Third-world problems

The JerseyNut reports on an innovation of sorts:

Green fans are getting a buzz out of a new hand-cranked vibrator that makers say could help save the planet.

The eco-sex toy — dubbed the “Earth Angel” — uses a small wind-up handle to power up rechargeable batteries inside the casing.

Truth be told, I had no idea that vibrators generally had such a big carbon footprint.

The JerseyNut, in the meantime, would like to know:

[C]an someone explain to me, incidentally, why battery-operated cars are good, but battery-operated vibrators are bad? Or is that only the type of question only a dumb ol’ Republican would ask?

Trust me on this: if there were a clockspring-powered car that could get out of its own way, people would buy it, especially if they could persuade the yardman to do all the winding.

(Via Robert Stacy McCain, who notes that this product is not yet available from Amazon.)

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9 comments

  1. Dan B »

    29 November 2011 · 7:50 am

    Probably something to do with the rechargeability of the battery. So why not just get rechargeables for the joy-buzzer and get it on-er-over with?

  2. Tatyana »

    29 November 2011 · 8:21 am

    Thank you for starting my day with a laugh

  3. Jeffro »

    29 November 2011 · 6:47 pm

    [C]an someone explain to me, incidentally, why battery-operated cars are good, but battery-operated vibrators are bad?

    If the battery powered vibrators were compared to honking big V8 American gas guzzling powered vibrators, we might have an altered view of that comparison. More Power!

  4. CGHill »

    29 November 2011 · 7:43 pm

    [insert "inline-six" joke here]

  5. Teresa »

    29 November 2011 · 10:07 pm

    This evokes pictures of a gasoline powered vibrator… something that must have been used many many years ago if they are now complaining about batteries…

  6. CGHill »

    30 November 2011 · 9:13 am

    Switching to unleaded must have been a real letdown.

  7. Jeffro »

    30 November 2011 · 2:25 pm

    -smaller nozzle-

  8. CGHill »

    30 November 2011 · 3:30 pm

    I was trying not to go there, but, you know, there it is.

  9. Tatyana »

    1 December 2011 · 11:40 am

    Gentlemen, I snorted into my lunch!

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