Cracked Ideas for Saving the Planet

Hello IGWers,

Cracked released some pretty funny or terrible ideas for saving the planet. Please check them out at http://www.cracked.com/article_18433_6-terrible-ideas-that-science-says-will-save-planet.html.

To more scientific innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Monster.com Beaver Violinist

Hello IGWers,

It has been a while, but I have a horrific advertising concept today. Well, today was the Super Bowl and as such we were guaranteed bad advertising. However, monster.com took it to a new level. So the unemployment rate is 9.7% and the best Monster.com can come up with for their ad is a Beaver violinist. What the heck it that? Apparently, Monster.com most be segmenting the wildlife market. Good luck Monster.com you are going to need it.

Epic fail will be up on YouTube shortly.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Maybe Charging Per Megabyte is Wrong

Hello IGWers,

Another kid was charged with one heck of a cell phone bill this month. It looks like the kid wasn’t messing around. He went for the gold and in doing so racked up a nice 22,000 bill. Don’t you think Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile would have the decency to send you text if you went way over your limit. I guess not.

What a crappy way to declare bankruptcy loading games to your cell phone!

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Lego Reality Show

Hello IGWers,

It turns out that the Lego Corporation is going to have its own reality show. Apparently, this really got Perez Hilton going. Watching people play with legos for an hour may not be the most interesting thing, but it will probably be more interesting to watch then New York Goes to Work. Haha.

To more innovation gone wrong!

Hondo

Original story at http://perezhilton.com/2009-10-24-of-all-the-terrible-ideas-for-a-reality-show.

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.

Hondo
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!

Hondo

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!

Hondo