Shamrock Shenanigan's Flashing Glasses, retail $5.99 (www.partycity...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Party City (
Last updated 01-27-13

These are the Shamrock Shenanigan's Flashing Glasses. The frames & lenses are shamrock-shaped, the lenses have a slight green tint, and there are 12 bright green LEDs that operate in three different modes.

The temples (the rods that extend from the eyeglass frames and go behind your ears) seem to me to be just a bit short, but not unbearably so.


Put these on as you would any ordinary pair of glasses. The temples (the rods that extend from the eyeglass frames and go behind your ears) seem to me to be just a bit short, but not unbearably so.

Press & release the small black pushbutton on the end of the right-hand temple to activate them in fast blink mode.

Press & release the button again to switch to slow blink mode.

Press & release the button a third time to switch to continuous-on mode.

Press & release the button a fourth time to neutralise them.

Just like it reads on the backs of many bottles of shampiddle, "lather, rinse, repeat".
In other words, pressing the button again turns the Shamrock Shenanigan's Flashing Glasses on in fast blink mode.

You'll most definitely want to remove them before driving, bicycling, or walking home from that party!!!

To change the batteries, use a very small Phillips screwdriver (the #0 in my set of jeweller's screwdrivers did the trick here) to unscrew & remove the two rather small screws that hold the battery door on the right temple. Set them in a shallow dish or something so that they cannot accidentally fall or be blown onto the rug where they could later fall prey to the hungry, hungry vacuum cleaner.

Lift off & remoce the battery door, take it to a St. Patrick's day party, and discreetly drop it into any convenient punchbowl...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three LR44 button cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Do not use your foot to push them under the Lazy-Boy where the cat might find them, do not attempt to flush them down the loo, and for Christ sakes please do not throw them over the side of a dock where they might hit a flounder on the way down to the sea bottom.

Insert three new LR44 button cells into the chamber, orienting them so that their flat-ends (+) positives face the spring at one end of the compartment.

Place the battery door back on, and insert & gently snug up those two itty-bitty screws.
Aren't you glad that you didn't blow or nock those teeny-weeny screws into the rug and drop that battery door into the spiked punch now?

This product is meant to be used as a pair of party glasses, not as a flashlight meant to be abused, thrashed, and trashed; so I won't throw them against the wall, stomp on them, try to drown them in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over them, swing them against the concrete floor of a front porch, use a medium claw hammer to bash them open in order to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot them into a cosmic string fragment
*, or inflict upon them punishments that a flashlight may have inflicted upon it.
So this section of the web page will appear significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of me using the glasses.
I look kinda pissed even though I'm not; brain surgery that I had in late-2002 robbed me of my ability to smile.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these glasses.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these glasses; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 510nm and 530nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 516.498nm.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This brief vid. shows the Shamrock Shenanigan's Flashing Glasses in their three modes of operation.

That music you hear is the song, "My Atari" by...o cummon you know this one by now considering that I enjoy listening to groups such as Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, Exciter, Dio, Prong, etc...go ahead, take a whack at it anyway...

It's Sudden Death, silly!!!
(The band is now known as, "Devo Spice")

This product is not sound-sensitive; the zax may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is approximately 19.9864565233 megabytes (20,430,791 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one hundred minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 01-19-13 {or "19 Jan. 2013", or even "Jan. 19, Twenty Stick-Boobs" if you prefer}.

* From the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Loss".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Holiday-themed (St. Patrick's Day) flashing LED eyeglasses
    LAMP TYPE: Chip-type LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 12
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on back of right temple
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x LR44 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND SPIKED PUNCH-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 3 LR44 button cells
    SIZE: 175mm W x 4mm D x 182mm temple length
    WEIGHT: 40.60g (1.4430 oz.)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated (presumably guaranteed against DOA)


    This is a seasonal novelty item (St. Patrick's Day), so it will not receive the usual "star" rating for that reason.

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