Cute Fuzzy Things

16th December
2009
written by Jeff

dog-holeInventions are a funny thing. On one hand, the microchip has revolutionized the way we communicate and live our lives. On the other hand, the snuggie has replaced the blanket with shame. So, you know, six and one half dozen.

Well, in the same spirit as other great inventions like the light bulb, the cure for polio and the bumpit comes the Rear Gear, essentially a colored piece of cardboard with a string to cover up your dog’s pooper.

Is your pet feeling left in the dirt because of his/her unsightly rear? I’ve got them covered… Rear Gear is handmade in Portland, OR and offers a cheerful solution to be-rid your favorite pet’s un-manicured back side.

Rear Gear comes in many designs including a disco ball, air freshener, heart, flower, biohazard, smiley face, number one ribbon, cupcake, sheriff’s badge, dice, and you can even make yours custom, so there’s a Rear Gear for everyone.

Leave it to the artists at Etsy, purveyors of anything that can be crocheted, knitted or needlepointed, to come up with something this brilliant. It’s like a robot except it’s really just an asshole-shaped piece of cardboard, so it’s really not at all like a robot, unless you have a robot made of cardboard and shaped like an asshole, which, when you think about it, is pretty awesome.

I’m going to guess the Rear Gear doesn’t come equipped with a microchip, so it won’t do anything cool like take over the world or mimic fart sounds or warn you when your pup actually cuts one. Speaking of which, I can immediately think of a modification to this work of genius – scent! Besides covering up the actual anus, it could turn your dogs poots into rose-smelling poop and who doesn’t love that?

If I were you, and I’m not THANK GOD (no offense, but you’re totally weird, yo), I would get about 30 of these for the holidays and give them as gifts to your friends and family members. If they have dogs, great. If not, include a stapler or thumbtack and suggest they might need them for “personal use.” Everyone will laugh, except the person getting the gift. They’ll be scarred for life and probably stab you in your sleep. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

But, don’t put the Rear Gear on my Christmas list. I have cats and they would claw me to death at the mere sight of something like this. Oh, and my farts smell like fresh laundry and love. Instead, I’ll take 1 million dollars, ninja training and world peace. Thanks in advance!

[via Geekologie]

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14th January
2009
written by Jeff

PinchyNot sure if you saw this, but PETA (the organization, not the delicious flat bread made from puppies and hedge hogs) has decided we should all start referring to fish as “sea kittens” hoping a name change would make us view fish differently and, therby, stop consuming their delicious, juicy fish flesh.

This, much like when they sent bloody cow mascots to school lunchrooms in an effort to explain why people put ketchup on meatloaf (I only assume that’s what it was for because the alternative is, well, ridiculous), is a FANTASTIC idea. Re-naming animals to sweeter, more innocent nicknames will totally make me want to eat them less meat and by less I mean I’ll stop putting bacon in my cereal at least once a week.

And before you start splattering paint on all my fur coats thinking I’m some kind of monster that kills endangered species simply for their juicy, succulent deliciousness…mmmm…polar bear…wait, what? Oh, right, I WAS a vegetarian (don’t say it, Fuzzball!), so I can totally discuss this as if I had a PhD in vegan (they offer it a Berkeley from what I hear).

Here is my list of names PETA should consider using to help us all feel better about eating saving animals we might normally hunt and kill eat. I tried to stick with animals commonly found on the average American dinner table, but you can add your own.

Chickens – Crate Cuddlers

Turkeys – Sir or Madame Peckenstein

Lobster – Opposite of Sea Roaches (it’s catchy, right?)

Cows – Jolly Ranchers

Elephants – Stompies

Slugs – Snuggly Bugs

Monkeys – Almost Humans

Parrots – Sweet Talkers

Dingo – Puppies…That Kill You and Steal Your Baby (what?)

Iguana – Jungle Rabbits

I was going to say “bunnies,” but I think that might be offensive to, you know, Christians because of the Easter Bunny and all.

Feel free to add your own. As for me, I’m off to enjoy the flavors of a delicious stompy steak covered in sir peckinstein gravy. Mmmm…stompy…

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