Here come the flea markets

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Here come the flea markets

While Rachel Mad­dow was excit­ing Charles into his imper­son­ation of the Ecstasy of St. Therese; LGF2 noted one more sign of an econ­omy that isn’t mov­ing as it did a mere 10 months ago:

They cashed out retire­ment funds to build their busi­ness dur­ing the 2008 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign. Now they have 3,000 jack-​in-​the-​boxes with smil­ing Barack Obama pup­pets inside — all sit­ting in a Cal­i­for­nia ware­house, wait­ing to be sprung open for $29.95 apiece.

For Barack-​in-​the-​Box cre­ator Heather Court­ney and her hus­band, David Manzo, the Oba­ma­ma­nia that drove sales so fast they could barely keep up dur­ing the inau­gu­ra­tion is over now. Sales have slowed to a “spo­radic driz­zle,” the 36-​year-​old artist said, in part because the pres­i­dent just isn’t as popular.

And that’s just one prod­uct. In a few years flea mar­kets will be flooded with junk like this.

While Rachel Maddow was exciting Charles into his impersonation of the Ecstasy of St. Therese; LGF2 noted one more sign of an economy that isn’t moving as it did a mere 10 months ago:

They cashed out retirement funds to build their business during the 2008 presidential campaign. Now they have 3,000 jack-in-the-boxes with smiling Barack Obama puppets inside — all sitting in a California warehouse, waiting to be sprung open for $29.95 apiece.

For Barack-in-the-Box creator Heather Courtney and her husband, David Manzo, the Obamamania that drove sales so fast they could barely keep up during the inauguration is over now. Sales have slowed to a “sporadic drizzle,” the 36-year-old artist said, in part because the president just isn’t as popular.

And that’s just one product. In a few years flea markets will be flooded with junk like this.