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  • April 14, 2016
    This is the $28 Dinner DJ dining set designed by Ignacio Pilotto and available from Fred & Friends. The place setting comes with a turntable stand, rotating plate, spork tone-arm, and interactive knobs and slider. I can see it now: Dammit son, I thought I told you no house mu... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2016
    This is Fred and Friends' $20 Atomic Trimmer, a nose and ear hair trimmer that looks like a raygun. It doesn't function like a raygun though, it functions like a traditional nose and ear hair trimmer. That's a shame, because I bet if you melted your nose hairs out they wouldn... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2016
    This is Miss Meter, a $15 tape measure designed by OTOTO (and available for sale HERE) in the shape of a giraffe. The longer the tape, the long its neck gets, all the way to 2 meters (~6.5 feet). That is a long neck! Although actually pretty average for a real giraffe, whose... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2016
    This is the Smart Rope, a jump rope with 23 LEDs embedded in the middle of the rope that light up in front of you to display your current jump count while you're roping. Alternatively, do things the old fashioned way and count in your head. Or out loud -- I won't make fun of ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    This is a shot of a cat putting its paw on a Plasma Ball. Plasma Balls, as I'm sure you're all aware, are one of the best sellers at Spencer's, along with lava lamps, black light posters, novelty shot glasses, and Jelly Beans moonlighting as Over The Hill boner pills. I ate a... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2016
    These are the detachable mop heads available from Japanese online retailer Fellisimo that were designed to look like Komondor dogs (aka those dogs that look like mops, aka the dog on the cover of Beck's Odelay). You know, in case you were in the market for a novelty mop head. ... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2016
    This is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man candle available from Firebox. It looks like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, costs $29, and smells like marshmallows. I'm not what the total burn time is, but hopefully a fair amount of hours. Is there some kind of rule for candle pricing... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2015
    This is the Hatching Dinosaur Candle available from Firebox. It costs $45 *spit-takes Sunny D* and reveals a porcelain baby raptor as it melts. Plus Firebox points out you get to keep the baby dinosaur after the candle is finished, just in case you thought it was just on loan... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2015
    The Tempescope is the brainchild of designer Ken Kawamoto and can recreate current outdoor weather conditions right on your desktop. The box downloads the upcoming forecast from the internet and is capable of producing different sunlight effects, clouds, rain and lightning. T... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    Hold it like you mean business! This is the BBQ Machete Spatula. It costs around $19, looks like a machete, but with the functionality of a spatula. Plus there's a bottle opener. It also comes with a bandana so you don't drip sweat on the meat you're grilling. People usual... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2014
    Because most major pizza chains have given up on trying to make quality pizza and instead been focusing their efforts on inventing new shitty novelty pies that nobody will try more than once, this is the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza available from Pizza Hut Australia. It's a pi... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    Remember that conceptual Air Umbrella I posted back in 2012? Well now somebody else has stolen/come up with the exact same idea and created a Kickstarter to make the product a reality. And they've already met their funding goal too, which means $128 will get you your very own... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the $45 Darth Vader Toaster available for pre-order (they ship in July) from the BigBadToyStore. It toasts Vader's head on one slice of bread and the Star Wars logo on the other. It's basically the exact same as this Darth Vader toaster I posted back in 2008, except t... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    These are the Insect Pushpins available from CB2. $10 gets you two mosquitoes and two ants. For reference, that's $2.50 apiece, or more than 250x what I'm comfortable paying for a pushpin. Still, they look cool. I just wish I was at a place in my life where I could afford n... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2013
    This is Bathing Bad, a line of Breaking Bad inspired bath salts created by Great Face & Body Spa with the same sky blue color as Walter White's infamous meth. An 8-oz bag from Firebox will set you back $23 and they are NOT to be confused with the designer drug bath salts you s... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is the $25 USB Squirming Tentacle from ThinkGeek. You plug it in and it squirms. AND THAT'S ALL. It doesn't store any data or anything, it just squirms. It's the textbook definition of a novelty product. You want to see something squirm for cheaper? Here's what you d... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    A group of flamingos isn't actually called a gaggle, by the way. I just said that because I don't know what a group of flamingos is called. Fine, FINE -- I'll look it up. So according to a bunch of those stupid 'answer my question' websites a group of flamingos can be called ... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2012
    This is a $25 Severed Wampa Arm Ice Scraper from ThinkGeek. It looks like a wampa arm, but no wampas were harmed in the making of the product. OR WERE THEY? I could tell you no humans were harmed when I made coffee in the breakroom this morning, but I know for a fact I hurt ... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2012
    This is Smash Mute, a giant $25 mute button to punch when those loud-ass local commercials come on during a football game. Although allegedly in December the FCC will require commercials be the same volume as the programming they so rudely interrupt, so it might become obsolet... / Continue →
  • February 1, 2012
    Door knobs: they're round and hard to grip with greasy Cheeto fingers. Guns: they're not round and fit in the palm of your hand just like nature intended. "Um...I'm not sure nature intended us to ever have guns." *pepper-spraying* YOU SHUT YOUR GRANOLA-MUNCHING MOUTH, HIPPI... / Continue →