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November 7, 2010 3:09 AM   Subscribe

Prank Packs! Gift boxes that look like packaging for products that don't (and shouldn't) exist. Although there has been some real demand for the Beer Beard and iArm... Spun off from a feature at The Onion (where they love the fakes), Prank Packs are now sold at many Bed Bath and Beyond stores, according to Fast Company (which may, itself, be fake, I'm not sure). But who wouldn't love a "Wake & Bake Dream Griddle Alarm Clock"? Yum!
posted by oneswellfoop (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Listen, I know the Wake and Bake Dream Griddle Alarm Clock is a horrible idea. I know it would give me diabetes in less than a week. I know that. But still, what a week.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 3:17 AM on November 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


For my birthday they gave me a cake, but it wasn't really a cake. Instead, a beautiful woman jumped out of the fake cake. I was disappointed because I was really hungry for cake.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:20 AM on November 7, 2010


Wake & Bake

This phrase doesn't mean what they think it means.
posted by IvoShandor at 3:33 AM on November 7, 2010


Heh, I especially like the self-propelled rolling pin. Stop avoiding recipes that require rolling.
posted by NoMich at 4:23 AM on November 7, 2010


This phrase doesn't mean what they think it means.

Oh, they know. They put something like that on there with plausible deniability. Hell, if they thought they could get away with it, they'd make a magnetic donkey set called "ass to ass."

Why? Because people will buy it for the name alone, usually as a gift.
posted by explosion at 4:52 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


The tell you to pack your real gift inside, but I'm sure a common scenario involves somebody opening the box with nothing else inside and the gift giver saying "No, there's no other gift. I already spent thirteen bucks on the box and shipping, which was more than I was planning on spending anyway. Ummm....did you like it? Coffee Talkies....get it?"
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:50 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Their Prank Wake & Bake seems like a feeble rip-off of WAKE n' BACON.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 9:04 AM on November 7, 2010


Michael Scott's Wake and Bake Dream Griddle was just a George Foreman grill attached to an alarm clock. (CAN'T FIND VIDEO EVIDENCE!)
posted by arveale at 1:50 PM on November 7, 2010


X-Treme Geek has a few more of these (down towards the bottom & 1 on the next page).
posted by IndigoRain at 2:17 PM on November 7, 2010


"It was never our intention to cause a national crisis and misguide American citizens regarding the differences between the pig and the unicorn ... In fact, ThinkGeek's canned unicorn meat is sparkly, a bit red, and not approved by any government entity."

Officially our best-ever cease and desist letter.
posted by intermod at 9:02 PM on November 7, 2010


But who wouldn't love a "Wake & Bake Dream Griddle Alarm Clock"? Yum!

I need this.
posted by Xere at 11:45 PM on November 7, 2010


Upon reading (and comprehending) the phrase "Wake & Bake Dream Griddle Alarm Clock", I almost literally LOLed here at work.

(I think it helped that my brother used some of the The Onion ones on my parents a year or two back and my mom was actually somewhat dissapointed to find out that the Salt-of-the-Month Club did not really exist.)
posted by StarmanDXE at 11:33 AM on November 8, 2010


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