Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Catsup Crapper

Catsup crapper The Japanese art of chindogu was created by designer Kenji Kawakami in the 1980s and, according to Kawakami, practiced around the world. Chindogu, which translates literally as 'an odd or distorted tool', is an invention that may appear to solve an everyday problem but isn't quite worth using, because it actually makes a task harder or more time-consuming, or is simply ridiculous.

Here's an example, created by three MIT students.
The Catsup Crapper, a bottle of ketchup that walks up to your plate to 'excrete a pleasant mound of condiment.'

Really funny video.

via The Presurfer

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