Gothamist – There too few times in life when one has an opportunity to run on a human-sized hamster wheel—and there are even fewer times when one gets the opportunity to own their own human-sized hamster wheel. But now is your opportunity to do both: a Brooklyn man is giving away the room-filling, human-sized hamster wheel which he built himself. And he’s getting rid of this larger-than-life item because it’s ruining his friendships. We contacted Sandra Z. Zzz after spotting his Craigslist ad this morning: “CAN ACCOMODATE UP TO 200 LBS. FULLY FUNCTIONAL. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOUSES WITH SMALL CHILDREN OR ANIMALS. 50 LBS OF SHREDDED NEWSPAPER ALSO AVAILABLE.” Zzz, who said he was in the middle of using the wheel when we called him, told us that he constructed the metal piece over the course of a year. He insists it isn’t an art project: “I made made it so that I could run in it,” he said. “Exercise, novelty fun.”
I’m not gonna do, what you all think I’m gonna do…and flip out. I don’t know why, but I just kinda like this hamster wheel. You know in Half Baked when the Guy says he didn’t kill Scarface’s dog and Scarface believes him? “I believe him yo. I don’t know why, but I do.” Thats like me with this giant hamster wheel. I don’t know why I like it, but I do. I can’t say why this doesn’t piss me off. I should just chalk this up to another asshole hipster artist in Brooklyn. But there’s something about a person who has a 8 foot hamster wheel and 50 pounds os shredded newspaper in his house that I find enjoyable. Kinda seems like something Big Cat would do in my head. Just so over the top you gotta tip your cap and respect the move.
Its fucking free too. So whoever ends up with this thing and 5 pounds of newspaper is making out like a bandit.