The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 July 2005

Truly buzzworthy

It's called the Charcoal Companion Amazing Bug Zapper, which is probably a bit of rhetorical overkill, but with pesky insects, overkill is exactly the level of kill desired.

What it is, in fact, is a fly swatter with an oversized face, rather like a tennis racket, and a grid of electrified wires that will finish off any fly that actually survives the impact of having this thing come down on its little buzzy behind.

Yeah, you can get classic fly swatters down at the dollar store in enormous quantities, but they don't offer the same level of grim satisfaction that comes with the $12.99 Zapper.

Batteries are included, your first set anyway. (It takes two AAs.)

(Via Jacqueline Passey.)

Posted at 7:36 AM to Entirely Too Cool


When are they coming out with an anti-terrorist model?

Or for that matter, an anti-spammer model?

Posted by: McGehee at 8:56 AM on 25 July 2005

"What it is, in fact, is a fly swatter with an oversized face, rather like a tennis racket, and a grid of electrified wires that will finish off any fly that actually survives the impact of having this thing come down on its little buzzy behind."


Awesome. (Any chance of replacing "fly" with "eighth grader"?)

Posted by: Vickie at 9:10 AM on 25 July 2005

I think you'd need a larger grid. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:04 AM on 25 July 2005

LOL! I've had mine for over a month. It's a hoot.

Posted by: unimpressed at 2:20 PM on 25 July 2005

My "anti-spammer" comment preceded my finding this news item, BTW.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:33 AM on 26 July 2005