Knork


I found a really cool utensil that is kind of like a Spork, but seemingly more refined. It’s called a Knork.

I’m one of those annoying people who has to eat Pizza with a knife and a fork because I don’t like messy eating. I find it obscene to just stuff a big honking slice of double-cheese into my mouth and have the grease and strings of cheese drip down my chin. Yuck.

Mike Miller feels my pain. He invented the Knork to help me out. Well, not me personally but you get the drift. If you visit his website, there’s lots of information about the Knork and how it works.

The Knork is sold at retail establishments, but for any of us living in New England we’re out of luck. You’ll have to buy yours from the online store. But there’s so many choices. He sells them in plastic and steel. You can get fancy packaging or just a Knork in a plastic tube. I’d love to buy these as gifts so it’s nice to have the packaging. The Knork is reasonably priced at $5-$6 for one made out of steel, however the shipping is a bit expensive: $6.71 via UPS.

But what the heck. I bought one to try out. And you should, too. It would make a really unique addition to a loved one’s Easter basket this year. Or perhaps you could buy one to give with a gift card to Papa Ginos?

May the Spork Be With You!

Did you ever get cursed with using one of these little suckers when you were in school? Wanna bring some fun memories back to your friends this Christmas? If so, I’d love to suggest you purchase this Titanium Spork from ThinkGeek.com.

Last Christmas, I bought my friend Marty a t-shirt with a spork on it that I found on CafePress.com. You pretty much can find anything on that website, but just the thought of Marty sporting a spork shirt tickled me something fierce.

I’m wondering why we don’t see Sporks more often? This gets me to wanting to research where the Spork came from. Who invented this plastic wonder?

Surprisingly the Spork has been around since Medieval times. You can read all about it by clicking here. Knowing this, I’m rethinking my Western Civilization term paper on Body Snatching During the Enlightenment. I’ve already startled Professor Gould with my choice of topic so maybe I’ll further stun him by asking him a Spork question to stump him at the end of class one night.

Regardless, I’m all about finding cool and unique stuff you can buy on the web-especially during the holidays. This is one gift that certainly would qualify for an office gag (pardon the pun) during a Yankee Swap and falls just under ten bucks.

So go ahead–it’s hip to be square. Buy a spork for any number of friends on your holiday gift list. They could use it in a hospital or school cafeteria, the local Burger King, backpacking or prison.