E117: What Is This Thing?

$29.95 Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 117 of What Is This Thing?, my recurring visual riddle series consisting of one simple photo - see above - and one simple question: what is this thing?...

OMA K3 Cast Iron Turntable

Girl, put your records on...but don't try to move the record player. The platter alone on OMA's K3 cast iron turntable weighs over 30 pounds...

MetalRelic Welded Steel Art Sculptures & Immortal Roses

Jeremy Werkheiser of MetalRelic gives scrap metal new life, and roses immortal life, with his miniature and full-size welded steel art sculptures. Home decor pieces and art relics range from the replica 27" Euro Mount...

Give Me An Inch - Real Inch Ruler Necklace

$9.99 - $22.49 Etsy »

Here we have a real inch ruler necklace, entitled Give Me An Inch. I think it is the perfect gift for a frenemy, or my Aunt Jan, that is both an interesting piece of jewelry, and a passive aggressive way of indicating...

9,090-Piece LEGO Titanic

$629.99 LEGO »

Ready to go down like the Titanic? Then try your hand at building LEGO's 9,090-piece, 1:20 scale Titanic replica. They call the 53" long working model a "colossal achievement," being the largest LEGO set created to date...

ButterPOP No-Mess Butter Stick Holder & Dish

$11.95 Etsy »

Wait, ButterPOP, is it now socially acceptable to eat butter on a stick? Licking down the sides and round the top like a popsicle or a lollipop? Ohboyohboyoh...no? That's not what the ButterPOP is? OK, well...wait. Don't...

Anthony Men's Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes

$25 Amazon »

My appreciation for wipes has grown exponentially as I've gotten older. Now I'm mostly talking about the wipes used on the opposite end of the body as Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes, but I've also developed...

Nose Warmers

$6.04 - $15.11 Etsy »

Although a bit strange, Krystyna Dulinska's nose warmers are also a bit adorable. Especially the ones she crochets into animals, such as tigers and koalas and, my favorite, the sheep. Two wood stick thumbs up for the...

Ryflx Reaction Time, Coordination & Agility Trainer

$118 - $213 Kickstarter »

WFH fatigue. Zoom fatigue. COVID-related brain fog. Fun stuff? Nope. But the Ryflx reaction time, coordination & agility trainer, an attempt at curing such maladies, might be...

Red Light Therapy Slipper for Foot Pain

$149.99 - $289.99 Amazon »

Forget Prince Charming, what Cinderella really wants is a pair of red light therapy slippers to ease the immense foot pain she's got from waltzing at balls and trying to sprint home at midnight in damn glass shoes. Hard...

Monopoly for Sore Losers

$15.75 Amazon »

If I had a Monopoly dollar for every kid...and CEO...and politician...who could use a copy of Monopoly for Sore Losers, I'd be so rich I'd take out Uncle Pennybags as the new face of Monopoly...

Squid Game Masks

$6.99 - $18.58 Amazon »

Despite the bleak, dystopian vibe emanating from Squid Game's actual story and content, the costumes you can build from these Squid Game masks and either head-to-toe black, or a pink jumpsuit, make Netflix's Korean survival...

Dude's must see products for September 2021 have love on the brain. Love of Fall, that is. And in this case, Fall is about 75% Halloween, and 25% cozying up, cleaning up, and / or decking out your home, garage, and any indoor spaces you'll be spending a lot more time in...

TEMPTU Airbrush Self-Tanning System

$219 Amazon »

TEMPTU tempts us into the mists of its airbrush self-tanning system with the promise that we'll "Look on vacation indefinitely!" Hmmm. If they could somehow change that "Look" to a "Be," I'd be all in. But I'm a little...

Blink Outdoor Wire-Free Security Camera & Floodlight

$139.98 Amazon »

Blink and you might miss it, but your Blink Floodlight and Outdoor system, a wire-free security camera and pair of 700-lumen motion-triggered LED lights, will see, and record, it all for you...

Brach's Candy Corn Turkey Dinner

$12.45 Amazon »

Brach's Candy Corn Turkey Dinner may seem expensive for candy corn, but think of how cheap it is for a turkey dinner. With apple pie and coffee included for dessert! Mama won't even have to cook this Thanksgiving!...

Dr. Tung's Smart Floss Cardamom Dental Floss

$5.50 Amazon »

Last month I did something I don't do very often, which is go to the dentist, and after bulldozing and bludgeoning my teeth and gums they gave me the obligatory "goodie bag" of a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss...

Ace Marks Fold-Flat, Crease-Free Leather Travel Shoes

Ace Marks is back, acing a new integration of modern materials technology into the fine Italian shoe design and affordable price points they're known for. The merger has produced Ace Marks' latest line, a trio of fold-flat...

Dime Wall-Mounted Bar Cabinet

Welp, Splinterworks certainly doesn't call their wall-mounted bar cabinet "Dime" for its price tag. And though it may be appropriate to conclude that a purchase of the semi-spherical segmented spirits shelf would leave...

Voodoo Tanks - Aquariums with Glowing Edges

Aquariums with glowing edges? What voodoo is this? The Voodoo Tank kind...

Maxsa Park Right Laser Parking Guide

$21.99 - $31.70 Amazon »

Some cars pretty much park themselves these days. Some cars have so many cameras and beeping alerts when you get too close to the sides or back of your garage that they pretty much have the equivalent of a Maxsa Park...

E116: What Is This Thing?

$5.69 Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 116 of What Is This Thing?, my recurring visual riddle series consisting of one simple photo - see above - and one simple question: what is this thing?...

Ark Lite Nebula Projector

$49.99 Amazon »

Yep, the Ark Lite Nebula Projector looks like some real Jodie Foster Contact material. Touch it and you'll almost certainly have a moving experience on an idyllic beach with an alien in the body of a beloved dead relative...

Olight Warrior X Turbo 1000-Meter Flashlight

$149.95 Amazon »

When Mother Nature throws darkness, you throw Olight. And when some dude in the park throws shade about your obnoxious flashlight, you...don't even notice because the Warrior X Turbo is throwing a full 1,100 lumens of...