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That Voodoo That You Do

Posted on 2012.03.09 at 08:10
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The confluence of events which transpired are fairly simple - my wife had recently started watching the David Statham sci-fi series, Alphas and "that girl you like from Terminator" was guest starring. So we all sat and watched the episode where Summer Glau played Skylar, a super-genius single mom.

During the course of the episode, the leader-dude walks behind the counter of a missing co-worker's home, looking for clues. While the rest of us were focusing on the dialog and the leading man, my wife saw something entirely different in this frame:

She saw the knife block.

After a little digging I found it available for $160. Six months later I got it for half that on Amazon. But not before running across a blog which asks,

"CAN someone explain to me why anyone would buy the voodoo knifeman kitchen block? It is unfathomable why this sickening knife 'toy' (for adults, allegedly) is still on sale for use in the home."

My wife is fascinated by (she's named him, "Mojo") the artistic beauty of such a functional piece of equipment which has gone above and beyond the characteristically mundane. The flowing shape and vibrant color is certainly eye-catching, and she envisions the entire kitchen being a prelude to making him its focal point.

I replied to that blog above - screened, as it has not been published at the time of this writing - to the point that where some people see disgust, others see beauty. The only thing unfathomable to me, is how some people cannot comprehend that other people may see things differently than they do.

Happy anniversary, sweetheart:


michelle1963 at 2012-03-09 14:41 (UTC) (Link)
I personally enjoy the novelty; the macabre whimsy of the piece. It makes me giggle.
ehowton at 2012-03-09 15:17 (UTC) (Link)
There's no accounting for taste.
michelle1963 at 2012-03-09 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
It is the total inappropriateness of it that is funny. Not sure, I'd want it in my home; not sure that I wouldn't either. I think I'd prefer it in blue though. Royal blue.
suzanne1945 at 2012-03-09 14:46 (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting! I'm not surprised that your wife was the only one watching the series that noticed. I can see the artistry in the piece, but find it a little gross. Isn't that the way with many pieces of art. After all, it is my understanding that art is supposed to elicit an emotional response. But as you say, to each his own.
ehowton at 2012-03-09 15:16 (UTC) (Link)

suum cuique

I have no emotional response towards it whatsoever. I wonder if that itself is indicative of anything?

I do however, remain emotionally subjugated to my wife. So since she enjoys it, so then, do I.
suzanne1945 at 2012-03-09 16:35 (UTC) (Link)

Re: suum cuique

As it should be.
ehowton at 2012-03-09 16:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: suum cuique

Oracle affirmation. Cool.
(Anonymous) at 2012-03-09 14:47 (UTC) (Link)
Here's a site you might like...


It's Andruid's new favorite.

Hope you and the family are doing well! Please tell everyone I said "Hi".

ehowton at 2012-03-09 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
One of my favorites, I had no idea it would've been found there - I'm such a dolt.

I first came across them when drax0r ordered me the C.H.I.M.P for work - "Chimp Has Invincible Monkey Powers!"

Tell MANDROID we said, "Howdy" and will do - you as well!!
pcofwildthings at 2012-03-10 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god, I LOVE that!

There are sheaths on the knives in the first photo. Do those come with it? I would want those because in my house, I would be the one risking injury. The thing would wobble on the counter and I would instinctively grab for it to steady it.
ehowton at 2012-03-10 02:59 (UTC) (Link)
It is much more gigantic than either photo actually reveal. It would never "wobble" but yes, there are plastic sheaths on the backside as well as magnets which hold the knives in place once inserted.
Richard Rasner (Unique Nudes™)
uniqueblog at 2012-03-10 09:32 (UTC) (Link)
Got mine on ThinkGeek.
anakngtinapa at 2012-03-10 09:37 (UTC) (Link)
That is so awesome. A little expensive,but woww, I want one.
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