Since the advent of sliced bread and electric toasters, I’d have to say that toast is the single easiest-to-make hot food item.
Surely though, soup is in the top three.
However, for some people, like Sean from Fairfax, it still presents some difficulties.
He’s given us only three written sentences describing his wonderful invention, but I think they tell the story pretty well.
“Will truly feel a reward”? Really? Who writes like that? This guy must work in fortune cookie factory.
For more on how this device works, let’s turn to this incredibly awkward pitch video.
Yikes, painful. But here’s something that could have been even more painful.
This is the only reward level offered by this project. Do they really mean to imply that they would send me a pot-blender for only $5 including shipping? I don’t think that’s what they thought they were saying, but you could certainly read it that way.
If they had succeed, they would have had over ten-thousand people who thought they were owed a free pot-stirrer. There’s no possible way they could have manufactured and shipped all those without going massively in debt.
I don’t really have a joke here, except to say that “E-Shark Force” really, really sounds like it was an animated cartoon shown in the 80s on Saturday morning. Probably lasting only one season. Just long enough for the branded toy line to be introduced, and fail miserably.
Anyway, since I don’t have any jokes prepared today, let’s enjoy this classic Bat-Man clip :
If there’s one thing a modern woman loves, it’s a bald white man telling her who she should and shouldn’t date.
You can click the image up top to see the project page and read his long description, including a summary of every chapter of the book, but I think this is a nice summarizing thought :
Still, I wonder what’s got this guy so hot and bothered about how women choose their lovers? Perhaps his Facebook account will reveal a clue!
Well, that’s what I expected, but it doesn’t really indicate anything. Let’s take a look at his Twitter. Huh. There’s some racism here, both subtle and overt, but I think this is probably a good clue :
#notallmen Because I should be able to ask a woman out without being labeled a rapist or a pervert.
This is Mr. Richard Klein. Normally he sells walkie-talkies, but recently he has become really worried that someone will spit in his burger. I mean Really worried.
I wonder why anyone would spit in such a nice man’s burger?
Apropos of nothing, Here’s some Amazon reviews Mr Klein has left for products competing with the “Blackbox” walkie-talkies that he sells.
Anyway, Mr Klein repeatedly reminds us that he’s “not a couple of kids in a garage”, but he’s a real company, with real profits! So, what’s he raising the money for?
That’s right. The part he didn’t do is actually build a machine capable of detecting saliva. He hasn’t even proved he could do it! You know, just the entire point of his project. (Note that he’s not technically violating Kickstarter’s rules on prototypes because those only come into play if you offer your product as a reward, which he is not doing.)
How odd. Typically the housing is created towards the end of the product development. You know, after you’ve figured out what the electronics look like. Otherwise you’ll wind up with electronics that doesn’t fit in the housing.
But still, those devices in the video must have been the housing his company designed and tooled! Neat. Let’s take a look at that close-up!
(Notice that his cufflinks are labeled “pearl”. He wouldn’t want us to mistakenly think they were cheap plastic.)
What a lovely prototype. In two colors, too! But look what I found :
A couple of days ago, a man driving a state police car pulled up right behind mine and turned on its flashing lights and briefly toggled its siren. I pulled over to the curb to see who the man was, and what he wanted. Turns out he was a state police officer wanting to ticket me for (allegedly) going 70mph in a 65mph zone.
But how could I have known it was a copper? What if it was some psychopath who had somehow acquired a perfect replica of both a police uniform, and a highway patrol car?
If only every police car in the country was required to have windshield that lit up with the word “POLICE”!
Then I’d be able to tell … well, actually, I’m not sure what it would tell me. I mean, I can already recognize police cars. They’re already covered with equipment that civilians aren’t supposed to have.
Here’s another plush unauthorized My Little Pony project! These turn up from time to time. Sorry for not keeping you up to date on all of them, but most of them just aren’t hilarious.
This one’s about what you would expect. Someone wants some money to make a bunch of plushes featuring characters from Hasbro’s telvision show “My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic”
So why am I featuring this one? Well this caught my eye. It has a potential to be hilarious.
From the FAQ
No. That’s completely wrong. Copyright also covers “Derivative Works”, which is why you can’t publish your own Harry Potter books, even if you don’t copy a single word from J.K.Rowling. Worse than that, in 1978 the courts ruled (Walt Disney v. The ‘Air Pirates) that characters themselves are copyrighted, and using them in another work is copyright infringement.
So to recap, you’re creating a derivitive work of MLP:FiM, for which they can nail you, also you’re copying several characters, for which they can also nail you.
She goes on for a few paragraphs about how she “may” be violating Hasbro’s trademarks, and then finally ends on this :
Wanna place a friendly wager on that? Judging from recent other MLP plushies projects, I give you about a 50% odds of lasting long enough to collect the money.