Toaster Teapot: A good idea *in theory*...

...But a lot of things are good ideas in theory. Like communism. This one seems to make sense at first thought - tea and toast together! - but something about the execution is horribly, horribly wrong. It's the Toaster Teapot, from the Teapottery via Gizmodo.

So what makes this not work, exactly? Functionally, it probably works just fine. Is the problem with the industrial design, which looks like some unholy genetic experiment melding 60's-era teapots and toasters? Is it the unsettling combination of liquids and toasters, a question astutely observed by Gizmodo to be the province of "philosophers and coroners?" Is it maybe just the fact that tea and toast need not always be served together?

Or is it just one of those gut feelings, that this doesn't work? Maybe. Sometimes you just know it when you see it.

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