Sunday, August 17, 2008

More Knife Replacements

Now you have a special knife for the bagel that doesn't work on anything else. Who knew spreading a bagel was so hard?

"Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel Knife. Bagel knife has river-shaped grooves to hold peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese or even regular butter unto the knife. With the extra long handle and tool, you don't need to worry about your hands or fingers getting messy. There's even a serrated edge to easily slice through the bread. "




If there's one per vegetable you're going to need more storage. Reminds me of a great exhibit I saw of the overboard silverware being bought by nouveau riche to show off. Different forks for every food!

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

More Knife Replacements

And apparently mushrooms are too difficult to handle with a mere knife.

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And for herbs.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Knife Replacements

And here's something just for getting seeds out of peppers.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What's Wrong With A Knife?

And now nominees for item most easily replaced with a knife or maybe in a pinch, a vegetable peeler. This is just for peeling asparagus.

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More Unruly Food in Need of Being Cut Down to Size

And instead of a knife that you can use on anything, here's a thing-a-ma-jig just for carrots.

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here's one just for green beans.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Unruly Food in Need of Being Cut Down to Size

Apparently cutting butter is tough too. I so want to be in the room of that product development meeting. "So, we have been hearing from customers that they are having trouble with butter knives not cutting the butter so we developed a butter cutter." "Wow, that is classy looking and convenient!" Jeez.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

More Knife Replacements

Bananas can't be this hard to cut, can they? They are soft..... But maybe some people can't wait 5 seconds for mom to finish cutting the bananas for cereal. Or can't stand the uneven width slices. Those people should be checked out by a professional. Or for $4 they can lose something else in the back of the drawer.

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A Dollar a Folder - Office Supplies on Estrogen

I actually think most of the products at this website are pretty and well designed. If you have a friend with an office supply fetish, class up her desk with gifts from here. What I don't get is the need for these "life organization" kits. What's wrong with file folders and envelopes? I suppose it's part of the mystique of places like Container Store that offer the illusion of organization with the fun of shopping. Sort of like when you tell yourself that buying a cute new workout outfit will make you get up early and go to the gym....yeah right.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

I Think This is a Joke...right?

I truly hope no one really feels a need for this product - an automatic tape dispenser.



"Why waste time yanking and slicing your own tape off a roll when you could have our Electronic Tape Dispenser do it for you? Now that's efficiency! Simply push a button and the tape comes out automatically -- you can even adjust the length of the pieces. Here at Wishingfish we do a LOT of taping -- this little guy's our fave new office gadget! The hi-tech primary colors brighten any desk, and the transparent case shows off the inner workings. You'll find yourself watching with glee as the gears spin! Features suction cups on the base to keep it in place. Great for crafts and wrapping gifts! Requires 4 AA batteries "

I think the requirement for batteries is a pretty good way to know if you're getting something you don't need. The Scotch tape pop-ups are more expensive to buy but don't require batteries and are designed for the one time you really need a one-handed operation - gift wrapping.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Too Lazy to Use an Ice Cream Cone?

Why are kids fat? They eat ice cream but don't expend any calories turning the cone.....this is by far the most ridiculous reason for batteries.

"Takes a licking -- keeps ice cream from dripping! The Motorized Ice Cream Cone is a super-cool gadget that embodies summer fun (and a little bit of laziness). Simply load the removable dish with your favorite flavor of ice cream, push the button and the powerful motor turns your frozen treat while you sit back and enjoy. No more licking around the edges of a messy, dripping cone! Fun for kids of all ages. Requires two AA batteries"

Isn't getting dripped on by an ice cream cone part of the fun of summer?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Too Lazy to Turn a Stick.....

Lazy kids are the most annoying. Here's something that rotates your marshmallows for you. Isn't the point of marshmallow toasting finding a stick, whittling it without cutting yourself, holding over fire, setting it on fire, having your dad tell you to put it over the coals instead, trying again, having the stick droop and you get ash on your marshmallow....? That's the way I remember it!


"Perfectly toasted marshmallows are only a push-button away with our automatic, hand-held rotisserie! This ingenious handy gadget features three revolving prongs so you can evenly cook three marshmallows at once over the heat source of your choice. So grab a bag, make your own s'mores or simply enjoy the gooey, sweet treats all by themselves -- yum! A fun finish for outdoor barbeques and a special treat over an indoor fire. Great for camping, too! A perfect gift for Dad and a must for anyone who loves outdoor entertaining. Takes 4 AA batteries. Measures 18-1/2" long."

My fires were always too big/hot for 18 inches to be far enough away to keep from getting burned.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

If We Have So Many Plastic Bags....Why Not Use Them?!

Here's another overkill product where a plastic bag will suffice! $30 buys a lot of plastic bags.

"The Umbrella Pocket is a handy nylon pouch sized to stow folding umbrellas and keeps wet umbrellas separate from dry items. Each pocket comes with adjustable straps that allow it to be attached easily to any bag."

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Child Labor Takes Place of Your Time Waster!

Call the human rights police! Someone is so lazy they are paying children in China to make their own rubber band balls! Yup, pre-made rubber band balls. What am I supposed to waste time doing while on the phone if this is already done for me? Is someone making mangled paper clips? Can you buy premade paper footballs? Pads with doodles already on the margins? I fear to search the interwebs and find such products....

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Is Your Nose Bored?

I have to wonder if this is made up to make women look stupid. Febreeze "Scentstories!" Cute pun. It seems to be a "CD" player that plays cards that have smelly spots on them. If you want nice smells, aren't there really small, simple, low profile options that go right in the outlet. I appreciate that candles are dangerous but, this is astonishingly superfluous. Someone who has the extra $30 for this should give it to the soup kitchen. Explain to me why you need a smelly CD player more than someone needs a meal.
"Play scents like you play music: Select the disc you want to play, insert it into the player, close the lid and push play. As the disc plays, a quiet fan rotates through five scents, one every 30 minutes over the course of 2.5 hours. The player shuts off automatically after all five scents have been played. You can stop the player or skip through the scent tracks at any time. Discs are interchangeable and reusable. Each disc theme uses five complementary scents to create a rich, engaging scent experience. Because the scents change every 30 minutes, your nose never gets bored."

You have to read some of the comments for added humor.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

What is Wrong With My Tap Water Now?

So you want to drink more water, and you like kool-aid crystal light powdered stuff. You clearly need this Pur faucet water filter that adds flavor to your water!

I suppose this is useful if you only like one flavor.

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