The ACME Catalog
From Warner Bros. Text by Charles Carney
One of the great things about the classic Looney Tunes cartoons was the gadgets and gizmos contrived by the cartoonists. Their imagination gave birth to such glorious devices as the Integrator Pistol, Invisible Paint and the Giant Magnet. Despite the best efforts of spokesmen like Wile E Coyote (Super Genius), Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd, ACME products have risen above their bad rap and thrived in this country’s imagination since the 1930s.
Everyone knows that ACME makes the best anvils in the universe. But did you know that ACME makes Iron Bird Seed or an Instant Tunnel Painter or an Automatic Boxing Glove? Now the good folks at Chronicle Books have compiled all of these contraptions into one easy-to-read catalog, The Acme Catalog. Thanks to their painstaking research and precise attention to detail all of us who spent hours looking for a manual for our Glue Cannon or Giant Kite Kit are at peace. This book has everything we could possibly want- guns, armor, vests, grenades, you can even buy signs. How cool is that?!
Each product is beautifully illustrated and accompanied with an up-to-date description of the item and pricing when applicable. For instance, who would have known that a Jar O’ Bees would cost only $8.95 or that a Ultimatum Dispatcher could cost a mere $299.99?
So the next time you are out in the world hunting wascally wabbitts or chasing that irritating Road Runner, you may want to consult The Acme Catalog first. But seriously this is the perfect book for anyone with a Looney Tunes fetish or who seriously loves wacky weapons of mass destruction.