It's the golden age of being a crazy cat person. It seems self-evident, but today there's hard evidence that the getting is good for people obsessed with their stand-offish furballs.
Licki Brush has arrived, at least in concept. It's a novel item that allows cat owners to groom a cat with their tongue. It will also allow cat owners to continue growing old alone.
The target market here may be people who were already grooming cats with their tongue, but this product will make that a slightly less hair-owing experience (sorry, had to).
Licki Brush hasn't officially arrived yet, but it does appear to be for real. There's an official website that says it's in development and that the company will be launching a Kickstarter soon. Really cutting-edge stuff here. Watch the demonstration below.
By the looks of the video, this brush's pinnacle may come in court documents some day. An attorney will object and the prosecutor will say, "I'm just trying to establish character. I want the jury to understand what kind of a person this is." Then she'll point to a photo of where they found the Licki Brush, wedged between a box full of Snapple bottle caps and a stack of browning newspapers from 1977.
You see, because this thing is super weird. And so are cat people.
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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record, but has never met the fingernail lady. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, and other digital wonderlands. Follow him @dlukenelson.