This doorstop is better than a folded-up newspaper


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/this-doorstop-is-better-than-a.html


#2

Nothing beats my dark matter doorstop. According to Professor Farnsworth, “each pound…weighs over ten thousand pounds.”


#3

How good is it for killing flies?


#4

can you lay on the floor next to it really drunk and read some news about the world that gives you hope?? Because if you can then it’s better than a folded up newspaper.


#5

I get the feeling that Mark is rediscovering stuff that you can get from your local hardware store for the same price and posting Amazon links. Colour me unimpressed. And I shall remember this when we talk about monopolies again.


#6

I got a really cute cast iron hedgehog one from Cost Plus. Also somewhere around $7, and much more awesome.

(Imagine this, but with a little hedgehog rather than a cat).


#7

I was expecting to see @beschizza’s safe.


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#9

My wife has a cast iron door stop that looks like the Wicked Witch of the West’s feet sticking out from under the door. It is a 100% unsatisfying thing to crash your toes into in the dark.


#10

I want one like they had at Los Alamos:

https://books.google.com/books?id=7papZR4oVssC&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=richard+feynman+gold+doorstop&source=bl&ots=etUWcboOZW&sig=fsx-K8Y-Z2exyIouMHjup8XtFf4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIoL-wg8vOAhVI3GMKHfzVD98Q6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=richard%20feynman%20gold%20doorstop&f=false


#11

Probably because fire doors aren’t supposed to be wedged open :worried:


#12

Amazon can sell you a gold doorstop* too. Classy, huh?

*Not actual gold.


#13

Yesterday it was a garden hose nozzle. Today a doorstop. I think this is some kind of ongoing avant-garde statement piece that I’m not smart enough to get.


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