Weirdness: This Power Mitt Oven Glove Has Secured Over $18,000 in Funding
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Supply and demand, apparently
Some strange things get successfully crowdfunded, and this Power Mitt Oven Glove project may be among the most bizarre to date. Based on the Power Glove, as you can see, it seems like one of the most extravagant oven mitts that money can buy.
You need a decent amount of money to get one, too. Available via an Indiegogo campaign, the glove and shipping is $39 in the U.S., $59 in Canada and $74 for international orders — 8 international orders have been placed at the time of writing. It's far more detailed than a similar effort by Fangamer, and is the work of Pete Hottelet; he's done prop work for major movies such as Fight Club and Anchorman. The Indiegogo was simply launched to fund a production run for those keen enough to own one, but has already passed its $18,000 goal with over 30 days remaining.
Retro-themed kitchen good are in demand, clearly. You can see the trailer below, though its attempts at irony — we assume? — may be a tad offensive to modern men and women that aren't pretending it's the 1950s.
So is this rad, bad, or rad and bad? Depends on your definition of 'bad'.