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Imagine that you had $40. What would you spend it on? A few sandwiches for the homeless? An inflatable kangaroo? A box of small-sized rubber chickens? How about an ugly piece of wood?

Please do not buy this piece of wood. It’s supposed to be a door stop and it’s made by a company called Huckberry which, arguably, creates lots of hipsters, homespun stuff. But this hunk of wood from Japan – “originally created to keep manual trucks from rolling” – is ugly and old and silly. I’m sure you could spend $40 on lots of wood and make a dozen of these by burying the ones you make in the back yard for a week.

Anyway, we’re not here to control your spending. Just consider the plight of the poor inflatable kangaroo sellers before you pull the trigger on this.

By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.