The post ends with “Somewhere, Thomas Edison is smiling in his grave.” That made me smile, too.
A reader spotted and sent along this a brief mention of a zapper paddle in Penthouse Variations magazine, in a letter from Ms. Diana A:
The other day, he surprised me with a kind of spanking toy I didn’t even know existed: an electric zapper paddle. It’s actually a fly swatter, but Corey found it had a much more entertaining use. It wasn’t a toy you could hit someone particularly hard with, but Corey didn’t need to, because the little zing it delivered to my skin set me off!
Here’s a really nice web roundup with a lot of different stories and info tidbits about playing with a zapper paddle:
This is a key bit that will help people avoid disappointment caused by accidentally buying the newer protected-grid style that are mostly what you find in stores, that are hard on bugs but not so much on bottoms:
“It’s important to remember that there are two kinds of these units…the OLD ones (fun and evil); and the NEW ones (safe and boring.) Basically…if they have “layers” (separated by a plastic thingy in the center)…you won’t have a lot of “fun” with them