Monday, May 19, 2008

What every Traveling Man needs

It's late spring. And that can only mean one thing. Er, two things. Okay, many things, but two things, too.


And graduation.

And if you're traveling, you need luggage.

And if you're graduating, you need luggage.

And if someone you know is graduating, you need a really cool gift.

So, obviously, you need to click on this link or on the advertisement in the sidebar for

My friend Grouchogandhi designed the ads and the website. Glen Colton owns the company.

Since I'm a Georgia Tech graduate, of course I chose luggage with the GT logo. There are many other college logos you can choose from, if you or your graduating nephew didn't go to the best school like I did.

This is no ordinary luggage. These are Swiss Army brand products. The quality is incredibly exceptional. Victorinox® has been making Swiss Army products since 1897.

My young son is the proud owner of a backpack with the GT Buzzy logo embroidered by computer onto it. He's the envy of his classmates — most of whom are University of Georgia fans. I mean, their team may win more football games, but their backpacks came from Wal-Mart.

And my Werks Traveler™ Tote [pictured] is perfect for one- or two-day getaways. No more lugging around an oversized, ripped, broken-zippered suitcase-bag half-empty. The tote is the perfect size... and tells the world I went to a college with a crappy football team but a great reputation for turning out eggheads like me.

Officially licensed college logos currently available from include:
  • Alabama State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Iowa State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington & Jefferson
Each of the deluxe travel bags, backpacks, duffel bags and cases in their line is made of ballistic nylon which is a very tough but flexible fabric designed to withstand the rigors of airline travel and especially airline baggage handlers. You could say that Victorinox® has deliberately over-engineered the product in anticipation of the world of mistreatment that awaits it.

Make Glen, Grouchogandhi, yourself and your graduating nephew happy. Buy new luggage.

— W.S.

This has obviously been an advertisement. If you are an author, publisher and/or seller of really cool merchandise, you can advertise or have your items reviewed on The Burning Taper, too. What's the catch? You gotta send me free stuff that I'll like as much as I do this luggage!

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1 comment:

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