Remember the little guessing game we had earlier this week? Today, it’s time for the little reveal. Here’s that picture of the item again:
Were you able to guess what it is? My sisters and brother say they can’t make heads or tails of it and Kid Bro says I should have allowed comments, hehe. For the record, I showed it to them months ago and their reactions were all along the lines of How Silly Can You Get? which makes this Whatsit perfect for this blog.
Ok, here it is from another angle:
See those words? They should now clue you in on the purpose of this little wooden contraption, hehe. So…tadah!
Yes, super friends, it’s a book clip!
A what? A book clip!
Designed to give you a Happy Reading Life (hehe), it is weighted to help you hold down those pages when there’s a slight draft and you’re nursing a cup of coffee between your hands or you’re just too lazy to hold down those pages yourself.
Ah, basta, it has a use, hahaha!
I found it in a shop that sells little gewgaws and desk supplies from Japan (the world capital of everyday ingenuity, don’t you think?). I snapped it up immediately because I love cute, red thingamajigs.
The truth is, all it’s really good for is keeping a magazine open. When I tried it on a paperback once, it catapulted to the other side like some untethered miniature medieval weapon, made a huge thump on the dinner table and gave Jigs a fright.
Apparently, the strength of a pirate’s pecs and virility in a historical romance novel is too much for it. ;)
To those who put some thought into this silly thing, did you guess right?