America has its fair share of infomercials. They’re actually some of my favorite sources of time-killing humor because in 50 years, virtually nothing about them has changed: There’s an all-knowing guru for the product, and an insatiably shocked-and-awed sidekick who is supposed to represent you, seeing the incredible abilities of this revolutionary new product. We’ve had everything from the RONCO rotisserie oven to the Slap Chop to the Easy Omelette. But Japan‘s hot on our enterprising heels with their latest (and possibly best-named-ever) device: The Sushi Bazooka. And I waaaant it.
While my instinct is to want sushi to shoot into my mouth — PEW PEW — this is actually a sushi extruder. You open it up, pack in the fixin’s, close it and… lock-and-load, you’ve got a fat noodle of sushi ready to be rolled in nori (or not) and cut. And while, if you’ve ever tried making sushi, it’s really not that hard, this thing kind of takes the finesse and guesswork out of it altogether. Because I love sushi, and I should be able to make it myself. $25 will get you this little darling.