You’ve probably seen these Magnetic Poetry sets before — I know I’ve had a Shakespeare set for at least 10 years. (My roommate and I use it on the side of the dishwasher, because the refrigerator’s already full.)
It’s a simple idea, really. Words and phrases on a magnetic material that you shuffle around to make enlivening and entertaining literature in your kitchen. Or your guests do, or — well, really, sometimes you never really find out who wrote that particular quip.
What I didn’t realize is that there are dozens of these sets now, in all kinds of fun areas: Redneck Poetry, Zombies, Lol Cats, Pirates, Squirrels, Edgar Allan Poe, and Geeks, to name just a few. (I think the real fun comes when you start combining them: Redneck Edgar Allan Poe, Squirrel Pirates, and so forth.)
Here are just a few of the topics available:
These are really intended to be used as expansion packs for the basic kit, by the way. People ordering only a themed kit have mentioned that there don’t seem to be enough “basic” words — pronouns and prepositions, for example. So, if you’re getting one (or more) of these sets, I really recommend you spring for the basic Magnetic Poetry Kit as well. You’ll be awfully disappointed if you buy the Little Box of Smut and run out of pronouns!