? I know we live in LA now, but I know you haven't forgotten so soon.

I own a jacket almost exactly like that one. If someone tells me how to post pictures here I'll prove it.

Benny Friedman said...

I was seriously considering the menorah, but changed my mind when I found out it was decorative only. I'll bet Ian Gold is interested too.

IC said...

I'd say it's about 50/50 that the jacketed gent is wearing the belt buckle. But I'm pretty sure he doesn't own the menorah.

Yost said...


Yes, I grew up in Michigan. And I've spent all the years since trying to forgot the "L" thongs. But, sadly, my friend, I've learned you can't unring a bell.

As for the jacket, I have to see that. Will call you in a few.


Not being of the Jewish faith, I wasn't sure whether or not "Go Blue" menorahs were considered ok or somehow sacreligious. Even if it is ok, you just know, if it's anything like the team, you'll never get 8 days out of it. You'll think you're fine with 2 days to go and a box full of matches, but somehow, if it's like our D, it will fall short in the end before the 8th day.

DanDierdorf said...

"Now, you've probably been asking yourself what to get that Jewish friend ..........."

OK ... I am laughing so hard that I am crying in my office. STOP IT!!