In his recent conversation on Bret Easton Ellis’s podcast, Kanye West took a moment to say some unkind things about Zappos, the massive online shoe retailer: “I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos.com that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this shit product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling shit product.” Now, as SPIN points out, Zappos has responded in a way that Kanye might recognize: By selling a deeply unnecessary, crazy-expensive product. In this case, they’re hawking “Sh-t Product,” which looks very much like a regular toilet plunger or some toilet/plunger combo. The product description: “Interested in buying sh-t product? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Zappos.com, we happily sell sh-t products to everybody! This is the throne, everyone has been watching. Whether you’re #1 or #2, your clique will show no mercy, even in Paris.” The item retails for a cool $100,000, which means there’s $8,875 in tax on it, but hey! Free shipping! The online shopping chart tells us that there are only 50 of these miracle plungers in stock, so, uh, act fast.
You guys know how I feel about Yeezus, but given that there’s only one place I can find Adidas shelltoes that fit me, I’m Team Zappos on this one.