The Universal BullS*t Detector Watch

What People Are Saying:   Media Commentary  l  Happy Customers

 

GiggleSugar.com, February 26, 2007

"Product of the Day: This thing is awesome. Press a button on The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch and it gives out a big moo, then it creates a steaming dump, only to be topped with the loudest raspberry you ever heard. It doesn't so much detect bullshit as call it out--with flashing lights, no less. It's an accessory I can't live without."


Materialist.netikuller.ee, February 26, 2007 [Estonia]

"Mis on Bullshit Detector Watch? M›istlik kŠekell! Ei mingit bullshitta, vŠlja arvatud muidugi sihverplaadil olev pull, mille jalge vahelt turritab suurem hulk s***a. Niisiis, kui jŠrgmine kord keegi ajab sulle pada, kŠgu v›i muud sorti bullshitta, siis vehid kellaga (mis Ÿhtlasi teeb juttu kokkuv›tva m›nusa pulli kergendusohke) ja teatad, et see ongi mula-detektor. M›istagi on kellal garantii - Ņkui ei peaks, meeldima, maksavad raha tagasi.Ó Hind: $39.95."


Mentelocale.it, February 26, 2007 [Italy]

"Proseguiamo con acquisti audaci. C' un orologio che misura e risponde con un commento sonoro ad ogni stronzata: si chiama Bullshit Datector Watch. Basta pigiare il tasto in alto a destra dell'orologio e un muggito, accompagnato da uno scorreggione, sottolineerˆ il bullshit, ovvero la "belinata" dell'interlocutore momentaneo. Tutto al prezzo di 39.95 dollari."


Mobilewhack.com, February 22, 2007

"Next time you catch one your friends telling a whopper, call them on it with the new Universal Bullshit Detector watch. While it doesn't really sound off when someone lies, it does simultaneously moo and poop at the same time when you press a discreet little button on the watch. Imagine the quizical looks on their faces when your watch goes off..."


Boingboing.net, February 19, 2007

"Posted by Mark Frauenfelder..."


Streettech.com, February 19, 2007

"I've just posted a review of a cool new novelty watch by our favorite media prankster, Joey Skaggs. 'It flashes, it moos, it poops...it also tells time.'"


Slashgear.com, February 19, 2007

"For those of you with a sarcastic sense of humor, check out this watch. It is marketed as the Universal B.S. Detector Watch. That got your attention, didnÕt it? It tells time just like an ordinary watch, but with the press of a button, it flashes, moos, and poops. That way when someone says something that sounds a little too exaggerated, you can have your B.S. detector go off.

One of these will set you back $39.95, a bit more than some would pay just for a gag toy. But for others, I'm sure they'll get their money's worth. "


Scottiusmaximus.com, February 17, 2007

"Calling All Jewelry Freaks: The Universal BS Detector Watch. Love the face. This is a must have if you hang around BS artists all day. Separate buttons for 'moo' and 'poo 'sounds. My only question is- how do I get it to work on my favorite blogs?!"


Coolest-gadgets.com, February 17, 2007

"Are you in the company of tight lipped people who cannot tell the difference between a joke and prime time news? Perhaps they need something to jolt them back into the world of toilet humor, giving their facial muscles a much needed smile after frowning for too long a time. The Universal Bulls**t Detector Watch could be just the funny tonic required..."


Gizmoto.com, February 17, 2007

"The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch does not actually detect falsehoods. We didn't want to inconvenience the small percentage of readership that sometimes takes these trifles a tad too seriously. As a general rule, any electronic depicting a cow's arse is not worth one's emotional investment. But to each his own..."


Theliberalblogger.com, February 16, 2007

"Now you can make a social statement or political comment with humor any time, anywhere with this cool new watch gadget..."


Heatherontech.com, February 16, 2007

"...Obviously, this thing is just for fun; the sounds are produced by pressing a button on the watch. However, wouldn't you all love to be in some "important" meeting and hear some manager who everyone knows is full of shit say something, and push that little button?..."


Ubergizmo.com, February 16, 2007

"...This watch tells it like it is, where pressing a single button will express your feelings. Imagine people enquiring about the strange sounds that they hear, only to receive a retort from you that it is your B.S. detector hard at work. You can pick up the Universal Bulls**t Detector Watch for $39.95 today. Only those with a healthy sense of humor need apply, while the rest of the tight-lipped population had better avoid this at all costs. "


The Kansas City Star / TV Barn on KansasCity.com, February 7, 2007

"Why journalism's in trouble (#842 in a series)...What stories like these should be doing, instead, is setting off our Joey Skaggs B.S. Detector watches...."


LA Weekly, December 13, 2006

"...Many of those artists show up in the long-awaited just-released sequel, Pranks 2 (Re/Search, 196 pages, $15)... - Realist editor Paul Krassner, the always incisive Jello Biafra and, of course, Joey Skaggs (though to learn about his latest "legitimate" enterprise, the Universal Bullshit Detector Watch™, you'll have to visit www.bswatch.com) - and rounds up a decent array of new faces from the Billboard Liberation Front to hacker chef Marc Powell to urban explorer Julia Solis..."


Honolulu Weekly Holiday Gift Guide, November 29, 2006

"Who can resist a good gag gift - you know, aside from people with no sense of humor? The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch ($49.95, plus $9.95 shipping and handling), from noted media satirist Joey Skaggs of the Garden Isle and the Big Apple, just might be the best out there this year... When it comes to novelty products, this one is a gas."


Irie Ocean 98.1 FM Radio, November 29, 2006

"JOEY SKAGGS - he's a[n] internationally notorious conceptual artist in New York who's created a BULLSHIT DETECTOR WATCH which moos at people who are full of baloney."


Mark My Words, November 28, 2006 [U.K.]

"The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch is the invention of Joey Skaggs. He is one of my all time heroes; in a nutshell Joey is America's most notorious socio-political satirist, media activist, culture jammer and hoaxer. His most notorious scams have included the April Fools Day Parade and a Native American surgeon who transplants scalps for people who want to cure their baldness."


The Daily Yomiuri, November 28, 2006 [Japan]

"Skaggs, for those of you that don't know, is an American inveterate media hoaxster... His latest project is a bit more tangible, and luckily for his potential journalist marks, something that they can cover without having to worry about looking too foolish later on."


Guerrigliamarketing.it, November 24, 2006 [Italy]

"Un orologio in grado rilevare le "stronzate" che quotidianamente ci capita di sentire. Quando qualcuno dice qualcosa di improbabile, di presuntuoso, di noioso o di ipocrita, l'orologio emette caratteristici suoni bovini."


Laughing Squid, November 22, 2006

"Serial prankster Joey Skaggs has just launched his latest project and it is not a prank. No really, it's actually for real this time. Introducing The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch, which can be activated as a counter-measure when bullshit is detected in the area."


Qj.net, November 19, 2006

"The BS Watch retails for US$49.95 (plus $9.95 for s/h). Not legal in Washington D.C. Okay, it's still legal there but probably not for long."


Flashnews.com - November 17, 2006 - pdf

"A conceptional artist in New York doesn’t take crap from anyone and now he has a way to detect it."


Gearlog.com, November 15, 2006

"Thousands of years from now, when current human society and all its advancements (computers, airplanes, George Foreman Grills) are nothing but a faint memory, a wristwatch of epic proportions will still live on, flashing, pooping, and mooing."


Web Informant, November 15, 2006

"Joey Skaggs is at it again, only this time, he really is selling a load of bs."


SKIRMISHER, November 25, 2006

"Just avoid wearing it at political rallies or “web 2.0 product launches” to avoid draining the batteries faster than you can say “Rumsfeldsayswhat?”"


New York Post, Page Six, November 13, 2006

"VETERAN hoaxer Joey Skaggs has pulled countless pranks on the media - but he insists his latest project is no hoax."


New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer, November 13, 2006

"Media prankster Joey Skaggs is getting into the watch business."


Museum of Hoaxes, November 12, 2006


The Ruth Group, November 11, 2006
The Perfect Christmas Gift - By Bob Zuber

"My friend and humorist Joey Skaggs has launched a new website that offers a great Christmas gift idea for persons on your list:

ARM YOURSELF & DISARM OTHERS!!

Intellectual Vigilance."


Snopes.com, November 11, 2006 or pdf


 

 

 

 

 

 

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