The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for May 17, 2009
The Argyle Sweater Presents: Failed Historical Product Endorsement. The Charles Dickens Watch. Defective: Kept only the worst of times. Robespierre's Neck Slicer and Apple Dicer. Recalled over safety concerns. Archimedes' Fresh Apple Pi - Buy 3, get .14 free! Voted by consumer reports: Worst deal. The Van Gogh Earmuff. Discontinued due to lack of demand. Charles Darwin's Fish Shoes. The Pre-Columbus Globe. Replaced by newer version.