I am opposed to most Simpsons merchandise for a number of reason, it tends to be crappy, it tends to be overpriced, it supports the continued existence of Zombie Simpsons. However, they do occasionally come up with something that is at least a little bit funny. Behold the Homer clock to the left. As the clock ticks Homer alternately raises (and eye fucks) either the donut or the beer.
The photo certainly makes it look like a cheap plastic piece of crap, and the price of $40 seems awfully steep. But I’ve got to admit, it is at least a decent use of the character.
Interestingly enough, nowhere at that link does it state whether the clock is battery operated or whether it plugs into the wall. I don’t buy a lot of clocks, but were I in the market for one I imagine that “How is it powered?” is one of the questions I would ask. The lack of that kind of basic product information on a page that’s going for an order says a lot about the kind of people who buy this stuff. They don’t care how (or maybe even if) it works, they just want to have it because it looks like Homer.
One presumes that, if it does plug into the wall, it gets incredibly hot if you leave it plugged in.
(via Gadget Review)