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  • 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 →
  • December 7, 2011
    In other hover-news, this is the $100 Levitron Revolution. It can levitate any object that fits on its hoverdisk and weighs less than 12-ounces. How? Magic magnets WIZAAAAAARDZ! According to the manufacturers, "The Levitron automatically compensates for changes in weight by... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2011
    Because the new iPhone's SIRI personal assistant was practically made for novelty purposes, here she is responding to a bunch of bull$h!t. I honestly don't know who to feel sorrier for: SIRI, or the people taking the time to try to come up with the things to ask her. Kidding,... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Inb4 I'd blow coke with that. "Nobody was going to say that." Haha, suuuuuuure you weren't. *taps finger to nose knowingly* This is a mold for making ice straws. It consists of a silicon mold and some clear glass tubes. Come on -- it's an ice mold for God's sakes, not a p... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    This is a $10 Han Solo in carbonite ice cube tray from ThinkGeek. It molds ice cubes that look like Han Solo frozen in carbonite...that'll last ten seconds in a drink before transforming into formless blocks. Now that's magic. Also, anybody think it's weird his name is Han S... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2011
    There are iPhone cases, and then there are iPhone cases. Then, there are these fake hand iPhone cases from Strapya World. They make it look like you're holding a severed hand when talking on the phone. But that's not even the best part -- the best part is the price! Only $64... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2011
    Wine: it makes you kiss all sloppy with your tongue and then the whole world spin until you wind up in bed without showering holding one hand against the wall and the other to the floor swearing to Dionysus you'll never drink again if you just don't puke. You'll pass out and n... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2011
    Children: they like to hurt each other. I remember having rock fights when I was a kid, but that was back in the stone ages (rock joke!). Now kids have electronics, and, FINALLY, a realistic-looking and functional taser toy. That's right, it actually shocks. Some children m... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2011
    The Robo Vacuum has apparently been out for a while (OLD! YOU SUCK GW!) but I've never seen it before and I try to keep abreast (also: abooty) of robotic products so I can assess their danger level and assign an appropriate color-code. These $15 suck-bots are a pink with littl... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    'April Showers' and 'The Gardner' are two $9.50 comics that you can plant and grow into a garden provided you take care of them and your dog doesn't Golden Shower them when they're seedlings. They're not actual full-length comics though, just two pages. Still, clever idea. A... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2010
    This is a $279 carbon fiber toilet seat. If you actually need a carbon fiber toilet seat I'd go ahead and add "shed some serious lb's" to your list of new year's resolutions. Of course, if you just want one because you're rich and already have everything else, I can and will... / Continue →
  • December 22, 2010
    Geekologie's illustrator in residence Jesse Starr created these velociraptor awareness bumper stickers to remind motorists to share the road with our reptilian brethren. Because you never know, that could have been one of my illegitimate dino-babies you just ran over. The ful... / Continue →