What do you do after a breakup?
a) Find the next available guy/girl and forget about the ex
b) Wallow in self-pity for a month or two.
If you want to go for b), but are not quite sure which way of feeling sorry for yourself to choose, the After the Breakup Wheel O’ Wisdom will help you solve this dilemma. It features feelings like “angry”, “betrayed”, “stunned”, “bewildered” and lots more, so there’s plenty to choose from.
You being eco-conscious is apparently not enough anymore. Your pets have to be too. And, since Fido doesn’t actually care how his ball was manufactured, why not pay some attention to that? Since, I assume, your Fido still relies on you do to his shopping.
The RecycleBall is made from rubbery scraps left over from the manufacture of other chew toys – and, as an interesting tidbit, it appears the manufacture of the product recently moved in the USA. Rare thing indeed.
There’s not much to say about the RecycleBall since it’s just a dog toy after all, but pet-owners who want to save a planet might want to give it a go.
“Guns don’t kill people…” and all that? This gun couldn’t kill anyone – but it could brighten up someone’s day.
The Glitter Gun is not lethal – it only shoots confetti. But you might find your get-togethers would be dead without it.. Ok, I’m exagerating, but (speaking as someone who’s never seen proper confetti falling on her) I think some glitter can make a party much more fun than anything. This toy is cheap, get more and try to reenact a shoot-out like in the westerns! It might be too bulky to draw like Billy the Kid, but the “bullets” are cooler.
It’s Mario time again! Any Mario Kart fans around? In case you were tired of just playing with virtual Mario & co., you can now get your hands on real life versions of the karts.
You can’t get into one and race, but you can play against your friends if you get a pack of Mario Karts Pull Backs. Each pack includes three (random) characters out of the six in the series: Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach, Wario, Yoshi and Donkey Kong.
When your screen looks fuzzy, don’t be quick to blame the display manufacturer. Put one finger on the screen, move in a line. If the image suddenly becomes clear, wipe the whole thing and stop being a slob!
Maybe you need an incentive. How about a fluffy car? It’s officially called a Racing car computer screen cleaner, but it’s really a plush car with a soft underside, perfect for picking up dust without scratching your precious electronic equipment. Also good if you have kids and want to teach them to take care of their computer.
Pranks are the funniest thing ever for some (usually the pranksters) and a reason for major annoyance for others (usually the victims). Some pranks are seriously deranged and over the top, some are harmless fun.
This toy is darkness activated – which means it will start making noise when you turn off the light and will be quiet when the light is on. It will take a long long while for someone to realize there is no mosquito hiding in the dark, only a prankster laughing his ass off somewhere.
Even though I assume most of the readers are beyond the age when we’re supposed to play with toys in the bath, really… it’s so fun! I have to admit I haven’t had a bath toy since I was around 8, but now I am really wishing for one.
But not any toy, you see. I have a thing for rubber duckies, and a rubber duckie with a remote? Heaven! The Remote Control Bathtime Duck uses 6 AA batteries and can swim forward and turn left and right. I can imagine a bathtub filled with these, trying to avoid each other… Or duck races! Duckies make my imagination go crazy, sorry.
The Monty Python Wooden Trojan Rabbit, also from Holy Grail movie, is a pretty faithful reproduction of the original and, like the original, it doesn’t do anything. Which is… boring. In the movie the gag was funny – get the French to rope the Trojan rabbit into the castle then realize none of the knights is hiding inside – but without the movie context the toy is just a plastic rabbit.
For hardcore fans of Holy Grail, perhaps. I’d rather have the catapult, it’s more fun.
I just love writing about office toys. Maybe because I don’t have a regular office and I don’t get to play with them…
Can the USB Missile Launcher be the ultimate office toy? It definitely has potential. You control it through its software (just move your mouse to aim) and it shoots three foam missiles at your intended target (which can be up to 12 feet away). Unlike real missile launchers, it won’t cause your victim to be blown to bits, and, also unlike real missile launchers, it will provide you with hours and hours of fun.
You can watch a video of the Missile Launcher in action right here: