Hand-cranked tool resembles Raymond Loewy's 1933 pencil sharpener

This hand-cranked tool was inspired by Raymond Loewy's 1933 pencil sharpener.

(Via the World's Best Ever)


    1. a study ought to be conducted to discover what percentage of those who use the resulting product ((oo, how inclusive is that?)) can tell the difference between ‘before’ and ‘after’.   then, what percentage of those who can tell would care.  (cross-tabs etc)

        1.  The funny things is that everyone repeats that assertion like it’s been proven.

          I’m skeptical- I don’t think it works like that. I want to see us prove this experimentally.

      1. Fortunately, the southern state in which I domicile is fine with people getting themselves, or their partners, off.

      1. Technically, maybe? Depends what organic matter went into the oil that the plastic is processed from. Most such matter is originally from plants, but there is almost certainly a not-insubstantial amount of animal matter mixed into most natural oil as well.

        I guess the question is how far back do you care to trace it, how far back can you ACTUALLY trace it, and whether any animal actually SUFFERED for the sake of creating the plastic?

    1. You might be surprised by the variety of shapes and sizes.  It’s quite likely you and the artist have simply been looking at different penises.

  1. No one has commented on the fact that it’s not real? Not even a single “this must be an art piece” or “those product shots are totally fake.” No, nothing?
    Tisk, tisk.

  2.  Ya know, I’d buy one of these for reals.  It would be a fun thing to have around in the office when they put out the usually insipid carrot sticks/bananas/etc spread at the rare catered lunchtime meeting. 

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