Sunday, July 29, 2012

Humiliate Squirrels? I Don't Think So!

Online novelty merchant Archie McPhee is now offering the Big Head Squirrel Feeder, a dubious product that they promise will allow you to "feed and humiliate squirrels at the same time. The feeder is basically a large hollow vinyl cartoonish squirrel head with space for food on the inside. The idea is to suspend the feeder at the prescribed height so that a squirrel will have to stand up to reach the food, creating the illusion that the squirrel has a ridiculously large head.

McPhee advises users to keep a camera handy because "you'll want to post a picture on Facebook," and promises that the product is ideal for anyone "who thinks squirrels should be taken down a peg or two."

Of course, the real joke is on anyone who spends fifteen bucks (plus shipping) on this idiotic product. I'm sure Archie McPhee knows that the squirrels will be getting the last laugh. After all, they get a free meal our of it, plus a chance to make fun of those oh-so-clever and easily-entertained humans snapping their pictures and uploading them to the internet.

I'm not so sure that this feeder wasn't actually designed by squirrels!

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