Giant, disconcertingly realistic bread plushie
It's been a while since I ordered two of something just for the hell of it, but I ordered two of these enormous bread plushies from Amazon. Be sure to check the larger 39.3-inch option. You wouldn't want to receive the 31.4-inch option and miss out on 7.9 inches of extra loa...
The greatest spatula for use with my cast iron skillets
This All-Clad stainless steel spatula is perfect for use with my favorite cast iron pan. I would be lost without them.The thickness of the spatula, and its hardness, are just wonderful. This tool easily slides under anything I may be frying and can be used to scrape light sc...
Haunted Mansion car seat covers for your Doom Buggy
This set of Haunted Mansion car seat covers would transform my truck.My two dogs make seat covers on cloth car seats a must. The amount of wear and tear from their paws, plus the tons of dog hair that get vacuumed out of the means I change them up every year or so. My next s...
Super easy blood pressure monitor
The last time I visited my dentist, her technician measured my blood pressure with a small cuff that fit around my wrist. The results appeared on the LCD screen within a minute. Very convenient. When I got home, I ordered a similar model at Amazon. It's much easier to use th...
The best place to put a fan
This man reports that the best place to put a fan is about 2 ft from a window, facing the window, and he has numbers on a computer screen to prove it. I have just impulse-purchased an anemometer from Amazon and know how I'll be spending my weekend....
My favorite no-spill dog water bowl for road trips
This water bowl lets my dog have a drink whenever she wants, but otherwise keeps the water in the bowl. It really sucks when you pull over after an hour or two of driving to find the floorboards soaked and your dog has lost all her water. These non-slip, no-spill bowls solve...

This dog hammock is the perfect blend of comfort for your dog and protection for your car
Everybody loves the plan. Well…in theory, that is. You pile the whole family into the car, including your favorite pooch, and you hit the road on an adventure. But by the time your fun is done, the backseat ends up looking like it's now your dog's new home. Covered in hair, ...
Check out these large colorful porcelain bowls
I'm a fan of colorful plates, cups, and bowls, so when I saw this set ofsix porcelain bowlslast month on Amazon I bought them without first checking the size. (A rookie mistake!) Fortunately, they aren't the size of thimbles. In fact, they're bigger than I expected, which is...
I bought the most obnoxious color of these unisex foam garden clogs
Nothing says "quiet sophistication" like unisex foam garden clogs. I ordered a pair on Amazon and they are supremely comfortable and easy to slip on and off. Even without a heel they stay secure on my feet as I walk around the house. They come in a variety of colors. I bough...
Good deal on a charcoal chimney
Once you start using a charcoal chimney, you'll never go back to using charcoal lighter fluid or self-starting charcoal. To use a charcoal chimney, fill the top part with charcoal with briquettes and put a couple of sheets of crumpled newspaper in the bottom part. Light the ...
The joy of heat shrink tubing
Heat shrinking tubing is used in electronics projects to keep wires nice and tidy. It's fun to use, too! You can either rub a soldering iron tip over it, or use a heat gun, and the material shrinks tightly around the wires. You can use heat shrink tubing to reinforce chargin...
Love popping bubble wrap? Pop Fidget Anti-Stress Pads offer the same satisfaction
Humans really aren't all that different from the other creatures that inhabit this planet. We laugh when cats ignore expensive cat toys while crawling bags or hopping into boxes. But honestly, are we any different? Case in point: in a world with stress balls, weighted blanke...
The Sbox Ghost radio frequency sweep scanner for paranormal research
Researching any paranormals? You may want this sweep scanner.Some of the reviews are skeptical, but there are also folks who have apparently found the SBox to have done something other than flip channels. The SBox Ghost Scanner via Amazon...

Funko's 'This is fine' Dog
Born from the bowels of 1000 memes, now Funko's'This is fine' dog will be sitting next to you, sipping coffee as the world burns.This is Fine Dog Pop! Vinyl Figure – Entertainment Earth Exclusive via Amazon...
Good price on a 12-pack of bar towels
A set of twelve white terrycloth 16 x 9 inch bar towels (aka bar mops) are on sale on Amazon right now for a good price. They come in other colors, too, but cost a bit more....
Lockpicking lawyer shows how to defeat an "unopenable" love lock
Love locks, often seen on bridges and other places where keys can be showily discarded, are now sold as keyless consumer products [Amazon]. But as you doubtless suspect, you can open one of these things with a tiny shim and about ten seconds. The lockpicking lawyer explains ...
Good deal on a 4-pack of glass food storage containers
Amazon has a super low price on this 4-pack of 8 oz glass food storage containers. I just bought a set to add to our collection of leftovers storage containers....
Get a 16-pack of succulents for a good deal
I bought some small succulents a couple of years ago and they have slowly grown since then and I've repotted them. I keep one on my desk (above). They require almost no care and have a great prehistoric feel. Amazon has a really good price right now on a 16-pack of succulent...
Prime day's data storage deals
Amazon's Prime Day deals on all sorts of data storage options for your devices.Just about the only'gadgets' I am looking for these days are cheap microSD cards. Most of my non-film cameras use them, and the tablet. Purportedly, my car stereo will even take a microSD card.Not...
I am fond of my Butter Bell
It is wonderful to have room temperature butter around to put on the baked goods. This butter bell is the crock that makes it happen safely.Simply fill the bell with warm butter and put about 1 cm of water into the crock. Place the bell in the crock when you are not using it...

Great clippers for thick toenails
I hope your toenails aren't 15 millimeters thick, but if they are, these clippers will accommodate them. They have tons of leverage and reviewers on Amazon love them. The price is good, too....
Five years later, and I am still using my magnetic tool holder every day
I bought this wall-mounted magnetic strip in 2015 to have easy access to tools I need for simple household tasks: opening packages, hanging pictures, assembling furniture, tightening loose nuts, installing door locks, measuring things, simple plumbing repairs, etc. It's much...
Excellent and cheap hair shears for DIY trims
I've been cutting my own hair for decades. And for the last couple of months, I've been trimming the hair of my family members. I finally replaced the all-purpose scissors with these stainless steel hair shears. I used an online code (ZHLVYBY6) to get a steep discount on Ama...
Contact cleaner makes old switches and knobs work like new again
The potentiometers and switches on my various electric guitars, basses, and amplifiers were making bad, crackly, staticky noises. This aerosol contact cleaner, which comes with a straw, is a cheap and easy way to clean these components, making them work as good as new. Peopl...
Man threatens to shoot out tires of Amazon delivery truck for trespassing, but there's a surprise ending
Old man threatens a delivery man for trespassing, and promptly discovers that he is trespassing himself. from r/instantkarmaHere's an old guy being mean to an Amazon delivery person, but then a boss-level old guy and old lady with a bat appear for a plot twist. I'm not sure ...
Good deal on this extension cord reel with 4 outlets
I bought this extension cord reel with 4 outlets last November, and it has come in handy many times since then. It has a 25-foot power cord which rolls neatly onto a spool. Amazon has it on sale today at a good discount....
Tactical paint cans
To make it less conspicious as society descends into chaos, I decided to paint my entire house matte black, including the roof, windows and nearby foliage. The job completed, I was left with the old dilemma of how to store the leftover paint. Thankfully, these tactical paint...

I installed this Smart Wi-Fi garage door opener in a few minutes
If you want to be able to open and close your garage door from your phone, and receive alerts on your phone when the door is opened or closed, this Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener is a good choice. It's about the size of a bar of soap, and attaches to terminals on your...
Get these no-show socks at a great discount
Everyone in my family has stolen my no-show socks.They have little rubber stripes to keep the socks from slipping off your heel. Interestingly, the photo on the Amazon page shows the socks being work inside out. If you wear them as shown, the rubber stripes will come in cont...
Prime Climb is a fun tabletop game that uses math
Let the co-creator of Prime Climb explain how to play this fast-moving game of quickly changing fortunes. It's on sale today on Amazon....
This suture practice kit would be a great birthday present
This suture practice kit, which lets you stitch rubber wounds, comes with training videos created by a board-certified surgeon. What a fun gift idea. You can buy them on Amazon.This suture kit that allows you to practice stitches: from r/DamnthatsinterestingImage: Reddit vid...
Must-have travel gear – inexpensive zipper bags
Ever since I started using these nylon mesh zipper bags, my travel experience has improved. I have one bag for paper stuff and pens, one for medicine and first aid, one for tools and gear, one for cords and portable power, and one for snacks. When I get home I leave the bags...
Darling Hasbro 'The Child' with adorable accessories
I must have this Baby Yoda!I want to see what happens when an incredibly powerful force user is raised by a person who disintegrates car thieves.Star Wars The Black Series The Child Toy 1.1-Inch The Mandalorian Collectible Action Figure, Toys for Kids Ages 4 and Up via Amazo...
Great deal on a LED tracing light box
I don't have this particular LED tracing light box, but it's super cheap on Amazon when you use code HC37AVDP. (If you don't know what a light box is, you probably don't need one.)...

An inexpensive home sewing kit for repairing clothes
Costing just [amazon_link asins='B01G3LOLD6' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='5ca7a31c-a8ab-4aa2-8f87-171019b6834d'] on Amazon, this small sewing kit contains everything you need to make minor repairs to clothing. The only other thing you'll ...
Handy, cheap touch sensor lights
I bought a few of these touch sensor lights years ago to put in closets without lights, and we use them all the time. To turn the light off, you just touch the contacts on the light. They are battery-powered and have an adhesive backing to stick them to walls and under shelv...
Great deal on this desktop monitor riser
I bought this monitor riser in early 2017. It lifts my desk monitor 4.25 inches, and I use the space below to stow external disk drives. Amazon has it on sale right now for [amazon_link asins='B017DORX3M' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='418a...
This rubber bristles brush is like a cat hair magnet
This rubber bristled brush does a great job of removing our three cats' fur from carpets, bedspreads, and furniture. We had it for years and it has held up well. It's only [amazon_link asins='B006H34AE6' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='b9e59...
This robotic jar opener may help folks who have trouble opening jars
There are many reasons one may not have the ability to open a jar. This Robo Twist has lowered my usefulness around my mother's kitchen.It is loud, but the jars get opened. Can't have it all.Robo Twist Jar Opener via Amazon...
Good price on a 3-pack of shop towels
I've been using these heavy duty shop towels for years. Apart from being blue, they look like standard kitchen paper towels, but are much stronger. They're great for wiping off grease, and are the family favorite for cleaning up cat puke. Amazon has them on sale right now fo...
These silicone putty earplugs are the best
I stay in hotels quite a bit, and these silicone putty earplugs are the best ones I've found for muffling noise. My ear canals don't work well with those cylindrical foam plugs. They leave an air gap. These silicone earplugs form a perfect seal, and they don't penetrate my e...

"People To Kill" notebook
Organize the week ahead with this handsome People To Kill notebook from Amazon. With 100 pages to accomodate a frenetic schedule, unlined to allow your deranged handwriting to freely wander the page and to provide space for scratchy, disturbing sketches, the A5-size hardboun...