MAKING the blog rounds this month is a promotional video for Jar-With-a-Twist, a patent-pending design for a container that lets you push peanut butter up from the bottom as you use it in order to avoid soiling your knuckles with the sticky stuff. A good portion of the video's appeal stems from its shameless, awkward kitsch -- the no-holds-barred acting of the man in the red checkered shirt is truly Razzie-worthy.
Production values aside, this seems like a good idea. It fails to address an, equally important issue: the mess factor associated with oil separation in natural peanut butter. This is the main reason I always need to wash my hands after opening a peanut butter jar. Inquiring minds want to know how red-shirt guy would react to getting peanut oil all over his fingers. -- Slate