Stir the Pot

 The Pot Shot is a device you will use to stir your soups so it does not burn.

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.

Sean from Fairfax,VA --   I am a young professional who has always been into building and inventing and is very through in his devices.

He’s given us only three written sentences describing his wonderful invention, but I think they tell the story pretty well.

  The Pot Shot is a device you will truly feel a reward in owning.  It was created by a young professional who developed it and is improving it along the way.  It will stir your puddings and is very rugged.

“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.

 $5 reward  0 backers  You will find a true reward in owning this device when it comes out.
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.

They really dodged a bullet by failing so badly.


Complimentary Cards


College student Zachary Brown has a problem. Every time he walks up to a random stranger and tells them that they’re so attractive that just seeing them has improved his day, they treat him like this was a weird thing to do!

So, to make these social interactions go more smoothly he’s decided to have a set of business cards printed so that when he sees a particularly attractive stranger he can hand them a card to tell them how attractive they are without having to speak to them.

Obviously, I can’t find any flaws in this plan, but I do wonder if he realizes that anyone can just walk into a Kinkos and pick up a box of business cards for ten bucks.


Holly-Dolly Birthday Bunch!

This woman wants to manufacture small ceramic (or possibly plush) figures to give to people on their birthdays. There would be twelve designs, one for each month, but she can’t tell us about them because that would ruin the surprise.

She does offer us this one possible design (apparently in crayon?) for the January figurine (or plush).

I’m not sure why the little kid has an icon on his butt like he’s a My Little Pony, but apparently that kid will appear in all the figurines. (or plushes)

The Best Part :

But the best part of this project is the video. Check this out :

The video is a strange business proposal and it’s written in a language that is not formal English, but it’s what you might think formal English was like if your only exposure to it was from the nerdy character on a sit-com.

There’s a lot of big words in this video, and I don’t think she knows what half of them mean.



The Video :

Go ahead and watch it yourself. It’s really awkward, you’ll feel embarrassed for the presenter before it’s over.

The Rewards :

I get my name on a website and I get a signed certificate?!?

Sorry, an authentically signed certificate!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been burned by fake signed certificates from people selling figurines (or plushes) on the Internet!

Better than that, it’s going to be stamped by a “Sealed embosser”. Personally, I don’t know how she’s going to use her embosser while it’s still sealed in its box, but I’m sure she’ll figure it out.

You think she meant “Seal Embosser”? (ie, a device that embosses a seal?)