Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Clever and Dumb Products

It’s time to focus on really useless and contradictory items. It all started back with the Pet Rock. Ever since that guy made a million dollars scamming us into buying a rock people have tried to be clever.

I pointed out the blank books in an earlier post. Clever.

This Air Guitar strings idea. Clever

But you have to know the difference between clever and dumb. For example, this condom…dumb.If you don’t know the difference or don’t get the gag…you’re already pregnant.

Of course this next idea is both funny, clever and practical

Too bad you have to look so dumb with such a clever idea...

43 comments:

nursemyra said...

hey don't forget the people who sell us bottled water. and what about that craze for oxygen bars?

Jaime said...

mesh condoms? WHAT were they thinking when they came up with that one!

Roy Scribner said...

I tried to be clever once and I ended up in the army - doh!

Beth said...

Clever but what a pain in the ass to get in and out of - and to carry around.
A little rain-drenched soaking never hurt anybody!

Quirkyloon said...

VE You offend me. I still have and treasure my pet rock to this day.

*sob*

moooooog35 said...

But...I look good in mesh.

Lady Sarcasm said...

It's only the dumb, purchasing those things, so it's ok if they look dumb. The other 50% that are purchasing those things are the sarcastic friends of the dumb people. It's a win win every time. :)

VE said...

nursemyra - Oxygen bars, yum. If you eat too many, do you balloon up?

jaime - I don't know...Octomom?

roy - Did you B all you could B? And C all you could C?

beth - Well...the wicked witch of the west might have a different opinion...

quirky - Now don't go getting all offended and such...I secretly still have mine...with manual

moooooog35 - Ha! Well when mesh comes back in style, in like the year 3822...you'll be stylin'

lady sarcasm - True! I convinced my friend he broke twelve air string guitar strings because he was tuning it wrong...

Elizabeth said...

I wanted a pet rock so bad when I was little. My mom went out and painted a rock and tried to pass it off as the real thing, but I knew it was a fake. I never got my real pet rock. I wonder if they are on e-bay?

VE said...

elizabeth - I'm sure they are. QUestion is...are they in the box and with the manual!

Sornie said...

Wow. The summer mesh condoms would really alieviate my sweaty shaft issues.

Dee said...

that umbrella lady should have just stayed home

Candie Bracci said...

LOL and the umbrella...They are crazy!:D

Kurt said...

When I was little, before I understood what condoms were for, I thought they had a little hole in the end to let the sxxxx out.

Gladys said...

Oh that was an umbrella that lady is wearing and not a mesh condom?

ReformingGeek said...

I'd like something that will control the wind so that it cools me off but leaves my hair alone!

I won't be getting any of the mesh condoms. ;-)

Ronda Laveen said...

Beth was commenting on the condom, right?

Dalton J. Fox said...

I think I'd rather just get rained on than use that stupid looking umbrella thing.

Sarah said...

I took rocks out of my yard and painted them with my tinkerbell nail polish as a kid. Free pet rocks - woot!

freetheunicorns said...

Yes, they're mesh. But are they ribber for her pleasure?

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Didn't her mom ever teach her not to wrap yourself in plastic? At least she won't catch the swine flu.

Brian Miller said...

lol. if i see anyone walking around with that umbrella...

Janna said...

What would be more practical is to make the condoms out of mosquito netting.
I hear those bites can really sting.

VE said...

sornie - Sweaty shafts are a serious problem. Ask your doctor if mesh is right for you...

dee - When it rains like that, I just use my Star Trek transporter.

candie - You can never be too careful when horizontal rain is involved

kurt - You were in College when you learned that, didn't you?

gladys - I hope so, because that would be one big condom...

reforminggeek - We could freeze your head in ice. That would satisfy your requirements...

ronda - Funny, I thought it was the air guitar strings...

dalton - But what if you're wearing all suede?

sarah - Those aren't official! You need the cheesy manual, the box, and the nesting stuff they put the rock in

freetheunicorns - Did you mention ribs? BBQ ribs are for my pleasure. She can grill them anytime!

perpetual chocoholic - She probably won't be catching the bus either...takes too long to fold up the umbrella

brian - She looks like a walking test tube

janna - Sort of like having natural ribbing after a few bites...

Wow said...

Can you get a tinted one for the sun?

VE said...

Wow - How about one way mirrors? Then you could blind other people with the sun.

Alex L said...

you wouldn't want to fart in that umbrella though...

Dalton J. Fox said...

Umm ... VE, I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'll NEVER be wearing all suede.

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VE said...

alex - They're designing a special tube that connects to the outside for just such occasions

dalton - Come on! Live on the fashion edge. Or three feet beyond it and falling fast in the case of suede clothes...

Megan said...

I think you mentioned your manual a few too many times in these comments.

misstfied said...

Hey, I have a few mesh tops still hanging around here somewhere. Maybe I can sell 'em for a profit; you know...to my local pharmacy. LOL

@ Alex L; why not fart inside of the umbrella? If you get wet, the "heat" will dry you right up. ha ha.

VE said...

megan - The manual is the ONLY important thing. You can get a rock and a box anywhere!

misstfied - That's a very good idea!

Hit 40 said...

I am in awe of you!!!!

Outstanding post! pics, quotes, links to news, .... wow!!!

You were in a blogger zone on this one. I have met my match!!!

VE said...

hit40 - Well I don't know if you've met your match...I need to get my butt in gear and head over to your blog and see for myself!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love that umbrella!! It reminds me of The Boy In The Plastic Bubble. If I had that I'd feel so....special.

VE said...

arizona - Ah yes, the young John Travolta made-for-TV movie that everyone in the entire world seems to have seen...

gab said...

Now come on I kinda like the unbrella one! It really is practical! and Im kinda surprised that they have sold like hot cakes. I know the only thing with those are when there is lots and I do mean lots of wind they arent gonna work well, that when you just stay inside! (remember I said stupid sh*t comes outta my mouth!)

VE said...

gab - Ha. Yes, it never fails that there is wind associated with hard rain so it's not gonna work, is it?

Alien Humor said...

Why doesn't she just buy a rain coat or move to a sunnier state?

VE said...

alien - Why do dumb people act dumb?

Maureen said...

Sure, that umbrella will keep you dry, but I want to see her trip on the stupid clear part and fall into a puddle.

VE said...

maureen - Classic...