Stopper that sinking feeling

Speaking of asparagus, what home would be complete without an asparagus-themed strainer for the kitchen sink? I am not kidding: Such a thing does exist, and it costs $16! It looks like the same round metal strainer/stopper device that is probably resting in your sink right now, except that it has stalks of silver asparagus attached to its center knob. The demand for this chintzy junk, that gets marketed as Country Living Decor to people with absolutely no taste whatsoever, must be great. A whole line of themed sink strainers and bathtub stoppers is now available at In addition to the asparagus model, choose from several options including a frog, carrot or heart strainers. If bath time has been a little boring, then spice it up the Fun Fish Bath Stopper ($17).

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