Some might argue it wasn't a banner year for the publishing industry. Clearly, those naysayers were unfamiliar with the unbridled vitality of this fine publication, devoted to the latest and greatest in conformity. We're kidding: it's about sheep.
The Rejection List
The Things We Left Behind in 2009
As part of our ongoing quest to bring you only the best new gear, we inevitably come across a few…less good options. Herewith, a celebration of those things whose awesomeness could not quite justify the full feature treatment.
Allow us to set the scene. It's morning. You're alone. The inside of your head sounds like you swallowed an Austrian disco. And on your floor is a single mysterious piece of lingerie—you're pretty sure it's not yours. Fear not—the little GPS chip that's attached inside will send a homing signal to the rightful owner, and maybe, just maybe, she'll reconnect with you. Sort of like a glass slipper and Cinderella.
In a way, few things are as satisfying as finishing your burger and admiring the unholy ketchup/mustard/grease residue that's lightly sprinkled upon your fingertips. Or you can get this burger holder—which allows you to delicately cradle your quarter-pounder and maintain your fingers' spotlessness—and deny your very humanity.
At long last, an iPhone app that lets you digitally add felines to any picture. For all the times you've thought, "This picture just doesn't have enough cats in it." Currently the number one app among schizophrenic old ladies.
A watch where the time is obscured by pictures. A photo album so small you can't make out what you're seeing. As we often say: just because you can, doesn't mean you should.