KISS occupies a strange world. Part Halloween, part devil rock, part creepy mythos, KISS reigns as being among the top bands that freak your mom out. It should come as no surprise, then, that KISS merchandise also is sufficiently wicked. To celebrate KISS' appearance Aug. 27 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, here are six KISS objects that won't appear on most people's wishlists - but perhaps should.
6. Air Fresheners What does KISS smell like? Like virgin's blood and rat poop, I'd imagine, but who knows? You will, if you buy these air fresheners. Bonus: Because these were made in 2006, they're like little time machines for your nose. Bird flu memories!
5. Bingo Great Aunt Polly sounds like Marge Simpson's sisters and smells like cat pee (Maybe she could use some KISS air fresheners?), but your dad still makes you visit her in The Home. Combine your favorite band with her favorite game, and ask a friend call out numbers in full KISS makeup to make it a day to remember. You'll never eat strained peas with her friends in the cafeteria again. Well, unless she's like the old lady in the dream sequence of Happy Gilmore.
4. Shower Curtain When I'm fresh from the bath and sensuously rubbing girly lotion all over my dewy body, I often think, "Self, do you know what would make this scene from a PG-13 flick even better? Four guys in scary makeup staring at me from my shower curtain." And behold!