Xbox Calculator

Yesterday’s haul was a little closer to the “junk” side of things, rather than the inherent utilitarianism of enormous pine cones, or the adorable whimsy of Baby Benjamin Franklin. Not by design, though; this item¬†wants to be useful, but since computers exist, and I’m not a high school student who ever has to do math for any reason*, there’s only sort of a point now. Check it out:

That’s what four scheduled yard sales (plus three blue-light specials**) nabbed me: a calculator in the shape of an Xbox 360 controller. It’s not labeled as such, but that’s definitely, definitely what it is. That’s actually what I love most about it: Usually when you see a generic representation of a modern-day videogame controller, it doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before (and half the time it doesn’t even look like it would work), presumably¬†due to the reason that nobody likes a lawsuit. This guy, though, is clearly an Xbox 360 controller. It even has shoulder buttons. Continue reading