Think Different

18 Oct

Apple CEO Steve Jobs: Visionary. Inventor. Creative genius. Entrepreneur. Gifted marketer. An inspiration to all.

In the spirit of creativity, fun, and entrepreneurship, here are eight quirky – yet original – novelty products you may not have seen anywhere else.

1. Ice Screams – You scream, I scream, we all scream for Edvard MunchThe Scream” ice cube molds. These clever blocks of ice will surely impress the pretentious academics and wretched overachievers at your next cocktail soiree.



2. Wasabi Gumballs.  Yum, kids. Forget those tutty fruity, wimpy minty flavors – we got horseradish!

3. What’s a party without a couple dozen Stupidiotic Pills in the candy dish? When you’re short on liquor, these will surely do the trick – and quicker.  And totally legal! Of course, some folks won’t need any chemical assistance whatsoever in achieving sheer foolishness – they are naturals.

4.  Bacon Flavored Toothpicks. Ideal for plucking celery strands from between your bicuspids. And so classy, too!



5.  Unicorn Meat. “Excellent source of sparkles. Product of Ireland. Magic in every bite.”  Hey, don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it. I hear it tastes like chicken gizzards. But a leprechaun told me that, so who knows?

6.  Roadrage Megaphone. “Every car needs one.”  A great gift for that special family member with an anger management issue. Particularly effective in New York and Los Angeles where bullying is a sport.

7.  Shakespearean Insult Gum. My favorite! Put literate louts in their place with a highbrow crack from the Bard himself. “Thy breath stinks from eating toasted cheese.”

Thou suck!


8. Handerpants. Underpants for your hands. Supports the palms. Great for pajama blogging or playing the piano in a bordello. Let your fingers do the walking… to the wild side.

Photo Credits: Apple Computer, Barb Best

All products available at AAH’S.

copyright 2011


13 Responses to “Think Different”

  1. Andrew Zahn October 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Where do you find this stuff? Handerpants?


    • BARB BEST October 19, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      thanks, Andrew! I have radar for the quirky and kooky.

  2. ditchthebun October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I think you will truly enjoy the quirky fun on this site I have spent a lot of time giggling over it. I have a weird thing for collecting crazy ice cube trays, I have “Gin and Titanic” which are little Titanics and mini-glaciers, “Skull and crossbones”, “dentures”, “Penguins”, “Brains”, “Robots”, Doodles (ok in my defense these were bought for a hens night). The brains are my favourite, I love making rocky road and I have actually made mini rocky roads in this mould and called it Brain Food! 😀 People love it!

    • BARB BEST October 19, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Hey ditchthebun, thanks for the link. I love the site, wow – caffeinated lollipops and astronaut ice cream, pretty cool stuff. It is fascinating to me that you collect crazy ice cube trays! I confess to having a collection of oddball water globe souvenir pens which I cannot part with.

      • ditchthebun October 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

        I have not seen a water globe souvenir pen in ages! I haven’t done the tourist thing for a long time though so that explains it. We have them for everything over here in Oz though, the big banana, the big merino, the big prawn, the big pineapple… hmm obsession with big things much hahaha.
        I love that site too, I have a lot of fun looking at the quirky items and sometimes trying to figure out how someone came up with that 😀
        I have no clue how the ice cube tray thing started… we got the Gin and Titanic one to make awesome icecubes for a punch bowl for our New Years Eve party and then I just kept finding more and more awesome ones that I just had to have. I use them all too which takes up a little room in the freezer I suppose, but it gives you a smile when you have a drink and see a penguin peeking out at you hahaha.

  3. aftertheshow October 19, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    I think that this is my favorite post that you’ve written for Barb’s Blast yet. Keep it up BARB!

  4. Dawn@LightenUp! October 20, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Unicorn meat! Oh Yeah! And give me a rainbow milkshake, while you’re at it! Haha. Only you, Barb, would know this.

    • BARB BEST October 25, 2011 at 5:19 am #

      Mmmm, “rainbow milkshake” – sounds good to me.

  5. Nancy Wurtzel October 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Oh, I so need those Munch ice cube molds…and the Handerpants! What can I say? These is a twisted, funny post! Must read more….

    • BARB BEST October 25, 2011 at 5:18 am #

      Thanks, Nancy! First “handerpants” then “finger lingerie.”

  6. Jeff October 24, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I heard the unicorn meat was “magically delicious”!

    • BARB BEST October 30, 2011 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks, Jeff. I heard that, too!

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