June 21, 2005

What's Cooler?

This bottle opener shaped like a key?

or

A paperweight containing kangaroo poo.

Compare and contrast.

Posted by James at June 21, 2005 8:10 PM
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A church key. Neat.

The former gets my vote 'cause I don't see many people in these parts respecting the poo.

Posted by: Mike at June 23, 2005 8:44 AM

Keys are always cool. I don't care for the poo. How about a dead rat paperweight? :-(

Posted by: Maggie at June 23, 2005 11:27 AM

It's a tough call. I like to be able to open bottles. On the other hand, paperweights are good for throwing.

Posted by: Julie at June 23, 2005 11:45 AM

I like the key. Disclosure: I like keys and have a collection of them, many from my grandfather.

Posted by: Patti M. at June 23, 2005 12:27 PM

Don't have much use for either. Given that, the paperweight is cooler from a comedy perspective from its name alone, Roo Poo.

Posted by: briwei at June 23, 2005 4:35 PM

The name of the paperweight IS catchy. But, I have never actually found that I needed a paperweight. So I prefer the key shaped bottle opener. It looks pretty cool AND is useful.

Posted by: Sharon at June 23, 2005 7:48 PM

Well I guess I'm a curmudgeon. I don't think either of them is particularly cool. The paperweight is tacky and the bottle opener is a bottle opener.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 23, 2005 9:14 PM

Which is cooler is the question.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 12:50 AM

It's subjective, of course.

For both usability and the geek factor, I think the key is a clear winner here. While the roo poo is a conversation piece, it just doesn't have that quality which would put it over the edge.

I agree with the consensus.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 12:52 AM

I get the question, I guess I'm just having having trouble differentiating the coolness levels of two items that strike me as uncool.

I guess since the jar of fecal matter could theoretically carry disease, that makes it slightly less "cool" than the bottle opener, which probably does not carry disease.

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 24, 2005 8:08 AM

Jeepers don't go all Debbie Downer on us!

Anyhow, the paperweight was encased in resin. The money you get as change at the store is probably just as likely (if not moreso) to carry disease.

Wash those hands!

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 9:00 AM

It just occured to me that maybe you didn't get the visual pun of the key. If you are not familiar with the term "church key" then I ought to cut you some slack.

Plus you need to think back to that silly game we used to play where we ranked "pantheons" and it didn't matter who you were comparing to who, but you had to come up with an answer.

The answer is always in the eye of the beholder, but there must always be an answer...

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 9:04 AM

And I gave mine. Sorry if it's a bummer.

Here's something cool I found on the same website:
http://www.elsewares.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=107

Posted by: Chuck S. at June 24, 2005 10:33 AM

Gah!

Garish.

;)

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 10:37 AM

I read an article a long time ago on how to turn an LP record into a bowl. It's a neat idea, but I can't bear to part with anything in my remaining collection. Even if I transferred them all to CD I'd still want to keep them around in case the CDs went bad or a new technology replaced CDs or something.

I think if someone gave me an LP bowl, I would either hate it because I didn't like the album, or I would be annoyed that such a neat album had been ruined to make a bowl. :

Posted by: Julie at June 24, 2005 11:04 AM

I liked this one from that site with the church key http://www.elsewares.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=54&osCsid=71502e29a3ee4b0dada7623484e00279
I love it when NYC based TV shows have characters holding those paper cups.

Posted by: sharon at June 24, 2005 4:06 PM

Julie's Y2K bunker has a killer sound system. All vinyl, all the time, baby. :-)

Posted by: Mike at June 24, 2005 4:18 PM

Everyone - party at Julie's Y2K bunker!

I'll bring the MRE rations.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 10:19 PM

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