Saturday, October 5, 2013

Strange Gadgets for Strange Humans

We humans are a crazy lot –and the gadgets we come up with demonstrate that fact nicely. Here are a few actual items selling on the internet. My advice is that you refill your cocktail glass before reading this. 

Is your wallet is boring? Boring looking? boring sounding? Add some excitement to something in your pants (no, not that, your wallet) with Sonic Wallets. When you open up these tough Tyvek wallets, they play a sound to match the colorful all-over design. The American Flag wallet plays “Stars and Stripes Forever".

So, a Piggy Bank is not good enough? How about this item. This little dog bank has a little trick. Feed a coin into the Lucky Dog Bank‘s mouth, he gets very excited, does a spin, then “makes a deposit” right into the box. Hey, maybe you can make some money -your friends will want to “feed” your bank just to see it work. 


I have no idea why. But you can combine two of your favorite things into one with these Smartphone Food Stands . Each one is designed to look exactly like an appetizing food item that bizarrely holds your phone upright. The holding your phone part isn’t strange, the fact that it’s a food item doing the holding is. At least for me. 

I can’t imagine that this actually works, but maybe it does? This Nose Straightener comes from Japan (of course) and clips into your nostrils where it will “help balance and push up the bones and contours of your nose, so it has an overall sharper, straighter shape, less round and more graceful” (at least that’s what they claim). 

And last, my favorite: Roadkill. It’s not only what’s for dinner, it’s also entertainment. At least when you’re talking about Plush Roadkill Toys. Each one of these poor smushed animals has a bulging eye, tire tracks across their body’s and blood and guts that pour out of the animal. You can zip up the guts back into the animal’s belly. There are four different types of car-flattened stuffed animals to choose from: Grind the rabbit, Twitch the raccoon, Splodge the hedgehog and Smudge the squirrel. They each measure about a food long and are partly stuffed with beads for a dead-weight effect. Each pancaked animal is made from specially designed plush material that is meant to feel like “mangy” fur. And of course, you get each one delivered in it’s own teddy bear bodybag.

Today's Reflection:
Few women admit their age: Few men act it.

Live Long and Prosper....

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