SkyMall Monday on the Urly Show

If you enjoy reading SkyMall Monday every week, then do I have a treat for you! This week, you can lazily watch a video instead of reading! Put your work aside and check me out as a guest on the Urly Show. What’s the Urly Show? It’s the podcast of our dear friends over at Urlesque. We spent 36 glorious minutes talking about our favorite SkyMall products. I even brought in a few of my favorites to show off. Just click the image above to start the video!

Not ready to watch it now? Download the audio and video versions of the Urly Show talking SkyMall and enjoy it at your leisure! And if you get a kick out of internet memes, hysterical viral videos and cats, be sure to check out Urlesque tout de suit!

I do have to make one correction about something I said on the show. The Garden Yeti costs $98.95.

American accent impersonations: Is that really how we sound?

Okay, we may not think about our accent much, but we have one–and yes, the American accent can be a funny one. But do we really sound as bad as that?

Urlesque points us to a few videos with a ‘how ’bout them apples’ look at our accent, as attempted by non-Americans. Some are just painful to watch. (Karma for all of those times you attempted an Irish brogue on St. Paddy’s Day?) Others fall in and out of their own. But job well done to the few who could pass as fellow countrymen. They lead off in their native accents for comparison, then easily make the switch into American.

I have to give them credit–it’s hard to do. If you’re like me, you might be able to get away with a word or two in a foreign accent. But ask me to keep it going consistently over several sentences, and I’m either going to make up my own version of the accent, or fall back into American.

Perfect or not, it makes you think about something that usually goes unnoticed, until you’re facing a regional accent or trying out a foreign one. Have a listen.