Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Weeble Wobble Old People

It occurred to me the other day that the problem with old people is that they get frail. When they get frail, they fall down. When they fall down, they break their hip.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Thanks to VE’s new patented Weeble Wobble body cone, your aging parents can live a normal life without the worries of falling and breaking a hip.
Designed from the dog/cat cone principal but made with a patented flexible base that allow for walking, the Weeble Wobble will act just like the toy in that if they fall down, they’ll just wabble there without getting hurt. A couple minutes of wobbling and they’re back doing what they were as if nothing had ever happen.

See how this gentleman is enjoying a walk outside with his Weeble Wobble…


Of course, there is ancillary fun for pranksters. You can run through the senior center and get all of them wobbling around like eggs for a couple of minutes. It’s a lot of fun!

Operators are standing by…

39 comments:

Marie said...

That's an excellent idea, I could use one myself.

Interesting that I clicked on "0 new items" in my reader just so I could see that lovely "you have no unread messages" bit, and this popped up. You are the zeroeth message!

VE said...

marie - No Marie, I am a complete zero!!!

Bee said...

VE, have I told you yet what a genius you are? If not, my apologise! YOU ARE A FREAKIN GENIUS!!

I will take, let me count, SIX!
I will also video tape all my old bats Weebling for your infomercial!!

lime said...

looks like a great way to recycle a "don't lick your stitches cone" that might be used for a mastiff.

yellojkt said...

Line it with absorbent cotton and it can double as an emergency incontinence pad as well.

VE said...

bee - It warms my heart that you would saccrifice your family for the wobble amusement of my infomercial. Hahaha

lime - Exactly...but it's the patented flexible bottom that allows them to walk still that makes it all work.

yellojkt - Good addition. I'm ready to fire my VP of products when you want the job...

colbymarshall said...

reminds me of those E-collars they put around dogs necks to keep them from chewing on themselves following surgery...

VE said...

colbymarshall - Those cones are handy you know. You can also use them to protect you from vampires, wear them for bad blind dates...there is no end to the uses.

leelee said...

I see an upside down version of the Devo hat we spoke about yesterday. Gave you an idea huh.

I like yellojkt's idea. wow..we had better get hold of the patent office..toot sweet!

VE said...

leelee - Actually, I'm still pondering the Devo hat...I think I put it into a misc blog post that is partially written. This one I've had written for a little while but the picture was stubbornly difficult and I finally said screw it and went with what I had. There are ideas I've had to give up for lack of the right visual to with it.

Sornie said...

Imagine the money this would save on medical bills.

leelee said...

I almost find that hard to believe..you come up with the best pics. whether you find them or create them.. your good!

HUGS!

VE said...

sornie - I know. And you could make money by charging people to wobble the old people for entertainment!

leelee - I know, I know. Sometimes it happens though.

EmmaK said...

Brilliant idea. I have never really understood old people. Why are they always in such a fucking bad mood? I know they look like shit but they usually have tons of meds to keep them high, plus tons of time to access internet porn. When I am old I will be drunk and cheerful. I'm also thinking of starting smoking again at sixty.

Mother Theresa said...

I see the cat collar thing gave you a brilliant idea! ;)

Kanrei said...

You have scored a 10 out of a possible 9.3 on this one. I got that slogan in my head now: Old folks wobble but they won't fall down.

VE said...

emmak - Ha...they are mostly cranky aren't they? Maybe it's because they have all that time but the equipment doesn't work...

mother theresa - Yeah, I'm not sure where I connected the hip thing together with that but here it is none-the-less

kan - Careful how load you say that; I think you're outnumbered there in Florida...

Megan said...

How about a special frat boy version that incorporates a beer bong?

Serena Joy said...

LOL. My kid played with Weebles when he was a kid. I think that if I start turning into a Weeble when I get old, it'll be time to put on a Devo hat, lick my wounds, and jump on into the volcano before I topple over.:-)

Dee said...

Brilliant!

VE said...

megan - You are hereby authorized to join my product innovation team

sj - You have officially been designated old when you get one of these for your birthday!

dee - Thanks.

The Intracerebral Itinerary said...

I'd buy one just for me- but with my luck I'd wobble around until my head hit something.

Jeff said...

So was this a result of you falling down and hitting your head?

Qelqoth said...

Best. Patent. Ever.

VE said...

intracerebral - You know; I think the same thing would happen to me

jeff - EVERYTHING is a result of falling down and hitting my head

qelqoth - Even above the ice cream maker?

Carla said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I hope you got the patent on this?

Matt-Man said...

Thanks to you I have submitted a new TV show idea to the Lifetime Network...Pimp My Weeble Wobble Cone.

Oh yeah, time for some geriatric bling. Cheers!!

Jacki said...

Actually, regarding Marie's comment.....scientifically you would be considered absolute zero.

So when are you going to apply for the patent? That is an excellent idea! No more 80 year olds breaking hips.

Theresa said...

You have a very "special" imagination.

VE said...

carla - Well, patents require me to do actual WORK! I know, it's a vicous circle...

matt-man - When they're pimping to the old people, don't forget I take green stamps...

jacki - I should probably have a drink of absolut zero...

theresa - I've been called special before...it's never a good thing!

cathouse teri said...

Okay... that made me laugh.

G-Man said...

WOW!!
These 2 escaped from the home eh?

justacoolcat said...

Hey, I have one of those things. I usually announce it like this "My Ass!".

Yes, my weeble wobble ass is so large it needs introduction.

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I needed a good laugh today!

VE said...

teri - Excellent. Then I've done my job.

g-man - Yes, we were able to successfully tip them over and wobble them until we could take them back...

justacoolcat - Does it have a GPS location too?

arizona - Well hopefully you got it!

ChrisEldin said...

Oh. My. God.

You are INSANE!!!
:-)

ChrisEldin said...

Also looks good for putting kids in timeout.
The time-out wobble. Oh, the possibilities...

RED MOJO said...

First the cone-heads, now the cone-asses. The times they are a changin!

VE said...

chrisedlin - Good idea for the kids. Hours of entertainment!

red mojo - Ha! Coneasses...