Life-sized Pin Pressions makes it even more fun

I’m sure that a lot of you have one of those Pin Pressions things at home, so you can press your hand or face to it and get a metallic and pointillist view of your own body parts.
Just imagine yourself being able to go life-size with this type of technology. This is what has been done by Lulu Guinness, who created a giant pin art display, and encouraged people to “Be a Pin Up”. I must admit that is a clever pun that I wouldn’t have thought of.
She had this on display as part of Clerkenwell’s Design Week, at the St. John’s Gate in Central London. This was over a month ago, and I’m sad that I wasn’t in London for it. This looks like something that is a whole lot of fun, and I could probably press myself for hours.

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President Obama’s stuck limo is hopefully not an omen for the United States

I think we all know that the president, being very vulnerable while in transit, has a limousine designed especially for him. This vehicle is bulletproof, but it has one vulnerability: bumps.
Yes, like the super robot ED-209 in Robocop was vulnerable to stairs, the president’s limo, also known as “The Beast”, is vulnerable of getting stuck on a parking ramp. This happened in Dublin, right in front of the embassy. I am assuming the YouTube video that you can watch after the jump is footage from cellular phone cameras.
How embarrassing. Especially for the one Secret Service agent that had to get out and check to see what was up. I found it pretty amazing that some mini-bus type of vehicle took its place in blocking the way. I take it they probably made certain that president was safe.

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Triton Submarine planned to head to the bottom of the Mariana Trench

I love posting about these personal submarines. I guess it is the idea of freely roaming the ocean that appeals to my sense of adventure.
What you are seeing here is the Triton, and like most of those other personal submarines that we have reported, it is that same bright color of yellow like the Hydrodome BOB.
Unlike other personal submarines, this one is designed to go deep into the ocean. How deep? Try the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of all. It is about 35,994 feet below sea level, located in the Western Pacific Ocean.

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PooPoo Paper Company – Adds to the Crap on your Desk


Let me introduce you to the PooPoo Paper Company, manufacturing recycled and odorless paper products made from elephant poo, the company also makes a load of other paper products, all from poo derived from large fiber eating animals. Think horses, cows and the very exclusive, panda poo.
They start by collecting readily available poo from various wildlife parks, and then they convert it to paper, which they sell as stationary, greeting cards, notepads, photo albums and holiday cards, because nothing says Happy Holidays like a card made out of poop. I’d like to point out that a portion of the proceeds go to elephant conservation and welfare programs, which help foster healthy and happy animals who keep, giving us, um,  more raw paper materials, and the cycle continues… with a single elephant turd being made into about 25 sheets of stationary. 

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Pee & Poo – I Feel Flushed


Every now and then you come across something that begs to be shared, if only for the sheer novelty of it. Or sometimes for what I like to call the “you gotta be kidding” factor, sometimes you want to share it because you can’t believe anything like it was actually made, marketed and is wildly successful, but rarely you come across something that is all those things, and I’m going to tell you about it, when I stop crying and scratching my head.
Let me now introduce you now to Pee & Poo, not that you haven’t met before, but probably not in this way. Created by Swedish designer Emma Megitt as a college project, Pee & Poo became so amazingly popular that they have t-shirts and stuffed… no, not animals, (let’s just call them number one and number two, shall we?) better yet, t-shirts and plush pals were created to… um, cuddle with? They are meant to address body functions in an open and playful manner and have been an instant hit with kids and adults alike. Seriously?

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It’s probably no surprise to anyone that I’m not quite right. Anyone that actually knows me, can certainly substantiate in a million ways just how, let’s call it “different” I am from say… oh, the rest of all mankind. That being said, they are my friends, and like me, because of, or maybe in spite of, whatever it is that my parents did to me as a child. Don’t get me wrong, they are the most wonderful loving parents, that being said, whatever the heck is wrong with me, is their fault.
Enter Dr. Freud’s Therapy ball, gone are the days when one must make it to scheduled appointments and pay ridiculous fees at the therapists office, and let’s face it, those appointments are never when you REALLY need to talk to someone, like in the middle of the night when you’re hearing the voices again, and this time there telling you your pet turtle is evil. This Magic 8 type ball responds to your concerns and confessions with impartial,yet engaged objectivity. You need to simply shake this black plastic ball and then read over twenty different responses such as ”How did that make you feel?” or ‘Talk about your mother.”

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