UK retailer offers Christmas trees for cat lovers

Cat lovers who celebrate Christmas, your tree prayers may have been answered. Argos, a UK retailer is selling six-foot-tall "half parasol trees" with the description, "Keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats' playful paws."

That means no more of these kinds of shenanigans (dangit):

Argos' half trees cost £33.33 (about $43) and their flocked half trees cost £37.50 ($48).

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The legendary console Led Zeppelin used to record 'Stairway to Heaven' goes up for sale

Boy, oh boy, if this Helios console could talk, it would have some serious stories to tell.

Not only did Led Zeppelin use it to record their now-classic hit "Stairway to Heaven," but many other musical artists have recorded on it too. Now, it will be sold to the highest bidder (it's expected to fetch six-figures) at Bonhams upcoming December 11 auction in London.

This mixing desk is particularly unique because it's actually a hybrid of two recording consoles that were combined in 1996 by Elvis Costello and Squeeze's Chris Difford.

Bonhams:

They used part of the Island Records Basing Street Studio 2 Helios Console (1970-1974) and part of Alvin Lee's Helios console from Space Studios (1973-1979).

The two consoles were combined in 1996 after Difford and Costello acquired both from storage in order to set up their own studio HeliosCentric Studios 'which would be for everyone to use - a chapel of music in a quiet spot.' They sought advice from the original creator of Helios, Dick Swettenham, and carefully amalgamated the pair to create what is arguably one of Swettenham's first, last, and largest project.

The newly combined console was installed on a peaceful farm in Rye that became a haven for musical artists and has been in constant use ever since. Artists who have used the console in both their original and amalgamated guises include: Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jeff Beck, Stephen Stills, Jimi Hendrix, Mott The Hoople, Cat Stevens, Free, KT Tunstall, Athlete, Paolo Nutini, Sia, Olly Murrs, Dido, Pet Shop Boys, Scouting For Girls, David Bowie, Paul Weller, Mud, Gary Barlow, Supergrass and Keane.

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Behold, the digging dog butt tissue holder!

I thought I had seen it all but now there's this... the Digging Dog Butt Tissue Holder ($28).

"Get laughs as you pull tissues from this diligently digging dog's behind."

Oh, I will.

"Great way for a teacher, therapist, or salesperson to get smiles."

Obviously.

Surprise, it's just a square box of tissues under there! Read the rest

Fendi accidentally made a 'vulva' scarf

Fendi is taking a beating online after creating a pink scarf that resembles female genitalia, bush and all. Read the rest

This is the potato chip grabber

This little faux-gloved hand will pinch chips for you, so your own hands won't get greasy.

You don't need it, no one does, but if you have to know, this poorly-reviewed product is available for $4.24 on Amazon.

From its description:

*NO Grease any more!Just the Way I Like:In common sense,many people like eating snacks like potato crisps while ussing computer.

* It directly leads to a very greasy hands and keyboard.

* This heavily demage our health and clean imageFrom now on,let Potato Crisp Hand regain our elegant and healthy eating style.

* The item designed like a just a hand,can use thumb and forefinger on the hand to control.

* when we want to eat crisp,just hold the rod of the hand,push the button,the thumb and the forefinger can be closed and pick up the crisps.

* In fact,just like our thumb and forefinger to pick up the crisps.

* The unique hold system inside allow to Apply the most appropriate strength on the chips to not let the crisp be broken.

* Therefore we got a elegant and healthy eating crisp way.

Elegant. Healthy. RIGHT...

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