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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.


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.