Rocketships for the Imaginationless

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Generations of children saved up their allowance and lemonade-stand money to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Imagine how disappointed they were when they finally realized it was made of cardboard!

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Oh, But how times have changed! Nowadays the cardboard is a selling point!

That’s right, It’s another cardboard box specially manufactured for kids to play in. No longer will kids have to take a refrigerator box and design their own spaceship.

But, don’t put away those crayons just yet! Just like last time, there is a single panel specially designed by adults to be drawn on by children. (Or by an adult moving a child’s hand around, as shown in the video.)
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It also comes with “Imagination Triggers” which are “Short stories” to help you “improvise” when you play. Because apparently some people can’t think of a way to make spaceships and astronauts interesting to a four year old!

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Currently available are Castle, Space Capsule, Teepee, and Windmill. (Volcano coming soon!)

But don’t worry, they all come with “Imagination Triggers”, in case you have so little faith in your child’s intelligence that you don’t trust him or her to come up with a fun fantasy involving a castle.

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ManBox – A Box for Men.

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If you’re a man, and you need a place to put your things, it might occur to you that a large, nicely made wooden box would be the way to go.

But wait! If people see you putting things into a nicely made wooden chest, they might assume that it’s a hope chest, and from that, of course, it follows that you are living in hope of soon marrying a man. (hence the name.)

Oh what shame and disgrace! All because you needed a convenient storage container for your various manly items.

 A selection of beautiful, solid oak wood boxes at amazing prices, designed to be innovative, fun and practical.

Ah, finally! A box made just for men. At long last, I can put my things into a box without any risk to my masculinity and heterosexuality.

…, uh. Unless “ManBox” turns out to be gay slang for something, which seems plausible but I’m not going to Google it.

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Cardboard Boxes for Cats

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If I wanted to choose a project to illustrate the negative stereotypes of a middle-class American. I think I would choose this one.

This is a cardboard box, specifically manufactured for cats to sit in.

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You mean the cardboard boxes I got for free that my cat absolutely loves? I should get rid of those and spend $35 (plus shipping) to buy a new cardboard box?

I’d better do it. If people saw my cat sleeping in something that wasn’t manufactured in China specifically for cats to sleep in, people might think I was poor!!!!


This project kindly suggested by reader and commenter Lee Ann Rucker

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