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Guitar Doorbell Or Guitdoorbell? Music Either Way!

The Guitar Doorbell -- Guit Doorbell mounts over door.

Do birds sing when you enter a room? No? Maybe you can settle for a little music to accompany your entrance. The Guitdoorbell is here to help. Hammacher calls it The Guitar Doorbell, but you can call it whatever you like — and tune it to match.

From the Hammacher Schlemmer description:

The included pitch pipe and chord chart are keyed to enable tuning to a chord that fits the day’s mood or a portal’s intended use, whether a major that welcomes expected company, a pensive minor seventh that “guards” a teen’s bedroom, or a complex diminished when anticipating an in-law that often arrives unannounced via a back door.

If you’re in Sacramento you can get it at The Guitar Workshop on 3248 J Street. Who knows what chord will accompany you as you walk through the door?

They say cooking can be like a symphony — install a Guitdoorbell over all the cupboards and find out!

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August 15, 2014   No Comments

Watermelon Slicer

Melon Cantaloupe Watermelon Stainless Steel Slicer Splitter Creates 12 Equal Slices

Watermelons can be imposing. I mean, they’re huge! But they can be beaten. Imagine a fight between a watermelon and a pumpkin or even a jack o’ lantern; I think we all know who would win. Take this Melon Cantaloupe Watermelon Stainless Steel Slicer Splitter for example: it is of the familiar push-down-to-slice variety, but huge enough to tackle a watermelon. Of course, just because it is a huge, gigantic slicer doesn’t mean it will work. It would appear a good deal of force is still necessary to push it through the great green monster — but at least it won’t be grinning at you mockingly while you try!

***UPDATE 9/9/15*** … and the watermelon wins! This thing is getting slammed in the reviews. About as hard as it must be to try to make this watermelon slicer actually work!

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August 11, 2014   1 Comment

Food Supercut!

(Via Slate)


August 9, 2014   No Comments

Tomato Slicer Slices Right Every Time

New Star Foodservice 39696 Commercial Tomato Slicer, 1/4-Inch

If you’re gonna slice tomatoes do it right. No not with knife skills, but with the New Star Foodservice 39696 Commercial Tomato Slicer, 1/4-Inch. Every slice a quarter of an inch, every time. Mmm, uniformity.

Designed for restaurants and food service establishments, there is no reason why you can’t pick up one to go with all your other countertop appliances. Cofeemaker? Check. Toaster? Check. Powerful tomato slicer? Check and mate!

Now if they could make something to produce consistent slices of bacon and lettuce for perfectly-sized BLTs each and every time.

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August 4, 2014   No Comments

So This Is Why Darth Vader Breathes Like That

Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner by doddieszoomer on

Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner by doddieszoomer on

No wonder his throat feels a little raspy. Hope he isn’t coming down with something. Say, like Jedi-itis.

However, if you’re feeling brave, you can try to replicate the Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner by following along with Instructables user doddieszoomer. Just make sure ol’ Darth doesn’t cough on you when finished.

(Via Technabob)

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August 1, 2014   No Comments

Wow, Icee Maker Gets 11 One-Star Reviews, Wee

WowWee ICEE Deluxe Slushy Machine

Above we see the WowWee ICEE Deluxe Slushy Machine. There are a couple of smiling kids pictured on the box. Chances are, they did not use this machine.

As of today, there are eleven one-star reviews. Not one review gives it more than one star. Ouch. Kinda makes me wanna try it… Or not.

When a product turns out to be this crap-tastic, it shows up under different names. For example: Wish Factory Icee Deluxe Slushy Machine. Looks to be the same thing, but this one has two stars. And here’s another one: Bring The Magic Of Icee Home With This Deluxe Icee Maker – Wish Factory Icee Deluxe Slushy Machine. No stars on that one. And a higher price to make it seem more attractive. Don’t fall for it.

Yet apparently, ICEE doesn’t have it on their official website. Whoops. Look out for those licenses ICEE! That polar bear must have been off surfing when they approved that one!


July 30, 2014   No Comments