Geek humor of the week

Reader Thomas called my attention to this product on Amazon, where you can buy anything, as well as the top comment about it. (If you must have it, and it costs $39.95, click on the screenshot.)

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Some of the other comments are also funny.

38 Comments

  1. Chris G
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    PCC(E) tells no lies – many of the comments are ingenious and very funny. My fave so far:
    “Read description carefully!
    This is NOT, repeat, NOT a woman from the Ukraine. Very disappointed but can only blame myself. Please read description when sober.”
    Chris G

    • Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:23 am | Permalink

      Hilarious! 🙂

    • Kevin
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:21 am | Permalink

      That one was great.

    • Posted September 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      One of my favorites as well.

  2. John Ottaway
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    The comments are amazing… that’s my afternoon sorted, work can wait

  3. Allen Linville
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Even as a physics teacher, I don’t dare read the comments at work. The Net Nanny program would flag it and I would be trouble with The Powers That Be again.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Set a homework task of “explain two comments”, then get the principal dominaie heidj’un to allow one of the pupils to tell everyone how to get round the net nanny.

  4. busterggi
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Cogent reviews!

  5. Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    The Customer Questions and Answers are also fun.

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

      Ah, you beat me to it! Even better than some of the reviews.

      ” However, attempting to purchase a Little Boy on the Internet would be extremely unwise, particularly if you ask for it in kit form.”

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I forgot about the reviews and comments sections, but my first thought was “there should be a date on that activity figure.
    I knocked some tens of thousands of dollars off a tool rental invoice once because the tool-source combo had gone out of it’s activity validity window. Still usable, but the kit went from premium rate to regular rate.

  7. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    One of the “commonly brought together” items is potassium iodide.

    • Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:28 am | Permalink

      One of the items looked at by customers of this uranium is an armored battle tank!

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

        All the better for storing you with?

  8. Chris Lang
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    More Amazon fun: Tuscan Dairy Whole Vitamin D Milk, Gallon. https://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Dairy-Whole-Vitamin-Gallon/dp/B00032G1S0

    Also, the book “How to Avoid Huge Ships,” by John W. Trimmer. https://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships-John-Trimmer/dp/0870334336

    • Taz
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

      My favorite is still the audio cables that were accidentally listed for $9,000.

      The top comment is a classic.

      • busterggi
        Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:46 am | Permalink

        C’mon they were made of silver – you wouldn’t want vampires to infest your speaker would you?

      • darrelle
        Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink

        My favorite of the reviews I read.

        “Using these cables, and only using these cables, I was finally able to hear an auditory gem that has been long rumored among music connaisseurs – Aretha Franklin’s stress-fart just prior to her high A in her recording of “You’re All I Need to Get By”.

        Worth every penny.”

        That is funny! But, I’m left wondering. Is the Aretha stress-fart rumor true?

        • busterggi
          Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:51 am | Permalink

          No, it was not a stress fart, merely a nervous queef.

          • darrelle
            Posted September 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

            I am personally familiar with both!

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

        You sure that was accidental? When it comes to audiowoo the sky’s the limit.

        That top comment is indeed magnificent, as are many of them.

        One short enough to quote (and hey! it’s On Topic for this site:)
        ‘My cats chewed on this cable and now they can both speak. One of them is gay and the other wants to kill me. I would have rather not known.’

        cr

    • busterggi
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      How is it that the book about huge ships has not been optioned for a series?

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

      Can’t believe the dedication of some reviewers! See top comment to Tuscan milk (or just skip to the last two paragraphs if in a hurry):

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RXXPVOUH9NLL3/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00032G1S0

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

        That is magnificent. He’s got The Raven perfectly.

        Some of those Amazon comments show considerable literary talent.

        cr

  9. serendipitydawg
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Great comments, especially:
    5.0 out of 5 stars I got a free cat in the box with this ...
    By Ellya on August 23, 2014

    I got a free cat in the box with this purchase but I'm not sure if I should open it to see if the cat is ok.

  10. darrelle
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Holy Cow Jerry, you weren’t kidding. You can buy anything on Amazon. I clicked through to check out Chris Lang’s How to Avoid Huge Ships link and one of the “Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed” selections was this . . .

    Semenology – The Semen Bartender’s Handbook

    The reviews are pretty much what you would imagine they might be.

    • busterggi
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      I haven’t looked at the reviews but I’ll bet they all mention cocktails.

    • busterggi
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      I haven’t looked at the reviews but I’ll bet they all mention cocktails.

      • Diane G.
        Posted September 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

        Predominantly Harvey Wallbangers.

  11. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    I was with a nerd friend while he was changing the oil on his car. He read the label on the oil can and said ‘this is no good. It says the expiration date was 30 million years B.C.’.

    • busterggi
      Posted September 20, 2016 at 10:34 am | Permalink

      Oh f’r Pete’s sake, that wasn’t the expiration date, that was the packaging date.

  12. Posted September 20, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget one of the earliest classics:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Story-about-Ping-Marjorie-Flack/dp/0448421658

    (And the item there is legit, needless to say.)

  13. Posted September 20, 2016 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on peakmemory and commented:
    This is pretty funny, you can find it here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Images-SI-Uranium-Ore/dp/B000796XXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474414897&sr=8-1&keywords=uranium+ore

  14. Andrea Kenner
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    The reviews of this product are also awesome, especially the first one, by Edgar.

    https://www.amazon.com/Tuscan-Dairy-Whole-Vitamin-Gallon/dp/B00032G1S0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1474415344&sr=8-1&keywords=tuscan+milk

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      Sigh, the hazards of not reading all comments before posting…

  15. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I presume the can does contain genuine uranium ore of one type or another. Wkipedia: “A large variety of secondary uranium minerals are known, many of which are brilliantly coloured and fluorescent.”

    So if it’s one of those, it could look quite striking on the mantelpiece. A good talking point to startle guests with. “What’s that?” “Oh, just uranium ore. Don’t worry, it’s only mildly radioactive”.

    cr

    • Posted September 21, 2016 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      People used to make beautiful green and yellow dishes out of uranium-compound infused glasses. There were (in 1999) a collection of these in the Science and Industry museum in Kensington. Anyone been there recently? Are they still there?

  16. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    “Some of the other comments are also funny.”

    That has to be the understatement of the week.

    cr


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