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Harbor Freight spoof hits the nail on the head

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Many of us here at KPCC can't resist the allure of Harbor Freight, the discount hardware and tool distributor. 150-screwdriver sets with cheap plastic handles and a price of just $5.99 (with coupon). A teeny tiny tabletop tablesaw. Stuff you might never use, but that is so inexpensive you can't resist it. In truth, the cheapest rare earth magnets around.

So this spoof that landed in my email box today made me very happy. I especially like the Megalineating Variable Intensity Multifunction Power Tool that not only retranks floating lug grout but removes ear wax. The carpenter's dreidel is a close second, though, and the combo garden hose/extension cord.

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