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(Sioux City Journal)   For when you want to want to contain the helicopter parents, insulate their snowflakes, or be left alone during festival season   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, helicopter parents, drive-in theater, emergency shelter, festivals, tents  
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2012-06-02 10:35:19 AM  
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Pre 9/11, I had a similar idea for one of these you could use in airports for long layovers. My thought was that you could pop it open, stash all your bags, etc., inside it, and lock it, so you wouldn't have to lug it all with you as you schlepped around the concourse. And since hell truly is "other people," my other thought was that you could go inside it yourself, for a bit of all-too-rare privacy.
2012-06-02 10:24:10 AM  
1 vote:
Call me when it can handle winds in excess of 20 mph and cures cancer. Otherwise, this is an absolutely useless piece of Chinese made disposable crap and she should feel bad for inventing it.
2012-06-02 10:08:36 AM  
1 vote:
That broad didnt invent shiat. This is not significantly different than similar toy tents that my kids have.
2012-06-02 10:02:52 AM  
1 vote:
Representatives for a company in Beijing, China, contacted Blake. The Chinese firm would make the tent, and make it large enough for two. Blake sent her design, the firm returned a prototype.

The first one cost Blake about $300, of which $100 came in shipping costs alone. The cost per unit to Blake would drop as her order size increased. The minimum order, which she did, consisted of 300.

Officials at the Western Iowa Tech community College Small Business Development Center counseled Blake along the way, advising her against applying for and seeking a patent for her Ten Second Tent.

She was told the patent process was costly (up to $12,000) and time consuming. Instead, she was told, get the Ten Second Tent into production and start selling. The idea will be mimicked soon enough.

This about sums up why America is farked.
2012-06-02 09:47:34 AM  
1 vote:
It's black and made of waterproof material? I bet you could roast a chicken inside when it's in direct sunlight.
2012-06-02 09:44:29 AM  
1 vote:
Make it soundproof so I don't have to hear her screaming at her little snowflake.

Hey lady, bug spray is cheaper.
2012-06-02 09:41:30 AM  
1 vote:
Look at the farking size of that thing. If I was at a sporting event and someone popped one of those up in an area with limited space I'd be pissed. You can fit 2 people in that thing.
2012-06-02 09:38:45 AM  
1 vote:

cleek: how could she patent it anyway? it's obviously just a bigger version of cat cubes:

Damn you!

/first thing I thought of
2012-06-02 09:35:21 AM  
1 vote:
how could she patent it anyway? it's obviously just a bigger version of cat cubes:
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