Posts by Category: Fun & Games

So maybe it’s pointless, but at least it’s happy!

Fun & Games March 16, 2005 posted by


Parabounce. As someone who gets vertigo standing on tiptoe, the Ferret can heartily recommend this pastime as fun, fun, fun.  A 22 foot balloon filled with enough helium to launch a person in the air with the slightest push from the ground…

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Fun & Games March 9, 2005 posted by


The Chaserz Mini Race Track. Desktop fun for all the family? £14.95.  Relive all those old school race track moments with this cool mini track. Comes complete with 2 cars and everything you need for some serious nostalgia.

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Fun & Games March 3, 2005 posted by

Underwater walkie talkies.

Underwater Walkie Talkies. No string, no wires, just bubbles. Help I’m drowning. $12.95.  Hold private underwater chats! Speak clearly underwater up to 15 feet away! Tell secrets on the ocean bottom…or maybe just in your bathtub!

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Fun & Games February 18, 2005 posted by

Sealed with a kiss!

The MouthClamp. $4.99. The Ferret can think of a few uses. Can you?  Hey, gals — wanna trim down? Then stop weight-gain at its source — your huge, insatiable MOUTH! And, guys — want that special gal to think you care? Then keep your fat mouth SHUT and she’ll mistake that hang-dog expression for sensitivity. Just purse your lips, pinch open the clip, and apply clamp to mouth. The soft cushiony, rubber-like material won’t hurt or bruise your lips —…

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Fun & Games February 16, 2005 posted by

Think tank.

Think Tank. $225.00. Food for thought, eh? [Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all week, folks!]  This glowing life-like brain in a bubbling self contained unit, is much like the ones from the 1950’s horror films. It’s great as an office oddity, or Halloween effect. The constant bubbling can even be relaxing. The workmanship and detail are akin to that of Hollywood special effects departments. The tanks come fully assembled – (just add water!)

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Fun & Games February 9, 2005 posted by

Boy racers.

The new Scalextric Sport Digital System. Ooh look ma, it’s Scalextric, but not as we know it. Six cars on one lane? Button breaking? Overtaking on corners, digital tracks, chipped cars and optical technology? It’s like so 21st C., man!   Add as many SSD Lane Change Track pieces as you wish, put your chipped cars on the track and start racing. Race up to 6 cars on one lane with an additional SSD Power Supply (C7004). Exploit the geometry of the…

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Fun & Games February 4, 2005 posted by

Bone shaker.

Forget your $4000 mountain racer, you need a Genuine WWII-era Swiss courier bicycle. Yep, now you too can Julie Andrews your way around town screeching out Edelweiss tunes at the top of your voice. And who’s going to bother stealing it, eh? Retro chic comes at a price, however, and in this case it’s $650.00.  Complete with hand and foot brakes, leather tool case, rear wheel lock, sealed bearings and tire pump. In outstanding condition, considering they saw service more…

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Fun & Games February 1, 2005 posted by

Data sparkles.

Flash Pro EL USB cables. You’re a geek. You’re sad. You’re lonely. So why not cheer yourself up by buying a neato set of  illuminated USB cables? Go on, you’ll make friends in no time. $14.99.  Unlike other USB cables which are only illuminated at the ends, Flash Pro cables are lit from end to end. A thin EL cable runs throughout the cable’s entire length, providing some pizazz in an otherwise boring, but necessary accessory. In addition to adding some eye…

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Fun & Games January 28, 2005 posted by

Big red relief.

The Panic Button. Oh yes. Should be mandatory equipment. Everywhere.  £2.99 ($4.75)  Though not just for computers, the Panic Button is a vital – if somewhat pointless – addition to everyone’s desk. It doesn’t do anything of course, but you feel a lot better having a button to stab at when everything goes to pot. Stick it on your keyboard, your dashboard, possibly even your ironing board, and get instant relief from life’s little emergencies.

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Fun & Games January 28, 2005 posted by

Face it.

FaceAnalyzer. ‘The Only Automated Face Reader in the World.’  When instructions are followed carefully (straight on picture, expressionless face, even lighting), the Race Analysis describes what racial features are inherent in your face, not necessarily what race you are. Generally, people of a particular race will have racial features from many races. That means if you are east indian, you may have eastern european features, and vice versa. Your race analysis will reflect this.

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ferret exclusive January 27, 2005 posted by

Operation BlueSleuth.

Operation BlueSleuth. Got Bluetooth phone? Wanna play?, the Online Reality Game that pits you against your real-life friends, has launched Operation: BlueSleuth. This mission, designed for you and two other agents also equipped with Bluetooth devices, consists of carrying out covert operations in a suburban environment. Objectives include successfully transferring a passcode between two agents and transmitting the details of a false identity to a fellow agent. During this mission, a counter-spy will be deployed to attempt to sabotage…

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Fun & Games January 27, 2005 posted by

The Generator Blog.

The Generator Blog. A blog about online generators (you know, like ‘what animal are you’, or the ‘corpspeak generator’). Well just take a look, you’ll get the idea.   Reggae Name Generator. Irieness, dis page allows de I fi get a real reggae name, like so many of de artists dem deh dat I&I all admire so, by which all de bredren and sistren dem gwaan fi know de I. A righteous name will be bestowed pon de I, together…

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Fun & Games January 26, 2005 posted by

Retro telly Tetris.

  Two Player Tetris. Plug it into yer telly, and rock. Or drop. Whatever the correct term may be. A$79.95.  There’s probably only one thing better than being able to play Tetris on a big screen TV at home…and that’s being able to play it with or against someone else. Go head to head with your chosen foe – find out who has the best Tetris technique, before awarding the crown of tournament master. The box says world’s most addictive game…

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Fun & Games January 21, 2005 posted by

Pucker up.

Remote Hot Lips. £14.99. There’s got to be some way to get maximum value from this toy on Valentine’s Day, but darned if we can come up with it. *Sigh*. Getting too old!  Press the remote’s button to set the lips off emitting one of 6 different smooching sounds from up to 20metres away! Embarrass your friends, and family! Or even use to make a hint to a want-to-love one :) Kissing sounds range from a quick peck to a big slobber! Just place…

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Fun & Games January 19, 2005 posted by

Talking Daleks.

Talking Daleks. Seek, Locate, ANNIHILATE! Aw c’mon, you’ve just gotta love that BBC special effects toilet plunger weapon, no? £24.99.  The Daleks first appeared in 1963 on BBC TV’s “Dr Who”. The nation trembled in terror! These are replicas of the “real thing” from the cult BBC TV series. Available models are the Command Dalek in Black and Battle Dalek in Silver… All Daleks also have the following features: Glide along on wheels, movable turret/head and three movable weapons.

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