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Modern Day Pirates Have Their Own Letterheads

Piracy sure has come a long way from the days of Blackbeard. For one, modern day pirates have letterheads (or is it lettarrrrheads?). Ben Berkowitz of Reuters came upon a correspondence from a pirate group [...]

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener – $9.95 Do you know someone who needs a little reminder that honesty is the best policy? Get them the Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop. This guilt-laden Pinocchio shaped pencil sharpener works with standard size pencils. The Shavings empty out through the mouth. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

Parmesan Cheese Pencils

The German ad agency Kolle Rebbe designed chunks of Parmesan cheese shaped like pencils. Flakes are shaved off with a manual pencil sharpener: The cheeses are shaped like oversized pencils, where the “leads” contain three different flavors: truffles, pesto and chilli. With the sharpener included, the required amount of cheese can be sprinkled on the dish. [...]

Nose Pencil Sharpener

Nose Pencil Sharpener – $1.95 Back to school is nearly here. Are you still looking for that perfect back to school item? You need the practical, yet highly amusing, Nose Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop. Be sure to tell all your friends how much fun it is to stick pencils up your nose. Don’t forget to check [...]

How Long Have You Known Your Oldest Friend?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Reader Allyson challenged us to find the weirdest Wikipedia page out there, and I’m passing the buck to you. Let’s [...]

Pirate Pencil Sharpener

Pirate Pencil Sharpener – $8.45 What’s better than the Pirate Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop? Nothing! These Pirate Pencil Sharpeners walk, swing their arms, shake their heads and have detachable hats! You know you want one, but are ye cool enough to have one? Aye matey, me think ye are! Be sure to visit the NeatoShop for all [...]

Retro Camera Pencil Sharpener

Camera Pencil Sharpener – $12.95 This Camera Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop does two things very well: first, it sharpens pencils (duh!) and second, it makes for a wonderful gift for the photography lovers in your family. The retro pencil sharpener looks just like the classic twin-lens reflex camera like the Rolleiflex TLR. It’s wonderfully [...]

Gifts for Shutterbugs

F-Stop Watch – $35.95 Got a shutterbug in your family? Need a Christmas gift for a fellow photo enthusiast? Look no further than the NeatoShop’s Gift Guide for Shutterbugs. In addition to the really cool F-Stop watch (which tells time with relative aperture) above, we’ve got more photography-inspired stocking stuffers: Camera Keychain Camera Pencil Sharpener Vintage Camera Keychain Link: [...]