Getcher Red Rider Leg Lamp riiiight here!

Red Rider Leg Lamp
You know you want it!

I want it like I want The Clapper.

Ooops!

CRASH

Hey, just being authentic to the movie!

Let’s hope the site’s not in Italian…

A christmas story: The book that inspired the hilarious Classic film

(Also available at Costco for $8.99.)

Can you tell I am totally stoked about this? I’ve been trying to remember to buy the book that inspired the movie every year since I first watched the movie and I always forget. Now, I own it. Yippee!
I wonder what Peter Billingsley is up to these days.

I know what Santa is getting Zebra for Christmas.

Zebra, you musta been very good this year…

Hmmm…say’s it’s FRA-GEE-LAY.

God, I love that movie.

Bumpuses! Sons of bitches!

It’s not just a lamp - it’s a Major Award!

“What is it?”

“A leg.”

Ahh … what a work of art. Both the lamp and the movie.

Actually, the lamp reminded me of one that a classmate of mine made in architecture school (obviously inspired by the original). It had a black and gold fringe on a velvet red lampshade. He used black fishnet stocking and a knee-high leather boot on a discarded mannequin leg and poured a rather large base for it out of concrete. This thing was the trophy for the annual kickball tournament between us (second-year) and third-year. It eventually made it’s way down to the main office in the school where it was on display for months. It was a work of art too.

Last I saw him - granted a few years ago - he was starring in some horribly bad sci-fi movie about getting trapped in a videogame. Not only was the movie awful, but little Peter did not retain his cuteness through adolescence, poor fella.

Here was my bit of “NO WAY!” trivia - the actor who played rotten Scut Farkas, the neighborhood tough who got beaten up by Ralphie, grew up to co-star on a sitcom called Titus.

He produced a movie called Made, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. Mr. Rilch worked on it. And, having met him, I’d say he’s exchanged “cuteness” for “handsomeness”, as well as shedding those extra pounds. :stuck_out_tongue:

I saw he has a small part in the upcoming make or break Wil Farrell’s career, “Elf”. So, we shall see.

Forget the movie, as entertaining and engaging as it was. Go read the actual story by Jean Sheperd. The basic plot and the characters are in his semi-auto-biographical book about growing up in Northwest Indiana, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. He was a remarkable story teller and humorist. He died in 1999 at the age of 79. Here is his web site.

My mom found that lamp in a catalog, and she ordered one for my dad as a Christmas present :slight_smile:

And Scott Schwartz grew up to be a porno star.

Lotsa talent came out of that movie, that’s for sure. :rolleyes:

i want one… plugged into a clapper!