Pretty much every one of my friends has been subject to hearing one of my many lamentations about why the insanely awesome pirate toaster is only sold in Europe. It's tragic, really, that us statesiders can't experience the joy of morning toast with a skull and crossbones branded into it.
But recent developments show we may be headed in the right direction. An item on Notcot.org has clued me into the fact that you can, in fact, get toasters in the U.S. that will brand your bread with various symbols. They're called the 'Pop Art' toasters, and you can buy them at Target's Web site for about $35. You can choose from an array of six plates for branding the toast, including a smiley face, a flower, hearts, or "LUV U."
OK, that's cool. Or not. Now can we have the pirate toaster available in the U.S.? Please, please, please?