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August 12, 2008

The Smoker's Helmet, etc.

Elizabeth Large forwarded me this comment from Owl Meat Genius:

I always thought smoking should be allowed anywhere as long as it didn't bother anyone. Solution: The Smoker's Helmet.

It's a clear bubble helmet that keeps all the smoke inside until your lungs naturally filter it out. It never caught on as an idea.

Similarly, I would propose the soundproof baby bubble, which is a lot like a hamster ball. I'm still working out the kinks in my Toddler in a Bag device.

Less philosophically similar is the Frat Boy Harness. This gives an electric shock of various strengths for high fiving, yelling woo-hoo for any reasons, saying bro-ham, or using beer in any time announcement, as in in "Its beer-thirty, man." Extra shock for adding "man" to the ending of any sentence.

OMG, if you invented either of these things, I'd gladly be your guinea pig. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:22 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


forget the helmet. why not get busy on finding a venue for the MS party? or Finding Homer? Or sending out the 3,000 poster prize!

Sadly there seems to "laws" that keep me from testing any prototypes in the United States. That's why I'm starting my own mililtia, I mean testing facility, in Paraguay. RJ Reynolds has expressed some interest in a Joe Camel shaped smoking helmet.

I also have one in mind for couples inspired by the portable cone of silence.

hey man, beer me that disc.

crap i'm definitely guilty of doing most of those frat boy things. but it's ok, coz it's ironic. i'm white.

and since we're in the business of throwing around million dollar ideas, here are a few of mine:

jellyfish repellant (can't claim total credit for that one)

iced tea slurpees

underground houses

a talking car movie starring corie feldman - also a movie with a french mummy (both are entirely possible as of this point)

a webcam on the moon

JMG has a point Sessa!!

Jason and JMG, I'm still catching my breath from Virgin Festival. Gimme a few minutes.


Interested in underground houses, Malcom Wells is your man:

incredibly useful link GDA, it pretty much sums up everything i've been thinking about for the past couple of years! (with regard to underground houses)

actually, the moon webcam isn't a bad idea.i could see that happening.

Forget it guys...Sam doesn't care about Homer. I think the MS soiree should be a wake...

Year's ago in a elementary school class where we had to invent something, a few friends and I decided on a glow in the dark toilet seat. If you had one, "you'd never miss your [you get the picture]". Hours went into this project and A LOT of glow in the dark playdough. Anyway, you can now buy it at Spencer's in a non-playdough version.

Editor's note: Nice!

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