Pong Wall Clock

January 3, 2006 at 10:17 am (>$100, Bedroom, Electronics, Living Room, Toys)

Pong Wall Clock

Some bored designers thought it would be fun to make a clock based on the classic game, Pong.

What makes this so ingenious is that the score is actually the time- when the left side scores a point, the hour increments. When the right side scores, the minutes increment.

When I score, the clock explodes into little pieces.

$240 /Buro VormkRijgers
(Forget It – See Below)

Update #1: Atari heard about this clock and apparently sent a cease and desist on it- they eventually changed their minds and are allowing Buro to sell them. Can’t go infringing on the sales of hundreds of thousands of copies of Pong cartridges. Wait, this is 2006, not 1980- sorry.

Update #2: Seems you can get a screen saver for your PC/Mac which mimics the Pong wall clock exactly. While their clock is a measly 8″ wide, my 21″ iMac now towers over it.

Price for software? Free. Get it here.


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Readymech Paper Models

January 2, 2006 at 1:24 pm (Toys, Under $50)

Print these paper models out, glue onto cardboard, cut and fold. I want the entire collection to pester my cats with.

$0.00 / Readymech

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Nokia 7280 Cell Phone

January 2, 2006 at 11:29 am ($Expensive!, Electronics)


Ok so it has no keypad, but it is the size of a pack of gum it takes pictures, so I don’t need no stinking keypad. It doesn’t have a U.S. carrier either, but does it really matter? Nope.

$500 / Nokia

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FrancisFrancis! X1 Espresso Machine

January 2, 2006 at 8:56 am ($Expensive!, Kitchen)

Professional level espresso machine that makes coffee better than your mother can make fruitcake during Christmas. But unlike fruitcake, this coffee maker isn’t the least bit gay.

$800 new or around $300 through eBay. Fire engine red of course.


It’s Mine! Thank you eBay! And yes, in fire engine red.



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The Baretta Collection Watch

January 1, 2006 at 7:23 pm (Electronics)


Only does 2 things- tells the time and tells the date. Actually, I don’t even care if it tells the time… gimme!

$120 / Nixon / Amazon.com

Actually, Faith Skate Supply in B’ham can order this much cheaper than what everyone else sells it for. John is the guy that can do it.

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Rotolog Wood Watch

January 1, 2006 at 7:10 pm (>$100, Already Purchased, Electronics)

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Biz Markie Talking Alarm Clock

January 1, 2006 at 10:44 am (>$50, Bedroom, Electronics, Living Room, Toys)

Biz Markie Alarm Clock

I grew up on old school hip hop and alongside with Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, EPMD and Eric B & Rakim, there was always The Biz to cheer me up when I had detention or I got an F on my geometry test.

Like anyone has ever used geometry in their lives.

< $100 / Marc Ecko or Rotofugi

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Cell Phone Flask

January 1, 2006 at 10:07 am (Bar, Under $50)

Cell Phone Flask

Wait, is that my cell phone swishing? Why yes it is- “Last call for alcohol” goes the voice on the other end.

$15-$20 / Amazon.com

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