The Archemedian Turd is a "Decorational Defecation" offered either in gold plate or as matte or glazed poopy porcelain. The gold one is $350, the others an easily-passed $20.
Toymaker Mattel is developing the nearly 60-year-old game Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots as a feature film to star Vin Diesel. I think the two youngsters in the original TV commercial above should have cameos. According to Variety, "The story follows a father (Diesel) and son who form an unlikely bond with an advanced war… READ THE REST
Anne Thériault reports on the virality and success of coronavirus-themed toys and wonders at the never-too-soon appeal of cutesified horrors. Especially these squishie mini plague doctors [Amazon]. Something about the Mysterious Doctor Plague made me want to hug it, and based on my social media feeds, I know I wasn't the only one who had… READ THE REST
I think the Tauntaun is gonna win every fight in this LEGO microfighters Hoth playset. If we ignore the whole 'Luke's Tauntaun was dead before an AT-AT was on Hoth' thing, and then the entire concept of 'scale' — this kit is cool. The minifigs fire projectiles at one another, dontchaknow. The Tauntaun is very… READ THE REST
The ostrich analogy is real. Nobody should be sticking their head in the sand to escape unpleasant truths. And one such unpleasant reality is that for all their functionality, headphones can be incredibly dangerous. An overwhelming 96 percent of Americans say it's dangerous to wear headphones or earbuds when driving. That number remains high for… READ THE REST
Students and staff at Stanford University, the University of California, the University of Colorado, and other institutions were warned to be on alert after a widespread security breach compromised personal data files during a nationwide cyberattack on the schools' computer systems. Meanwhile, someone is selling personal information on 21 million users of the mobile parking… READ THE REST
The difficulties of pandemic life have brought some unexpected consequences over the past year. With some transportation options closed and everyone mostly stuck in their houses, people got stir crazy for an alternative — and bicycle sales surged nationwide. Unfortunately, that wave of new bike riders brought an all too expected result: a corresponding surge in… READ THE REST