Brass balls in the Boing Boing Bazaar

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22 Responses to “Brass balls in the Boing Boing Bazaar”

  1. voiceofreason says:

    Is it just me, or are those brass balls kinda, well, small?

    I mean if you are gonna have brass balls you want BIG brass ones, not dinky little lamer ones.

    And to #15 Anon, of course Ben Wa balls come to mind…

  2. Paul Spinrad says:

    Thanks, David– I was wondering why I was getting so many orders today!

    Re: “For someone,” I believe the traditional phrase is, “For the man who has everything.”

  3. GoDownMoses says:

    He needs to cross the strings to create tension. Just sayin.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Street weapons!

  5. burningcanoe says:

    Keep it away from monkeys.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Look like metal Click-Clacks, ca. 1975, if anybody remembers those…

  7. palindrome says:

    Ting-a-ling!

  8. JoshP says:

    And me with a birthday coming up… :)

  9. bja009 says:

    These are awesome, but it occurs to me that I don’t know anyone I’d give these to, at least as a token of respect or admiration.
    I might need new friends.

  10. jfrancis says:

    They are pretty substantial in person. Heavy. Nice brushed metal surface with anisotropic ‘stereo knob’ reflective quality.

    I think I want red cord. I’m going to shop for some before I assemble mine.

    They are easy to assemble and disassemble, although you can threadlock them closed if you buy the necessary product elsewhere.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only one who thought “Oooh brass Ben-wa balls. Noice!”?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wa_balls

  12. eyemyth says:

    ABC. A, always, B, be, C, closing. Always be closing.

  13. Anonymous says:

    And when they jingle together…

  14. tomwj says:

    I would like to see steel balls ; ) possibly a formalised hierarchy brass balls -> steel ball -> unobtanium balls.
    When I rode/ride BMX there was this sort of hierarchy
    Love the idea so many people to give this to

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think these would look best attached to the trailer hitch on my truck. :D

    • Shelby Davis says:

      I saw a truck the other day with a rusty chain pendant from its trailer hitch, with two of the most enormous machine nuts I’d ever seen dangling above the asphalt. Because they and the truck were pretty beat up, it at first seemed more accidental than decorative, and there was a wonderful Aha moment as the pun dawned on me.

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