Bad inventions-talk

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Some of my worst half-assed inventions. Some have been produced successfully (by other people) while some remain golden opportunities to make ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

Details and more bad inventions here: http://bookmaniac.org/category/inventions/

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Bad inventions-talk

  1. 1. Bad Inventions or “I HAVE ANOTHER GREAT IDEA!” or “Quick, Let’s Buy the Domain Name!” @lizhenry Thursday, December 20, 12
  2. 2. Steps to Hell • Invent something • Buy the domain name • ????? • Complain bitterly when someone profits 10 years later Thursday, December 20, 12
  3. 3. alt.sex.fetish-startrek 1993: HAHA let’s make a newsgroup for posts about star trek porn and see if anyone takes the bait! Yeah I bet there’s hundreds if not thousands of Star Trek fetishists! Quick, let’s read some RFCs! Thursday, December 20, 12
  4. 4. 10 years later Thursday, December 20, 12
  5. 5. Illegal Abortion Barbie Thursday, December 20, 12
  6. 6. Many years later... Thursday, December 20, 12
  7. 7. Animal Ear Hats 1994:You know, I bet in 10 or 15 years everyone will be wearing HATS with ANIMAL EARS on them. NO WAY. WAY! Cat ears. Fox ears. Whatever ears. All kinds of hats! We will make ONE MILLION DOLLARS. In fact it should happen RIGHT NOW. We need a factory! Everyone will wear hats with little EARS. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA Thursday, December 20, 12
  8. 8. GRRRRRRRR Thursday, December 20, 12
  9. 9. Booby Tshirts 1995: OMG what if we made a tshirt, and it said BOOBIES, but it had pictures of two BLUE FOOTED BOOBIES you know, the bird kind of like a huge seagull but with blue feet and they do a little dance around their nests when it’s mating time? BOOBY SHIRTS! We will make ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!! Thursday, December 20, 12
  10. 10. 10 years later... Thursday, December 20, 12
  11. 11. TandemUnderwear.com 1996 (drunk): HEY!!! I just got the BEST IDEA. What? TANDEM UNDERWEAR. OMG genius! QUICK! BUY THE DOMAIN NAME!!!!! Underwear, with FOUR LEG HOLES. This time we’ll like, find some sort of underwear making FACTORY and it will sell in all porn shops and novelty stores and the adam and eve catalog We will make ONE MILLION DOLLARS Thursday, December 20, 12
  12. 12. Years later... Thursday, December 20, 12
  13. 13. ELBOFF A cross between those pop up sun shields you put in a car window, and a cup holder, but for the arm rests in airplanes, so when you sit next to some grumpy businessman asshole who hogs the arm rest and is chewing gum you just whip out your ELB-OFF and pop it up! Hey presto instant privacy and you claim half the arm rest! Status: STILL NEEDED! Thursday, December 20, 12
  14. 14. STATUS: Desperately needed Thursday, December 20, 12
  15. 15. The Catula Move a cat without disturbing it Status: STILL NEEDED! Thursday, December 20, 12
  16. 16. The Sockerchief Socks with the top half detachable with velcro. Instant handkerchief! Then put it back. So handy. Status: Still a bad idea Thursday, December 20, 12
  17. 17. The Chia Butt A chia pet. But, of a hairy butt! Status: Come on, someone make this Thursday, December 20, 12
  18. 18. Dead Mouse Cat Treats Fake mice in a bag! Chewy beef jerky skin, squooshy guts, crunchy fake bone Thursday, December 20, 12 Status: Oppurtunity, on your pillow
  19. 19. Cat Eggs Status: Needs Genetic Engineering of Cats Thursday, December 20, 12
  20. 20. Lucky Charms Cat Litter Status: OPPORTUNITY! Thursday, December 20, 12
  21. 21. Cat Food Spray • Yes, a lot of my inventions are about cats • Dump cat food in bowl • Cat does not finish it • Cat wants fresh cat food from bag • Solution: Cat Food smelling spray! • ONE MILLION DOLLARS, PEOPLE! Thursday, December 20, 12
  22. 22. Conductive Paint Toilet Seats Thursday, December 20, 12
  23. 23. Beer Hat Neti Pot Status: STILL NEEDED! Thursday, December 20, 12
  24. 24. MORAL • Take my ideas... PLEASE • Enjoy your $1,000,000 ! Thursday, December 20, 12

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