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2007-04-14 06:22:28 PM
as long as we're on the topic of stupid inventions, my friend joxerjameson insists that his invention rules but i think it's retarded. he wants to invent these "sex shorts" that are made out of latex with a dick hole in the front. you pull them on after the condom to create a seal,(think about putting your arm through a sleeve with a glove on your hand) and then you can nail skanks with herpes with impunity.
 
2007-04-14 06:34:05 PM
senator_mendoza:

Latex shorts? gross. I don't think he considered a comfort factor. Thinking about the way those would shift and pull hair makes me shudder a little.

as for TFA:

I could use a pair of those slippers. That "Tanning pod" thing, not so much. I could see some asshat falling asleep and succumbing to heat stroke or something.
 
2007-04-14 06:39:46 PM
I think that we need a photoshop contest using that guy with the bra anti-zap boobies thing as the O.

calgarysk859
Latex shorts? gross. I don't think he considered a comfort factor. Thinking about the way those would shift and pull hair makes me shudder a little.

Pull hair? You don't put them on your head. They go on your genital area...

/Yes I realize that not everyone has made the move to hardwood floors, but anyone who hasn't needs to try it.
 
2007-04-14 06:41:59 PM
only three stupid inventions? im at the same time both impressed and embarassed.
 
2007-04-14 06:45:58 PM
lucyfer

You need to clicky on the link that says "See all the bizarre gadgets here" and you'll get a pop-up with 9 more
 
2007-04-14 06:47:10 PM
Some of these aren't that bad.
I wonder if/how the cucumber thing works? I always end up covering the cut end with plastic wrap but then I still have to cut off like a 1/4 inch when I want it again because the end gets mushy and I hate mushy cucumber.
 
2007-04-14 06:48:29 PM
Anyone else think the Cat translator is a major jump in the evolutionary merging of species? I mean... right up there with signing with gorillas...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3074163.stm
/take that Darwin!
 
2007-04-14 06:53:54 PM
Treefingers
Your cat wants world domination.

/Or tuna.
//Or to eat your soul.
///We're still working out the bugs.
 
2007-04-14 07:05:20 PM
Your cat wants a bus pass.
 
2007-04-14 07:38:03 PM
That cat translator wouldn't need to store many phrases:

1. I hate you.

2. Feed me.
 
2007-04-14 08:10:14 PM
I like the bra warmer because it looks like he used household trash to make it.

Also that last wheel invention is far older than 1998. I have a picture of one of them from the 30s in a book.
 
2007-04-14 08:12:07 PM
The monowheel was strangely reminiscent of a South Park episode. It was merely missing the alternative means of propulsion.
 
2007-04-14 09:18:53 PM
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2007-04-14 11:27:16 PM
Wasn't the Bowlingual (mentioned in the Meowingual text) how the 'Your dog wants steak" cliche got started?
 
2007-04-14 11:42:33 PM
L33tluddite: Wasn't the Bowlingual (mentioned in the Meowingual text) how the 'Your dog wants steak" cliche got started?


I believe you are right, sir!
 
2007-04-14 11:57:33 PM
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2007-04-15 08:20:28 AM
The Egg topper seems to be just the thing for the girl on the go, who has a b/f who cant keep it in the pants, or the harried Rabbi who needs to do the occasional Bris on the fly.

/Ouch
//Double Ouch
 
2007-04-15 06:15:54 PM
Hey, on the topic of stupid inventions, I'm constantly coming up with ideas for stuff, but I'm totally clueless as to how to the patent system works. Is there a simple guide to US patent law? I'm a college student, so I don't have tons to blow but I do already know about the "poor mans patent" thing

questions include, but aren't limited to:

can I patent the use of an existing, non-protected item or chemical in a novel use or process?

(this is important, as there are thousands of things we use that can seriously help our lives if we used them... elsewhere)

How far along do I need to proceed as far as manufacturing something in order to patent it? Does it need to actually exist? If I made, say, a movable cat staircase (I know it exists), would I need to build one first or can I patent it on the knowledge that actual construction is definitely possible. I'm thinking because some stuff I want to build would require shipping plans off to some asian country to have them form the plastic cases and whatnot. Would I have to make a wooden mockup of my thingamajig2000? That seems absurd, but so does patenting things that don't exist.

although I've heard of perpetual motion machines being patented... I don't know if the USPO has gotten their crash course in the laws of thermodynamics yet


your help is greatly appreciated. No royalties though (who wants 1% of -10,000 anyway?)
 
2007-04-15 08:17:27 PM
JoeyELP:

You can start here:

US Patent And Trademark Office


http://www.uspto.gov/main/faq/index.html (pops)
 
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