15 January 2010

Important Question: What would you use this for?

When I first saw the item pictured below, I was dumbfounded as to its purpose, given the context in which I found it. So I ask you all the following Important Question:

For what do you think this is meant to be used?

Girl Gourmet, they say...
Leave your best or most entertaining guess in the comments.

24 comments:

Candid Carrie said...

Um, that's a quarter.

Bragger said...

Well, it looks like a tampon holder. But I'm not sure that qualifies as an entertaining guess.

Regina Phalange said...

is that something sexual, LD!?

Middle Aged Woman said...

A big pink tampon for when it's "that time of the month" for My Pretty Pony?

Elton John's toilet paper holder?

A Sony "My First Vibrator?"

Russ said...

It looks like a ginormous pink cheese stick!

Brian o vretanos said...

It's actually used for Quality Control in the bread industry.

It's a fake hot dog that exactly conforms to the standard ISO specification of such food, and is used to ensure that hot dog buns are the correct consistency and shape to hold a hotdog. Mechanical "hands" attempt to hold the bread and the dog at various angles (simulating human wrist motion whilst consuming the product), to ensure that the sausage doesn't fall out.

Candid Carrie said...

Brian wins. And he's my new best friend. Not that I'd ever replace you Dan, but that answer was damn fine.

Vodka Logic said...

Can't say my thoughts were pure. Interesting though

Midwest Mom said...

Too big for tampons, girls....

I say, it's a toothbrush holder slash emergency sex-toy. (And yes, those purposes are mutually exclusive.)

Lil said...

damn it, midwest mom, it's totally a travel toothbrush holder!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

Uhm, Oh my gah, Literal Dan, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to call J on this and tell her you've resorted to posting dirty stuff on your blog.

*ahem* I can't even venture a guess, without blushing.

That said, I'm giving away some free food over at my place this weekend - stop on by, if you have a chance!

Bad Momma said...

I'm liking the fake hot-dog answer from Brian. Although I wonder if this hot dog uses batteries?

Context is everything. Am wondering where you found this?

People in the Sun said...

It goes in the vagina.

Ringleader said...

I'm pretty sure we've encountered a similar item before and it came from a child's "happy meal"... so I am hoping that precludes it from being anything related to feminine hygiene or personal stimulation... we're still not sure either- but maybe a pencil or toothbrush case?

Ringleader said...

I'm pretty sure we've encountered a similar item before and it came from a child's "happy meal"... so I am hoping that precludes it from being anything related to feminine hygiene or personal stimulation... we're still not sure either- but maybe a pencil or toothbrush case?

Joanie M said...

If the quarter is a hint, I think it's a coin holder.

Always Home and Uncool said...

You store uneaten hot dogs in it.

LiteralDan said...

Nope, sorry everyone! Good guesses, but it's actually the rolling pin for a cake-making set M- got for her birthday recently.

I never would have guessed that if the instructions didn't specifically label it as such.

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

I think it's a rolling pin for a cake-making set M- got for her birthday recently.

I really hope I'm right.

Jill said...

I think Joe is right.

Candid Carrie said...

I'm with Joe on this one.

Middle Aged Woman said...

Would that be the Gourmet Girl Cake Bakery???? Aunt Becky just did a post and there that damn thing was again!

AmyMusings said...

It's a girl cigar in plastic packaging??

AmyMusings said...

I meant a rolling pin for a cake set!!!