59 minutes | Aug 18, 2020

Fra-GEE-lay: Leg Lamps, BB Guns and Bunny Suits with The Brian Jones

Episode 15 :: Fra-GEE-lay: Leg Lamps, BB Guns and Bunny Suits with The Brian JonesDo you love Christmas Movies? The Dudeologist polled no less than three dudes that said their favorites are A Christmas Story or Christmas Vacation, hands down. Most dudes can relate with Ralphie from A Christmas Story wanting a BB gun and being mesmerized by the soft glow of a leg lamp in his front window. As we get older, we start to relate more to Clark Griswold and his passion for wanting Christmas to be perfect even though nothing can go right. Well on today's show, our guest, The Brian Jones, joins the Dudeologists to share his story about how his Major Award turned around his Major Setback and changed the trajectory of his career in the Navy to a career selling leg lamps. Yes, some thought he might shoot his eye out, but Brian kept going and has built a Leg Lamp and A Christmas Story empire. Heck, he was even nice enough to help us spruce up the studio with a new lamp while we drink a few cold one's from The Really Good Beer Stop. Brian started selling leg lamps from the movie A Christmas Story out of his apartment. Little did he realize, the market for leg lamps already existed and would soon take over his apartment so much so that he would need a warehouse. A few years later Brian found himself buying the house from the movie A Christmas Story on eBay for $150,000. Brian eventually got officially licensed to sell all sorts of Christmas movie products like the Red Rider BB gun, Pink Bunny Suits and Moose Mugs. It's an unbelievable story, but a good one for all dudes out there that you can overcome any setback. Even when everyone thinks you or your idea is crazy, the Dudeologist triple dog dare you to go for it! If you need some inspiration, stay a night in the A Christmas Story house sleeping in Ralphie and Randy’s beds. Check out Red Rider Leg Lamps and give someone important in your life their Major Award! https://www.redriderleglamps.com/Also, next time you are in Cleveland, visit the A Christmas Story House and Museum. Now booking overnight stays! https://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/ A Christmas Story House and Museum is open year round, Thursday through Monday from 10am to 5pm. They offer extended hours during November and December.Check us out on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and YouTubeMusic 🎶 by Jacob ManningRed Rider Leg Lamps Get your Old Man his very own leg lamp major award
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