It's hard to resist one of the most famous lines in moviedom when coming across a cocktail shaker. The darn things are called shakers, for crying out loud. But it is not always obvious how to incorporate the request, nay, order, "shaken, not stirred" into a post. Luckily, somebody went out and invented The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker ($99.95).
No, James Bond did not invent the drink shaker that looks like a desk toy, nor might he be too particularly keen on the propellers that spin. The man has enough gadgets, I'm sure. But for the modern-day executive (or really, anybody who has a flat surface in his or her house), this booze-making accessory shines in a way that would make even Q himself proud.
In action, the plane-shaped cocktail shaker pops open to reveal a 24-ounce capacity. It measures 11 inches by 5 inches and stands 9 inches tall. The fuselage disembarks from the winged stand and is capable of standing up by itself; the three stabilizing wings in the back act as feet.
All in all, the Art Deco inspired piece has a striking design -- which should quell the anti-shaken crowd when the shaken-or-stirred debate eventually crops up. Besides, you can always point to the propellers to meet them halfway. Although it may take a few martinis before they equate propellers that spin with a stirred martini.