The Contrarian Box
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The Contrarian Box
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This is the box that elicits a smile by deftly defying one’s intent into perpetuity.

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$79.95
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Product Story

This is the box that elicits a smile by deftly defying one’s intent into perpetuity. With a single on/off toggle switch that invokes curiosity from even the most unmoved pragmatist, the box’s hinged, hardware-bound exterior suggests the functionality of an appliance. The box’s engraved, two-word self-description, however, dispenses with any prevarication regarding its utility, a sentiment cemented by its reaction when the switch is flicked on—a mechanical “finger” appears from inside the box and flips the switch back off. One’s pause is met with irreverent silence; the box nor its concealed mechanical intelligence offer further interaction... until the switch is flipped on again. Victory in the ensuing battle of wills is ensured only when one removes the included two AA batteries required to empower the box’s antipodal attitude. 5 1/2" L x 4" W x 2 3/4" H. (1 lb.)

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