Decorative Pillows

Hello IGWers,

This innovation gone wrong comes straight from personal experience. This innovation is the decorative pillow. Although the decorative pillow has been around a long time, I still have to question its true motivation. Is it a decoration or a pillow? I don’t believe that it can be both. For it to be a pillow, it needs to provide rest and satisfaction. However, the decoration in it leans it the other way to a worthless pile of nothingness about as valuable as that stuffed animal lying on your bed. Decorative pillows continue to bother me.

For a perfect analogy, it is like that last bit of gas you put in your car to fill it up. It works until you reach the limit, but everything after that stuff is just spilling over and you are pissed because you now have gas on your shoes. This is what I think of decorative pillows. To some they might provide something, but that last little bit of overkill can throw anyone over the edge.

Here is a sample of what I’m talking about.

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To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

A pair of bears

Hello IGWers,

This is really funny. You think breast implants could not get any more crazy. You would certainly be wrong. The industry has gone to a model replacing saline solution with the same material used in gummy bears. I can’t really believe this. People now walk into the doctor’s office asking for a pair of bears. However, I have real concern that if you have a pair of bears you are now at risk from real bears. Heck you are now made of candy aren’t you? I never knew a pair of bears sounded so sexy. 

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Check out a video on it from Yahoo at http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=4226712&cl=10826374&src=news.

Photoshopping Thanksgiving

Hello IGWers,

Today I bring you a sad state of affairs. I am of course reporting of the ill-conceived notion of photoshopping peoples heads on turkeys to appear humorous. Not only does photoshopping human faces on turkeys a stupid idea, it lacks very little humor. Makes you cringe more than laugh. I wish I knew why people didn’t think of original Thanksgiving jokes. This is the bottom of the barrel. It is in fact so bad that I would rather buy a bunch of Circuit City gift cards for Christmas than stomach any more of these lame jokes.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

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Can’t Hug Pandas

Hello IGWers,

Somedays people just surprise you. This happened to me the other day. I was reading an article from CNN. The article spoke of a 20 year old Chinese student. This student had the absolutely brilliant idea of jumping a 6.5 foot fence to hug the seemingly adorable panda. Bad choice, the student was bitten 3 times and taken to the hospital. To make things even funnier, this is not the first time this panda has lashed out at people. The same panda ripped apart a drunk man who did the same thing. I guess you have to grow up in the land of grizzly bears and black bears to realize that it is not the best idea to huge a FULL-GROWN bear. 

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

BTW, if you ever record a person hugging a panda in person, this must be recorded as the stupidity would live in infamy.

Jetpack Helicopter requires the survival of the fittest

Hello IGWers,

I came acrosss a doozy of an invention today. The invention is a jetpack helicopter. The machine is intended for a single person. The machine costs 1 million dollars and can carry you if you are under 180 pounds. The idea is a little bit crazy, but if you are very interested in taking your life into your own hands you can sure go for it. Additionally, if you wanted to try using joysticks beyond your gaming system this is sure the way to go. 

I sure hope random people are not going to fall out of the sky, but I guess you never know. Stay tuned for more at Innovation Gone Wrong.

Hondo4492

Dog Necklaces

Hello IGWers,

Back to the dogs as there is so much ridiculous stuff on that front that it never stops. I can’t believe it. I found a site offering necklaces for dogs today. Several questions come to mind right away. Do dogs really need to wear necklaces? Can dogs end up killing themselves on these necklaces. Most importantly, can dogs pick up other dogs wearing these necklaces? Dog owners you continue to shock me. But if you continue to buy your dogs jewelry I guess this innovation is not so wrong from a business perspective.

To more dog innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

I am Rich

Hello IGWers,

I am not rich. The product I’m talking about today is the short-lived application available to the iPhone fanatics out there. The I am Rich application had a cost of $999 dollars. It was simply a digital Red Ruby. It served no purpose to its owner other than to brag about how much money the person could drop on meaningless crap.

In total, 8 users ended up purchasing the item. They know who they are. Wow was this a terrible decision. You could have purchased a fake Gucci handbag or a fake Rolex if you wanted all this pseudo wealth. Probably brought to you by the same people that sold toxic mortgages.

Glad ’08 had such a shinning star of a product in it. Hopefully more innovation gone wrong well into ’09.
To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Chief Finder of Product Failure in the Universe