What exactly that something is, I'm not sure. What could have caused The Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle (AKA The Hitler) to sell out? Do we just love us some tea drinking? Was this product so oddly designed that people couldn't resist from throwing $40 at it? Is everyone an opportunist looking to flip this Hitler tea kettle online for a quick profit? Or maybe, just maybe, every one of these were snatched up by members of the KKK so they can brew the fuck out of the tea at their next rally? Now, that I'd believe.
According to Time:
Over Memorial Day weekend, a user on social news site Reddit noticed something odd: a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. The Michael Graves Design Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle ($40) recently showed up on a JC Penney billboard near Culver City, Calif. (If you don’t see the leader of the Third Reich, it’s all about the negative space created by the kettle’s Hitler-hair handle, like seeing the arrow in the FedEx logo.) By Tuesday morning, the kettle had gone viral. By Tuesday afternoon, it was sold out on JC Penney’s site.
While JC Penney didn’t respond to messages about the product, the out-of-stock kettle was the only one of the 31 tea kettles sold on jcpenney.com to be sold out Tuesday afternoon.
I mean, if this teapot sold out -- and it's the only tea pot that is sold out because no one drinks tea on the reg -- then The Michael Graves Design Osama Bin Laden Coffee Pot will surely be the hit to end all fucking hits. Coming soon?