1 September, 2014
The “Bitcoin For Kids Trilogy” is a book series which claims to teach children how to run a business using Bitcoin. Considering that many of the top Bitcoin advocates have had their Bitcoins stolen through software attacks, this doesn’t seem like a particularly good idea. Coupled with the fact that the primary uses for Bitcoin continue to be gambling, illegal pornography, guns, and drugs, it seems like probably the worst thing you could encourage your child to do on the computer. But, hey, if you think your nine-year-old should be communicating with Russian gun-runners on the deep web, go for it.
31 August, 2014
The C-String Buckle Up is a variant on the regular C-String (a product I wrote about last year) except it’s less of an article of clothing than the C-String, if you can believe that. Blurred here due to the standards of our society, where videos of people murdering each other are okay to show to kids, but not a boob, and definitely not a dick strapped into a cage that goes up your butt.
30 August, 2014
The idea of this cat turntable is cute, but if you buy this for your cat, he will never scratch it like in that illustration. He will scratch everything else in your house, but not this toy. At best, he will piss on the cat turntable, and his urine will soak into it, giving you the choice of throwing out your $26 cat toy, or letting your home continue to reek of cat urine.
29 August, 2014
Profiting from death underpins capitalism, but it’s not usually so gross as to make a five-page book comprised entirely of a recently-deceased man’s work and charge $3.97 for it.
28 August, 2014
Scissortape is a tape dispenser and a pair of scissors, connected to each other, for the peculiar brand of “convenience” that makes both tools much harder to use.
27 August, 2014
The “Skagerak Olympic Firebowl” is a cast-iron bowl with integral stand which lets you burn wood out in your yard, or grill food. It costs $415. It’s almost identical to the Esschert Design Low Firepot, which sells for $109.