The Pink high heeled shoe phone is no girly gadget designer gimmick.  The only thing that could possibly detract from it’s functionality in helping you stay under the radar is that there  is no actual compartment for your foot.  Until then you just hide around the corner when you want to avoid any unwanted attention.

No indication it can be fitted into the pink cadillac and I’m guessing no USB to your laptop.



This is a serious buy for the high end fashionistas in the security business.

And if you are at risk of corporate espionage the last thing you want to do is draw attention to yourself.

Discretion is a must…

Available from gadget4all

Medical compression socks  could become a new fashion rage. 

The Coalition to Prevent DVT is hoping that these socks will raise awareness of DVT in the same way that Pink did for breast cancer.

They don’t look a lot different than leg warmers, well not a lot anyway.

This is where fashion, medicine and marketing can converge to create a winner. Soon you will be throwing out your scrapbooking kits and buying a sock kit to create the funkiest socks on the block.

The formula is simple, a colour, a disease, and an item offering a  solution.

Another ready made life  is being sold on ebay, that of a Mr Usher.

Does this story usher in a new era or is it all a bit deja vu.

Lets explore this further by considering the many personality liquidations and lives for sale in previous listings on ebay.  ebay

Who could forget the $30,000 bid for a “a life for sale” where a Woollongong’s philosophy student decided to liquidate his identity (including his tension filled relationship with his ex-girlfriend). 

Or the plight of kimbaspec trying to flog a “collectable personality”  featured by pinkcarauction and which was passed in without a solitary bid.  Being a hobbyist seller on ebay myself otherwise known as  bluechload the subject is close to my heart.  Of course I would never consider selling my ebay persona, and anyway ebay does allow you to have two personas. 

The  fact that kimbaspec happens to be my other persona, whose auction didn’t garnish any interest whatsoever is neither here nor there.

I can assure you there is  absolutely no animus arising from that lost sale.  For had there been animus, I surely would have thrown it in as an optional extra in my auction listing, as animus, hang ups, tension and dysfunctional aspects of a life or personality seemingly feature very well on the life auction scene. 

How many lives, identities, imaginary friends, alter egos and collectable personalities have been under the hammer? 

Adding to the already ridiculous list of things like cheese sandwiches which contain images of Christ, we are now  witnessing intangible ‘offerings’ or services, ranging from past relationships, jobs, friendships and even souls appearing on online auction sites like ebay.

Does this much publicised auction of Mr Usher’s life stand out amongst the already crowded field of image seeking gimmicky publicity stunts?  Not really.

But it is well organised.  It has ushered in a well constructed, on which the vendor ‘Mr Usher’ tells us how hesitant he was to share his personal story with even a single sole. 

Evidently he has somehow pushed through that difficult barrier, as he plans to release his story by writing four books, each made up of 12 parts, with one book being released in the middle of each month leading up to the auction.

My question is will the winner of the auction acquires the copyright on the books and royalties or will they go to the author who sold everything lock, stock and barrel relating to his previous life??

Surely Mr Usher if you get the entire life that includes the right to write about it, past or present!!

Otherwise you could be accused of in effect profiting from somebody else’s life story. Then you would just be a run of the mill journalist. 

Those familiar with “All my Life For Sale” by John Freyer may see some striking similarities between Mr Usher’s approach and that of Mr Freyers who owned a website called and wrote a book about his venture.

Maybe Mr Usher has been profiting from other lives, namely Mr Freyers.

To those contemplating bidding on Mr Usher’s life caveat emptor. Make sure you clarify these issues in advance.

Mr Usher could be little more than a glorified broker/trafficker in the life appropriation business.