“My parents didn’t love each other anymore, so at 10-, 7-, and 2-years-old, we flew unaccompanied between Idaho and LA for visits. We may not have had chaperones or the security of an intact nuclear family, but we had one essential comfort: The SkyMall catalog.” As the company files for bankruptcy protection, Wired’s Emily Dreyfuss pens an Ode to Skymall.

+ 12 of the weirdest products on Skymall.

+ And Fusion thinks they found the most insane item on Skymall.