Friday, May 21, 2010

Ridiculous Out-of-the-box Solution

I saw the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile out on the freeway yesterday. It was awesome. I mean, who wouldn’t want to ride around in that thing? Big things are great for advertising. I think Tampax should build a giant tampon and soak up that oil spill in the Gulf. Think of their bragging rights then!

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36 comments:

Mrsupole said...

If you want some Weiner Facts, you can get some now.

But one does wonder why they have not thought up the Tampax oil thingy or any kind of thingy to clean up the oil by now. Geez if they thought up something that worked to clean up the oil spills then they could freaking drill and then we could tell some countries where to go and take their oil with them. How stupid are these oil companies. I guess about as stupid as our congress and senate right now. Damn gobernent theives.

God bless.

anthonynorth said...

That one left quite an image. Nicely done.

Jingle said...

nice!

Chef Kar said...

Perhaps you should submit your idea? Someone needs to come up with a solution! They just might jump at it!

I'm up:

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Subby said...

What anthonynorth said; quite...!

Or maybe they could use a few million gallons of DAWN dish detergent to break up all that oil?

Just an idea...

Brian Miller said...

perhaps that just might work...

nice 55.

Deb said...

I wonder if Tampax already thought of that. Ever see their short-lived commercial of the man and woman in a row boat? The boat springs a leak, she whips out a tampon, holding it up for all the world to see, puts a look of determination on her face and slams that tampon into the hole in the boat. If tampons can stop Lake Erie from swamping a boat, I'm sure that gives credence to your theory.

Cheryl said...

I'm beginning to think your brain is a pachinko machine.

CatLadyLarew said...

Quick.... call BP!

John's comments said...

No go for a cap... My Friday 55

Anne said...

[still shaking head]
what else is new?

leelee said...

was just thinking of you...and wanted to say HI :-)

HUGS!!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

now...THAT is a GREAT IDEA...
way cool 55!
hugs
shakira

The Incredible Woody said...

Perfect solution!

Enchanted Oak said...

OMG. What a vision! They could tow it out to the spill, and then use ample tug boats to bring it back to land, then squeeze it somehow and rescue the oil. You're a genious. Please call BP now.
Here’s my sick 55

Elizabeth said...

Is one giant tampon enough? At this point they are going to need a whole box, right?

G-Man said...

Thats a MUCH better idea than my giant Kotex!
You Rock VE!
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thank You for playing, Thank you for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Eaton Bennett said...

I'm not even looking at the other comments until mine is down.
Great idea...brilliant in fact! So why don't the ppl with the power do it? Problem solved so easily! The logistics might be tricky though. :))

VE said...

Mrsupole – Oil companies aren’t equipped to think of clean up solutions. They’re too busy counting their money…

Anthonynorth – It is one for the visual, isn’t it?

Jingle – Thanks

Chef kar – With my luck they’d probably send me a lifetime supply in thanks…

Subby – Ha! Maybe they could get a giant Madge and some Palmolive out there…

Brain – What else ya gonna do?

Deb – I never saw that one, but I did see a Top Gear episode where they were given some Tampax and later had to cross a river in their vehicles so they used it to protect the gas tank from getting water in it…

Cheryl – Interesting…I have an original pachinko machine…

Catladylarew – I tried…the number forwarded to the capital…

John’s comments – Like a big bottle cap?

Anne – Somebody had to say it…you knew it would be me…

Leelee – LEELEE! Glad you come by to say hello from time to time. Isn’t it nice that some of us old time bloggers are still around?

Shakirack – Thanks…

Incredible woody – And this idea from a man…sheesh…

Enchanted oak – I’m having trouble with the visual on squeezing…

Elizabeth – The few they use, the more bragging rights they have about their product…

g-man – Always a pleasure. Have a kick ass weekend yourself!

Sharonheg – Start with one and finish with the other. Good point…

VE said...

Eaton – All ridiculous ideas have tricky logistics…it just comes with the territory…

aladdinsane12 said...

ohh nasty! maybe bounty could just make a big paper towel. ever thought of that?

leelee said...

it's very comforting! Thanks for being here..

HUGS!

Monkey Man said...

Genius. Never thought that oil leak was the equivalent of Mother Nature on her period. My 55 is HERE .

Roy Scribner said...

What if it just soaked-up the ocean and left all the oil, though?

VE said...

Aladdinsane12 – I hadn’t but now I think we need yet another major oil spill so we can test which solution is more effective…

Leelee – I’m happy to be around for my old friends…

Monkey man – Somebody had to say it…

Roy – I think BP would be happy…that would make drilling for oil in the ocean so much easier…plus I could drive my dune buggy to China then…

ReformingGeek said...

I like the tampon idea. Maybe it could be multi-purpose, taking Deb's comment in mind. Stick a giant one in the rig to stop the leak and drag them across the water to soak up the mess.

Janna said...

Brilliant!

Plan A: Plug up the oil spill with giant tampon the size of a motor home.

Plan B: Get some equally giant maxi-pads with "wings", and they can fly through the gulf like huge absorbent manta rays.

That oil spill will never know what hit it.

Thanks for another Friday 55.
Mine's posted here. :)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Your mind does work in mysterious ways VE.

Janna said...

P.S. Next we need a gigantic Massengil Douche bottle, for when the ocean "doesn't feel so fresh".

Kinda like this but not quite.

Ronda Laveen said...

Will come with an applicator?

PattiKen said...

Excellent idea!

I once saw the weinermobile at a motel I was staying at while away on business. I always wondered about that.

leelee said...

what are you saying?? I'm old???

HUGS!

lime said...

it's no more ridiculous than some of the "solutions" which have already failed.

The Silver Fox said...

Something very Freudian about tampons being mentioned in the same post as the Weiner Mobile...

Jaime said...

interesting idea. nothing they've thought up has worked so far. maybe they should try it

VE said...

Reforminggeek – It’s scary that you guys are adding to my dementia!

Janna – Ha! Thanks for the visualization of the flying “wings” ones…

Perpetual chocoholic – And that’s a good thing for humanity…

Janna – Ha! I don’t think the ocean has felt “fresh” for some time…

Ronda – Now you’re beyond my expertise…

Pattiken – I’d be afraid of somebody stealing it to go on a joy ride!

Leelee – Never! You’re just one of my “long term” readers ;)

Lime – Well…that’s true…

Silver fox – Ha! There is, isn’t there? Now the question before you is…was it a coincidence?

Jaime –Might as well try the ridiculous now…