Saturday, June 30, 2007

What the...?


Untversal Talk Jig, originally uploaded by Ambling Sheep.

OK, sorry - this is a cheap gag because I haven't had time to post anything meaningful in ages but... what the hell is this? Answers on a comment please.

I actually bought it (just so that I could photograph it) for 6 RMB but I can't imagine what it's actually supposed to do.

Knowing that it can 'jig' up to 10kg of 'tood' a total distance of 360mm really doesn't help...


Untversal Talk Jig, originally uploaded by Ambling Sheep.

Updated 2007/07/07

Well, Megan might be right but you'd need fingers of steel to hold 10kg of tood up with this thing, otherwise you'd just be nursing your bloody stumps.


Untversal Talk Jig in action?

8 comments:

PhilB said...

Good luck using that.

It looks like a rat trap to me but it would have to be one hell of a scary rat to reach the 10 Kg limit.

Liz said...

Will you bring me one of those please, next time you are home. I need to jig a few students at school, and didnt know where to get one from.

ap said...

David Cameron (the latest Tory Party leader) had to re-jig his shadow cabinet, I don't doubt he used this. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6262546.stm

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Megan in Munich said...

Man that is one hell of a spam entry above mine!

This looks like a plate grabber to me. You know, picture a full plate of food - probably hot - and this spreads out over the top of the food and grabs the plate around the edges, making it easy to carry (or jig?) from point A to point B.

But don't quote me on this.

DB said...

Indeed - it was both lengthy (it claimed 100000 characters) and fairly hate-filled spam and (no thanks to the Great Firewall) I've finally managed to delete it.

I could go for the plate-jigging theory except for the fact that I've just tried it with a plate and the wire was nearly chopping my fingers off just holding it up.

I'm not sure I could do that up to 10kg (but then again, unless you're serving the 'ingots of lead' course, it's hard to imagine service a plate of hot food that would reach the weight limit.

NewsElephant said...

this could be the basis of a mildly diverting panel show along the lines of Call My Bluff...

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