Breathalyzer Costume Goes Too Far

Hello IGWers,

This one is pretty funny. You definitely should take your drunkeness or future drunkness into account before looking for a costume. It appears that one man from Ohio took it a bit too far on Halloween. He dressed up like a Breathalizer. However, he got into a car and drove over the limit. He was arrested with the cops not laughing.

To more innovation gone wrong!



Death of a Palm Pre

Hello IGWers:

You’ll have to check out what happens when the Palm Pre collides with beer.
Amusement ensues.


Italian Hotel Offers 1 cent room

Hello IGWers,

Apparently posting hotel rates is a bit too much for one company. Travelers to one destination are doing it a little bit cheaper than everyone else. There was a glitch on a travel site thus offering people hotel rooms for one cent. Maybe it is just my finance, but one cent is pretty cheap for a hotel room. I wonder if the people are making any money on this.

To more innovation gone wrong!


The Downward Gumball Machine

A while back, I was eating in a Steak and Shake and at the end of the meal I made my way over to the gumball machine. To my chagrin, I put my quarter in the machine and turned it over like I done numerous times before. However, this got me thinking. Do you really want to put a quarter in for a shot at a gumball. I mean this machine was ready to launch the gumball like the coins get launched on the Price is Right. The coins drop to uncertain results; however, in the restaurant the results are certain. If you are not paying attention your gumball ends on the floor.

My rule in situations like this is that in public places you can’t play with the 5 second rule. It doesn’t exist. You know restaurants, public transportation, public parks, etc. They are the wonderful hosts of things like SARS and Bird Flu. Do you really want to risk your life for a measly 25 cents? I didn’t think so.

Enjoy your next gumball wherever it may be. Note though that the lottery may be safer.

Innovations Go Wrong Every Single Day

The Fun Size

Hello IGWers,

Hope your 4th of July weekend was great. One of the questions perplexing me this weekend has got me up in arms. The question is simple. How do you determine the fun size? I mean the fun size evaded the Greeks and the Romans, but it has appeared in today’s society and it is wrecking havoc. I mean if an object goes beyond the fun size; is it fun? Nobody wants to admit that there product isn’t fun beyond a certain size so I leave this questioning more perplexed than when I came in.

Lets examine some of the items that come in fun size.

1. Candy. If I get candy beyond a certain size is it no longer fun?

2. Pitchers. If you can drink more of something is it worse?

3. People. Apparently according to the Urban Dictionary a short person can be called “fun size.” Is this right? Are tall people not fun too?

By a preponderence of the evidence, fun size is a huge load of crap.

The innovations gone wrong keep piling up!


Running Board Dog

Hello IGWers,

Somedays you just don’t want Fido in the car riding with you. He is going to bark and make a mess of the place. Well, apparently if you lived in the 1950s you used to be able to have Fido have his own little area alongside of you even while not being in the car.

running board dog

I don’t quite think it would work today, but I’m sure someone has tried.

To more dog-gone innovation gone wrong!


Uncomfortable Couches

Hello IGWers,

Now I’m all for expressing creativity, but sometimes it goes a little far in the furniture realm. When I’m watching the boob tube I just want to sit back and relax. Unfortunately for me I have to worry about getting comfortable in the following settings.

The Cactus Couch

The Oil Couch

The Fire Couch

Well hopefully you have a more comfortable place to kick back in the summer than those couches.

To more living room innovation gone wrong!