Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Object of geek desire: handmade Dr. Who pipe

At its core, Dr. Who is the ultimate escapist fantasy.

Mundane people stuck in their mundane lives are visited by a brilliant time-traveller in his magical flying police box, oftentimes they stare at things they've seen before and freak the fuck out, but at the end everything works out and grand adventures are had by all.

If this sounds suspicious like a bad drug trip, then you're in luck - this week's object of geek desire will help make that a reality, all with Dr. Who branding thrown in.

Like the impressive, handmade Pokemon pipes this recreational smoking aid comes from Etsy seller Fuckinintents and is a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind item.  The Dr. Who Pipe is made from painted polymer clay that's covered with a glass gloss to keep it shiny, and is quite the conversation starter.

Featuring a portrait of the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) along with a sculpted Dalek, TARDIS, and K-9, this pipe is all but ready to transport you to the farthest reaches of both time and space. It's also a good deal cheaper than the Pokemon Pipes and can be yours for $210.00 (+free shipping in the US).

The only real downside to the glass pipe is that K-9 is poised just below the mouthpiece and will be forever glaring with cold, robotic disapproval at whoever decides to use this pipe for anything other than tobacco products.

Also another downside is that it won't come smelling like cake, which might be a bit of a let down to Fuckinintents' regular customers.

Still, if you're in the market for a Dr. Who pipe, the fact that this won't smell like a tasty confection shouldn't turn you off since I really can't think of a single competing product on the internet.

...and believe me, I've checked.