Weirdly cute, but is it practical?

A photograph over at Daily Timewaster led me to investigate this strange-looking knife.  It’s the Daktyl model from CRKT. I understand it’s not the first side-opening knife CRKT has produced.  I couldn’t help but wonder why.  I mean, apart from the cuteness factor, why not use a traditional knife body, one that protects the blade against other debris in one’s pocket?  I can see a receipt, or something like that, slipping between the outer wire frame and the edge of the blade, and getting cut when you pull one or the other out of your pocket. However, the reviews on Amazon are sometimes fun.  Examples:

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This is so cute it’s ridiculous!

Over at Daily Timewaster, I found a GIF image that had me laughing out loud.  A little searching located the video clip from which it was taken.  Behold a really hungry baby beagle! The poor critter’s trying to wag his backside off, and eat all the food, and not fall off the couch – all at the same time!  Talk about a doggie dilemma . . . Peter

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Flat tire in Alaska

Found on Gab: I’d like to see someone try to fit an inner tube to that flat tire – not to mention re-treading it!  (I suppose both concepts are foreign to those who’ve only known modern tires, that seldom [if ever] need either procedure.  Us old farts remember, though . . . *sigh*) Peter

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Aaaaaawwww!!!

Found on Gab, under the title “Cuteness Overload”: The comments at the link are pretty funny, too. (I just like puppies and kittens.  Yeah, call me a softy if you like.  I don’t care.) Peter

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Still one of the best advertisements ever made

I was happily reminded, via Earthbound Misfit, of the famous “herding cats” commercial filmed for Electronic Data Systems (EDS).  It was first broadcast during the 2000 Super Bowl championship game.  According to AdAge: Richard Brown … and ad veteran Don Uzzi … determined that they would make EDS famous with a Super Bowl ad. Fallon McElligott, which had picked up the account from Bates Worldwide the prior May with an explicit assignment to reinvigorate the brand, decided to play on the expression “herding cats,” the managerial metaphor for the difficulty of aligning team members’ efforts. “It was an expression that was instantly visual,”

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Heh

This was sent in by several readers.  It made me chuckle. From the spelling of “humour” and the acronym RSPCA, I suspect this was an item in an English newspaper about an American news report. Still, it’s funny in any language and any nation. Peter

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