Dave Barry's 2001 Holiday Gift Guide
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Published Sunday, December 2, 2001


The Amazing Fluoroscope X-ray-vision glasses will give you a bird's-eye view of the world. Not even Kryptonite will be able to disarm your special powers.
$3.95 plus shipping and handling from Deer Creek Products, 3038 NW 25th Ave., Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069; 954-978-0597. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Remember the comic books you read as a youngster? Remember the advertisements in the back for novelty items such as the Joy Buzzer, the Chinese Finger Trap, Disappearing Ink and the Squirting Flower? Remember the most intriguing novelty of all -- the X-ray vision glasses, which were usually illustrated by a young man looking through something, such as a wall, or his hand, or the clothes of a hot babe? Remember how you begged your mom for 50 cents, and sent away for a pair of these glasses? And then you waited for what seemed like forever? And then, finally, they came in the mail, and you opened the package with great excitement, and you put the glasses on, and you looked through them, and you saw ... a confusing blur?

Well, these are those same glasses, only now they cost $3.95.

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