Unitasker Wednesday: Plastic wishbones

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

To get us all into the Thanksgiving spirit (and those of you outside the U.S., feel welcome to laugh along), I present to you synthetic Lucky Break Wishbones in packs of 4, 5, 8, or 10!

Now you don’t have to prepare five turkeys just so all your guests can participate in wishbone-breaking fun! I think we’re all in agreement that gathering together with family and friends, sharing in good conversation, and eating an amazing meal is an unfulfilling experience without the wishbone. With the Lucky Break Wishbones your guests won’t have to worry about how they’re going to get lucky!

28 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Plastic wishbones”

  1. posted by Karyn on

    WOOHOO!!! Vegetarians at Thanksgiving, left out no more!!! Spare a turkey, and keep the Cheap Plastic Cr@p industry alive and well.

    O Unitasker Wednesday, I love thee…

  2. posted by Karyn on

    addendum: ummm, I fail at WordPress formatting… :D

  3. posted by Kathryn Fenner on

    OK, I need to take a walk. My feeble brain first protested that a plastic wishbone wouldn’t impart luck, *as if a real one actually does*!

    What will they think to sell us next!

    If they wanted to go vegan, how about bamboo wishbones? No, shut up, superstitious brain.

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    posted by DawnF on

    These might be fun after a few glasses of wine – or a few bottles of wine… :)

    I am thankful for my family, my job, my lovely home and the laughs I get from Unitasker Wednesdays! LOL!

  5. posted by Sheryl on

    Plastic WISHBONES?!?! You have GOT to be kidding…!

  6. posted by JM on

    I saw an article about this about a year or so ago. The guy who making them has turned it into a multimillion dollar business. Not to mention I think he won a huge copyright infringement lawsuit against Sears.

    Unitasker for sure. But also a genius idea that is raking in the money.

  7. posted by Gabriel on

    Ok, these are clearly unitasker wasteful junk… however, I can’t help but love them. I think with the right crowd, they’d be a lot of fun.

  8. posted by Jessica on

    I’m vegan and my brain is melting: Is this a really good idea or a really sick one? Aaaagh!

  9. posted by Lady in a Smalltown on

    While this is a unitasker, the good thing is that it is disposable. It is stupid and a waste of money, but it won’t take up much room and then you throw it away.

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    posted by Lori Paximadis on

    The holy grail of unitaskers, truly.

  11. posted by Christie on

    Apparently you’ve never had a family brawl over the wishbone before! I actually see that there is no purpose in these other than to keep your children from fighting, which to me seems like a good enough reason to event these!

  12. posted by M on

    These really look like a deadly weapon with the point on top. I’ve never seen a real wishbone look like that. In my family we just played rock-paper-scissors for a chance to break the wishbone. And no, we didn’t use the unitasker version of that either. :)

  13. posted by SandyO on

    Synthetic plastic is disposable? Yes, it won’t take up much room in the landfill when you thow it away.

  14. posted by mary on

    I’m Scottish, and seriously, I have NO idea what these could possibly be about!

  15. posted by Karen on

    mary—here in the US, there’s a tradition of taking the wishbone out of the turkey after Thanksgiving dinner, letting it dry (ugh) and then two people take hold of it and break it, after making a wish. Whoever gets the larger piece, it’s said, has their wish granted.

  16. posted by Bea on

    Huh, I didn’t think wishbone breaking was such an exclusively American thing. I grew up with first-generation German immigrants, and each wishbone was a libations-toasting event. :]

    We never fought over the wishbone, people just called dibs on it and then we shared in their fun. It may sound odd, but I distinctly recall the wishbone teaching me patience and family involvement as a kid.

    But this? Ugh. Further evidence of just how ridiculous we’ve gotten. Diluting a simple tradition with cheap wasteful plastic crap so that everyone can be happy, cause god forbid we have to share as a family.

  17. posted by Lori on

    I have to agree that they do look somewhat like weapons. That being said, I wish I’d invented them!

  18. posted by marcelebrate on

    They may not take up much landfill space, but they’ll take up plenty of space in the belly of an Albatross: http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=11

    Think before you buy cheap plastic crap like this. It will be around for thousands of years and is not guaranteed to simply stay in the under layers at a landfill.

  19. posted by momofthree on

    my kids are laughing as hard as i am over this insipid things.

    we can just see the toy safety commission telling us not to buy these due to the pointy tops & the splintering plastic when breaking…all because you could “poke your eye out”.

  20. posted by Loren on

    I thought they were doggy treats at first. Which I thought was kinda cute, and I was thinking ‘That’s not a Unitasker it’s a snack AND a toy.’ I am disappointed that I am wrong, maybe I just came up with the next million dollar idea.
    Seriously why would you buy these.

  21. posted by Pat on

    There are chocolate wishbones too. The person who wins gets a larger piece of chocolate to eat. I think they are way better than the ones made of bone.

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    posted by Laetitia in Australia on

    Just think – no greasy fingers from the real deal! I like the chocolate idea (dairy free I’d hope but not holding my breath).

  23. posted by Charlotte K on

    Hmmmm….I like the idea of chocolate wishbones, but these plastic ones are a disgrace.

    When I was a kid, in my family the youngest person at the table (usually ME unless our cousins were present) got the wishbone and chose the person to pull it with. No family arguments about it.

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  26. posted by Adam Snider on

    As stupid as these are, they’re not really clutter. Once you’ve had your fun with your plastic wishbones, toss the pieces into the recycle bin and be done with it.

    That said, I still think that they’re silly and wasteful.

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