Robot, Sharpen My Pencil!!! by Jessica Hodges
There is an episode of Arrested Development where Lucille Bluth replaces their housekeeper with one of those iRobot vacuums. I can hear in my head, after she drops some of the food on the floor, “Where’s my maid? ROBOT!”I want a robot to be able to “command.” How about a robot pencil sharpener? Yeah it looks gimmicky and like something you would get in your stocking on christmas and play with for about 2 minutes and then get bored. But. If it works properly and is entertaining then I need one right away!
Available on ThinkGeek the Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener is only 5.99! Thank you to the think geek employee who wrote this quality description.
Here are two little known facts:
1. The graphite pencil was first mass produced in the year 1662.
2. The first pencil sharpeners weren’t made until 1893, which left many people disappointed by their pencil purchases for over 200 years.
The first fact is a real fact; the second fact is a fake fact (that is, a joke). What can we say, the Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener has a very dry and unusual sense of humor. Our robot told us the above facts. And then it sharpened our pencil and walked away.
This is perhaps the coolest pencil sharpener ever to walk on its own. Just open its chest, insert a pencil, twist to sharpen, and remove your pointy pencil. By sharpening your pencil, you have secretly wound the 4″ robot’s power core and it will now begin walking toward you (or in whatever direction it’s facing). The shavings empty into the robot’s cranial chamber, which can be easily opened for emptying. If you don’t have a pencil handy, just use the included key to wind up the robot. Either way, your robot will walk with delight. Sorry if it proceeds to tell you bad jokes, though.
All sites should have descriptions that make you smile while you read them. Go get your robot pencil sharpener and tell us what you name it!