Monday, December 05, 2011

Gorilla Grind

Several years ago, my friend Pete was trying to rid his house of some clutter. He was about to throw away this magnificent ape-head pencil sharpener, but asked me first if I wanted it. Of course I leapt at the chance to own a marvellous example of monkey kisch. When you push a pencil into the ape's mouth, its eyes flash and the sharpener emits a horrifying grinding noise. It's one of the most obnoxious office appliances I've ever seen, and I love it.

I shot this photo on my iPhone with the Instagram app. Interested parties can follow me at username EarlJWoods.

4 comments:

JodyM said...

Best pencil sharpener of all time. Collector's item for sure.

Earl J. Woods said...

And to think Pete was going to throw it away!

Anonymous said...

I have one, I think I'll sell it on eBay. Hope it's a good sale! :)

Earl J. Woods said...

Good luck, anonymous! I hope the bidders go ape.