Nov 27, 2005

Most utterly useless gift found so far (under $50 version)

I don't know when chocolate fountains became all the rage, but man, I think this beats even Mickey Mouse-shaped waffle irons in terms of general uselessness.

And even if you are considering getting one, the comments note that (a) you have to melt 4-5 pounds of chocolate, and (b) add vegetable oil to get a good flow, which frankly sounds disgusting to me.

And I'd make a comment about the inherent social injustice regarding the balance of wealth that such a product represents, but that would make me a hypocrite, since I own a sushi kit.