Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OTT - Blingin' ringin'

Okay, so I get the fear of radiation from mobile phones, and I get that these handsets were marketed as a novelty gift item - a pretty funky one at that. Who doesn't like the retro look of the old Bakelite telephones? I especially love the way those phones sound when they ring, and have fond memories of my own grandmother's phone from when I was very young.

But people actually use these handsets?


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I guess so.

Hmm. For me, the whole idea of appeal of today's mobile phone is having something small and compact in your bag, or pocket.

These handsets look like they'd weigh a lot more than the phone itself, but please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. One thing's for sure - it wouldn't fit in your jeans pocket, would it?

Kind of defeats the whole point of a mobile phone, huh?

I'm sure Lenny Kravitz thought he was looking über cool, and that's what really matters...


  1. Lenny Kravitz is so hot, he could be carrying a big red box phone and rock it! :)

  2. He just looks like a crazy person talking into a handset he's ripped off a public phone. I like also that he is wearing his uggies unzipped as a concession to the blazing heat.

  3. have not seen those-- too funny!

  4. Ha! He DOES look like he's talking into a handset ripped from a public phone... nice one, Melbo!

  5. Oh Lord....that is tooooo funny! I wonder how many others have gone and got them - purely because they saw Lenny with one!

  6. Yep, Mel nailed it!

    What a douche.

    But meanwhile, I am loving Bakelite anything...