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Marketing Claims FTW

Last night, zaiah and I went shopping at Target for curtains for our new house.

There are, as it turns out, a bewildering array of different kinds of curtains, in different patterns and textures, almost all of which are stunningly ugly.

One brand of curtain carried by Target is Eclipse brand curtains, which are entirely opaque and block out...well, let me show you. Apologies for the poor quality of the image; it came from my iPhone. The bit I've circled in red is the interesting bit.

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archmage_brian
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
BLACK HOLE CURTAINS HFS
dilletante
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
yes! they actually draw light to them, and destroy it, reducing the total amount of light in the universe.
fx4
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
this needs to be posted to wordsplosion



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pstscrpt
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
If they block every bit of outside light, and also absorb a good bit of light from inside, you could maybe call that over 100%...

But it's a stretch.
tedeisenstein
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
NewScientist would love this....
magentametrix
Sep. 18th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
As would Consumer Reports.
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musicman
Sep. 18th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
I want to know if that includes infrared, ultraviolet, gammar rays, x rays, and other magnetic radiation, or just visible light? If the former -- I'll take two!
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dorklord07
Sep. 18th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I have two of those curtains!

They actually suck out light from the nearby neighborhood. We've had to cover them up during the day time so the neighbors don't complain.
redhotlips
Sep. 18th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
The things you didn't know you didn't know about home making, eh? LOL
edwardmartiniii
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Were they cloth or plastic?

I like how one of the uses is children's rooms...

...'cause apparently they're catering to the "I don't want anyone to see what I'm doing to my children" market.
dorklord07
Sep. 19th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
They're actually cloth lined with a plastic-like material
delphinea
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Isn't Quantum Physics the Fabric of the Universe?
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