We are hoping 2010 will be bringing silly back and how better to kickstart it than with a few insights into the great minds of our contemporary innovators. So far they're only fictitious but should a Dragon end up reading this... Here are our top picks.
MARSHMALLOW MACHINE GUN
As advocators for world peace (the pageant queen in us) we reckon this is a brilliant development for the arms industry. The key would be to secretly equip all parties with the marshmallow guns and watch their surprise at the realisation et voilà, another case of laughter bringing people together… Oh don’t we sound like a cheesy ad now! Blame the Peeps for our sugary sweetness.
For those wishing to always be one step ahead. Now that Leo DiCaprio has been tapped as the hero for Mel Gibson’s viking biopic the look is sexier than ever. Getting stares for putting music on too loud on your daily commute? The viking headphones will give you plenty of the right attitude to keep the haters at bay.
Now that is one test we would never fail as we do know for a fact the fashion industry acts for the greater good, bringing a little beauty and a lot of silly. Other jobs might come with greater risks and it is while working for a Texas oil giant (not our idea of the most ethical of bosses indeed…) that this inventor thought up a system based on carbon footprint, Amnesty reports and the likes to create an indicator of how “good” a job you are actually doing. Best reason ever for silent protests by the coffee machine.
After pointedly noticing just how much private information such random bits of paper can give away, someone thought up a clever 2-in-1 solution: print the receipt in edible format, make that format a piece of gum and you’ll feel so fresh and so safe. One user’s feedback made us wonder however… “If you are what you eat, and you eat these, do you eventually become a cash register?” A brilliant mystery for Gillian McKeith to solve; we bet she’s feeling lonely wherever she ended up.
We all know that everything sounds better in French and have used and abused it when trying to make banalities sound clever… n’est-ce pas? The invention resides in the creation of a game, of trying to convince your most gullible friends everything was in fact invented by the French (Paul-Henri Innovateur, Francois Photocopieur…and Bush favourite Jean-Marie Entrepreneur); kudos points awarded for pulling it off with less naïve targets. Why, this very minute I am writing to you thanks to a brilliant invention by Louis Computeur.
Great visionnaire Jean Dortoudor...
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