The ingeniously designed knork is basically a fork and knife fused into one, but with no inner-cheek-imperiling sharp or serrated edges. The product of years of Bondo-modded forks and CAD schematics, its functionality is gained through 1) beveled edges capable of tearing through most comestibles, 2) a precisely rounded curvature that provides a pizza-cutter-efficient rocking motion, and 3) a wide thumb platform that lets you apply the pressure necessary to hack up your eats without jeopardizing your means of running away from home.
When properly aligned and rocked, the thing slides through pretty much anything, from vegetables to chicken to steaks, although you'll have to get through your Jawbreakers the old-fashioned way: quickly, and with extensive oral surgery.
In addition to the original heavy-duty stainless steel number in three finishes, knorks also come in two party-friendly plastic models, one washable and one disposable -- thus addressing BBQ season's second biggest dilemma: operating complicated dishwashers when you've spent the afternoon doing bat races.
Seems like there's no way it'd work, but it does. Pick 'em up at knork.net
Scoring Stadium Seats
Aggregator services have sprung up to facilitate many of life's most pressing needs, but what good is that when you can't see the PawSox? Complete yourself, with TicketStumbler.
Based in Boston, TS is a sports ticket search engine and comparison site, created by a financial analyst and a former Afghanistan-based soldier who worked in Psy-Ops and on the military's super-secret Intranet, Prodigy 3.0 (now with 2400 baud dial-up!).
So, you know you're getting the best shake, they're relentlessly hammering out partnerships with the largest sports ticket marketers and brokers, including StubHub, RazorGator, Ticket City, Ticket Network, and the leviathan that is ... Barry's Tickets. The site currently supports major pro (NFL, NBA, MLB) and college (basketball and football) sports, plus regional affairs, like the National Hockey League (or as it's known colloquially, "Canadian Friend Finder").
Down the Road, TS plans to add more sports, vendors, and stadium maps, plus concerts and theater events; they'll also expand coverage to California, so you'll have something to do during the 6-hour layover some sweet travel aggregator scored you at LAX.
Start your ticket search engines at TicketStumbler.com.